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How does your media product representdifferent social groups? Evaluation Question Two
IntroductionA social group is defined as people sharing some social relation.Throughout our film the characters portrayed represent a variety of social groups giving our film cultural relevance to a wider audience.
Student- When someone mentions a student, the usual connotations we associate with this social group is that of laziness and endless drinking, in State of Fear we wanted to abandon this stereotype and portray our university student as a hard worker and intelligent young male.- Using dialogue of standard english and utilizing costume ensured that this representation was effectively conveyed to the audience.
Bureaucrat- We conformed to the government worker stereotype of an uncaring and irritable stereotype.- The character is clearly disinterested in his subjects problems, as shown by the forceful tone in the dialogue suggesting that this person he was helping was just another name on his books.- However, we used slight low angles toconvey a sense of power about him to aidwith the narrative.
Agent- Being careful not to imitate a James Bond character, we created a stereotypically mysterious spy in our film.- The mystery was presented through the lack of dialogue and the slow pan revealing a portion of of the characters face, but not clearly enough for the audience to associate an identity with the character creating an enigma about who he is, furthering the tension already created in the sequence.