Media Devices Used In Bend It Like Beckham And Billy Elliot

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Media Devices Used in Bend It like Beckham and Billy Elliot

Narratives are constructed in many different ways; narrative editing,
narrative music, cinematography and mis en scene. This assignment will
take you through media devises and method used by the directors of
"Bend it like Beckham" and "Billy Elliot" use to construct their
narratives. The plots of both films are based on stereotypes and how
the main characters are challenging them in each film. This leads to
many similarities and differences.

"Bend it like Beckham" is set in west London areas; Southall,
Hounslow, Twickenham and Ealing, also a section is in Germany. This is
about A Indian girl that is growing up in a strict Indian family and
that is preventing her from following her dreams to be a female
footballer. Jess, gets forbidden to play football because her parents
believe that it is a "mans" sport and "not Indian like." As Jess has
been playing since a child with boys and her best mate Tony she finds
this extremely hard! One day when she was playing in the park with the
boys, a girl jogging in the park called Jules came over and asked her
to come to the teams trials, she accepts without hesitation. Jess asks
her parents permission but they refuse as it's against their culture.
Jess doesn't want to give up her football so she tells her parents she
has a job down HMV and she goes to football. One day her sister Pinky
(who is getting married) tries to pick her up from work but Jess has
come home from football and is sitting in the living room in front of
the television. Pinky then asks her about the "boy" that she's
sneaking off to go and meet but Jess denies everything but eventually
gives in and tells Pinky everything about the football. Pinky has a
"go" at her about "football not being worth the hassle." Although
Pinky doesn't think it's worth the hassle she helps Jess, as there is
a chance for her to go to Germany with the team, where there will be a
professional woman's couch there looking for the future woman
footballers. Her coach, Joe and Jess get close in a club in Germany,
at the moment Jules walks outside and sees them. Jules had a massive
crush on Joe and as Jess and Jules were best friends Jess couldn't
tell her, her feelings for Joe. At home, Jess's dad sees a picture of
Jess's football team in the news paper and when Jess gets back they
are waiting for her. Jess is forbidden to leave the house for weeks
until Joe, the football team couch comes round and tells Jess's mum
and dad that they need her in the team, Jess admires him for coming
round and facing her parents. Later on it is Pinky's wedding meanwhile
there is a football match on that Jess wants to desperately play in,
her dad lets her go for the second half and Tony drives her there.
Jess's dad comes and watches the match, admiring his daughter's

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