RepresentationAll around the school environment students arerepresented in various ways. In your books list as manyexamples of this representation as you can think of.
ObjectivesSee how ideas, values and emotions are portrayed.Consider how audiences choose and respond to filmRecognise different audience interpretations of the samefilm
Viewing Two Cars, One NightIn this diagram each What is thequestion feeds into a new relationshipquestion. To consider betweenthe issue of the characters in the film andrepresentation we need to the audience?jump into the chain andbeginanswering the questions. Who is Who has the represented film by the been made characters in for? the film?
Representation Who is being represented by the characters in the film? Are there things about the character which make him/her familiar to us in some way? Do we recognise aspects of his/her personality or behaviour? Is the character recognisable from a particular social context in the real world, or are his/her qualities more universal?Create a table like the one below into your books and fill in the details for eachcharacter Romeo Ed Polly
Target AudienceWho has the film been made for?Who is it being targeted at?Red: People who would identify closelywith the characters in Two Cars OneNight.Orange: People who might not identifyso closely, but would still identify withthem in an immediate way.Gold: Other individuals / groups whomight not identify so personally with thecharacters but would recognise them.Yellow: People who though not able torecognise the characters would be ableto identify with the characters in otherways.
What is the relationship between characters and audience? You have done some thinking about the different audiences Two Cars, One Night might be aimed at. Use this thinking to develop your ideas about the possible relationships between characters on screen and the different types of spectator. Consider whether the relationship is of:• Identification• Understanding• Discovery• Learning? Write about which character(s) relate to which audience(s) and how.
What is the relationship betweencharacters and audience?
SummaryAsk students to write their own definition of‘representation’ without looking back at the original
ExtensionExamine audience and representation in the other twofilms studied.