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GCSE: Audience and Production Analysis

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  1. Elvis Presley Sources Questions

    For example, Source B states that Elvis was 'appalling musically' but Source A calls Elvis an 'amazing country warbler'. Overall Source A's attitude towards Elvis is a positive one, calling him 'a winner!' and 'amazing' and Source B shows a very negative opinion of Elvis, saying he has 'no singing ability' and how he influenced popular music to reach 'its lowest depths'. 2. ii) Source C, Source D and Source B all describe Elvis' actual personal appearances and how they had terrible influences on youth. In matters of opinions of Elvis Sources C, D and B all support each other.

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  2. How powerful is the Media in British Politics?

    In today's society, media, especially television, has undoubtedly become the most effective way to spread messages. These messages could be asking you to buy a certain car, a brand of washing powder, subscribe to a religious persuasion, or merely showing you how to decorate your front room. Is it just coincidence that children can often recite advertising jingles they have heard on television or radio long before they can construct a proper sentence? Before media was embraced into British politics (i.e. before the event of high circulation newspapers, radio and television), communication was mainly verbal - therefore political ideals would have to be spread by word of mouth, which could in theory of lead to a "Chinese whispers" phenomenon, where the message is constantly changing.

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  3. Psycho. The film Psycho would have shocked the audience, when the film was released in 1960. The things in it that would have shocked the audience are the nudity shown on screen, the amount of money involved and Norman Bates being the villain.

    He was also considered to be a heartthrob at the time. The reason why Hitchcock uses a high angle shot is to make someone look small and vulnerable and to show the person is going to be attacked. This shot was used in "Psycho" when Marion is about to be attacked in the shower. The reason why the director uses a low angle shot is to make someone look big or strong and the person who is talking to him look small or weak. The reason why Hitchcock uses a very long shot is to show the person very briefly and not letting the audience look properly, normally a very long shot is shown very quickly to the viewers so they cant make up who it is.

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  4. Describe the Ways in Which One Group is Represented Across a Rang Of Media, Paying Particular Attention to Any Differences You Observe in These Representation Between Different Media. Account For These Differences.

    The arguments of the representation of women in the media are very vast. The leading concern is to do with 'Lad mags' and how their readers look upon women. Magazines such as FHM, Loaded, Esquire and GQ are seen by some to be a negative force in society as they objectify women and are openly sexist. These magazines are aimed directly at males and use masculinity as a marketing tool. The sudden splurge of 'Lad mags' in Britain is a mater that many media theorist have debated about.

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  5. Tabloid Newspapers.

    The biggest media group is Rupert Murdock's News Corporation Ltd. since he bought into the British press in 1969. A native Australian he has done extrodinarly well to dominate each main market for daily and weekly national newspapers. Under the name of News International, Murdoch now owns: * The Sun * Today * The Times and The Sunday Times * The News of the World * 50% of BSkyB satellite TV * The Magazines TV hits, Shoppers' Friends, and Inside Soap * All the Times Supplements. Murdoch is regarded as a supporter of the Conservative Government.

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  6. Discuss and illustrate the production of ideology by the contemporary mass media. Focus upon the issue of race representation

    The tools required to build the Empire represented the extension of the British state in the form of economic organisation, the church and the perceived knowledge of the enlightenment of the time. From another perspective, what took place was assimilation and invasion to serve the needs of wealthy European states. A Marxist view of colonisation would perceive the expansion of the capitalist agenda through exploitation of newly acquired countries. This guarantees the continuing means of cheap production whilst providing new markets at optimum levels.

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  7. Media Cousework: SAS Hero Dad,

    Another important part of the headline is the use of SAS. Many people have read about the SAS from such books as Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab and The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan which again makes the article more interesting to a greater range of people. The use of the words Dad and Lad make people with families interested in the article as they can relate it to themselves.

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  8. Relationship between media exposure and desensitisation to violence

    A number of studies have tried to answer this and to relate violence to aggressive behaviour. Desensitisation is the reduction in emotional response to television violence and increased acceptance of violence in real life as a result of viewing it. As with drug tolerance increasingly violent programmes may be required to produce an emotional response (Gadow and Sprafkin 1989) Baron (1977) refers to 'phase two' research (research into the effects of media violence) has been conducted using various methodological approaches.

