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xLaceys repertoire of elements new

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xLaceys repertoire of elements new

  1. 1. Analysis of Genre: Lacey’s Repertoire of Elements In his book Narrative and Genre: Key Concepts in Media Studies, (Palgrave, Macmillan), Nick Lacey defines genre elements as constituting the 5 key areas below:  setting  character  narrative  iconography  style When analysing texts, use Lacey’s repertoire of genre elements as a guide. Fill in the boxes below, making notes on the genre conventions that you see Genre elements Conventions Setting- mise en scene/ location New York/ Washington D.C Characters – representations, stereotypes, behaviour, body language, specific actors/stars Liam Neeson (protagonist),/victim Narrative events –how is the narrative ordered and structured? Is it elliptical/enigmatic (elements left out to intrigue/entice the audience) The way the film is narrated is in a way where it makes the audience want to see the film to find out why he isn’t a cop anymore and why there girl in the red coat is there and also why then man jumps off the building when Liam asks him if her knows where the man’s wife is. Iconography –Well known or recognisable people/objects/buildings mise en scene/ props, costume, setting, symbolic codes Empire state/ bar/crowded city/girl in the red coat STYLE: Technical and audio codes – camera use, editing, diegetic/non diegetic sound, sfx. Mise en scene/lighting, colour Camera use: still, tracking. Editing: fast pace editing. Diegetic: then things are placed down or the scenes change the sound gets amplified to build suspense. Non diegetic: sound from the very start is used build suspense and the song which only comes in towards the end is used to show that he has a heart. Sfx: the diegetic sound is over amplified sound of the voice recorder being placed on the table. Mise en scene: set in a big city as that is conventional to action thriller movies.
  2. 2. Analysis of Genre: Lacey’s Repertoire of Elements Lighting: the lighting used is very dark and gloomy. Colour: The colours used are quite dull. Summarise how the above helps to define genre in the text Everything about this trailer makes you see the film as an action thriller because most of these kinds of films are shot in a big city, and by watching the trailer it comes across that Liam neeson is the protagonist and it leaves you wondering who the girl in the red coats is as it is symbolic to these kind of films.
  3. 3. Analysis of Genre: Lacey’s Repertoire of Elements Target audience for walking amount the tombstones; The overall setting of the film is New York/ Washington D.C, the characters in this are Liam Neeson who is the protagonist and the victim, The way the film is narrated is in a way where it makes the audience want to see the film to find out why he isn’t a cop anymore and why there girl in the red coat is there and also why then man jumps off the building when Liam asks him if her knows where the man’s wife is. The iconography in this trailer is the empire state, a saloon a crowded city and a girl in a red coat all these are in the trailer because the film is an action thriller and all those things are conventional to this genre. . The technical and audio codes of this trailer are; the camera use is mainly still or tracking, the editing is mainly fast pace editing, the diegetic sound used in the film is heard when things are placed down or the scenes change the sound gets amplified to build suspens e, the non-diegetic sound is heard from the very start is used build suspense and the song which only comes in towards the end is used to show that he has a heart, the sfx in this trailer is when the diegetic sound is amplified over when the voice recorder gets placed on the table.
  4. 4. Analysis of Genre: Lacey’s Repertoire of Elements I feel the target audience for this movie is 15 – 35 year old, both male and female as the female audience would watch the fil because of Liam Neeson because of the way he is where as the men would want to watch this film because they aspire to be like him, the way the character is portrayed is as a protagonist and that is what catches the audiences eye as the protagonist is Liam Neeson as he is a well-known for his role as a ‘hero’, I think the social class for this film would be B-C.

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