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    • Representation  and  Action   Adventure  Action  Adventure  film  characters  are  usually  stereotypes  (they  mostly  fit  in  to  a  certain  type  of  character).    However  we  often  just  take  for  granted  that  certain  characters  will  look  and  behave  a  certain  way,  some  modern  audiences  see  this  as  a  real  problem  as  some  characters  misrepresent  genders  and  ethnicity.    
    • How  is  masculinity  represented  in   these  films?  
    • Representation  of  women   in  action  adventure  films?   Account  for  the  reasons  why  the   representations  of  women  have  changed?  How  do  they  still  have  conventional  aspects  of  a  female  character?  
    • How  is  gender  represented  in  this   scene?  Lo:    To  analyse  the  representation  of  women  in  action  adventure  films   Link  to  media  terminology:    Mise-­‐en-­‐scene  
    • Stereotypes  and  Action  Adventure  Stereotype   Function  in  the  film:   Problem  Character:   (misrepresentation):  The  Action   Against  all  the  odds,   Women  and  other  Adventure  hero     he  saves  the  day  by   ethnicities  are  NOT       defeating  villains,   represented  as  Is  usually  a  white   saving  the  leading   strongly  as  men  in  male  who  is  often   lady  and  making  the   the  role  of  Action  played  by  a  western   world  a  better  and   Adventure  hero.  actor  (mostly   safer  place!   Female  and  black  American  or   lead  characters  are  English).  He  is  good   starting  to  appear  looking,  athletic  and   more  regularly  in  fights  for  good.   more  modern  films   but  still  not  as   frequently  as  white   males.    
    • Stereotypes  and  Action  Adventure  Stereotype   Function  in  the  film:   Problem  Character:   (misrepresentation):    The  Leading  Lady   For  a  long  time  the   Other  ethnicities  are    (Princess)   leading  lady  was  in   rarely  represented  by     the  film  to  look   leading  ladies  in  Action   Adventure  films.  Is  mostly  white,   good,  be  rescued  by   And,  the  leading  lady  is  beautiful  and  falls  in   the  hero  and   often  seen  as  useless,  love  with  the  Action   provide  him  with   needing  the  male  hero  Adventure  hero.     somebody  to  seduce   to  rescue  them.   through  the  film   And,  should  all  leading   ladies  be  beautiful?   Normal  looking   females  are  rarely   represented  by  the   leading  lady.  
    • Stereotypes  and  Action  Adventure  Stereotype   Function  in  the  film:   Problem  Character:   (misrepresentation):  The  Villain   The  villain  usually   With  the  hero  being   handsome  and  villain  ugly,       wants  to  do   this  reinforces  the  idea  The  villain  is  often  rich,   something  evil,   that  good  people  are  good  powerful  and  a  criminal.  The  villain  is  often  ugly   taking  over  the   looking  and  bad  people   world,  stealing  large   are  ugly.    compared  to  the  Action      Adventure  hero  and   amounts  of  money,   And,  the  rich  powerful  physically  less  impressive,   hurting  and  even   villain  can  seem  to  suggest  needing  henchmen  to  do   killing  innocent   that  if  you  are  rich  or  most  of  their  evil  deed  for   powerful  you  must  be  evil!  them.   people  and  appears           almost  impossible  to   And,  with  the  villain  often    The  villain  is  more  commonly  from  a  non   defeat.   foreign,  this  can  create   racism/  prejudice  towards  western  country  (Russian,   the  country  that  the  villain  Middle  Eastern  and   comes  from!  Chinese  are  favourites)  
    • Stereotypes  and  Action  Adventure  Stereotype   Function  in  the  film:   Problem  Character:   (misrepresentation):  The  Sidekick   The  sidekick  is  often   Again  this  shows  that  (Helper)   in  the  film  to  make   heroes  have  to  be  male,   white,  athletic  and  good       the  audience  laugh.     looking.    The  sidekick  usually  is  a          more  humorous   They  usually  bumble   This  reinforces  the  idea  character  who  is  less   their  way  through   that  if  you  are  not:  athletic  and  handsome       the  film,  only  than  the  Action   -­‐  White  Adventure  hero.     helping  the  hero  by   -­‐  Male       accident.   -­‐  Athletic  Sidekicks  are  more   -­‐  Handsome  likely  to  be  foreign,      children,  female  or     You  are  inferior  and  even  a  robot  than  the   cannot  be  a  hero  and  are  male  Action  Adventure   only  good  for  laughing   at!  hero.  
