This time I am going to analyse a piece of music, a clip from TV, and a clip from a movie.
I am going to discuss its purpose, elements that are included, and its meaning.
MusicThe piece of music I have chosen is the theme to the popular BBC2 motoring show, TopGear.
I have chosen this because I think it suits the show quite well. This is not just because it is well known, and when people here it, they immediately think of the show.
PurposeThe purpose of the TopGear theme is to entertain, as it usually provides a background music for presenter Jeremy Clarkson to explain what’s coming up in the show, which he sometimes makes funny by explaining little things, e.g. “Tonight, James wears a hat, I wear a hat, and Richard wears a hat with stuff on it.”
ElementsThere are drums, a few guitars and a synth. There are also some atmospheric sound effects that could be mistaken for cars. There are also a few stabs nearer the end for dramatic effect.
MeaningIt has a very particular meaning. It lets you know that the show is starting. Some of the elements in it also hint that it is a show about cars.
Analysing a TV clipThe clip I have chosen is from hit BBC comedy, Gavin and Stacy. It shows the two families eating breakfast together when they start to here rhythmic banging from upstairs.
PurposeThe purpose of this clip is to entertain and to suggest what might be going on.
ElementsThis clip includes the sound effects of everyone sitting around eating breakfast. Also later on in the clip, to try and mask out the noise coming from upstairs a radio is switched on. All you can hear from upstairs is a rhythmic banging, suggestion sexual activity.
MeaningThe meaning of this clip is to entertain and to make the watcher speculate on what is going on upstairs. The music of the radio is added to try and mask out the noise, and then a few of the family pretend to sing and dance along as if they know the song.
MovieThe movie clip I have chosen is the scene from the family guy spin off of Star wars episode VI, (Return of the Jedi)
I have chosen this because I find it very funny, and it provides dramatic and comical effect during the movie.