AS Media homework Watch
I'm pretty new to this site and thought it would be a good place to ask for some advice with a homework/small essay I have to do for my AS Media class.
Basically I have to focus on gender representation in the opening sequence of the James Bond film Skyfall and was wondering if anyone could help me with male representation - have to write 800 words as a whole and its proving a bit difficult.
Give me a shout if anyone fancies helping me or giving me advice, thank you!
You can then develop this by looking at whether Skyfall reinforces or challenges these stereotypes. This can done by looking at micro-elements, e.g.:
Mise-en-scene: lighting, costume, makeup, props
-Bond usually wears a sharp suit, his gun could symbolise his masculinity
-more screentime could imply some characters are more important than others
-fast paced editing for action scenes highlight Bond's physical strength
Camera angle, movement, framing, composition of scenes
-High and low angles to show characters in positions of power or weakness
Sound: dialogue, diegetic, non-diegetic
I can't remember the scene exactly, but maybe you could compare Bond's actions to Moneypenny's. Good luck!