Why do you think these images are so different?
• LO: To understand some of the differences between Hollywood representations of Britishness and national representations of Britishness
1. Can you name these films and their directors?2. Why do you think these images are so different?
Take your film and find out:• Why is it considered a British film?• Was it successful at the box office? Why do you think this was?• What representations of Britishness does it portray? Watch the trailer to help you• How has the fact that it is a national/hollywood film affected the portrayal of Britishness?
Now look at your film• How are the characters being represented in your film? How would you categorize them, which types?• How is the type affected by the fact that it is a hollywood/national film?
Which question have we helped answer today?• Media and Collective Identity•• How do the contemporary media represent nations, regions and ethnic / social / collective groups of people in different ways?•• How does contemporary representation compare to previous time periods?•• What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people?•• To what extent is human identity increasingly ‘mediated’?
Both British, both female leads, both 2010…• Homework: Research our 2 key texts -• Why do you think the lead female was chosen for this role?