FC: Coursework Evaluation
1: Question 1 | In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and convections of real media product.
2: The Genre that our group decided to go with was the Gangster genre.
3: 'Everything we read constructs us, makes us who we are by representing our image of ourselves as girls, boys and men' - Mem Fox. | The codes and convections for the gangster genre differed during different time periods. for exapmle.
4: 1930's gangster
5: 1930s: smart suits, acts of violence, murder, weapons and luxury items associated with the life style such as cigars and fine liquor, these influences was form Al Capone as he was well known for fulfilling all the above conventions. He wore the most expensive suits, constantly smoked cigars and once stabbed someone to death at a dinner party with a fork.
6: 1980's Gangster | SCARFACE.
7: 1980s: codes and conventions changed dramatically after the release of Scarface. The conventions now focus more on drugs and money eg. Cocaine, the original conventions are a lot more detailed; violence is more graphic, more use of guns, better clothing suits more appealing, and leading characters status is emphasized a lot.
8: MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND | East Coast and West Coast rivalry
9: 20th century: Conventions slightly changed as there was more influence form street crime, racial discrimination which resulted to the original convention of violence and murder. Another reason why this culture grew so much is due to east coast and west coast arguments in gangster rap between artist such as Biggie (east coast) and Tupac (west coast) | 20th century gangster culture..
10: We decided to base our gangster genre around the time zone of 1980's. -focus more on drugs and money eg. Cocaine -violence is more graphic, more use of guns -better clothing suits more appealing - leading characters status is emphasized a lot. | Chosen Time. | ] We follwed the rules of the codes and convections of media products of the gangster genre. | In our tittle sequence we tried to follow the codes and convections of the gangster genre during the 1980's. | 1980's
11: Did you conform or challenge the convections in your own work? | In our work we didn't challenge the codes and convections' the whole point of the main task was how well our group would follow the rules. It did not matter about originality because that was not part of the task therefore we would have failed. We tried to follow all the codes and convections of the gangster genre. This included having drugs involved, guns to symbolize violence and having our characters dressed up in suits. All to fit with the codes and convections of the 1980's gangster genre.
12: How did you use research and did it help? | The research that was done in order to get this tittle sequence to turn out the way we wanted it to was done by all the members of the group looking up different types of gangster tittle sequence and analyzing it. So that we could get a rough idea on how to approach this task closely to the gangster films out there that already exists; because the whole purpose of this task was to see how well we could follow the rules, we wanted to know how all the filmmakers created a tittle sequence for a gangster film and not try to be original but copy what is already out there.
13: Gangster Genre.