Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Evaluation- Question Two: How does your media product represent particular social groups?

Gina played the killer in our opening film sequence. The killer costumes consists of all black clothing such as boots, hat, mac, leather gloves and trousers. Using one tone creates a sinister appearance which influences the audience into believing they are going to cause the changes within the plot. Compared to V, the mysterious anarchist vigilante and freedom fighter from V for Vendetta who also appears wearing all black clothing including boots, long cloak, leather gloves and body wear for protection again all who flee to kill him. It is well know that the character V doesn't remove his mask (apart from once in the comic story at Surridge's request) therefore his identity remains anonymous. His name "V" is also a code name within the film and continues to withhold his identity. At first V is recognised as the villain due to his past however throughout the film it becomes clear his plan would change Britain for the best, when his life ends, so does his stereotype of being a villain. The killer in our piece is also undoubted to known as a villain just from the appearance alone but his role in the film is to kill Lucy (the main girl). Although, unlike V, the killer will always remain a villain because he is a cold hearted killer. V who had copied Guy Fawkes' costume remains in 15th style using knives instead of guns. However, the killer in our opening piece is post modern using a guy which is quick and painful. Similar to V, our killer uses a hat to hide his identity and also remain a shifty look to his appearance.

Our killer is also similarly dressed to Commissioner James Gordon from the Batman series who always appearing in darkly dressed clothing and weapon of choice, a gun. Our killer is a professional who will have knowledge on how not to get caught. Much like James Gordon he works alone and doesn't want other to pull him down. However, Gordon fights crime for a living while our killer creates destruction and appreciates people committing crime. Gordon is open about his appearance as he represents a heroic figure in Gotham City but our killer remain anonymous to remain a threat to all of those who walk in his path.

All the characters featured in this question are strong minded and are determined to fight issues that come in their way by weaponry. They also use their weapons for comfort because they also feel threatened by others that could assassinate them. They have the classical stereotype of testosterone poisoning believing the more masculine they appear, the more negative traits they would have.

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