Representation

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Representation

  1. 1. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody<br />Adam Green<br />
  2. 2. Young band portraying maturity <br />In narrative (relationship)<br />Typical for teenagers (narrative/performance)<br />Practice room  early band, <br />associated with young bands<br />Relationship fails (teenagers typically <br />have more romantic encounters)<br />
  3. 3. Predominantly white (rock music & production background)<br />Majority of Rock music is white genre<br />Did not purposely exclude other <br />ethnicities from video<br /> Show our background (predominantly white upbringing) in production<br />
  4. 4. American rock blue collar British rock working class<br />Location is rural but industrial influence<br />Practice studio not fancy recording studio, back to ‘roots’ of struggling musicians<br />Motorway footage  industry, trade<br />
  5. 5. Live performance- <br />masculine iconography, guitars suggestive of phallic object <br />Story /narrative, focus on girl- expectation of being more emotional after relationship<br />
  6. 6. Bridges/viaduct<br />Used in media to show state of decision<br />Associated with jumping off depression<br />overshadows characters  dominance <br />sat alone in underpass  isolation<br />Slow-Mo-Crow<br />Representative of death [of relationship]<br />Audience expect bad things to happen<br />Typically a bad omen<br />

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