Representation of teenagers in films

Essay by resh88High School, 10th gradeA+, February 2004

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Did you know that 6 out of to movies loose money? The companies need to ensure audiences turn out. They do this by aiming at a certain age group and then advertise in ways that would attract that group. There are loads of different ways of marketing films. One of the most commonly used ones is a trailer. Trailers can be seen on T.V, videos, in the cinema and now even on the internet. They give a brief idea to the audience on what the film is about. Some of the best parts are shown in here to make people want to see the whole film. Another way to sell a film is by using posters. They can be found in cinemas, magazines and on billboards. You can't really tell what's going to happen in the film but you can normally tell its genre so you do have a fair idea.

Most posters show the main characters and have the names of the actors and actresses on them. In magazines they review some of the new released films and tell you their opinions, what the films about and whether its actually worth watching. On the internet they have sites where people can put down what they thought of a certain movie. I think this is probably one of the best ways to find out if a film is good or not because you get loads of people's opinions.

The representation of teenagers in films isn't exactly a very positive one. They are normally shown as either the very popular kid, who's rich, knows everything about fashion and attracts the opposite sex like light attracts flies or, there's the big rough gangster type that smoke, do drugs and go round intimidating old ladies. In most films if it's...