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  9. Blind Date

    When Nicole's turn came for the interview she invented her as a person who's very adventurous and exciting, by saying that she like to travel the world and a life full of bedding beach and bums. Nicole Gill is a very intelligent writer because first she tells us how she makes up a non-existent personality to get on the show, and then she adds that she hates her self for doing this. The only reason she does this is to gain the attention of her readers.

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  10. The television programme ‘The Lowdown’ and the newspaper article ‘Did you have a nice day at school, mummy?’ both deal with the issue of teenage pregnancy and feature Claire, a teenage mother. Compare how Claire and her life are presen

    Claire is a sixteen-year-old teenager who was pregnant with Josh at the young age of fourteen. She, Josh and josh's father Ian now live in their own flat and Claire is doing five GCSE's at the Unit for schoolgirl mothers in Bristol. In the television programme, areas of Claire's life that are covered are: Claire at school, at home, shopping and her general life as a pregnant mother. When asked how she reacted when she found out she was pregnant she said; "I felt sick." She went on to say that she was shocked and couldn't take it in.

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  11. Who Owns the Media?

    and the Showtime Networks (Showtime, The Movie Channel, FLIX). Viacom's music-oriented channels, MTV and VH1, have been successful in attracting young audiences and the advertisers who target them. MTV broadcasts to large proportions of the world, including Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In addition, Viacom partially owns a number of other cable television channels: the USA Network, the All News Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, and Comedy Central. Viacom has a division devoted to new media, such as interactive software and video games. It also runs its own cable television service, with more than 1 million customers.

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  12. Compare the representation of celebrity, in two tabloid newspapers studied and discuss whether they serve the press and/or them selves.

    In the past there have been many court cases between newspapers and celebrities one case is the resent case about Lord Archer and Daily Mail, which lead originally to a massive payout to Lord Archer and then recently back to the Daily Mail. Tabloids also like to show the life cycle of celebrities and the life cycle is: * The Climb to fame * Then the Negative Personal Stage * And then reinvention. Newspaper that are tabloids like to show the life cycles of celebrities as many hundreds of people like to read about them.

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  13. With reference to various media, examine the use of sexism. Consider the use of sexism over the years and discuss any developments or changes in recent times

    One such beer advert, for 'Worthingtons' adorns the slogan, "It's a man thing." This is a clear sexist and stereotypical view of men going down the pub, with the 'lads' for a pint. It is all too apparent in modern times that women are just as heavy beer drinkers as men and often frequent their local. The advert is detrimental to the male characters in this instance though, as they are seen as almost slobbish in their nipping for a lager as if it was the most important thing which they had to do.

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  14. Experiments in different medias.

    I could also leave the paper and mould the sculpture using folds, as this would enable me to create a smooth surface. I thought that my horse was to abstract compared to my other models. I found the paper useful for making the model sturdy, as the paper is light it does not need any support.

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  15. Media CD Cover And Storyboard Evaluation!

    I have used strips of colour going across and all clashing and this gives the cover a great effect. I have placed the name of the band at the top of the cover in bold blue writing and the name of the song in the centre of the cover also in bold blue writing. I have chose the name '5 Star' for my band as there is five members in the band and it is also a name people may remember.

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  16. Techniques used to convey horror of war in Delbert Mann's All Quiet on the Western Front

    In the war there are lots of people getting killed through shell fires, rifles, and other weapons. The new weaponry used in the Great War like machine guns makes the war more deadly so more people died in the war. We see this when a soldier was choking after he fell into the trench where there was poisonous gas. Another example of this is when a soldier screams after a bomb landed near his trench. Long shot, aerial shot, panning, medium shot, tracking shot, and other film techniques help us view the horror of war. In the scenes where Paul Bauma?s friends are injured and in the scene where Paul and his injured friends are in the

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  17. Explain why you think science fiction films are commercial successful? Give examples to support your views.

    in the environments and costumes of the Mise en scene. Furthermore, The cliché’s in the mise en scene allow the target audiences to quickly recognise with sci-fi films because they are familiar to the various references of brought through the advanced cgi, costumes, special FX and props in the Mise En Scene that would be used in a typical sci-fi. Star wars: the force awakening has used familiar cliché’s within their narrative to provide escapist entertainment of which target audience can recognize.

