Background information about the artist and the song Artist – The Song – Geraldine Estelle "Its Raining Men" is a song written byBirth name Halliwell Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer in 1979 originally for Dave Balfours album StarsAlso known as Ginger Spice, Ginger (it was eventually discarded), and originally recorded by The Weather Girls (1972-08-06) 6 in 1982. The song had been offered to August 1972 (age 39) Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Cher, andBorn Barbra Streisand before being accepted Watford, Hertfordshir e, England by Martha Wash and Izora Armsteadof The Weather Girls, with their version becoming an international hit, selling over Pop, dance pop, popGenres 6 million copies worldwide. rock Singer- songwriter, author, acOccupations tress, Clothes Designer
Background information about the directorThe music video was directed by Jim Canty andJake-Sebastian Wynne.Jim Canty and Jake-Sebastian Wynne. Have alsodirected music videos for the likes of Feeder,Stereophonics and Faithless.
Camera workLong shots, mid shots and close ups are all usedto show the ranges of emotion from the judgesto the boys loving Geri to Geri herself. A lowshot is also used on Geri (looking at her frombelow) showing that she has the power to theaudience. Furthermore a lot of close ups areused to show of Geri’s new body and new look.
Narrative• The narrative of the music video was that at the start it was a boring audition but when Geri comes in she brightens it up and within no time she has the boys chasing after her and everyone dancing in the street showing the consumer the power Geri has and furthermore the fact Geri is the protagonist.
Representation• Geri Halliwell is represented particularly through voyeurism, with a skinny blonde girl wearing next to nothing her body is defiantly an appeal to hopefully draw people into watching the music video. This also links onto Laura Mulveys Male Gaze showing Geri Halliwell as a typical blonde girl. Also at the start of the movie and old man is looking at Geri setting the scene to the reader through the male gaze.
Mise en sceneAlthough Geri is made out to be very sexythrough the mise en scene there are also otheraspects shown of Geri throughout the movietrailer. Firstly the scene with Geri’s dogconnotating to the audience that she is kind andloving. Also in the movie trailer when Geri isdoing ballet in the white dress also connotatingto the audience that Geri can also be veryelegant appealing to a wide range of audiences.
IntertextualityGeris video is very similar to Jlos, Geri has takenthe base of Jlos idea and created it into her ownmusic video to show off her new body and thenew her this is called intertexuality.