[magazine] A2 Media Studies Max Payne Magazine Analysis
MASTHEAD – The title “TotalFilm” is bold. The words aresharp, crisp and stand out in theposter. This was used inconjunction with the weaponsMax Payne’s holding. Itrepresents him as a strong boldperson.PRICE – The price on thismagazine is relatively small toprevent customers lookingelsewhere as the price is £3.90!If the price is large e.g. howGlamour set the price large thencustomers will go somewhereelse!
COVER LINES – The cover linesare referencing to the film MaxPayne as one cover line says“MOVIES MADE ME… KILL! ROB!CHANGE SEX!” which is fanatical.This might suggest thatthe magazine is aimed at fanswho are serious about this typeof genre.BAR CODE – The bar code islocated at the front of themagazine on the bottom leftside
MAIN IMAGE – A medium shot ofMax Payne is the centre image ofthe magazine. The weapons he’sholding with the concentratedlook represents the power hehas. Dark scarf, dark clothingwith the dark backgroundrepresents a cold world he’s in.Almost telling the audience“be prepared for the worst”.Max Payne is being used as partof the misc-en-scene.
COLOUR SCHEME – The colourscheme is based on darkcontrasting colours such as blackand grey. This adheres with theshattered broken font of MaxPayne representing thedangerous conspiracy location.The addition of snow representsthe cold struggle.
SKYLINE – There is no specialattraction on top of themagazineSTRAPLINE – There is no bar ofinformation that runs acrossthe top of the pageANCHOR TEXT – The actor SimonPegg and movie GI JOE is usedat the bottom of the magazine tolure to read the article insidethe magazine about them.
LAYOUT – The hierarchy of thismagazine with the words MaxPayne with the TotalFilm scrolling to the guns to thewords Max Payne. Thisrepresents that this magazineaims at the more 16-30 maletarget audience. The gun stickingfrom the foreground shows theaudience he will shoot you.
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