Address each of the below questions in short-answer form (each response should be between 250-300 words long, single- spaced). Each question corresponds to a short clip that can be accessed by clicking on the film title. Read and answer each question carefully, using specific examples from the clip to support your analysis. You are required to use the reading/lecture materials as sources to support your ideas, and you may also use any outside sources that you research. Be sure to cite your references appropriately using any citation method of your choosing (MLA Style, Chicago Style, etc.). If you are unsure of how to cite your paper properly, see the below website:
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Short-answer Quiz #1 ~ Television Style & Narrative ~
of staging function in the clip to establish a realistic depiction of the three main protagonists as secret agents?
ways to help convey the narrative information? How might the camerawork function to reinforce certain themes (good vs. evil,
life and death, power relations between the characters, etc.)?
into the television space, and ensure a smooth flow of narrative action?
Short-answer Quiz #2 ~ Radio/TV Genres & Postmodern Culture ~
presenting fictional story elements as non-fiction events. How does the program seek to convince the listener that it is an actual
broadcast, taking place during an actual alien invasion?
story attempt to "enrich or expand cultural dialogue or thinking," and how might its iconography address specific issues taking
place in contemporary America?
exemplify the current postmodern cultural climate? Discuss some of the specific examples of postmodernism in the clip to
support your answer.
~4~ Discuss Bacardi's "Mojito" commercial as an example of the commodity image system. How does the ad function to reinforce
notions of "the good life," and a foster a sense that visions of happiness are often tied to the purchase of products in advertising?
Short-answer Quiz #3 ~ Representing American Culture ~
frame his discussion about immigration with Geraldo Rivera in "us vs. them" terms? Why is this contentous encounter an
example of popular infotainment television?
~2~ Analyze the representation of masculinity and femininity in the Axe "Clean Your Balls" commercial. How do the characters
reinforce socially constructed stereotypes of men and women in broadcasting?
showcase the complexities of human identity, and challenge established norms about race, sexuality, gender, and class?
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