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Hunger Games Genre – Film, Fiction, Sci-Fi. Media Studies – Analysis Section Notes 40 marks/80. Technical Codes - Colour. District 12 – colours associated with poverty and oppression. Muted blues, greys, drab browns etc. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Hunger GamesGenre Film, Fiction, Sci-FiMedia Studies Analysis Section Notes40 marks/801Technical Codes - ColourDistrict 12 colours associated with poverty and oppression. Muted blues, greys, drab browns etcPanem bright jewel colours associated with wealth and oppulence, Fantastical, cartoonish clothes and make up.

2Technical Codes Camera Angles and types of shotsUsing the camera to tell the storyEstablishing shots to show location.Mid shots to show one character with another (two shot or over the shoulder) or one character taking aim at an animal etcClose ups to show emotionFilmed from underneath to show power, skillFilmed from above to show vulnerability

3Todorovs TheoryEquilibrium beginning - normalDisequilibrium middle - problemNew equilibrium end new normal

4Two main character typesHeroineVillain

5The theory of opposites e.g. good versus evil / underdog against powerFighting for good Katniss

Fighting for evil or power Panem government under President Snow

6StereotypesThe following stereotypes appear in the film:Heroine -KatnissHelper - PetaVillain President Snow or one of the other teenagers from other Districts (e.g. District 1)

What do they:dosaywearthat makes them look like one type or another?

7Technical Codes Diagetic and non-diagetic soundDiagetic (natural)Special effect noises such as explosions added in afterwards in studio.

Non-diagetic (not natural)E.g. added in music in background (soundtrack) to match action sad music for Rues burial scene

8Target Audience(s)Target audience

One possible target audience is the teenager. What has been included to appeal to that demographic?Teenage main character Attractiveness of the protagonist to the audience Modern music bySpecial effectsExciting plot line Source material - block buster novel with very high sales - ready made market12A rating

Teenagers like:Action?Love interest?Music?Fights?Explosions?Danger?Youth versus age? Who wins?

9Institutional FactorsInstitutional Factors includeFilming/editing so that there is no sustained gore or horrorExcessive and lustful kissing, lustful embracing, suggestive gestures and posturesare unacceptableExplicit nudity is unacceptableSwearing is unacceptableBrutality and possibly gruesomeness had to be treated within the careful limits of goodtaste - it cannot be too bloody or on the screen for too longUsing famous stars to bring in paying audiences into the cinemaThe need to make a profitNaming the institution(s) involved with making the film

12 A Rating



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