Representation of Britishness
Representation: Portrayal of peple, cultures events in the media and film. Representations aren't always accurate/correct and are constructed by producers to suit a specific purpose.
The most commonly used repressentations in the media are stereotypes. Stereotypes are universally understood and recognised, and are often used for comic purposes.
Britishness: refers specifically to British culture, society, values and people.
In films - such as Notting Hill - Britain is often repressented as what is known as 'Postcard Britian'.
This means that the depiction is positive and usually includes:
- Picturesque locations