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GCSE: Audience and Production Analysis
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Truman Show essay . Analyse how visual techniques are used to develop deeper ideas in a visual text you have studied.5 star(s)
The main character alone has no idea that he lives in a giant TV studio, where thousands of cameras capture his every movement, which is teleported into the living rooms of a worldwide audience. Another ironic name in the movie is "Christof", a manipulative character in the show who maintains a God like figure throughout the film. We see the power of Christof from the very beginning as The film opens on a close-up of the face of Christof who speaks directly to the camera "We've become bored with watching actors give us phoney emotions.
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Assess the pluralist view of the mass media Pluralism is the belief that power is spread widely throughout the world5 star(s)
Basically pluralists are saying that the mass media is a democratic organisation, as it is the public who decides which media product is successful. "If the media have any influence over people, it is because they reflect and reinforce society's basic values, not because they impose their ideas on the public." Pluralists also argue that not all media owners are trying to control the content of the media. There have been many disputes between Editors and media owners over the control of the content.
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The serif font used for the subtext in the puffs also evidences the ?chic? way Vogue presents itself. A medium to close-up shot of Adele has been used, which is both artistic and easily recognisable as the singer; she is also looking directly into the camera lens. This direct mode of address is used to establish a personal connection between Adele and the reader. This is a common convention of Vogue magazine- and most magazines in the fashion and lifestyle genre- as it can play a factor in persuading a potential reader to buy the magazine once combined with Adele?s level of fame.
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Analyse the opening five minutes of The Godfather II. How does the film attract the interest of its audience?4 star(s)
The chair looks formal and impressive, which shows power and wealth. This implies that the chair is an important part of the film, as if it is a symbol. * Shots 7 to 13 is a flashback of Vito's early life from 1900 and begins by showing a funeral taking place in Sicily. The extreme long shot shows us this is taken place on a extremely rough/dry setting. This scenery suggests what life is like Sicily; it is rough and uncomfortable and this implies poverty. The camera zooms into a long shot, of a band, choir boys, a coffin, woman and a boy.
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Analyse how the music, camera angles, special effects and presentation of characters create a dramatic fight scene in the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet4 star(s)
Benvolio, the next character visible in this scene, is wearing an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt which also portrays him as an innocent character. He is sitting in the guard's high chair, conveying his authority over the people at the beach. This authority makes his 'mad blood stirring' speech sound more sincere and more like a prophecy, a severe warning of events to come later in the scene, which eventually builds up to the dramatic fight scene. In the next shot Mercutio and the Montagues' are seen joking around, with Mercutio playing with his gun, yet again portraying his role in creating the dramatic fight scene, yet their outfits convey their innocence to prevent a fight from occurring.
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Women are regularly perceived as the more emotional gender and these emotive images affect the target audience. By comparison, only one image is located on "Trout Fisherman's" entire cover, consisting of a background of nature with a figure fore grounded. This image shows a skilled, smiling man actively catching a trout. This attracts the target audience as men are more interested in adventure and nature. The smiling expression gives a sense of fulfilment and encourages the fisherman to buy the magazine as they believe it is the key to success in fishing. The background shown is extremely applicable to its content.
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Analyse an advertisement and discuss the imagery it contains. Evaluate the success of the advertiser's approach and give reason for your opinions. How would you adapt the advertisement to make it suitable for a different target audience? Explain your appr4 star(s)
Only the social groups could have made the brand a well known name. Therefore this makes the audience think it is a good product due to the name. The colour of the heading is black and white. This effectively connotes with style and sophistication. This is most likely the first thing the audience see in the advert. This is a success because people have already started to think that it is a good advert due to the name of the brand. The word Givenchy it self connotes style, fashion and delicacy. The next thing the audience can see is probably introduction of 'Liv Tyler'.
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"The mass media today is part of everyday life" Using relevant theories and studies evaluate the role of the media influence on us as consumers. Almost all of us are affected by the media in one form or another, whether it is television4 star(s)
It is easy to see then why TV is the prime model of mass media. Television has modelled viewer's moral issues and ideals of life, it has the ability to make our subconscious soak up what advertisers want us to believe of their product. This is why millions of pounds are spent on advertising. Frequently, we are aware of more and more entertainment in the form of mini-films which are cleverly disguising an advertisement in a subtle way, whilst promoting their product they are also creating entertainment.
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