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1

What genre is the film?

Biopic

2

Which company produced the film?

Legendary Pictures

3

Which company distributed the film?

Universal Pictures

4

Director?

F.Gary Gray

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When was it set?

1980s America

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Which band members of the NWA were co-producers?

Ice Cube
Dr. Dre

7

This music biopic achieved what status?

The highest grossing music biopic of all time

8

What was the film nominated for?

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

9

What were the members of the NWA known for?

Being advocates of social change

10

What riots are a contextual reference with this film?

LA riots 1992 - racial upheaval

11

What is a criticism of the NWAs music?

Misogynistic lyrics
Glorification of drug and alcohol use

12

What was the production budget?

$28 million

13

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

14

When was the film released?

28th August 2015

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How did the film target a wide audience?

By releasing two trailers, each being appropriate for different audiences

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When was the red band trailer released?

8th February 2015

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When was the global trailer released?

1st April 2015

18

What rating did the BBFC give SOC?

18
But this was overruled and it was released as a 15

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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

20

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

21

How many downloads did Dr.Dres app get?

Over 6 million

22

What was the TOTAL budget of the film?

$50 million

23

How much the film make?

Over $200 million

24

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

25

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

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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

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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.

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Hesmondhalgh would also argue that the film was low-risk for producers because ...

The musicians from N.W.A are successful and offer a pre-sold audience for the film
Also the biopic genre is very popular and familiar to audiences