IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis –Nathan For You

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Text: “Nathan For You – Interview With a Seven-Year-Old.” Nathan for You.

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • Although videos won’t show up on Paper 1, analyzing a video is still a worthwhile way to practice your skills.
  • This comedy show – Nathan for You – relies on a certain style of comedy. “Nathan” remains deadpan even in the most ridiculous circumstances and the show also relies on awkward pauses. It also uses the heavy / dramatic “sting” at the :39 second mark when Nathan introduces his ridiculous and inappropriate ideas.
  • The frequent use of a hand held in the video adds a sense of movement – but not even, smooth movement. This technique, for example in the case of The Office, be used to bring the audience closer to the story and the characters.

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