Why in your opinion has Star Wars: A New Hope become such an iconic film?
Why in your opinion has Star Wars: A New Hope become such an iconic film? Lucas had the idea of Star Wars: A New Hope whilst directing his first full-feature film, THX 1138. Lucas started writing Star Wars: A New Hope in 1973 however it wasn't until 1977 that it was released. Lucas spent these 4 years changing and modifying the characters and script. There were many minor changes such as Luke Starkiller being renamed as Luke Skywalker. There were many big changes such as the death of Obi Wan Kenobi after George Lucas realized that he no longer served a purpose to the story line. Joseph Campbell's A Hero with a thousand faces inspired Lucas. Lucas read this book whilst he was choosing the characters that helped make Star Wars: A New Hope so iconic. Star Wars: A New Hope was an unexpected huge hit. It has now evolved from just a film aimed at children to numerous types of media and is now multi-media. There is a lot of merchandise that has been made for Star Wars: A New Hope. The film is now a television series, animated film, videogame and in addition there has been a lot of merchandise produced. There have been many toys made based on the characters in Star Wars: A New Hope. Lightsabers have also been recreated in different colours. The lightsabers bear a resemblance to swords; this signifies heroism and bravery as characters such as saint
Changes in technology
Changes in technology Task 2 Changes in technology affect the gathering and presentation of information in different types of media, for example desktop publishing within the media means that you can arrange things how you want them to and how to catch the public's eye. By doing this you can produce an efficient piece of work in a short period of time. Over the last ten years fibre optics have been used within the media and communication transmissions. The advantages of this are that it has a large data capacity and isn't subjected to electrical interference. Fibre optics transmissions are in infrared and as infrared light is a low frequency form of light it requires less energy to travel as far as it does. Due to technology getting more up to date by the minute the changes in the media are much faster and this comes down to the use of satellite communication. Satellites can be used for sending information to and from places, for example the use of e-mails and you can send and receive messages in a matter of seconds anywhere in the world. The changes that satellites have made to the media is that they can send and receive information much quicker than before as they are closer to the source of the signal, they do this by bouncing the sources off each other and then relaying it to the data and to the users desktop. Satellites are used in communications and media so that
An incident on T.V I found disturbing
An incident on T.V I found disturbing Dan Brookes Media Coursework There are many programs on T.V that are quite horrible and disturbing but I think many programs are meant to disturbing and give the viewer sensations of fear or sadness. One program that can't do this sort of thing is the news. The news is on T.V every day and does provide a use full source of information but it does sometimes show shocking images that are real. I think this is one of the reasons I have chosen this to be my most disturbing account on T.V because it isn't make-believe or a made up story it is real. About a month ago I was watching the news with my mum at home. The news program suddenly went onto a story about two troops who had died. It told us two troops had been trying to make peace but the local people did not like the idea of the troops of being there. The local people ran in beat to death the two troops, there was a crowd out side of the building were this was going on. When the people had beaten up the troops one of came to a window and raised his blood stained hands, as he did this everyone out side cheered. Seeing this has had a lasting impression on me because I didn't realise people were like this. It made me realise that things outside our country are so shockingly horrid. I was also quite shocked that this was shown on daytime T.V. I think it has also changed my attitude a
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 Juliet
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 Juliet Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo and Juliet uses various aspects of Act 3 Scene 1 to create a dramatic fight scene. This film, from 1996, displays the Shakespearian play in a modernised world, with the film set in Los Angeles, and various modern props are used, such as guns and cars. This film, like the play, presents the rebellious feud between two rival families: the Montagues' and the Capulets. This leads to conflict created by the younger members of the families and, with the introduction of modern weaponry, creates a more violent action scene. Luhrmann tries to emphasise the significance of this pivotal scene through his choice of soundtracks, camera angles, special effects and presentation of characters. Firstly, Baz Luhrmann creates a dramatic fight scene through the ways the characters are depicted along with their costumes. The first character shown in this scene is Mercutio who, at this point, is shooting bullets into the sea, which could convey that he is the troublemaker who starts the brawl between the Montagues and the Capulets to create a dramatic fight scene. Although his actions convey acts of trouble, his shirt emphasises his innocence. Mercutio wears a plain white unbuttoned shirt, displaying his
Marketing mix and the 4P's
Assignment E3 Marketing Contents Introduction Product Price Place Promotion Conclusion Introduction In my marketing mix decisions I will be looking at four main points for which will be ideal in launching the product. This will state where and how I will be successful in selling my product. I will need to also show clearly how I will be capable of selling this product and see whether people will buy it or not depending on the position. The situation I will be positioning is the 4P's (Product, Place, Price And Promotion) these will be the main criteria's I will be aiming to show. Product In the product situation I will be dealing with the design, what the average size should be, should the shower gel be safe for little kids whilst playing around with the container if found, how it will be sellable and what the expectation will be whilst buying the product. These would be the main criteria's I will be looking at whilst dealing with my products situation and will have to show all the needs of the buyer's point of view. * The design: This should be very simple and casual for which it will more better to buy and it will be better if the product would look like an aquatic design which will show its moistness. It will also be good if there would be a good idea of putting a point of sale display to show its own advertising, this means there should be its own stand in a
Halloween. At the beginning of Halloween the title Halloween is presented in red writing, behind a black background then slowly the writing changes into orange.
