TV - The Apprentice S10 Ep6

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What genre is The Apprentice?
Reality TV (Follows the life of real people, problems and issues.) Considered a hybrid form.
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What reality TV show conventions does the apprentice follow?
A long term process building to a mega event, participants with a talent, suspense evictions and a final resolution.Personalities selected for their conflict potential.
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What way does the apprentice not follow conventions of a reality TV show?
No audience interaction. No voting.
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Name an example of an enigma created in the apprentice USA episode?
what the task will be and who will be fired OR Who is staying in the UK and who will travel to New york
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What are the 6 main features of the apprentice narrative?
Its structured, enigmas are created, builds to main event, juxtaposition,creation of hero and villans, dominant ideaology
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What candidates create a binary opposition?
James and Roisin. James is a male, laidback, lies, less educated background, slumped posture. whereas Roisin is Female,uptight,tells truth,well educated, good posture
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What binary oppositions are created in this episode of the apprentice? (USA episode)
James and Roisin, Team UK vs Team U.S.A (Sanjay highlights this to make it clear), Success vs failure (Depressing cafe compared to fancy resturant), London vs New York
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How are london and New york set up as binary oppositions?
Panning shots and lighting in NYC looks vibrant and busy. iconic. glamour.. Luton looks deserted , monotone colours and lighting. visual codes and dress show that candidates are not going to enjoy themselves & have drawn the short straw.
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What role does the narrator play in creating the binary opposition between New york and Luton?
The way he says luton in a monotone way. This is followed by a show straight after of Sanjay wearing a hairnet and overalls enduring hard graft.
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What is the music like during the panning shots of New york compared to that of luton?
London has slow boring orchestral music and New york has Upbeat jazzy music.
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What kind of shots impact on the binary opposition created between NYC and luton?
The shot filters used in NYC are warm, golden and sunny while the ones in luton aare dull , grey and dark.
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how does the setting add to the binary opposition created between NYC and luton?
In NYC they ar ein a glamourous loft advertising agency with the candidates going up the stairs "asending to the heights" whereas in Luton it is a dull dark building with all the less attractive featues of the building still on show
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what is the representation of the text affect by?
The purpose and context of the text - the institution, the genre and the target audience.
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What is the purpose and context of the apprentice?
To entertain, reality TV,Broad target audience, BBC 1 duty as a public service remit to represent large proportion of country, reflect a diverse population, people in it to create humour & conflict
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What channel is The Apprenticce shown on?
BBC 1 (Public service broadcaster) Must represent a large proportion of the country.
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What are the key representations in our episode?
Gender - 10 males / 10 females (Bianca , Solomon and james) Place - New York & London represented
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How is Bianca represented in our episode?
Bianca comes across as strong independant woman as she takes the lead and is always in the centre of both pitch & celebrations. sensible mature mother figure to solomon & james. Keeps boys under control. "Bianca keeps her Big Dawgs in check"
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How is Solomon represented in our episode?
Solomon is represented as a excitable and childish person when he is taking part in the advert and also when auditioning actresses
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How is James represented in our episode?
James makes himself look a laid back candidate who bends the truth often. This could be considered a male stereotype. Younger and treated as a misbehaving boy along with Solomon.
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What are the stereotypes present in the episode?
Men are liers e.g. Mark claims he does advertising for a living and Nick gives away this is not strictly true & when james opts not to tell his team info (Roisin appeals against his actions). Women are Passive - Lauren accused of not doing much
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What structure does the Apprentice usually follow?
Introduction,Previously,House scene,Call from Lord Sugar,Task is set,Losing team,Reward
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A long term process building to a mega event, participants with a talent, suspense evictions and a final resolution.Personalities selected for their conflict potential.

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What way does the apprentice not follow conventions of a reality TV show?

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Name an example of an enigma created in the apprentice USA episode?

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What are the 6 main features of the apprentice narrative?

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