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Representations of British males in film. I’ve chosen this question as it encompasses some of the areas I was interested in from a variety of the critical approaches.
• How the representations of British men in Working Title Films differs to the representations portrayed in films made by other studios.• How class, ethnicity and social backgrounds cause these representations to be different. – how they are represented.
Possible Case Study films:• Football Factory Working Title Films:• Snatch • Love Actually• Love, Honour and Obey • About a Boy• The Full Monty • Notting Hill• Green Street • Bridgette Jones’s Diary• Get Carter • Billy Elliot • Four Weddings and a Funeral
Actors• Michael Caine• Hugh Grant• Colin Firth• Danny Dyer How our perceptions of them influence/are influenced by the characters they play and the way we understand them.
• How different directors represent British males differently?- E.g. British vs. foreign Representations of British people generally being different depending on the audience it is aimed at. For example, working title films and their representations of London and British people (Notting Hill) is how the American’s imagine a quintessential English gentleman, in a chocolate box view of London.
• ‘The Angry young Man’ keeps coming up as something to research. Also need to print and highlight bits from: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Typical_Men.html?id=y87qYiZcnocC&redir_esc=y