Research into A2Coursework Ancillary texts – The Magazine Review
Magazine Idea For the magazine review part of thecoursework, Harry and I have decided to do a single page of a magazine reviewing our documentary. As I did a magazine for my coursework last year, I have someknowledge of magazine format conventions and experience in writing articles. However, having never created a magazine film review, it is necessary to look at real examples for inspiration.
I can see from this film review that the name of the film is at the top, along with the year of the release in brackets. The review opens with a short summary of the cast, director, production company, length and rating represented by stars. There are 3 pictures – 2 arescreen shots from the film and the other is the poster. There is a significant quote from the article highlighted in the yellow box.
This film review also has the production company and director at the top left, as well as thecountry of release and certificate. There is one large picture and two paragraphs of writing.The picture has a caption in red, as the general colour scheme for the page is black white and red – this even largely applies to the image.
I can see in this article that the same colour scheme rule applies – the name of the film is in the same colour as the box highlighting an important quote from the text and the pictures are black and white which matches the purple.