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Postmodernism

My Group made a PowerPoint to explain Postmodernism – here it is below:

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We made a poster to explain what Hybridity is, here it is below:

We also looked into the hybridity on a Woman’s magazine website:

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I decided to make a Twitter account so that I can keep in touch with all Media related things.

You can follow me at http://twitter.com/MollyClifton

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The phrase ‘Bond Girl’ usually spurs up an image of an attractive woman in beautiful clothes capturing the attention mainly of men but certainly of all those around her. A ‘Bond Girl’ it seems must fit certain criteria, such as; a ‘perfect’ body, beautiful hair, stunning features and usually wearing as little clothes as possible, this is true for both the past and newer ‘James Bond’ sequels.

Since the first ‘James Bond’ movie there have been gorgeous women taking a lead role in the narrative, these characters primarily were there to add a sexual context to the movie rather than as an aid to James Bond himself. The characters serve as a muse to the male characters and play their role effectively. In more recent ‘James Bond’ releases the main ‘Bond Girls’ have taken a more active role, for example working with the lead male to combat the ‘baddies’ and help ond succeed in his thrilling tasks.

Women in the film add a sexual aspect to the plot, as an example of this, in the first ‘James Bond’, ‘Dr No’ the main female character ‘Honey Rider’ emerges from the sea wearing a sexy bikini, here she catches the attention of male characters thus emphasising a woman’s main role in the films. In ‘Dr No’ Bond has to leave for urgent business in Jamaica but before he leaves we see him being ‘teased’ by a female character, here the woman is represented as attractive, intelligent and ‘sexy’. The female is wearing a dressing gown with full makeup – including bright red lipstick, this denotes certain sexual connotations to the male and indeed the viewers.

In certain ‘James Bond’ films, the female characters are used as more vital characters for the narrative. For example, in the James Bond films the ‘Bond Girls’ are used to help ‘Bond’ in his main mission; therefore they tend to have a more sophisticated role. These women still fit into the ‘Bond Girl’ criteria- attractive etc but they fulfil a more thrilling role in the film. These women are mainly found in the more recent ‘James Bond’ films such as ‘Casino Royale’ or ‘Quantum Of Solace’. In ‘Quantum of Solace’ the lead female is Olga Kurylenko, she acts as an agent and also as ‘James Bond’s’ love interest for the narrative of the film. Kurylenko is represented as a beautiful female who is almost a counterpart to Bond himself – a change to how females used to be represented in the Bond series.

Representations of ‘Bond Girls’ have changed over the years, they have changed from the simple female- sexy, beautiful, etc to a more accomplished character who is still sexy and beautiful, but now has smart and feisty characteristics to add to her personality. These representations have moved with the times – women now are more greatly valued than they once were previously and this is reflected in the ‘James Bond’ films.

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