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AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

Case study: Harry Brown


What representations are created in the poster?

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

Watch the first ten minutes of the film and be prepared to answer these questions:
What representations are created of teenagers and of the elderly? How are they created? Make a note of any key scenes.
Do any representations challenge dominant ideologies about these groups? How?
Constructionist approach a reminder: The thing itself / the opinion of the encoder / reading and response of audience / context of society within which the representation takes place

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

Every man has a breaking point


Harry Brown is a revenge thriller. The original idea in this film is that the hero is an OAP. Watch the rest of the film. Once he decides to seek revenge, how does Michael Caines performance change?
Key scenes:
Subway scene Torture scene

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

Harry Brown - final scene


How does the film end? What images and locations do we see? How have the codes changed to help convey the message of the film?

What dominant ideologies does the film promote?


Why might different audiences enjoy this film?

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.