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How does Gurinder Chada create interest and show the conflict of cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham?

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Bend It Like Beckham How does Gurinder Chada create interest and show the conflict of cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham? Gurinder Chada creates conflict of cultures in various different ways in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Gurinder Chada uses techniques such as accents in the voice, contrasts, stereotypes, sarcasm, characterization and juxtaposition of British and Indian cultures which creates humour. This creates a film that attracts the attention of the audience and keeps them interested in the storyline. In the film Bend It Like Beckham a young female Indian footballer hopes that one day she will be able to become a professional footballer and play for her country. Her parents however have other ideas. They believe that as a young female teenager who is growing up, traditional household roles should be taught. Her mother does not agree with her enthusiasm in playing football. Jasminder (a young female Indian footballer) is expected as a woman to be married and maternal. This brings up many issues where stereotyping and sarcasm is used by characters to emphasize their opinions. The director uses sarcasm as one of the many techniques to attract the viewer's attention in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Sarcasm is used by many characters to express their views on other characters opinions. We see this in the character Jules (Jasminder's friend). Her mother feels that as a teenager at her age she should not be out kicking a ball on a pitch for pleasure but instead, searching for a male companion. ...read more.

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It seems that she only cares about what impression it will give of. This creates humour and attracts the viewers because of the strong accent used by Jasminder's parents depicting the conflict of cultures. This is made clear when Jasminder meets Jules mother and she introduces herself. Jules mother expresses her view on her daughters hobby to Jasminder who in return agrees (not knowing how to react). Another way in which interest is made in the film is by the use of contrast between cultures creating humour. The director uses the cultures to contrast the way in which both families live their lives and how traditions affect the way they have been taught to see life. With Jasminder's family, the daughters are expected to leave the professions to the husband and be house-wives. However, with Jules family the daughters are expected to (from her mothers prospective) care about their appearance and are taught that first impressions count. Her father gives her an entirely different idea, he gives the impression that girls are just as equal as boys. He expresses that their future is in their own hands and making decisions which will change the way they live life is their responsibility. A scene where this is shown effectively, is when Jules and her father are in the garden having a game of football. Her mother notices her daughters delight from playing football and tries to show her other ways in which to find happiness. ...read more.

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Characterisation and body language keeps the audience interested and is another technique used by the director to keep the audience focused. Both techniques focus on the way each character reacts and responds to their surroundings and situations. When Pinkie is around her 'friends' she puts on an act, pretending to be interested with what they have to say. However, the truth is the only reason she chooses to mix with these people is to compete with them and show them that she can be as good as them in looks and appearance. This makes her two-faced and amuses the audience. Her body language is very strong and at times can make her look very comical. Strong body language used by certain characters keeps the audience entertained and exaggerates the gestures used by characters. Gurinder Chada uses a variety of techniques such as accents in the voice, contrasts, stereotypes, sarcasm, characterization and juxtaposition of British and Indian cultures which creates humour and interest. All of these conflicts come to a head in a colourful finale, where Jess and her loyalties are severely tested. As her sister's wedding falls on the same day as an important final. The cultures continue to clash. This creates an immense atmosphere for this amazing film. Humour is one of the main techniques used in this film as it attracts the audience and keeps the audience amused and entertained. Furthermore, humour also expresses characters views and opinions and illustrates the films main point. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jowairia Jilani 10H ...read more.

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