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Quadrophenia (1979) Dir. Frank Roddam

  1. Discuss the representation and ideological values of Jimmy, Steph and
     Kevin. Use textual examples to back up points made.
     Jimmy‟s character representation is based around his ideologies of life
     and his identity as a mod. “Everyone needs to be a somebody”
     Jimmy‟s personal identity is very important to his representation
     clothes, haircut, drugs, Lambreta scooter. He used all of these
     representational aspects to create his identity as he feels his
     subculture is made from being a part of a group identity. Jimmy
     however took his subculture to seriously, but he felt this was the way to
     live his life; he walks out of his job to later regret it when he finds that
     being a mod is just a person image not a way of living life. He learns
     this when he see‟s „Ace‟ the ideal stereotype mod is in an everyday job
     as a „bell boy‟ this is when Jimmy realizes, his ideological beliefs are
     shattered as his role model is just an average everyday Brighton citizen
     and a Mod is just his personal identity and representation, its not how
     he lives his life, Unlike the way Jimmy fantasizes about life.

     Steph is very realistic about her representation she classed Brighton as
     a „giggle‟, where as Jimmy took it very seriously towards his sub
     culture. Going to Brighton was classed as a moral panic to society
     which Steph joined in on to form a collective identity to make her self
     noticed as part of a group within the mod culture. She has a lot of
     sexual freedom and likes her name and face to be known and seen by
     many of males, she has no loyalty to men she see‟s life as a „giggle‟
     not just the trip to Brighton. Her personal identity makes her more
     noticeable to males which she will thrive off as she is very feminine
     with long hair and female features in comparison to androgynous
     female mods which look very masculine. She doesn‟t really have
     ideologies of being an ideal „Mod‟ its more like a social thing for
     something to do on an evening or her days off and to also get her
     known by the male mods which she is familiar too as through out the
     film she is sexually connected to three different male characters and
     tries to flaunt herself to „Ace‟ for his popularity.

     Kevin is a rocker his representation is connoted from his leather jacket,
     jeans, quiff and motor cycle. Kevin does not take much care to his
     collective identity as he joined the army to be different from being a
     part of a sub culture as a mod or rocker, but he found everyone in the
     army was the same. He is friend‟s with Jimmy which is frowned upon
     between the to, it was something they kept to them selves and spoke
     to each other when possible. He classed him self as a rocker to give
     him a collective identity but its didn‟t have much of an effect on his life
     unlike jimmy.

  2. What examples of mise en scene reinforce the idea of youth culture?
Jimmy‟s social life is a strong reinforcement of the idea of youth
   culture, He is always at parties with his friend and which is something
   youths of today do to socialize. Drugs is a big issue with youths of
   today and it was a very big thing with Jimmy and his friends, They are
   almost to easy to get hold of. Fashion also reinforces the culture of
   youths as they all try to be the same , by wearing parker coats , driving
   lambereta scooters , suits and a very classic British hair cut. The sex
   scene between jimmy and Steph is a reinforcement of youth culture as
   they don‟t have much care for what they are doing of were I may be a
   lot like the youths of today.

3. “Identity is complicated” – How can this quote be applied to the
   character of Jimmy?
   This can be applied to Jimmy‟s character as throughout the film Jimmy
   relates to the title „Quadrophenia‟ meaning four identity relates strongly
   with Jimmy as he has four identities through out the film. His work
   identity where he is n an environment of adults and his youth culture
   does not fit in. His mod identity where he believes his life should
   revolve around his sub culture so he forms his identity being a part of a
   group. The way he acts at home as a typical teenager and is very
   argumentative to his parents and the way he acts towards them
   causing a lot of tension between the family especially with his father
   over male status in the house and Jimmy thinking he can just live how
   he wishes disobeying his mother as well. Then there is his identity at
   the end of the film when he looses his mind almost and doesn‟t quiet
   no what his identity is and he feels like he is loosing everything.

4. Can you draw any similarities between the youth representation of the
   past compared to youth representation today?
   Both of them are very similar, all youths like to be a part of a group or a
   gang and youths of the past where formed by mods and rockers and
   youths of today have social groups of Chavs , indies, Goths, emos and
   the popular, all of these are a collective identity of youths of today. Both
   past and present youths go against what is right in life and always feel
   like they know best causing a lot of arguments within families and a lot
   of issues in society. The mods and rockers of back them are the basis
   of the Chavs and Indie that we have today in our youth culture. As
   people are lead by the media to fit in with an image so you are classed
   as a „somebody and not a „no body‟. The Brighton riots back then was
   when the locals where made to feel victimized by the violence and riots
   that where caused, from having a claim to a status. In modern day it is
   through the London Riots and how civil protesting is changed into
   raging riots through the power of youths and how people are made to
   fear them, The media show from when the riots excelled through
   shearer boredom from the youths within society today which then
   created a moral panic to the culture.


