Out of the ideologies that Storey mentioned in his article, the third definition that involves the ‘ideological forms’ interests me the most. This form “always presents a particular image of the world” which help form the views on cultural morals. Although popular culture is “simply culture which is widely favored or well liked by many people” people within that culture still think differently and have conflicting views. Therefore, I think it is interesting how art within popular culture can show differing viewpoints of the same world. I agree with German playwright Bertolt Brecht that every theatrical performance has to have affect the audience in some way and the only way to achieve this is by introducing sides and create conflict.
Storey went on to describe his definitions of popular culture and his second definition of popular culture being the “left over after we have decided what is high culture” stood out to me the most. It was easier to picture this definition of popular culture because it makes sense to me that this is the way popular culture appears. If high culture and low culture does exist, there would have to be a middle culture to also exist. If the average person is a someone who fits the “middle culture” category creates the majority of our society then popular culture is more likely to emerge since it comes from the majority of our society.
Some of us may already know of the new Batman vs Superman movie that is in the making and I believe that this is a perfect example of how a theatrical performance has to bring conflict within the audience. For some, the Dark Knight is the greatest superhero in his universe and for others it may be the Man of Steel; but ultimately, they are both popular are well liked in our society.