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  1. 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 b**b 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?

    "In 1985, the American Psychological Association (APA) held that television can cause viewers to act aggressively. More recently, in its overall review of television and behaviour, the APA Task Force on Television and Society reaffirmed this view and asserted that media violence can contribute to two other outcomes, desensitising viewers to violent actions and fear of being the victim of violence. However, these studies alone are not sufficient evidence that media violence causes aggression. According to Grossberg (1998:301) 'it might be that people inclined to act violently are more likely to watch television violence, and so it is their predisposition toward violence that leads to viewing violent TV, and not the other way around'. In my opinion, APA took a wrong approach in its study, because they took the media as its starting point to explain the general problem of violence in society (which has many other"

  • In which ways do media representations construct our identities? Discuss using theories encountered on the unit, and relevant examples from the media.

    "In conclusion, it is clear that media does highly contribute in constructing a persons identity, as media plays such a vast part in everyone's life that instead of media reflecting society 'we now have a situation where society is reflecting......the imaginations of some in the media industry.' ((C,Beyer, 2002. pg19). This quote alone emphasises how powerful media has become in constructing one's identity."

  • Compare the newspaper article which appeared in 'The Guardian' with the BBC 'Panorama' documentary about Dr Harold Shipman. Discuss the different presentational devices used by each and their effectiveness as pieces of media

    "After reading through both 'The Guardian' newspaper article, and the 'Panorama' television documentary, I have come to the conclusion that the television documentary is much more effective. It included a much wider range of information, and showed coverage of the case right from when Shipman allegedly started killing off his patients. The information that it presents is presented in a very informative and effective way. It uses reconstructions of how Shipman is thought to have murdered his victims. There are also interviews with the family members of the deceased, and with friends and colleagues of Shipman. The voiceover in the program provides all the important information; he provides all the information in the newspaper article and more. I think what let the article down, is that it concentrated mainly on the final trial of Shipman. It didn't include much useful information about the murders. Even if the article was written by writers for 'The Sun' and was featured in that paper though, I still think that the television show would have been more effective. Television appeals to a huge audience of people, it's a part of people's lives. Newspapers such as 'The Guardian' are becoming a thing of the past, and are being wiped out by tabloids, magazines, television, and the Internet."

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