This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Media Literacy Analysis Of Amy Heckerling's "Clueless"

1044 words - 5 pages

INTRODUCTIONWe, the majority of people can be naïve over the amount of media that daily affects our lives. We tend to only take note of a relatively small percentage of high-end noticeable tragedies, and use that as a basis of how we are "being affected by the media." I recently watched the movie "Clueless," and I am going to be discussing the "degree of identification" of which relates to me, the viewer and the character in a "psychological relationship."JOSHThe character that I am basing this concept on is that of Josh. He is the stepbrother of Cher, the main character. His innocent attitude and down to earth personality first grabbed me and as the movie progressed, more of his ...view middle of the document...

He actually can dance but he went out of his way to make her feel better and had a great time doing it. At about 12am he gets a call from Cher telling him to fetch her as she is stuck out far from home and needs to get back urgently, and at the drop of a hat, Josh leaves his girlfriend and races to fetch her. He demands no apologies and was just happy to help out.Other qualities noted is that of his untidiness when he makes food, doesn't clean up and drinks cool drink out of the bottle. He is a homely person who enjoys sitting close to his stepsister and eats dinner with her and her stepfather. He doesn't find that he needs to dress up to fit in with the well-to-do teenage society. When he speaks its mostly common sense and has many a wise word to tell. I find that I can't quite relate to that concept as I seem to regurgitate whatever is on my mind and most of the time is hard to understand.MURRAYAnother character that I found great resemblance to was that of Murray. He is Cher's best friend's boyfriend. He is a coloured guy that is a real "homey in the hood." His pants are below his butt with his boxer shorts sticking and talking in some stereotypical slang while his hands flap around in front of him.I like the way Murray thinks he's really some cool bloke with his homey by his side but deep down still knows he's a ladies man and truly cares for his girlfriend of which he argues constantly. In public he would show off and act crazy but alone with Dion, his girlfriend he would turn into googly little boy with his tongue in...

Find Another Essay On Media Literacy Analysis Of Amy Heckerling's "Clueless"

Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Clueless

1237 words - 5 pages Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Clueless The film “Clueless”, written and directed by Amy Heckerling in 1995, is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s early 19th century novel “Emma”. In order to translate the insular world of the provincial English town into a modern scenario, Heckerling hit upon the modern American high school, with its cliques and rituals. Although it appeals to a larger audience, the target audience is

Amy Heckerling - the depiction of female characters in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' and 'Clueless'

2129 words - 9 pages Clueless, for instance, Cher played by Alicia Silverstone explains an absence from class by informing her teacher that she was "surfing the crimson wave", a reference to menstruation. The development of comic scenarios around female perspectives of intimate or disconcerting bodily experiences is a recurrent theme that can be found in Heckerling's films (Speed, 2002).In the films of Amy Heckerling, low comedy extends the screen depiction of female

Comparison Of Portrait/ Photograph Scene From 'Emma' By Jane Austen And 'Clueless' By Amy Heckerling

422 words - 2 pages In both "Emma" and "Clueless", the misunderstandings arising from acts of artificiality are used to criticize societal values and attitude. In clueless, Elton's casual acceptance of Emma's praise of Tai, 'isn't she beautiful', evokes great excitement in Emma, causing her to believe he is greatly admiring, and deeply in love with Tai. At the same time, the viewer is privy to the gazing looks of Elton focused solely on Emma, through a close up

How does the director, Amy Heckerling, update the novel of 'Emma' in her modernised 1995 film, 'Clueless'?

2788 words - 11 pages IntroductionAn extremely popular film, 'Clueless' was released in 1995. It was an adapted version of a famous novel by Jane Austen, 'Emma'.I will discuss about the film in this essay, on how Amy Heckerling, the director of 'Clueless', has transformed the pre-20th Century, 'almost 'ancient' compared to the style of today' novel of 'Emma', practically revolutionised it in terms of setting, language and style, and made it into a film.If you watch

Media Coverage of Canada's Literacy State

1536 words - 6 pages attention when their are events organized around the issue by NGOs such as Family Literacy Day .A national event established by the NGO ABC Life Literacy Canada.This gives the media focus and a reason to report on the issue . The reporting on the issue has also seen a rise in attention in the last few years because of the economic down turn. NGOs the government along with corporations have connected the issue with economic development

