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1

How do you apply Neale's Genre theory?

Won International Emmy for best drama series, elements of supernatural and horror.

2

What do we expect from the zombie genre?

Someone being bitten, conflict, weapons, isolated settings and apocalypse.

3

How does it break Zombie conventions?

French Poetic realism- focuses on aesthetics and lyrics style.

4

According to Todorov (Narratology) when is the equilibrium?

Parents in meeting.

5

According to Todorov (Narratology) when is the disruption?

The dead returning.

6

According to Todorov (Narratology) when is the recognition?

Going back to their homes.

7

According to Todorov (Narratology) when is the resolution?

Mr. Costa setting fire to house- not completely met. Sort of gives it a cyclical structure.

8

Give some Levi-Strauss Binary Oppositions (Structuralism)?

Living vs Dead, Illusion vs Reality, The Truth vs The Perception of The Truth.

9

On the DVD Cover what does the blue and grey colour palette do?

Reflects drowning and zombies.

10

On the DVD Cover what does Victor's Red coat symbolise?

Danger (Barthes)

11

On the DVD Cover what does the water / religious symbols do?

Reflects reborn, baptism, resurrection, Noah's ark.

12

On the DVD Cover what does the direct gaze from the characters do?

Visual direct mode of address makes audience feel uncomfortable reflecting themes of the show.

13

How can you apply Hooks?

Only white people, Mr. Costa burns white reflecting patriarchy.

14

How can you apply Van Zoonen?

Most Female characters sexualised through sex (Lena, Lucy), however Simon sexualised- males efficient, Camille is also breaks gender stereotypes.

15

How can you apply Hall (Representation)?

Construction of the returned as 'other' + migrants; Victor's lack of communication.

16

What date was it on Canal+?

26th November 2012

17

What date was it on C4?

9th June 2013

18

What French film is it based on?

"They Came Back"

19

How many series and episodes were there?

2 Series both 8 episodes each.

20

Name some context for Canal + ?

French Premium cable channel, founded 1984, Owned by Canal + group as well as Vivendi SA?

21

What is Vivendi SA?

French multi media conglomerate, music, film, video hosting.

22

What is Channel 4?

PSB, doesn't make profit, funded through ads, Robin Hood model.

23

What rating did I receive on Rotten Tomatoes?

9.2

24

What was the budget?

$14.29 million

25

How was it distributed?

Internationally

26

Where did the funding come from?

CEM (Creative Europe Media).

27

Where was it filmed?

Haute- Savoite and Annecy

28

What is aMC?

American Media Company, originally focused on films.

29

What different types of Marketing were there?

Trailer, website, Facebook, twitter, soundtrack, poster, US spin off, book.

30

How are audiences targeted?

Love of supernatural/genre, marketing, not for any class or gender, could argue aimed at males due to sexualised scenes and violence.