5. Discuss how Stan Cohen‟s theory can be related to this film.
Stan Cohens theory can be related to this film as he came across the
  term of „Folk devils‟ and „Moral Panic‟ relating to the popular reaction
  that lead from the media fro the Mods and Rockers phenomenon in the
  1960‟s which is targeted to Quadraphenia. “Folk devils” are the youths
  of this society, which are represented as evils and deviants to the rest
  of people within the culture. In this film the youths are related to folk
  devils as there social lives and collective identity relate around drugs
  sex and violence causing problems to the rest of there community.
  „Moral panic‟ is applied within this film as the riots that are started
  between the conflict of the Mods and Rockers which has effected the
  population of Brighton through the damage and violence which has
  been inflicted upon homes and shops effecting peoples lives , the
  moral panic is caused by the effect that the youths have on the
  population of that area.

Clockwork Orange (1971)

      1. Discuss the background to the film.
  Clockwork Orange’ is set in a dystopian era. A dystopia is a futuristic society in
  which the citizens are repressed and powerless. The people are
  easily oppressed, and they are controlled by a totalitarian government. The
  film opens with a group of youths set in a futuristic bar drinking milk and high
  on drugs. It shows from the start, what type of lifestyle they are going to lead
  showing how their identity as a group of people is very collective, making
  them look intimidating to people outside of their sub culture. They are very in
  control of the lives that they lead even though the drugs have a large
  influence on their actions towards other citizens making the group of youths
  feel invincible.
      2. How was the film reported by the press and how did the youths of the
          time relate to the film?
          The press where strongly against the film and it ended up being took
          off the shelves for public sale due to the circumstances it was causing
          to the youths that where watching it. Youths that had seen the film
          felt it was okay to commit the crimes that where shown in this film
          leading really bad reports from press causing a disturbance of
          violence outbreaks to occur within communities.

      3. How can Stan Cohen’s theory be related to this film?

  Stan Cohen’s theory can be related to this film as the moral panic has been
  caused from the outbreak of violence in society due to people watching the
  film and thinking it is the correct way to live your life. ‘Folk Devils’ are the
  youths that dress in white and like to discriminate and make people of the
  community feel vulnerable for there own pleasure, mainly because of
  boredom and it gives them a social life.

