Thursday, 1 May 2014

Class and Status Representation

The setting of the clip is in the country side, however there are 3 different scenes within the setting. The poor boys home, the manor and inside the middle class mans office. There are also 3 different classes within the clip. The poor boy and his family, the middle class officer and the Lady at the end of the clip.

The poor people are represented as proud and honest. For example when the father of the poor boy shouts and says "don't you go doollying about with that, learning not for everyone, we do alright without." This shows how hes poor but it doesn't bother him, he is happy with what hes got. Also in this scene while the boy is reading the mothers face lit up smiling, until the father shouts, so this is a very male dominated household. Also how the poor boy didn't take the fruit on the plant even though he could have this shows that he is honest and wouldn't steal. Later on in the office he also quoted the bible which could also be a reason why he is honest.

The middle class man was represented as quite snobby and uncaring about the poor. For example when he grabs the boys arm and takes him to his office to tel him off. It was only when the boy felt giddy and was licking his palms for salt then the middle class man actually showed that he cared for the boy by giving him food and drink, he then proceeded to give him a job. The middle class man clearly had respect for the boy as he was so honest and he followed the bible. Also throughout the scene the camera angles were looking down on the poor boy and looking up on the middle class man, this was used to assert power.

The rich lady at the end of the clip was represented as

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

British film industry- 30 Questions

What % of global box office was the British film industry responsible for?
The British film industry is responsible for 15% of the global box office.
What was this % in 2009?
Britain is responsible for 6.8% of the film industry. 
What might this change indicate about British film?
That the British film industry is becoming increasingly popular and is becoming more responsible for the global box office.
What films have been responsible for this change?
Batman: The dark knight and James Bond: Sky fall
What % of the British film industry makes a profit?
Only 7% of the British film industry actually make a profit.
What % of Hollywood films make a profit?
17% of Hollywood films make a profit.
How does that % differ between £2m and £10m budget British films?
7% makes 2 million and 17% makes 10 million.
What might we infer from this difference?
That Hollywood films bring in more income from the film that British films.
Which age group makes up the largest % of UK cinema goers?
The age range is 18-24 years old.
Why do you think this might be?
because most films are targeted at this age range.
Which 'type' of film has seen an 18% drop in attendance?
3D films.
Within that 'type' which genre has seen the biggest fall?
Big family films, such as Madagascar and Brave.
What did Charles Grant put this decline down to?
The price of seeing a 3D film at the cinema, this deterred families.
Who is Paul Green grass?
Paul greeengrass is a British film director.
How did he describe the British film industry?

What did a BFI spokesperson say was the point of less profitable low budget British films?

What was the budget for Filth and how much money did it take?
The budget was just under 2 million and it made 4 million.
What advantage did James McEvoy feel £100m films have over low budget films?

What is VOD?

What % increase did VOD see last year?

What impact might VOD have on distributers and Studios?

What impact has it had on Blockbuster rental stores?

What was unique about Ben Wheatleys 'A Field In England'?

What does director of The Machine Caradog James think is the toughest part of film making?

Why have rules been relaxed on what makes a film 'British'?

How has the use of visual effects in films been encouraged?

Name five of these rules and link them to The Kings Speech, Kill List, The World's End

What rules has chancellor George Osborne announced for tax on British films?

What is the highest grossing film in UK box office history?

How much has it taken and how many screens was it available on?

Thursday, 12 December 2013


Stereotypes are where people judge other people on where they are from or how they look. Stereotypes can be positive as well as negative.
Here are examples of bad stereotypes:

Teenagers: The stereotype for teenagers is that they are all hoodies, and that they hang around the streets getting up to no good.

Blondes: The stereotype for blondes is that they are dumb.

Irish: The stereotype for the Irish is that they drink a lot.

Here are examples of good stereotypes:

Asians: The stereotype for Asians is that they are good at maths.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Mr Smith Marketing of the kings speech

The only good thing about this poster is that the colours matched the time that it was set in. The poster could have been aimed at the older audience, due to that the poster doesn't actually show anything about the film, for example who is the king? also why is the woman in the middle and the man on the right looking cheeky and grinning looking in a different direction while the man on the left is serious staring straight at the camera. The film was supposed to be giving off a royal, classy image, but instead gave off a comedic image. The poster is giving off a comedy genre set in the past. Also the use of the posh font anchors the old fashioned theme.

The background colour is a boring/plain colour so it could be appealing to cult audiences. The whole poster as a whole is quite boring and plain, the font used looks like a standard font, not a posh one to reflect the film.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

"How does your chosen clip hook the audience?"

In this essay i will be discussing how the introduction to Star Trek:Into darkness and how it grabs the audiences attention.

Mise en scene: The mise on scene hooked the audiences attention by telling the audience that it is on a different planet (Nibiru) This grabbed the audiences attention because immediately they are told that they are watching an unknown planet. Next the use of the red forest hooked the audiences attention because it is unusual and the use of the vibrant colors of the red leaves the audience is automatically focused on that, also the use of neutral colors for the uniform and the brown branches and trunk also makes the red leaves stand out more.The use of unusual aliens also grabs the audiences attention because all of this is out of the ordinary, and the audience will be intrigued by what is going on, and how the Nibirins live and how they look similar to humans but different because of how their skin is flaky and white with black lines going throughout their faces and body.This also grabs their attention because it is still creating mystery as to why they are running from an under developed civilization (We know this from the use of spears and not guns).   The use of props also hooks the audience, the scroll in captain kirks hand added a sense of mystery to what was happening, as well as the use of a Sci-Fi gun, the phaser, to stun the monster blocking their path. This grabbed the audiences attention because they see action and not just a Kirk and Spock running through a Forrest.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mr smith: Production Companies for Kill List and other films they were involved in.

Screen Yorkshire:
  • Pulse
  • Donkey Punch
  • This is England
  • Tyrannosaur
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Kill List
Film 4:
  • How I live now
  • A Field in England
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Sightseers
  • The Inbetweeners Movie
  • Kill List
Studio Canal:
  • Catch Me Daddy
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Baseline
  • Rivals
  • Kill List
Warp Films:
  • Talking to the Dead
  • Submarine
  • Four Lions
  • This Is England
  • Hush
  • Kill List

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Mr smiths Essay Notes “Media production is dominated by global institutions, which sell their products and services to national audiences”.

Topic- Uk and Us films
Aspect- Production
Viewpoint- Dominated
Instruction- To what extent

Patterns of Production. Distribution. Consumption. - Use own examples of films i have watched (Star trek, Dredd, KillList)

The difference between small budget and big budget-
How much was spent on it?
Kill list- £500,000                                                                                 Made-       $26,297       
Star Trek- $190,000,000                                                                     Made-        $228,756,232
Better effects, actors, quality. Shows that money do bring people into the cinema.