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✤ You should consider which type of film magazine would be most suitable for your target audience.
Have a look at the Sight and Sound site for DPS of reviews and articlesDate
✤ Points to consider when analysing reviews:✤ from whose point of view is this written from?✤ what is the purpose? persuade, inform, educate, entertain?✤ you must analyse the discourse.✤ what is the language like?
✤ format (print magazine rather than online)✤ house style✤ brand identity✤ lexical cohesion✤ lexicon of words✤ expert terminology✤ postmodernism, references to other sources, films, work by other directors, art, music, travel...
✤ When analysing use two step approach:✤ denotation✤ connotation✤ in terms of key concepts;✤ LIAR & Genre✤ & codes, of gesture, posture, clothing, eye contact, costumes, mise-en-scéne, colour, typography.
✤ Institution✤ WHo publishes this magazine and what kind of brand are they promoting?✤ Hollywood blockbuster or indie, European, short films?
✤ Aim to complete at least three examples.✤ Try to choose two very different editions and then one which is very similar to how to how you hope yours to be.✤ Again, vary the format in which you present this work but please bear in mind, the standard of analysis should be much higher than that of your foundation portfolio.