Kendall Kardashian has a secret: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPZVedAm22Y&feature=showob. Is it normal for a character on a TV show or in a movie to talk directly to the audience?.
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Kendall Kardashian has a secret:
In this clip, we learn Kendall Kardashian has a secret … what’s the effect of her speaking to us, her audience?
Is the secret really a secret? Why/why not?
How does it make you feel as an audience member? Is it different when the Family Guy does it versus someone on a reality TV show? How?
Does a Fourth Wall exist in reality TV? What about memoir? Blogging?
The talk directly to the audience? fourth wall is part of what allows audiences to suspend their disbelief, allowing them to enjoy the fiction as if they were observing real events.
The question we’re exploring the first four weeks of this class is: What is the reality genre? Part of this is, ‘How is reality depicted/portrayed in these texts?’
This is what we’re interested this week.
After watching this next clip, I want you to name the ways in which this reality show tells us it is real versus fiction.
Would a scene like this appear in a TV sitcom? If so, how would it be different? Does the reality version connect more with the viewer than fiction?
One more clip … on why reality TV is so popular:
Agree on the left/Disagree on the right
Do ‘reality’ stories do these things?
Wiki: Blog projects:
Surf the Web for blogs! Explore Technorati and Tumblr(or other places, such as Blogger) to find a blog format(s) and/or concept(s) that you like and could possibly use as a model(s) for your project. You’ll have time to do this tomorrow in class.
Wednesday: Will go over your responses to Who is Saying What to Whom, and you will analyze a new text.