Why is it important?
Looking at real media texts is important because it allows a
person to learn and be inspired by something that already
exists. By analysing real media texts we can learn more about
the conventions of that genre and apply it to our own work. We
can learn and understand what makes that movie successful
and perhaps what doesn’t. Finally through analysing real media
texts, we can be inspired to use certain elements of it in our own
work and also remove certain things that doesn't work well.
Why is it important in year 12?
Looking at real media texts in year 12 is especially important because
although I have watched many movies, I have never analysed a movie
opening or even thought about the conventions of that genre. By
looking at real media texts It has helped me to understand how much
work goes into a movie and what the movie includes to make it
successful and fitting for the audience
Success of movies and
When I looked at real media texts for my AS media
studies coursework, I chose a genre that depicts hardship
and social realism within British movies. I looked at one of
the most well known and successful movies within in that
genre. The movie is called Kidulthood. The opening of that
movie sets the tone and theme through the use of
language, costume and realistic scenes of the British
youth in London. We were inspired by this and therefore
went for a similar approach.