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Aims: To introduce the exam topicTo be able to define what the Action Adventure genre is
ACTION ADVENTURE• In this unit you will learn to: KEY CONCEPTS FOR• Write a textual analysis of a TEXTUAL ANALYSIS film extract• Writing a textual analysis means you will: GENRE• Accurately describe different MEDIA LANGUAGE aspects of a film extract REPRESENTATION• Explain why the people who made the extract chose each (IDEOLOGY & VALUES) of those aspects• Explain what the extract says about the world
ACTION ADVENTURE• Copy out the chart on slide 4. Look at the images of the films on slide 5 and try to place them in the right category.• Pick 4 films from different categories and explain why you chose to put them there• Pick two films that fit into more than one category and explain why its hard to put them in just one category
COMBAT/WAR WESTERN SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY DISASTER TEEN MOVIE HORROR SWASHBUCKLER EPIC SUSPENSE HISTORICAL ROMANCEMELODRAMA COMEDY POLICE/CRIME MARTIAL ARTS COMIC-BOOK ANIMATION THRILLER
2 TASK: Analyse posters 1-3 say what genre you think the film is and explain how the poster has signalled that genre to you 3 1 GENREA class or category of art recognised by it’s CODES & CONVENTIONS
CODES & CONVENTIONS The symbolic andtechnical codes thatmake up a media text(it’s key ingredients)
CODES & CONVENTIONS • Genre is made up of 4 typicals What can you say about theHow can you tell NARRATIVE ICONOGRAPHY use of props and imagery? what the story Elements we expect to is? What’s the story? see Can you CHARACTERS sETTINGS What can you say about the comment on People who drive the setting and how The locations used what role the story forward it may link to characters play the genre? in the film? Use denotation and connotation to analyse these 4 elements on two posters of your choice (see slide 9-12)
SO WHAT IS ACTION ADVENTURE?• Consider what these films have in common.• Do you think you can come up with a definition for action adventure?
SO WHAT IS ACTION ADVENTURE?• Action film is a film where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that requires physical feats, extended fight and frantic chases.• Action Adventure can be hard to define because it includes ACTION and elements of other genres therefore we can refer to it as a HYBRID GENRE