Thursday, 6 February 2014

How has your chosen media text attracted its audience?

How has your chosen media text attracted its audience?

Peaky Blinders is able to attract a wide range of audiences. When peaky blinders was aired it was aired on BBC 2. There main aim was to target arts, drama and comedy. This opens it up to a wider range of audience every individual enjoys different ranges of genre however this has such a huge range of genres it can be suitable for a lot of people. Also it was set in Birmingham which is very close to home for some people, this can influence people from in and around that area to watch this program as people might be intrigued what it was really like in Birmingham during the first world was and intrigue more people. I feel because of where it is set it opens it up to a wider range of audience as people who were not around in that era will be intrigued for example the younger generation.
This TV program is specifically a crime drama genre which means it can also apply to people who enjoy these different genres as it is what they enjoy to watch. It is also known as a 'high brow' text because it is intellectually and culturally rich, this makes it more accessible for people who have higher knowledge then others and find it more interesting learning about specific events from what have happened from the past. However it does also contain various mainstream conventions which yet again opens the audience even wider to more of the targeted audience.
Peaky Blinders was complimented for its high production value and cinematography. A gratification of an active audience. Although it is set in in 1919 it does have a modern twist from the technology from this era from the added non diegetic sounds and the effects for example slow motion which it uses. Although it does have a twist of both modern and old quality's it makes it more accessible to wider ranges of audience for example the modern effects will attract younger audiences. This TV program is post modern meaning it is a hybrid text as it uses mixed genres which opens the program up to more viewers. Also this program had some very well known celebrity's for example Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory, by having well known celebrity's being apart of this program it influences the audience to watch it as they may like the stars but also they may feel as though they can relate to them because they have seen them in other programs or films which makes them want to watch this program.
Specifically the scene where Aunt Polly discovers Adas pregnant you can see that Ada is very vulnerable and naive as she did not realize that she was pregnant it does not go on to believe that she is, also her Aunt does not believe her boyfriend will come home and feels she is just a silly girl.You can see through facial expressions that Ada is very scared however Aunt Polly is the matriarch who is powerful this may draw in the audiences attention as they feel may feel they can relate to either one of these characters and are overwhelmed with Aunt Polly's power and strength for how she stands up to other men, she could be a role model for a lot of the audience.
Although the program uses encoding is constructed by producers through the effects of the cameras and how they use slow motion and non diegetic sounds this creates a wider rang of audiences it also uses decoding as the audience are able to interpret the texts in their own ways which makes it more open and for people to have their imagination involved within the program.

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