P- In the synopsis for the action movie 'Wolverine' the writer uses alliteration as well as other linguistic techniques.
E- 'deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than ever'
E- the write sucessfully use alliteration to persuade the buyer and tempt them by giving them clues of happens in the movie. 'Deeper' indicates that some things may be revealed throughout. 'Darker' creates mystery which makes the consumer curious and more likely to purchase the DVD.
P-The writer uses alliteration
E-This hilighted from when "humorous and heartwarming" is used in the blurb
E-This indicates that it is a family audience and the writer clearly uses the word heartwarming to appeal to adults and children
Frozen: "Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls
and a hilarious snowman named Olaf." This indicates the film maybe based in a cold environment "Everest-like conditions" it also suggests there is a struggle or problem to overcome in the plot. "Mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman" implying that it is a fantasy, magical, comical film. It shows there is a contrast between the seriousness of the Everest-like conditions compared to the humorous side with a hilarious snowman.
Wolverine:"Deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than-ever chapter of the X-Men saga!" The finishing line of the synopsis of Wolverine reinforces and emphasises the quality, heart-racing plot of the film. The writer conveys this with his choice of words; "deeper,darker" strengthening just how mysterious the film is. "More-spectacular-then-ever chapter of the X-Men saga" implies there has been a previous film/films but "more-spectacular-than-ever" suggests Wloverine will be greater and superior to the others, this will persuade the reader the film is worth watching.
P-This is clearly an action film for a young male audience
E-This is evident from the exciting adjectives such as 'pulse pounding 'and 'violent'
E-This reinforces the fact it's an action film which attracts people who want to know more
Frozen-"presents a chilly twist" this emphasises to us that the plot is a winters tale."Disneyland animations best since the lion king" this empties that frozen is the best movie since one of the greatest movies of that time who's tells us that frozen is a "heartwarming " movie "fearless optimist Anna sets out on an epic journey -" describing the journeys as an epic adventure and the "-" leaves suspense they find new friends along the way like kristoff and Olaf and they must help Anna save the kingdom and her sister which means there is more at stake than just her sister this shows us that this movie is full of action "encountering Everest like conditions"comparing the weather to Everest -one of the coldest places on earth
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The genre of this movie is action. I can tell from the synopsis that it is an action/thriller because it features language like "thriller, epically violent, primal fury and legendary" to suggest the genre. The vocabulary used in this synopsis shows us the animalistic personality of the main character and that it contains uncontrollable fury and anger by using the phase "unleashes his primal fury".
The most suiting audience for this movie would be teenage boys to male adults. It also implies that that women would enjoy it too by including language like "his epically violent and romantic past" to attract and bring in a wider audience.
The purpose of this DVD cover is to persuade the audience to buy or watch the movie. They use reviews to try and give the audience a second opinion as well as to try and sell the movie. For example; "Heroic Hugh Jackman breathes the fire into wolverine - with a vengeance!"
There are a few uses of alliteration in this synopsis like "pulse-pounding, heroic Hugh and deeper, darker." These are used to bring emphasis to the words and make them stand out. "Pulse-pounding" may suggest that it will raise your pulse with excitement, and that it will have you on the edge of your seat.
Direct address is used in this blurb also. At the end it says; "You'll go "berserker" for this deeper, darker, more spectacular-than-ever chapter of the X-Men Saga!" The use of the personal pronoun "you'll" highlights that it is direct address. It is effective because it gives a personal appeal to the audience, and it makes it feel personalised to them, another technique of persuasion.
10/10 - Detailed, descriptive and structured. Full marks :)
P- Use of contrasting words
E- 'violent and romantic past'
A- Contrasting words widen the appeal of the film, and these especially give the audience an idea of different aspects of the films storyline.
A pun is used in "disneys animations best since the lion king will melt your heart" to grab the readers attention and give it a wider appeal to many genres and audiences. It also injects humour into the text making it appeal to the reader.
E- 'deeper, darker'
E- The choice to use the words deeper and darker suggests mystery and uncertainty in the movie. Therefore indicating that danger lies in the path of Wolverine. 'Deeper' may imply that in this movie the viewers will have more insight to Wolverines world and past than ever before.
