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Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
Textual analysis of lady gaga’s paparazzi
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  • 1. Textual Analysis of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi
    Gemma Davey
  • 2. Introduction
    Short film title: Paparazzi
    Genre: Music video/Drama
    Year: 2009
    Director: Jonas Akerlund
    Producer: Rob Fusari
    Source (web address): youtube.com
  • 3. MICRO ELEMENTS
    Camera angle, movement and position
    A lot of close ups on her and her boyfriend: almost intrusive
    Close ups on objects such as flowers, the water feature etc. – calm atmosphere. A strong contrast for the chaos that later occurs
    sense of chaos: confusion is created with the upward shots of the paparazzi’s flashing cameras
  • 4. Framing
    Lady Gaga is centre frame
    ‘We love her again’.
  • 5. Editing and special effects
    Use of fades
    There are quick edits
    When she kills her boyfriend at the end, there are quick edits of close ups of her and her boyfriend
    To show the passage of time during the police investigations, editing is used here where the people disappear and reappear having moved on in their investigation
    The flash of a camera to change the shot, complementing the paparazzi that are obsessed with lady Gaga
  • 6. Mise en scene
    Many different forms of media: the camera’s of the paparazzi, newspapers, reporters and microphones etc.
    Lady Gaga is wearing costume that audiences would never wear
  • 7. Sound
    Diegetic sound: the birds tweeting, the rustle of the wind, the water fountain
    The major scale on the piano:
    Soft
    Rhythmic
    Regular
    hypnotic effect indicative of normality.
    However this changes to a minor scale again, foreshadowing something bad may happen
    The song – non diegetic?
  • 8. Titles/Institutional references
    The titles are in keeping with the comic-like feel of the whole video because of the font they are in and bright colours
    ‘The End’ - quite a traditional idea
  • 9. MACRO ELEMENTS
    Two narratives
    A girl who appears at first sweet and innocent who is betrayed by her boyfriend and she kills him
    The second , the lyrics of the song which shows the portrayal of the media:
    ‘we are the crowd’, ‘need that picture of you’
    ‘this photo of us, it don't have a price’
    ‘I'm your biggest fan I'll follow you until you love me’
    ‘chase you downuntil you love me papa-paparazzi’
    ‘I'll be your girl backstage at your show’
    ‘my lashes are dry, purple teardrops I cry it don't have a price’ – purple is the colour of mourning
    ‘we're plastic but we still have fun’
  • 10. Representation
    Lady Gaga:
    Principal character
    At the beginning: quiet and ‘loved up’, dependant on her boyfriend’s love
    At the end: a very different person
    She also ‘plays up’ to the camera whereas before she was ‘camera shy’
    The media:
    This short film shows the power of the media – a critique of the media
    Manipulative: they influence the public on their view of Lady Gaga
  • 11. Audience
    pop music
    Scenes of a sexual nature – not for younger viewers
  • 12. Themes/Messages
    Critique of ‘the Media’ and ‘Celebrity’
    The constant theme of chaos

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