IB DP Language A Language and Literature -sample text analysis – movie poster

Text: Army of Darkness movie poster

Before you read the “spoiler” bullet points below take a careful look at the text. Imagine it is a text you are using for your DP Language A Language and Literature assessments: the individual oral, the HL essay, or Paper 1 and analyze it accordingly. (This text would not be appropriate for Paper 2).

Some elements of the text to consider:

  • How this movie poster has / does not have typical characteristics of movie poster (e.g. “From the director of…” at the top of the poster
  • How it does not use actual images from the movie but is in the style of a painting
  • The striking central image – looking up at the protagonist from a low-angle highlighting strength / power
  • The fairly submissive depiction of the woman on the right side
  • The title of the movie – a large pointed font which alludes to danger

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