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  18. The Representation of Women in Advertisements through the 20th and 21st Centuries

    By using the words ?pathetic Edna? readers were expected to consider Edna?s story depressing because of her marital status: she was, after all, nearly 30 years old and still unmarried. What?s more, because of her halitosis, Edna had to be content being ?always a bridesmaid but never a bride.? This represent women in the 1920?s to be a easily deceived as Listerine used dishonest approach in the advert like the fact that they mention that the mouthwash cures dandruff. Women primary goal was to be a housewives and mother- if they couldn?t do this they were considered failure by society.

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  19. Evaluation of my design for a music magazine

    The contents page, however, had more features than the double page spread and front cover as it had; a picture and signature of the editor, sample pages and columns. I decided that I would pick a wide range of conventions in order to attract my target audience. The masthead is RAM, which stands for Rage Against the Machines. I decided that our masthead looking similar or identical to Indie, the music magazine, because the majority of our features in the content page and front cover are having the common typical features of rock magazines that we?ve wanted to make something stand out as an indie.

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  20. Analysis of the Movie "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas"

    We do not hear this music again until the very end of the film. This indicates that Bruno wasn?t happy at his new home. At the end Bruno is dead and the music shows that this was the only way to be happy at his new house. The recurring close-ups of Bruno?s face show us his big eyes and that highlights his naivety and innocence. This represents all children in Nazi Germany who can easily be persuaded that the right thing is happening.

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  21. Identify some of the public perceptions about science with examples from a film, a television series, a documentary and a science scare story.

    Also people were hearing on what will happen on that particular day. Because of this some people will think science is all false as no one can predict the end of the world apart from god. For example a maths teacher said ?science is amazing. If scientists can predict the end of the world they can more a less figure out anything they want to? this quote shows some people believed that the world will end as scientists were coming out will all this information which made sense.

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  22. In the movie Remember the Titans, the director reveals to us many important ideas.

    When Coach Boone wakes the team up at 3:00 am and makes them do a run - a tracking shot on him leads to the Gettysburg cemetery where there is also an establishing shot, a key battle area in the civil war. Coach Boone makes an inspirational speech to the team while there and at that point, the music changes from what to what??

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  23. In the film Remember the Titans by Boaz Yakin, there are a number of scenes that the director uses to relate to the overall message of the film

    In this scene Coach Yoast?s loyalty to the team is tested. This needed to be more clearly developed. He was involved in a scheme to try get rid of Coach Boon and in return he would get a spot in the Virginia hall of fame. At first dedicated to this, his mind changed when there was a close up on Shyrel, the coach?s daughter, then a wide shot on the hall of fame menthere Yoast realised his mistake. By doing what was right, Yoast proved his loyalty to the team and also to his football addicted daughter Shyrel.

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  24. What makes the beginning of the film The Others an effective beginning of a ghost story?

    The drawings continue, showing key points in the film, accompanied as ever by the same gentle music. The music has a motif on violin, which is used several times throughout the film, including in the scene where Anne seemingly becomes the old woman. The musical motif is not always played on violin ? indeed, in the very scene I specified, it is hummed by Anne. Some of the key points that are shown by the drawings include: * A female hand locking a door ? This links to the line by Grace: ?No door must be opened without the previous one being closed first?.

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  25. CA3 Evaluation. Our brief said to produce an extended trailer as a taster for a new series.

    Using different shot types fits well with the montage style editing which is another Disney convention. The typical structure we followed includes promo shots at the beginning, action clips in the middle, information and logos before a final comedy shot. An example of a comedy shot is in the Liv&Maddie trailer where Joey and Parker randomly say ?Vegas? Vegas!? and from our trailer in shot 27 a MLS where Tom yawns ?What?? Our soundtrack followed convention with fast paced music, Good Feeling, to create a cheerful atmosphere.

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