Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wild Child + audience


[a quick point on this from your sample essays: if addressing the male gaze theory/use of Emma Roberts to attract a secondary male audience, think of what other issues tie into this. This links to hybrid genre. Also to budget: the likes of Warp cannot afford US stars; WT routinely use them - you'd give specific figures for this, and consider the very nature of WT, its funding and its unsusual focus on the US audience given its a UK company. Richard Dyer's star system also relevant. Points on Maslow/U+G model can also be raised]

Wild Child (Nick Moore, 2008), a $20m WT film (so, a medium-budget film) can be used to make a number of points linked to audience.
These will include aspects of...
  • semiotics (giving specific and precise ""Use of Examples)
  • genre + hybridity
  • gender + representation issues...
  • male gaze theory
  • using Celts for comedy (or simply non-S.Eng white m.cls!) [Shirley Henderson character]
  • social class
  • audience theories such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the Uses + Gratifications model
  • UGC/fan made media
  • digitisation + piracy
  • soundtrack/marketing + horizontal intergration/synergies
  • vertical integration
  • targetting international audiences as a UK producer
  • budget + stars (Richard Dyer's star system)
  • intertextuality (postmodernism): St Trinians (+ the film industry's lack of creativity)
A couple of links for you:
IMDB entry
St Trinians IMDB
YouTube vids:
Piracy: the film online
Everlife music video
Soundtrack listing
Fan-made trailer

Here's the trailer:

IMDB narrative summary: 'Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything.'

1 comment:

  1. While doing the homework, I found a better quality clip if you're interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJdRt2OJUic


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