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Historical case study notes

  • 1. Historical Case Study Notes Quadrophenia (1979) Dir. Frank Roddam 1. Discuss the representation and ideological values of Jimmy, Steph and Kevin. Use textual examples to back up points made. Jimmy‟s character representation is based around his ideologies of life and his identity as a mod. “Everyone needs to be a somebody” Jimmy‟s personal identity is very important to his representation clothes, haircut, drugs, Lambreta scooter. He used all of these representational aspects to create his identity as he feels his subculture is made from being a part of a group identity. Jimmy however took his subculture to seriously, but he felt this was the way to live his life; he walks out of his job to later regret it when he finds that being a mod is just a person image not a way of living life. He learns this when he see‟s „Ace‟ the ideal stereotype mod is in an everyday job as a „bell boy‟ this is when Jimmy realizes, his ideological beliefs are shattered as his role model is just an average everyday Brighton citizen and a Mod is just his personal identity and representation, its not how he lives his life, Unlike the way Jimmy fantasizes about life. Steph is very realistic about her representation she classed Brighton as a „giggle‟, where as Jimmy took it very seriously towards his sub culture. Going to Brighton was classed as a moral panic to society which Steph joined in on to form a collective identity to make her self noticed as part of a group within the mod culture. She has a lot of sexual freedom and likes her name and face to be known and seen by many of males, she has no loyalty to men she see‟s life as a „giggle‟ not just the trip to Brighton. Her personal identity makes her more noticeable to males which she will thrive off as she is very feminine with long hair and female features in comparison to androgynous female mods which look very masculine. She doesn‟t really have ideologies of being an ideal „Mod‟ its more like a social thing for something to do on an evening or her days off and to also get her known by the male mods which she is familiar too as through out the film she is sexually connected to three different male characters and tries to flaunt herself to „Ace‟ for his popularity. Kevin is a rocker his representation is connoted from his leather jacket, jeans, quiff and motor cycle. Kevin does not take much care to his collective identity as he joined the army to be different from being a part of a sub culture as a mod or rocker, but he found everyone in the army was the same. He is friend‟s with Jimmy which is frowned upon between the to, it was something they kept to them selves and spoke to each other when possible. He classed him self as a rocker to give him a collective identity but its didn‟t have much of an effect on his life unlike jimmy. 2. What examples of mise en scene reinforce the idea of youth culture?
  • 2. Jimmy‟s social life is a strong reinforcement of the idea of youth culture, He is always at parties with his friend and which is something youths of today do to socialize. Drugs is a big issue with youths of today and it was a very big thing with Jimmy and his friends, They are almost to easy to get hold of. Fashion also reinforces the culture of youths as they all try to be the same , by wearing parker coats , driving lambereta scooters , suits and a very classic British hair cut. The sex scene between jimmy and Steph is a reinforcement of youth culture as they don‟t have much care for what they are doing of were I may be a lot like the youths of today. 3. “Identity is complicated” – How can this quote be applied to the character of Jimmy? This can be applied to Jimmy‟s character as throughout the film Jimmy relates to the title „Quadrophenia‟ meaning four identity relates strongly with Jimmy as he has four identities through out the film. His work identity where he is n an environment of adults and his youth culture does not fit in. His mod identity where he believes his life should revolve around his sub culture so he forms his identity being a part of a group. The way he acts at home as a typical teenager and is very argumentative to his parents and the way he acts towards them causing a lot of tension between the family especially with his father over male status in the house and Jimmy thinking he can just live how he wishes disobeying his mother as well. Then there is his identity at the end of the film when he looses his mind almost and doesn‟t quiet no what his identity is and he feels like he is loosing everything. 4. Can you draw any similarities between the youth representation of the past compared to youth representation today? Both of them are very similar, all youths like to be a part of a group or a gang and youths of the past where formed by mods and rockers and youths of today have social groups of Chavs , indies, Goths, emos and the popular, all of these are a collective identity of youths of today. Both past and present youths go against what is right in life and always feel like they know best causing a lot of arguments within families and a lot of issues in society. The mods and rockers of back them are the basis of the Chavs and Indie that we have today in our youth culture. As people are lead by the media to fit in with an image so you are classed as a „somebody and not a „no body‟. The Brighton riots back then was when the locals where made to feel victimized by the violence and riots that where caused, from having a claim to a status. In modern day it is through the London Riots and how civil protesting is changed into raging riots through the power of youths and how people are made to fear them, The media show from when the riots excelled through shearer boredom from the youths within society today which then created a moral panic to the culture. 5. Discuss how Stan Cohen‟s theory can be related to this film.
  • 3. Stan Cohens theory can be related to this film as he came across the term of „Folk devils‟ and „Moral Panic‟ relating to the popular reaction that lead from the media fro the Mods and Rockers phenomenon in the 1960‟s which is targeted to Quadraphenia. “Folk devils” are the youths of this society, which are represented as evils and deviants to the rest of people within the culture. In this film the youths are related to folk devils as there social lives and collective identity relate around drugs sex and violence causing problems to the rest of there community. „Moral panic‟ is applied within this film as the riots that are started between the conflict of the Mods and Rockers which has effected the population of Brighton through the damage and violence which has been inflicted upon homes and shops effecting peoples lives , the moral panic is caused by the effect that the youths have on the population of that area. Clockwork Orange (1971) 1. Discuss the background to the film. Clockwork Orange’ is set in a dystopian era. A dystopia is a futuristic society in which the citizens are repressed and powerless. The people are easily oppressed, and they are controlled by a totalitarian government. The film opens with a group of youths set in a futuristic bar drinking milk and high on drugs. It shows from the start, what type of lifestyle they are going to lead showing how their identity as a group of people is very collective, making them look intimidating to people outside of their sub culture. They are very in control of the lives that they lead even though the drugs have a large influence on their actions towards other citizens making the group of youths feel invincible. 2. How was the film reported by the press and how did the youths of the time relate to the film? The press where strongly against the film and it ended up being took off the shelves for public sale due to the circumstances it was causing to the youths that where watching it. Youths that had seen the film felt it was okay to commit the crimes that where shown in this film leading really bad reports from press causing a disturbance of violence outbreaks to occur within communities. 3. How can Stan Cohen’s theory be related to this film? Stan Cohen’s theory can be related to this film as the moral panic has been caused from the outbreak of violence in society due to people watching the film and thinking it is the correct way to live your life. ‘Folk Devils’ are the youths that dress in white and like to discriminate and make people of the community feel vulnerable for there own pleasure, mainly because of boredom and it gives them a social life.