Monday, 21 March 2011

Evaluation Q2 Representations

Our production does not generally represent many social groups necessarily, we do have a supposedly alpha male lead who doesn't really represent a misogynist but does represent alpha males in how they think they are dominant over women, this is shown in how he treats the un seen female in our production.
We also wanted to represent some of the aspects of steroetypical masculinity such as our main character in one of our cuts wearing a open shirt and his quite 'slobbish' bedroom for example the pot noodle on top of the computer, this slobbishness also signifies how his mind is cluttered.

What could be seen as a stereotypical male, Steve Stifler

 We also represented age in our production with our character being a young male in his twenties, we show this by the state of his appearance which is of a slightly messy just out of bed un-shaven look how he doesn't seem to have his life completely together just yet which would be seen as typical of a man who has only recently been living on his own, we didn't want him to look like he had his whole life together because it wouldn't reflect the tone of the film.
In our research of the psychological thriller genre we found that most of the main characters are between most likely 18 to 30's and have experienced a trauma for example in Shutter Island where the main character in his 30's, Teddy Daniels has experienced a death in his family and it has caused his break from reality, in this respect our character could be seen as a male archetype in conventional cinema.
We wanted to make the character quite in depth for the audience which for psychological thrillers is usually adults who form their own opinions on the character instead of being show the "cool one" "the geek" "the bimbo" etc so we didn't make him to stereotypical of a male.

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