Also in this edition of Studio Erasmus at the International Film Festival Rotterdam:
- How amusement improves the health of the functionally illiterate – Endowed professor of Entertainment Media and Social Change Martine Bouman about the power of priming: using TV series to highlight health issues for an audience that rarely reads information flyers.
- The overdose in Pulp Fiction or the pot-smoking bike riders in Easy Rider: the combination of drugs and films has produced famous and notorious sce But do the effects actually correspond with the specific drug? Professor of Clinical Psychology Ingmar Franken fact checks legendary drug scenes.
- Is the woman the new superhero or does the sex symbol frame still exist? Media expert Charlotte Dwyer about #MeToo, feminism on the big screen and the role of film classics in how we view ‘the woman’.