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Different social
classes

Part Time and
Unemployed
This social class is somewhat represented in
our media project. This is because they may
be part of the audience watching our movie in
the cinema. We also represent this social
group personally, as we are sixth form
students with part time jobs.

The Working Class
My product represents the working class in a
variety of ways. One of these ways would be
through our targeted audience. This is
because we feel that this class would be the
most likely to purchase a cinema ticket to see
our movie in the cinema. However it is also
represented as Frankie Rodgers comes from a
working class family and was a working class
man before he built his crime empire up from
the ground.

The Middle Class
This social class is represented in a similar
way to the working class. This is through our
target audience, as this group would also
enjoy our movie in the cinema. However this
class is also connoted through on screen
characters, as we see Frankie in a luxurious
suit and expensive watch.

Gender
The main gender represented in our media project is male. This is
due to the male dominated cast, as well as the main protagonist,
Frankie Rodgers, being a man. This conforms to common codes and
conventions, as many of this genre’s films contain male dominated
casts with female roles not being as important. This is due to the fact
that women are not stereotypically portrayed as gangsters or
criminals in the media. However the hegemonic views of males has
been subverted during the flashback scene. This is due to the
‘Damsel in Distress’ being a male, when women are usually
portrayed in this role. Another movie which subverts this hegemonic
view is Kill Bill, as the main protagonist is a female out for revenge
over the death of her husband, being dominant over many men in
the process.

Age
Due to our 18 rating, adults are in fact
represented through our media project.
However, much like Goodfellas, our movie
denotes Frankie as he grows up from a young
boy into a grown man. This allows us to
represent a number of different ages whilst
the story of Frankie’s rise to power is told to
the spectating audience members.