The writer uses rule of three to entice the cutomer."..deeper, darker, more spectacular than ever..." . Deeper implies that the movie goes further into the life story of the x men and how they became what they are, darker conveys a mysterious side to the movie or that there is a different unpredtable personally in a character and more spectacular than ever indicates it is the best one so far out of a sequel.
E- 'humorous and heartwarming'
E- 'humorous and heartwarming' suggest that Frozen is a feel good film. Humorous implies that you will laugh and enjoy the movie. Using heartwarming may indicate that the plot will warm your heart and make you feel love towards the characters.
P- The writer uses the rule of three to engage the reader
E- At the end of the synopsis it says "deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than-ever".
E- The use of "deeper, darker" strenghtens the readers curiosity, persuading then to purchase the DVD. When the writer says "more-spectacular-than-ever" this indicates that the movie is a sequel, it also reinforces the curiosity of the reader to enduce them to buy the product
In the blurb for this movie X-men Origins they have used alliteration as it states 'this pulse-pounding action thriller' in using the word 'pulse-pounding' it implies that as soon as you watch the movie you will immediately engage with the film and will directly involved in the action.
P- Use of Rule of 3, hyperbole and vivid adjectives
E- 'gorgeous animation, memorable characters, and unforgettable music'
E- The Rule of 3, along with the vivid adjectives used in conjunction with it, grasp the attention of the audience and explore different aspects of the DVDs features in a quick, to-the-point style. Hyperbole is also used (i.e. 'Unforgettable music') to aid the text in persuading the buyer to purchase the DVD in a subtle yet effective way.
P- The writer uses an oxymoron to enhance the readers emotions and use adjectives to suggest a genre
E- The writer opens the synopsis with "chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told." The two opposites being "chilly" and "heartwarming"
E- The use if the oxymoron gives the reader a sense of genre and what the movie entails of - "chilly" meaning that it is a wintery sort of movie set in the snow, and "heartwarming" conveying that the film is a kind and gentle family movie with possible romance.
The writer of this blurb uses alliteration when they says "this pulse-pounding." This alliteration indicates action and excitement as it makes your pulse raise and heart pound.
The writer also uses rule of 3 as it says "deeper, darker and more spectacular." This linguistic device implies emphasis on how thrilling the movie is and the writer is using it to get the point across.
The vocabulary throughout this synopsis like "sinks razor-sharp adamantium claws," is a pun and really entices the reader to buy the movie and that is the purpose.
In this blub the writer uses rule of 3 again when they say "Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf." These phrases indicates adventure when it says "Everest-like conditions," mystery when it says "mystical trolls," and humour when it says "hilarious snowman named Olaf." The phrase "Anna sets off on an epic journey-to find her sister," makes you feel love and which reinforces that this movie is for children or for young families.
In the blurb for Disney's most magical film Frozen it uses a fantastic rule of three towards the end as it reads 'featuring cool bonus extras with gorgeous animation,memorable characters and unforgettable music' saying this highlights that the movie its more than likely for the younger age group as it is an animation, it also emphasizes that if you watch it you will surely not forget it as the music and characters are unforgettable and memorable, this will instantly intrigue the reader to watch the movie.
Frozen- the writer uses the phrase, "a chilly twist" at the beginning of the synopsis. This phrase is used in two ways as it is a pun. It is used firstly to represent that this movie is not always lively and fun, and the characters face struggles. Secondly, this phrase is used to imply that it is based in snow and cold (chilly)
Wolverine- In this passage the writer uses direct address to audience by saying, "you'll go berserker". The writer uses this to make us feel as if we play a part in the movie and it is aimed at us, whether it is or not. It tempts the audience into purchasing the film.
P- The writer uses direct address to engage the reader.
E- The synopsis reads "you'll go 'berserker'",directly addressing the reader using the personal pronoun 'you'.
E- Direct address engages the reader with the writing. In using this personal pronoun it is telling the reader what they will do, which will make them react and become them curious to watch and see if there is any truth within this.This is a very successful way to compel them to buy this DVD.
