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Ideas for Topics. Critical Research Study Unit 2734. The Topics. We are offering you a choice of the following topics: Crime and the Media Women and Film World Cinema TV Drama Children and the Media. Crime and the Media. Crime Films/television series True Crime magazines

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ideas for topics

Ideas for Topics

Critical Research Study

Unit 2734

the topics
The Topics
  • We are offering you a choice of the following topics:
  • Crime and the Media
  • Women and Film
  • World Cinema
  • TV Drama
  • Children and the Media
crime and the media
Crime and the Media
  • Crime Films/television series
  • True Crime magazines
  • Press representations of crime
  • News reporting of crime
  • Moral panics
  • Trial by the media
  • Media and public perceptions of crime
some questions for crime and the media
Some questions for Crime and the Media
  • How realistic is the portrayal of criminal activity in The Bill?
  • Do newspapers cast judgements on criminals and their activities?
  • To what extent did the press create a verdict on Michael Jackson before the trial had ended?
  • Does the media glorify crime?
children and the media
Children and the Media
  • Use of children in media products
  • Media as educative
  • Research into effects theories
  • Children’s reception of media texts
  • Representations of childhood and gender
  • Children as participants in media productions.
some questions for children and the media
Some questions for Children and the Media
  • Are children exploited when they are used for promoting products?
  • To what extent are children’s television programmes educational?
  • Do computer games have a negative impact on the mood of children?
  • Are teenage magazines appropriate for their audience?
television drama
Television Drama
  • Place of TV drama in the schedules
  • Representations of social groups
  • Drama series
  • Soap Operas
  • Literary adaptations
  • High culture versus Low culture
  • Audience reception of television drama
some questions for tv drama
Some questions for TV Drama
  • Are soap operas a clear example of low culture?
  • Why are period dramas so popular?
  • How stereotypical are the representations of social groups in Waterloo Road?
  • Does the series 24 make an accurate portrayal of terrorism?
  • How have Lost and Desperate Housewives changed the fortunes of ABC?
women and film
Women and Film
  • Gender issues – equality of opportunity
  • Gender representation in films
  • Feminist critical perspectives
  • Audience reception
  • Films made for female audiences
  • Female responses to films
  • Films made by women
some questions for women and film
Some questions for Women and Film
  • How are women represented differently within the action movie genre?
  • Do female audiences have a different perspective to male ones?
  • To what extent are women portrayed merely for male gratification?
  • Is success in Hollywood dependent on gender.
world cinema
World Cinema
  • Differences of context, audience and genre
  • Hybrids
  • Cultural independence
  • World cinema and politics
  • Cinema as an agent of social and political change
some questions for world cinema
Some questions for World Cinema
  • How aware are UK audiences of the cinema of other countries?
  • How is the Bollywood movie typical of a cross-genre film?
  • The work of Pedro Almodovar
  • How are social hierarchies demonstrated within Indian Cinema?
  • How are women represented in Japanese Horror movies?
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