Evaluation - How does your media product represent social groups?
How does your media product represent social groups?
GenderThe representation of genre has been depictedin the media product. The main protagonist(Jack) is shown as quite a rough character. Thisis shown through mise-en-scene and hiscostume. We have put him in a baggy hoodieand tracksuit bottoms, to show that he is scruffyand not bothered about his appearance. I thinkwe created this successfully.He is also shown as ready; this is shown through mise-en-scene, his room is quite empty, the only personalitems are the things on his bedside table. Also in some ofthe shots you can see his bags under his bed showingthat if he needs to, he can get away fast and easily. He isshown as masculine and physically tough; this will beshown later on in the film, when he gets into fights withhis customers. You are also shown his past later on inthe film, when he mistreats him girlfriend.
Jack is shown as quite a lonely character. You cansee this by the establishing shot. He is on his own,not really any personal possessions, no photossuggesting that he hasn’t really got any family oranyone that he is particularly close to, nothing toindicate that he is living with someone else.The money on the wall suggests that maybe he hasbeen travelling. Also we have made out characterdifferent by cutting him away form the stereotypicaldrug dealer by giving him a hobby, and somethinghe can collect. It gives him a sense of normality soit’s quite important to him. He is also shown as quite a brave man. This is shown through mise-en-scene and props. As the viewer will see in the first few minutes will be that he is a drug dealer. It isn’t exactly a safe occupation. It’s going against the law, but there is also the danger from the competition of rival gangs and dealers that he can get into trouble with. So this asks the question: is he brave or just stupid?
Class and Status There is a contrast of high and low class and status. His lower class attributes is shown by the clothes that he wears. The scruffy hoodie and tracksuit bottoms indicate that he is lower class and that he doesn’t rally care about his appearance. Also the location of his room, we don’t really see the rest of his house, but the fact that he is sorting out the drugs on his bedside table implies that maybe he doesn’t have a very big house, or maybe that he’s just renting out a room and he doesn’t have much space. Lower class is shown through the phone call he gets. The way he gets up and leaves straight However he is also shown as quite high in social after indicates that he is getting orders form aclass and status because of his profession. He is higher power and that he isn’t completely inshown as quite physically tough, so people are control.scared of him. We also don’t really know muchabout him, there is an aura of mystery around him,and this would imply that maybe we don’t knowhow he will react to certain situations.