The Differing Film Languages Used in the Two Trailers for Bend It Like Beckham

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The Differing Film Languages Used in the Two Trailers for Bend It Like Beckham

The purpose of a film trailer is to promote a film and to try and to portray the film genre and narrative to a certain audience to get them interested, and to encapsulate the film in a little over two minutes and hopefully indicate the unique selling point of the film. The trailer holds our attention because the images change really quickly and we must concentrate all the time or we may miss something. From the trailer we are able to get an idea of narrative and genre of the film and what visual style it will take. Film trailers target specific audiences through their film genres. The importance of a film genre is that
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Where the trailers are shown is significant to what audience it is trying to attract.

Focusing on the use of mise-en-scene, narrative structure, editing and sound I will be able to compare and contrast how the trailers have been constructed to grab the target audiences attention.

The film is about jess trying to realize her dreams by breaking through her stereotypical constraints where she should stay home and be a housewife and this is more shown in trailer 1 where there is more talk about what is best for jess and what she should do with her life. The trailer is also more romantic and concentrates on marriage in different cultures and is more romantic. In trailer 2 it makes the girls seem a bit clueless and not important in football as there a lot of jokes about them by the boys.

We see a lot of different action in Trailer 1 which shows more of a storyline and sends out important messages of cultures and what is important to the family. It opens with a traditional Indian wedding, it shows an Indian girl playing football in the park as she is making a fool out of all the boys with her skills, girls shopping and gossiping, David Beckham, cooking, girls training and doing fancy skills, A mother being very feminine, disco dancing, and a husband teaching wife offside rule. In Trailer 2 is more focused on the

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