Due: Thursday 23.09.11
-You all should have analysed 3 texts (trailers or promos) which are relevant to your mest 2 plans
-You now need to analyse the texts from using a representation framework.
1. Who and/what is being represented in the three media texts?
2. How are they being represented?
Positively – morally good, powerful, in control, likable, charismatic, wealthy, good looking etc
Negatively – morally bad, weak, unpopular, ugly, boring etc
Stereotypically – a commonly held assumption held about a certain group or place. Stereotypes can be both negative or positive. Also, often stereotypes are used ironically/knowingly.
Countertype: The opposite to stereotypes – when the represented is represented in a way which is surprising and against the common sensical understanding.
3. Why? Can you explain why these representations exist – is it due to the genre, audience, cultural norms and values, money…
Make sure that you continue to apply media language throughout…also remember that often representations are mixed.