2. Stereotypes All media texts contain stereotypes. Stereotypes help audiences to quicklyidentify and recognise different groups Media text most commonly choose to usedominant stereotypes that exist withinculture and the media Is this true in Harry Brown? 3. Teenagers and Pensioners These are two of the most heavilystereotyped groups within the media. It is adults who create media texts and asa result younger or older groups are oftenmarginalised and given very simplisticrepresentations. 4. Do these stereotypes exist within Harry Brown? 5. Task! Analyse the opening ten minutes of thefilm How have the VAT codes been used tocreate representations of Teenagers? Write ten words which sum up theimpression you are given of this agegroup from the opening sequence. Which Micro Elements are helping toreinforce the representation? 6. Teenagers/Youth inHarry Brown 7. The Teenager Is this Representation unique toHarry Brown? Where else might we see thisstereotype being used? 8. Everywhere!!! News Advertising Music Industry Film Industry TV Drama Comedy 9. The Elderly inHarry Brown Which Micro Elements have helped toconstruct the typical Elderly stereotype? 10. Task!Analyse the opening ten minutes of the filmHow have the Micro Elements been used tocreate representations of The Elderly?Write ten words which sum up theimpression you are given of this age groupfrom the opening sequence.Which Micro Elements have helped toconstruct the typical Elderly stereotype? 11. How does Harry Brown Challenge the Elderly Stereotype?What alternativerepresentation are we given? 12. Alternative Representations Every man has abreaking point. Harry Brown is arevenge thriller. There isone little difference withthis film, the hero is anold age pensioner! Once he decides to seekout revenge, how do themicro elements andMichael Cainesperformance change? 13. Alternative Representations Key ScenesSubway SceneTorture Scene 14. Zeitgeist(Spirit of the Times) All media texts are like a sponge.They absorb everything that ishappening in the world during thetime they are produced. Concerns, fears, politics andsocial issues are often reflectedback to audiences through mediatexts. 15. Final Scene How does the film end? What images andlocations do we see? How have the VAT codes changed to helpconvey the message of the film? What dominant ideologies does the filmpromote? Why might different audiencesenjoy this film?