The Wolverine dvd cover conveys a contrasting story line between two different genres almost merged together. " His epically violent and romantic past " indicates an almost hot and cold aura; which in this case helps to appeal to a wide range of both male and female audiences.
There are a few occasions on the did cover that personification is used. For example " Kristoff and his loyal reindeer " or " a hilarious snowman named Olaf ". We wouldn't normally describe either of these things in such a way. But the writer of this synopsis has created an insight to two interesting characters by doing so. Therefore making the reader and potential buyer intrigued and curious to find out more.
X-men origins: wolverine
P- It is evident throughout the synopsis that this is a movie of the action genre,
E- the writer uses 'pulse-pounding action thriller' from the start of the synopsis and also uses dramatic verbs such as 'unleashes'.
A- this dramatises the plot and indicates that the movie will have your heart racing or your 'pulse pounding' as you are drawn in by the action packed film.
P- The target audience for this movie is both male and female viewers from around the age of 14 onwards,
E- 'his epically violent and romantic past'
A- reflects that this movie may not be suitable for younger viewers; 'epically violent' suggests an interest for a male Audience, alternatively 'romantic past' implies that it it also targeted at a female audience.
P- The purpose of this text is to attract and persuade the audience to purchase or watch this film,
E- prodigious reviews; 'spectacular' and 'sensational' are presented on the front cover.
A- These reviews provide interest immediately, before the audience has read the synopsis, they also reinforce the impression of this movie being an 'action thriller'.
P-The writer uses rule of three
E- m "..deeper, darker, more spectacular than ever..." .
A- 'Deeper' implies that the movie goes further into the past life of the x men and how they became what they are; 'darker' conveys a mysterious side to the movie or that there is a different unpredtable personality in a character; 'more spectacular than ever' demonstrates that this film is part of a sequel and that it is superior to the others.
Poppy, this is a comprehensive answer. You have included several important points and used GCSE language in order to present your analysis coherently and with great precision. Well done! 10/10
P-This Movie is an action/thriller. The most suiting audience for this genre would be teenage boys. There is a contrast in the character's description.
E-The Synopsis uses vocabulary to suggest that it is violent and that the main character is animalistic as well as being romantic. The synopsis also suggests that there is a sci-fi super hero element to the movie, which would appeal to a teenage audience.
E-The movie comes across as an action movie due to phrases like, 'thriller' and alliteration like 'pulse pounding'. The main character is described through his 'epically violent and romantic past.' Also the super hero element comes across when the synopsis mentions 'legendary new mutants'.
The genre of this movie is an animation/children's/family movie. I know this as it says "It's dazzling fun for the whole family!" which reinforces that this is a movie for families.
The target audience for this movie would be children aged 3 plus and their parents. The synopsis verifies this by saying "its dazzling fun for the whole family". This tells us that it would appeal to parents or older children also.
The purpose of this DVD cover is to persuade the audience to buy or watch the film. The reviews will also give the audience a second opinion as well as trying and sell the movie. For example; "An instant classic. This movie will be watched and loved for generations!" and "Disney Animation's best since The Lion King".
Emotive language is used throughout this synopsis to grab the attention and create an emotional response in the audience. For example; "heart-warming and melt your heart".
There is alliteration used in the blurb for the first sentence' pulse-pounding action thriller' the pulse-pounding highlightes that the audience will be involved in the action directly an they will b immediately engaged to it also.
E-'most humourous and heartwarming'
E- The write pr has used alliteration not only to persuade the buyer but also it makes the writing flow and sounds more interesting to children. 'Humourous and heartwarming' is very well suiting for this genre of film and it uses better vocabulary to indicate love. 'Encountering Everest' sounds a lot more thrilling and engages the reader a lot more which helps to sell the movie and appeal to the audience.
Alliteration is used in the blurb in the middle 'encountering Everest like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named olaf' it is used to make the reader/audience have some imagination and make them engage in the film.
