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1

Which theorist created the idea of "the male gaze"?

Laura Mulvey:
All women in media are viewed through the eyes of heterosexual men.

2

Which theorist states that all elements of a media text are codes that need to be read?

Roland Barthes

3

Give three examples of "codes" that can be read.

Symbolic
Semantic
Gesture
Visual
Audio
Enigma
Action

4

Who created Uses and Gratifications theory?

Blulmer and Katz

5

What are the 4 reasons people consume media? (Uses and Gratifications)

- Entertainment / Diversion
- Information
- Personal Identity
- Socialization

6

What year were Proctor and Gamble established?

1946

7

What years were Hammer Horror Films' "Golden age"?

1955 - 1976

8

In which year was the Kiss of the Vampires movie released?

1963

9

What does Judith Butler state about gender?

Gender is a social construct. "Masculine" and "Feminine" are created through repetition.

10

What is Wateraid's aim?

"To make water, toilets and hygiene available to everybody".

11

Which theorist is most closely linked to ideas of genre?

Steve Neale

12

Name some of the conventions of Horror movies shown in Kiss of the Vampires' movie poster.

- Bats
- Full moon
- Dripping blood
- Night
- Fog
- Isolated house

13

Name the three words in small print on the Tide ad - "World's _____ wash!" "World's _____ wash!" "Actually _____ clothes!"

"Cleanest", "Whitest" and "Brightens".
The first two are superlatives, which shows brand superiority.

14

Name a few (3-5) conventions of charity advertising.

- Voiceover
- Sad, slow music
- Children/ mothers/ emotive imagery
- B/W colour scheme or desaturated
- Explicit pleas to donate
- Statistics

15

Define "wild tracking". (Hint: it's to do with how sound is recorded.)

Sound recorded independently of the film or video shoot.

16

What is a "canted shot"?

A shot at a strange angle. Often done to confuse and disorient the viewer.

17

What is a diagesis?

A fictional space created by a text.

18

Name the five levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

1. Physiological needs.
2. Safety.
3. Belonging
4. Esteem
5. Self-actualisation.

19

Give an example of something "above the line" and something "below the line".

Above: a journalist writing professionally for a paper.
Below: commentors on the site who do not work for the paper.

20

What is Wateraid's USP?

The positive message and codes in the advert, unlike many negative adverts. Aimed to "break the charity ad formula".

21

What does Paul Gilroy state?

Colonial discourses continue to inform contemporary attitudes to race and ethnicity, even in the post-colonial era.

22

How is suspense created in the Kiss of the Vampires poster? (Semiotics!)

Enigmas re. the relationship between the vampires, connoted through composition and the word "Kiss".

23

What famous song is featured in the Wateraid advert?

Sunshine on a Rainy Day