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Analysing Geri Haliwell's - 'Raining Men'

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Analysing Geri Haliwell's - 'Raining Men'

  1. 1. METHODS OF ANALYSIS <ul><li>Goodwin’s six points: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genre characteristics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals/Lyrics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals/Music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need to sell artist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intertextuality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voyeurism </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. GERI HALIWELL 2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt4PW5R9ltY&feature=related
  3. 3. GENRE <ul><li>mainstream pop </li></ul><ul><li>performance in a location </li></ul><ul><li>dance routine </li></ul><ul><li>some narrative </li></ul>
  4. 5. VISUALS AND LYRICS <ul><li>mostly amplifies, not literally illustrative </li></ul><ul><li>rain but not ‘raining men’ </li></ul><ul><li>though lots of people ‘teeming in’ </li></ul>
  5. 7. VISUALS AND MUSIC <ul><li>changes in pace in song echoed in editing </li></ul><ul><li>change of location with change in music </li></ul><ul><li>cutting on the beat at times </li></ul>
  6. 8. SELLING THE ARTIST <ul><li>changes in costume </li></ul><ul><li>use of close up </li></ul><ul><li>central framing </li></ul><ul><li>showing off her ‘talent’ </li></ul><ul><li>selling Geri’s new image </li></ul>
  7. 11. INTERTEXTUALITY <ul><li>references to ‘Flashdance’ </li></ul><ul><li>references to ‘Fame’ </li></ul><ul><li>similar pattern in J-Lo video ‘I’m Glad’ </li></ul>
  8. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pms9PrL67Gw
  9. 14. VOYEURISM <ul><li>Geri’s ‘new body image’ </li></ul><ul><li>fragmentation in early sequence </li></ul>
  10. 16. LOOKING <ul><li>structure of characters looking at her </li></ul><ul><li>echoes ‘gaze’ of viewer </li></ul>

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