Representation of disablity_in_the_streetDocument Transcript
Representation of DisabilityThe Street (Jimmy McGovern 2009)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80K5P1qqQOI&feature=player_embeddedWatch the extract from The Street and answer the following: 1. Genre- real life drama 2. Target Audience- 20+ 3. What are your first impressions of Nick Calshaw? His appearance seems very scary and ugly due to his face. 4. How does Dee’s reaction to Nick help POSITION the audience and create a preferred audience response? Dee’s reaction creates sympathy for Nick as she reacts negatively towards him as she sees his appearance. 5. How does the director of the show encourage you to empathise with Nick? As he seems to be looked down on his society with examples of Dee being scared of him, and he can’t get his job back. It is almost as if he is looked as a monster. 6. What type of representation does the extract construct, in terms of disability? The disability is looked upon negatively, and the public’s reaction is very stereotypical towards him as they seem scared. Also it is
realist in society. 7. Write down at least one example from camera, sound, mise en scene and editing which support your argumentCamera SoundShallow depth of field is used with the Non-diegetic sound is tense andbarbed wire and fence is more defined intimidating as he walks through thethan the building site in the background. town and has people looking at hisThe barbed wire is a negative disability.connotation of his disability. Diegetic sound is used in the building grounds to show the environment which is also ambient sound.Editing Mise en Scene The location used is the building site which cross cuts to Dee on the street, and walking through the busy area. Actor proxemics in the scene- Nick does not smile throughout the scene showing his unhappy life.Now in groups of 4 design a powerpoint presentation which argues howdisability is represented in the extract. To be finished and given in classtomorrow.