HALLOWEEN A slasher film is a sub-genre of a horror film, typically involving a psychopath killer who stalks a group of teenagers and kills them one by one. Slasher films through the early 1980s were one of the most profitable prolific genre in Hollywood. The most talked about slasher movies in the 1980s were Friday the 13th, A nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Sleep away camp. These films were popular to the audience because they gave suspense and fear and made the audience want to watch more. One popular film from the 1900's is I know what you did last summer; the movie was very successful and appealed to everyone as there wasn't much gore and blood. As they were so successful they made two other sequels. Horror films often involve a complex set of codes and convection that will give the audience the idea that they are watching a horror film. In every slasher film there will be non diegetic sound that will have a slow tempo and will get faster to built up tension when the murderer is about to kill. The release date of Halloween was October 25th 1978 in USA, Halloween was huge as it kept the audience guessing and caught the adolescence and fear of each character right through the end of the film. The director, John Carpenter takes simple situations and turns them into a mounted symphony of horrors; Halloween was John's first film into horror. The movie scared to
What are news values and why are they important in constructing news? What are the most important news values operating within TV news?
Rhian Morgan October 31st 01 What are news values and why are they important in constructing news? What are the most important news values operating within TV news? All media institutions go through a process of deciding what items are news worthy or not before they include them for incorporation in the news. News Values are the various aspects that are generally considered in determining whether an 'story' is investigated, and then whether it is included or not. Galtung and Ruge wrote the best known list of news values. Even though it was written quite a while ago (1965) it is still of great relevance to news researchers today. The list consists of approximately 13 points, although these vary slightly from source to source. Frequency This is the time span of an event, and how well it fits into the production schedule. Items such as murders, plane crashes, etc, are of short duration and therefore will fit into the agenda. Background news items though, such as social, economical or political stories that have a longer life span and can take longer to unfold are of much lower priority. It is only if a particular event occurs, that such a topic would appear in the news. It is for this reason that political press conferences are often held to coincide with the media production schedule. Threshold This is the importance of a story. How big is it, and it is
A close textual analysis of Chapter Eighteen of 'Notes From a Small Island' by Bill Bryson.
Lauren Wood 2CAO 26-01-03 A close textual analysis of Chapter Eighteen of 'Notes From a Small Island' by Bill Bryson Bryson immediately establishes an informal and comic register: he does this through his use of colloquial speech, noun phrases and condensed writing style. He creates comedy by drawing on British people's general and cultural assumptions. An example of this is Bryson's stereotyping of American and Chinese races. Colloquial phrases are interwoven throughout the text, such as: 'well into' and 'getting on for'. These are also dialectical features of many regions in Britain. Early on in the text, Bryson states that he 'emerged from Piccadilly Station'. This suggests that he has been drowned by the scenery that he previously described, which carries the connotation of emerging from water. When describing his corporal journey through Manchester, Bryson uses rather negative noun-phrases such as 'boundless sprawl'. This is then followed by a post-modified prepositional noun phrase: 'streets filled with slow-moving traffic'. This further contributes to his negativity, working together with the compound adjective 'slow-moving' in order to create full impact. Contrary to this, his experiences once in Manchester are positive. The sentence structure throughout the text is predominantly complex, with several clauses joined by sub- and co-ordinating conjunctions: 'I
Production Report of Designing a Magazine
Production Report I created my magazine by first deciding on what genre I wanted to do; I did this by brainstorming different genres. I chose to do a TV genre magazine. I then chose to do a Friends magazine as it has a unique selling point because there is no other magazine like it. I also chose it as I think the genre has a wide target audience. Then I started to create a drawn version of my magazine. The masthead was quite easy to think of as I just chose the TV program name (Friends). I chose story headlines on the front that would draw in readers. Once I had finished the design on paper, I started to create the design on Microsoft Publisher using a blank publication. For the masthead I found a 'Friends' font on the internet and then added in the different colour dots. The masthead 'Friends' has connotations of being warm and inviting. I then tried to find a picture of Jennifer Aniston on Google because she was the main headline for the date of my magazine. I chose a posed, medium close up shot. The photo also had to be cropped to fit within the page. I used a 2 different font types. The 2 fonts I used were Forte for all the headlines and Coronet for all the words such as 'New' and 'Exclusive'. I used auto shapes to put a circle around the text "Win - Friends DVD's" to make it stand out. I made the background of my main picture transparent so that things could go on top
chicken run Focusing on the opening scene
Focusing on the opening scene, how do the filmmakers of chicken run use presentational devices to portray good in Ginger and evil in Mrs. Tweedy? This essay will be focusing on the opening scene of chicken run. I will explain how the filmmakers of chicken run use presentational devices to portray good in Ginger and evil in Mrs. Tweedy. Some presentational devices that I may include are, camera shots, non diegetic music, diegetic music, costumes, scenes and editing, eg: fast or slow. All of these presentational devices are used in some way to show how Ginger is good and Mrs. Tweedy is evil. The next paragraph will explain a few presentational devices such as lighting effects, actions of characters and camera angles. Presentational devices such as camera angles can portray the status or personality of characters in a film. For example if a character is shown in a low angle shot they would look big and tall, this would lead to the audience to believe this character is someone important and has a high status in the film. A low angle shot makes the character look superior. However, if a character was shown in a high angle shot they would look short and small, this would lead the audience to believe that this character has a lower status but is not necessarily off less importance in the film. It would make them look inferior. A low angle and high angle tilt can be used in the same