TV: Revenge - Genre (Teen Drama

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • TV: Revenge - Genre (Teen Drama
    • Themes
      • Coming of age (teen in prison, out an adult
      • Quest of self-discovery
      • Money, power and status
      • Quest for revenge
      • Romance - Declan and Charlotte
      • Betrayal - Lydia's affair with Conrad
      • Survival of the fittest - Lydia and Victoria
      • 'The is not a story of forgiveness'  - Quest to elimate
      • Quest for Justice - clear her father's name
    • Iconography
      • Exclusive boat party - champagne - alcohol (martini) expensive
      • Extravagant house - Grayson Manour
      • Infinity Symbol - double - outside the beach house and tattoo on Emily's wrist - re-occurring theme
      • Men dressed in suits (expensive( - wealth/class - women in cocktail dresses eg Victoria in bodycon dress
      • Boat - Jack's boat - 'The Amanda'
      • Charity Auction - Van Gough painting for auction - wealth
      • American Flag - patriotic - recognized by audience
      • Jewelry and big brand names
      • Sunglasses - hide behind the mask
      • Secrets, expensive and fast cars (Porsche) and money
    • Typical Situations
      • Heartbreak - cheating/affair
      • Teenage romance - Declan and Charlotte
      • Social scandals - affairs, troubled youths - charrlotte
      • Housewives meeting
      • Parties - Emily and Daniels engagement - red/white theme (fire and ice) - danger and innocence
      • Rich neighbors - boat parties
      • Blackmail - gossiping and bitching
      • 'New girl in town' - mysterious
      • Dramatic death - murder
      • Conflict between mother and daughter - 'happy families'
    • Setting
      • Hamptons - Suburban America
      • Beach - elaborate beautiful setting
      • Boat party - extravagant and expensive
      • Grayson Manor: Daniel arrives in sports car
      • Stowaway - warm colours, rough - old building - Porters live upstairs
      • Victoria's balcony - Queen in her dark tower - watches Emily
      • Beach at night - Charlotte and Declan skinny dipping
      • Grayson Manor - Deceiving corridors and stairways and archways - can spy on each other
    • Stock Characters
      • Emily
        • Innocent - wearing a white dress
        • Has a new identity - come back to Hamptons
        • Outsider - had a troubled past
      • Daniel
        • Mummy's boy / Periodical son
        • Weak man - manipulated by Emily and Victoria
      • Victoria
        • Queen - looking down over her kingdom
        • Controlling and scheming always keeps a controlled face
      • Jack
        • Shared a young love with Amanda
        • Poor, nice, honest and genuine man
      • Charlotte
        • Naive and superficial teen
      • Ashley
        • Manipulated by Emily - gained her trust
        • Social Ladder climber
      • David
        • Typical perfect father - only wanted best for his daughter
      • Nolan
        • Rich - the inside man
        • Stands out from the crowd
    • Style
      • Non-linear - 5 months ealier and flashbacks to childhood
      • CGI - green screen - fake sets
      • Low angle shot - looking up at Victoria - Queen
      • Voice over - from Emily - makes us feel sympathy towards Emily
      • Shot reverse shot - conversation and shwoing emotion
      • Fire and Ice themes - conflicting personalities
      • High Key lighting - glossy and looks expensive

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Media Studies resources:

See all Media Studies resources »See all MS4 resources »