The Benefits of Teaching Critical Media Literacy

2388 words - 10 pages both tasks. In other words, each student must possess a thorough knowledge of what is known as “critical media literacy”. In its simplest terms, critical media literacy can be defined as using pedagogy to generate skepticism through methods of inquiry (Semali xi). It is rooted in the tenets of constructivism, a pedagogical theory which maintains that “knowledge comes into being only when a human being examines data…and assigns meaning to it

Media analysis of propaganda

2647 words - 11 pages of the effects of propaganda administered on such a massive scale. The public was never peppered with all these different forms of mass media, all promoting the same message, all the time about the enemy.Because this war was the first war waged with the use of technology, such as radio, cinema, newspapers and others the public was not aware to effects that these all play in coherence with the same message. When the public hears lies that all

An essay analysing the transformation of ideas and context from the original text Jane Austen's Emma to the appropriated text Amy Heckerlings Clueless to suit a modern day audience

2943 words - 12 pages Printed below is the beginning of an essay on the novel Emma and the film Clueless. Finish the essay in your own words and thoughts to explain how the ideas in the original text (Emma) have been changed, in the appropriated text (Clueless), to suit a new, more modern context and audience.Emma and CluelessThe 1993 hit film Clueless, written and directed by Amy Heckerling, exemplifies how popular culture re-appropriates Austen's novels to serve

Sociological Analysis of the Media

2149 words - 9 pages Sociological Analysis of the Media In our society today, control is maintained by the authorities through regulation. In North America, major regulatory systems comprise two main systems of expertise. One is the criminal justice system, which is concerned with what will we do about crime and deviance. The other is the academic system of expertise, which is concerned with why crime and deviance exists. Academic expertise

analysis of media rights in srilanka


Analysis of Dominant Ideology in Various Media Texts

1358 words - 5 pages Stuart Hall has posited that the concepts of individual dream states can be brought on a macroscopic scale to media text. In particular, "nightmares" of individuals, can be related to the semiological analysis of a given media text in relation to dominant ideology and culture in general. His main points in this are twofold, first is to point out that the more horrible and "nightmarish" a media scenario (i.e. story) is, the more difficult it is

Similar Essays

Comparative Analysis On Jane Austen's Novel Emma And Amy Heckerling's Clueless

1497 words - 6 pages In the transformation of Jane Austen's Novel Emma to Amy Heckerling's post-modern 'teen-flick' Clueless, the universal themes have been adapted to suit a wider modern audience. It is through studying the process of transformation that we can compare the characterisation and examine the composer's social commentary on their context. This leads not only to a greater appreciation of both texts but also demands a reassessment of values.Emma depicts

Jane Austen's Emma And Amy Heckerling's Clueless, An Appropriation "How Does Heckerling’s “Clueless” Sustain Interest In The Values Represented In Austen’s Emma?"

1218 words - 5 pages How does Heckerling's "Clueless" sustain interest in the values represented in Austen's Emma How does Heckerling's "Clueless" sustain interest in the values represented in Austen's Emma? Amy Heckerling's "Clueless" is an effective appropriation of Jane Austen's novel "Emma" from a 19th century classic to a teen movie. Through the transformation of values to suit

Jane Austen's Emma And Amy Heckerling's Clueless, An Appropriation "How Does Heckerling’s “Clueless” Sustain Interest In The Values Represented In Austen’s Emma?"

1218 words - 5 pages How does Heckerling's "Clueless" sustain interest in the values represented in Austen's Emma How does Heckerling's "Clueless" sustain interest in the values represented in Austen's Emma? Amy Heckerling's "Clueless" is an effective appropriation of Jane Austen's novel "Emma" from a 19th century classic to a teen movie. Through the transformation of values to suit

Emma By Jane Austen And Clueless By Amy Heckerling, An Analysis

712 words - 3 pages position that is superior to the heroine, consequently the responder is given insight into both heroine's transformation from superficiality to emotional and mental maturity.Most importantly you need to look beyond the similarities and differences between Emma and Clueless and focus on why these two texts are valued. Austen's richness of language and Heckerling's use of filmic techniques in capturing satire and irony, their intricacy of plot, the