Flashcards in Straight Outta Compton Deck (28):
What genre is the film?
Which company produced the film?
Which company distributed the film?
When was it set?
Which band members of the NWA were co-producers?
This music biopic achieved what status?
The highest grossing music biopic of all time
What was the film nominated for?
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
What were the members of the NWA known for?
Being advocates of social change
What riots are a contextual reference with this film?
LA riots 1992 - racial upheaval
What is a criticism of the NWAs music?
Glorification of drug and alcohol use
What was the production budget?
How did the marketing campaign include synergy?
Soundtrack album for film and a Dr.Dre album were released prior to the films release
Significant because the soundtrack album reached number 2 on the US charts a week before the films release
When was the film released?
28th August 2015
How did the film target a wide audience?
By releasing two trailers, each being appropriate for different audiences
When was the red band trailer released?
8th February 2015
When was the global trailer released?
1st April 2015
What rating did the BBFC give SOC?
But this was overruled and it was released as a 15
What are the 4 possible audiences being targeted?
Fans of the NWA
Fans of gangster rap
Fans of biopic films
Fans of the film studio/producers involved
What app did Dr.Dre launch and when did he launch it? (Viral marketing example)
7th August 2015
App allowed users to upload their own photograph to ‘StraighOuttaSomewhere.com’ completing the ‘Straight Outta’ with their location
How many downloads did Dr.Dres app get?
Over 6 million
What was the TOTAL budget of the film?
How much the film make?
Over $200 million
How can David Hesmondhalgh’s ‘Cultural Industries’ theory be linked to SOC?
The NWAs story may have been reduced to make profit
The film was released in conjunction with successful music albums = conglomerates operate across a range of cultural industries
What caused the LA Riots?
The King trial:
A black male was beaten by white American police officers
They went to trial and the police officers were deemed not guilty until a year later when 2 officers were imprisoned
Why is were the LA riots a significant bit of context for the film?
In the red band trailer the King trial is mentioned on tv and angers the NWA, hence linking to how the film glorified the members as advocates for social change and ignored their drug use, misogyny etc
How were the posters designed to target audiences?
The parental advisory design of the posters and logos makes the band seem rebellious and appeals to audiences because the band appear as social activists who rebel against authority for justice.