Media And Collective Identity Youth Films

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Media And Collective Identity Youth Films

  1. 1. Collective Identity Youth
  2. 2. Who are you? Who aren’t you? Subculture Fashion: Clothing, hairstyle Opposition/ resistance To dominant culture Lifestyle/ practices Music, art counterculture Dialect/ slang Place, gender, class, race
  3. 3. Subculture: Mediated identity <ul><li>Band/ musician </li></ul><ul><li>Book/ writer </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion: Hair/ Clothes/ Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>What subculture are you? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>&quot;We will call young any individual, no matter what his age, who does not yet coincide with the function which has been planned for him... The young, who have nothing to lose, are the attack. They are the adventure!” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isidore Isou, 1949 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Live Fast Die Young-1958 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Dh50nzrZ0 </li></ul><ul><li>The Wild One-1953 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPh7XWoq7Q </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1950s – Motorbike gangs, rebels, Rock n roll, Beatniks
  7. 7. Beatniks – 50s – 60s
  8. 8. 1960s – Hipsters, swingers, revolutionaries If: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spQwqMWbWK4
  9. 9. 1970s –Punk, mod, Jubilee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmidfMeK7AE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7rOcTA3KXs&feature=fvst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_f2x_CMLds
  10. 10. 80s – Hip Hop, Skins Made in Britain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uacX9FRD0Nw Warriors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4cgs-bPic
  11. 11. Y2k+ 1 DAY Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMWgBHaV-5c
  12. 12. Comparing representations <ul><li>Similarities and differences: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Binary oppositions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Gaze / perspective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Function of film </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ideology and consciousness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representation and authenticity </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Decade Films Movement Event Media 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s Quadrophenia Made in Britain Bullet Boy Jubilee If... My Beautiful Laundrette The Wild One Punk Hippy Rave Hip Hop Mod Beatnik Skinhead Antiwar demonstrations and student strikes in US and Europe National Front clashes with local youth in Bradford, London, Bimingham Thatchers Poll Tax causes riots Criminal Justice Act outlaws rave music Anticapitalist movement: WTO riot in Seattle Samizdat and Fanzines Bootleg tapes (DJ mixtapes) Poetry and literature (Burroughs, Ginsberg) Web2 (eg My Space) MTV and the music video White labels
  14. 14. Debate <ul><li>Police response to 1DAY film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcXddOr4W4s </li></ul><ul><li>Director of 1DAY defends the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uQEmSblumY </li></ul>
  15. 15. This house believes that 1DAY should be banned <ul><li>Divide into 2 groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposition and Opposition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Every member of the group will have to speak for 3 minutes. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First a member of the proposition, then opposition, then back to proposition and so on... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We will then have a floor debate of 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where each team can question the other </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Finally 1 speaker will summate from each side </li></ul>
  16. 16. Representation <ul><li>Function of film: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural document / commercial product/ artistic representation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Binary oppositions: self/other </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class/ race/ gender / age/ disability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Authenticity / Invisibility </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political implications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>False consciousness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gaze </li></ul></ul></ul>

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