Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Gotham
A crime-drama
Characters
• Jim Gordon – handsome, heroic, brave, main
character – ‘The Hero’
• Harvey Bullock – rugged, corrupt, brutish...
Settings
• Gotham – (based on the Batman source material)
grim, dirty, corrupt, dangerous, urban.
• Police station – busy,...
Narrative
• Main storyline focuses on the murder of Thomas and
Martha Wayne although each episode features a
different cas...
Iconography
• Lighting - film noir, low key lighting, very little
brightness even for scenes outside – suitable for the
‘c...
Themes/Issues
• Constant theme of revenge focuses on Oswald
Cobblepot versus the mob.
• Murder – each episode is consists ...
Technical Features
• Sound – non-diegetic ‘action’ music, upbeat.
• Camerawork – establishing shots at the start of the
ep...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Gotham

369 views

Published on

Gotham - TV Drama

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Gotham

  1. 1. Gotham A crime-drama
  2. 2. Characters • Jim Gordon – handsome, heroic, brave, main character – ‘The Hero’ • Harvey Bullock – rugged, corrupt, brutish – ‘The Sidekick’ • Oswald Cobblepot – weak, anti-hero, puny, calculating, occasional ally to the main character. • Edward Nygma – odd, awkward, disliked, comes off as annoying, obsessive – ‘The Donor’ • Fish Mooney – cruel, seductive, dangerous, mobster. • Selina Kyle – rebellious, independent, young. • Bruce Wayne – lonesome, determined, naive.
  3. 3. Settings • Gotham – (based on the Batman source material) grim, dirty, corrupt, dangerous, urban. • Police station – busy, filled with criminals.
  4. 4. Narrative • Main storyline focuses on the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne although each episode features a different case and the main storyline is turned into more of a reference rather than a focus. • Multi-strand narrative – different events going on. • Non-linear - there are occasional flashbacks.
  5. 5. Iconography • Lighting - film noir, low key lighting, very little brightness even for scenes outside – suitable for the ‘crime’ aspect of the show • Mise en scene – smart clothing (suits, skirts, blouses, dresses), police uniforms, leather jackets motifs for certain characters (Harvey Bullock and Selina Kyle) – represents their rebellious and brutish nature, lab coats (Edward Nygma) – represents the smartness and weird characteristics of the character. • Props – guns, police cars – represents the justice from the police but also the danger of the mobs.
  6. 6. Themes/Issues • Constant theme of revenge focuses on Oswald Cobblepot versus the mob. • Murder – each episode is consists of Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock trying to solve a case of a unique murder. • A few sexual references – for example, Fish Mooney owns a club in the red light district.
  7. 7. Technical Features • Sound – non-diegetic ‘action’ music, upbeat. • Camerawork – establishing shots at the start of the episodes ( usually of the city), low angle shots of buildings of interest, close up shots to express the emotions of characters, over the shoulder shots (often used with the character of Oswald Copplepot to represent the idea he’s always being followed)

×