Sinks razor sharp ademantium claws is a pun used to inject humour into the the text thus dramatising the plot and engaging the reader. This creates the impression that the plot will be action-filled and dramatic.
P- The writer uses the contrast between the cold and the warm.
E- 'Chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told'
E- Saying that a movie titled 'frozen' is 'heartwarming' and will 'melt your heart' is nearly a pun. It gives off a humorous effect which indicates that this movie could be targeted at families. This is demonstrated even further when it states at the end of the synopsis 'its dazzling fun for the whole family'.
E- "An instant classic. This movie will be watched and loved for generations." "Disney's animations best since the Lion King"
E- Inspires the buyer to watch the DVD as the reviews are positive. "Best since the Lion King," this indicates that the film is very good and worth watching.
P- Rule of 3
E- "This deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than ever.."
E- Emphasises that this is an even better film than possibly the prequel - "More spectacular than ever." "Deeper" suggests that is more to the film with unexpected events and "Darker" indicates that this is a film full of action.
P-This movie is aimed at young families, especially young boys and girls.
E- 'fun for the whole family.' 'rugged mountain man Kristoff' 'fearless optimist Anna.'
A- Girls can relate to the 'fearless optimist Anna' and boys alike can relate to the 'rugged mountain man Kristoff'. The synopsis suggests that the movie is 'fun for the whole family' emphasising the wide range of audience.
P- Many language devices are used in the synopsis.
E-'Encountering Everest like conditions.' 'hilarious snowman' 'will melt your heart'
A- Alliteration is used when the writer chooses 'Encounters Everest like conditions' to wet the appetite of potential buyers.
personification is used when the writer says, 'a hilarious snowman' bringing the snowman to life.
play on words is used when the writer says 'will melt your heart' which can also be viewed as emotive writing as it evokes emotion in the potential buyer.
P - The use of pun, rule of three, alliteration, direct address, hyperbole
E - Pun = 'sins razor sharp adamantium claws into the mysterious origins of Wolverine'
Rule of Three = 'deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than-ever'
Alliteration = 'deeper, darker'
Direct Address = 'You'll go 'berserker'
Hyberbole = 'pulse-pounding'
E - Pun = uses 'razor sharp adamantium claws' as Wolverine has razor sharp adamantium claws
Rule of Three = implies that it is better than ever
Alliteration = indicates that it is scary
Direct Address = interacting with audience might encourage to buy
Hyberbole = encourages audience to purchase
Use of pun, hyperbole, rule of three, direct address
Pun = 'a chilly-twist' and 'her icy powers'
hyperbole = 'will melt your heart'
rule of three = 'Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman' and 'gorgeous animations, memorable characters and unforgettable music'
direct address = 'bring home frozen on DVD
Pun = called frozen-chilly twist
hyperbole = tells us its emotional
rule of three = emphasises comedy and a magical theme, indicates that children is its intended audience
direct address = makes you want to buy it
X-men origins: wolverine
P- It is evident throughout the synopsis that this is a movie of the fantasy genre,
E- the writer uses 'mystical trolls' and 'icy powers'
A- to suggest that the plot of this movie is about magic and fantasy lands.
P- it is also highlighted that the movie may be an action film,
E- as 'Anna sets off an an epic journey,' 'encountering Everest-like conditions' 'in a race to save the kingdom,'
A- both the fantasy and action aspects are brought together.
P- The target audience for this movie is young children and families,
E- not only the fact that the writer included 'dazzling fun for all the family,' but the simple language used
A- reflects that this movie is suitable and would appeal younger viewers and or families.
P- The purpose of this text is to attract and persuade the audience to purchase or watch this film,
E- prodigious reviews; 'an instant classic, this movie will be watched and loved for generations' and 'Disney animations best since the lion king are presented proudly on the back of the cover.
A- These reviews provide interest immediately, before the audience has read the synopsis, they also leave the impression of this movie being memorable.
P-The writer uses puns which are related to the narrative,
E- 'a chilly twist' and included 'cool bonus features'
A- tie in with the theme and title of this movie, they add more interest to the synopsis and attract the audiences attention.
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