WJEC AS MEDIA STUDIES MS1
Media Representations and Responses
2 ½ hours
Answer all three questions.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
· The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question.
· You are reminded that assessment will take into account the quality of written communication used in your answers.
· No certificate will be awarded to a candidate detected in any unfair practice.
You have two minutes to study the questions before the following:
Study the two Film Trailers for Sherlock Holmes (2010) and Nowhere Boy (2010) -
EACH TRAILER WILL BE PLAYED 6 TIMES: FOR THE FIRST TWO PLAYS OF EACH TRAILER JUST WATCH. YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE NOTES FOR THE REMAINING 4 PLAYS.
THERE WILL BE A GAP OF 10 MINUTES WHEN YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE FURTHER NOTES.
BOTH TRAILERS WILL THEN BE PLAYED FOUR TIMES AGAIN WHEN YOU ARE AS BEFORE, ADVISED TO TAKE NOTES.
1.Analyse how narrative and audio-visual codes are used to construct the trailers. (40)
2.(a) Choose one of the film trailers. Suggest two different audiences and give brief reasons for your choice. (6)
(b) Explore how the trailer you have chosen in 2a attempts to target audiences. (9)
(c) In what ways do different audiences respond differently to the same media text? Refer to your own detailed examples. (15)
3.With reference to your own detailed examples, explore the different representations of masculinity in the media today. (30)