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Film Analysis

Media Language- Point of view shot-

Unsteady cam immediately understand
it’s one persons viewpoint on a crime
taking place. Part of the gangs
viewpoint on what is being done.
-Natural light used- audience
understand it’s at night, keeps
mysterious characters which are the
villains. Only able to identify villains
full face.
-The use of costume establishes the
characters intent to stay hidden not to
give away their identity.
-Associations can be made to them
being violent, dangerous people being
in a big gathering of a gang and the
use of drugs and violence in the first
few moments.
-Gun can be icon of danger to come-
the threat these characters established
first can hold on others with the
weapon seen as a source of protection
and superiority.
• Social realism in films is representative of
real life, with all it’s difficulties. The
stories and people portrayed are
everyday characters, usually from
working class backgrounds. Typically,
films within the social realist canon are
gritty, urban dramas about the struggle
to survive the daily grind.
• http://filmstudies.suite101.com/article.cfm/social_realism_in_british
• Aimed directly at teens who feel they can relate to the
problems which are being caused in local communities
and in their areas. Deals with big issues which many
British people can relate to who may live in similar
• People who can compare their lives to the film- can
create a comparison to what they’re going through and
what the characters are going through
• Aimed purposely towards the male lower/working class
population relatable in some ways to their lives, the
daily struggle for which they are going through.
• Pessimistic outlook on Britain’s
lower/working class population.
Represents a dangerous and violent
Britain trying to inflict violence to gain
power in communities.
• Violence gives a negative viewpoint on
• Focuses solely on lower/working class
Britain therefore a bias viewpoint on
Britain as a whole.
A boy is being initiated into a gang by
being instructed to consume a high
amount of a certain drug in order to
prove his worth. Then the boy is
being informed of stage two of his
initiated and told of his loyalty to the
gang for life. Cuts to two boys on a
dirt bike with one wielding a gun on a
mission to seek blood.
• Harry Brown was directed by Daniel Barber. It was
produced by Matthew Vaughn, KrisThykier, Matthew
Brown, Keith Bell.
• Written by Gary Young.
• Distributed by Lionsgate
• Release date(s) November 13, 2009
• Running time 103 Minutes
• Country United Kingdom
• Language English

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