    • Applying  knowledge  A  criticism  of  Action    Adventure  films  is  that  they  reinforce  stereotypes  in  terms  of  both  gender  and  ethnicity.  Do  you  agree?  Give  examples  
    • Design  a  Heroine  Lo:    To  analyse  the  representation  of  women  in  action  adventure  films   Fill  out  your  profile  sheet     Name:   Age:   Gender:    FEMALE     Target  audience:     Character  qualities:     Catchphrase:     And  DESIGNED  character    
    • Heroes  &  Villains   In  Action  Adventure   called  the  ANTOGONIST     This  is  also  known  as  binary  opposites  where  opposing  influences  create  drama  and  conflict-­‐  eg.  Good  VS  Evil,  Man  Vs  Woman,  Rich  Vs  Poor,   Man  Vs  nature,  Water  Vs  Land   What  do  all  these  Heros  and  Villains  have  in  common?  
    • HERO VILLIAN Add  more  to  this  list   Are  the  women  represented  as   masculine  or  feminine?   Does  one  gender  dominate?  Why?    
    • Action  Adventure  Textual  analysis  skills  are  important  when  discussing  character  types.    Watch  this  clip  and  write  200  words  to  analyse  the  two  character  types       Watch  the  clip         Who  is  the  hero?    Give  evidence   Who  is  the  villain?    Give  evidence   How  are  binary  opposites  used?         Ext:    Do  either  challenge  conventions?  
    • Summarising  &  Applying  knowledge   Consider  how  character  is  represented   Typology  of  characters     Attributes  of  heroes/  heroines   Women  tend  not  to  be  the  lead   Do  heroines  act  like  women  or  men?   Do  the  representations  reflect  gender  roles  in  society  and   how  we  value  men  and  women?     Heroes    white,  English  speaking  from  Western  democracy   (more  so  USA)   Villains    contrast  the  hero     Are  there  characters  that  break  with  traditional  hero   stereotypes?   How  do  the  brake  from  them?   What  sort  of  actors  are  employed  to  play  theses  roles?     How  do  action  adventure  films  shape  our  values?   It  could  be  argued  that  Action  Adventure  films  are  a  means  of   exporting  western  ideologies  to  the  rest  of  the  world   (specifically  from  American)     The  values  attitudes  and  beliefs  in  these  film  are  being  subtly   imposed  on  other  nations.  How  far  do  you  agree  with  this?    
    • Action  Adventure  Film  Star  Hollywood  is  famous  for  its  movie  stars;  Hollywood  celebrities  can  command  huge  fees  for  appearing  in  films.  A  Hollywood  star  is  often  seen  as  a  box  office  draw    someone  that  audience  will  pay  to  see  at  the  cinema   success  when  it  is  released.  Who  are  the  great  Hollywood  stars  of  the  action  adventure  genre?  
    • Action  Adventure  Film  Star   Some  actors  are  known  for  playing   mostly  Action  Adventure  heroes   throughout  their  whole  film  careers.   These  actors  are  films  stars  who  can   be  seen  as  more  important  than  any   other  element  in  the  film.  In  fact   some  audiences  will  go  and  see  a  film   just  because  a  certain  actor  is  playing   the  Action  Adventure  hero.       One  such  film  star  was  Arnold   Schwarzenegger  who  starred  in   numerous  Action  Adventure  films   and  whose  name  attached  to  a  film   would  automatically  make  is  a  box   office  success.    
    • Action  Adventure  Film  Star   Arnold  Schwarzenegger  became  bigger  than   any  of  the  films  he  starred  in  and  most  film   trailers  would  use  his  popularity  stating  his   name  before  the  title  of  the  film.  For   example.           or       Arnold  Schwarzenegger  in       Arnold  Schwarzenegger  often  played  a   similar  character  in  Action  Adventure  films,  a   tough,  strong,  muscular,  cigar  chomping,  gun   totting  hero  who  spoke  very  little  (due  to  his   strong  Austrian  accent)  using  catch  phrases   and  physical  action  to  portray  his  character.       Despite  his  acting  receiving  very  negative   reviews  from  film  critics,  audiences  did  not   care  and  loved  his  simple,  no  nonsense,   muscle  bound  characters.    
    • Action  Adventure  Film  Star  Research  a  film  star  who    has  often  appeared  in  Action  Adventure  films.  What  type  of  role  does  he/she  play?    How  important  are  they  to  the  success  of  the  film?  Who  would  be  a  suitable  star  for  your  film?  (Think  about  your  audience,  how  marketable  the  star  is  and  if  they  are  right  for  the  genre)