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Analyse how verbal and visual features of a text you have studied are used to give audiences a strong ideaIn An Education directed by Lone Sherfig we are introduced to a teenage girl Jenny who is making plans for what she wants to do once she leaves school She meets an older man David and starts to have a relationship with him and she questions if she wants to go to Oxford University and study English which is what her parents want her to do or to live with David and be able to be a musician The director used visual and verbal techniques to help show us a strong idea of the innocence of youth The visual techniques she used were lighting and camera shots and verbal technique was music The scene where the director mainly focused on this was when Jenny first meets David When we are first introduced to David he is in a car and starts a conversation with Jenny who is standing outside in the rain As a viewer many of us may question why a thirty year old man would want to start a conversation with a teenage girl and many of us would begin to get suspicious of Davids actions There is a contrast in lighting between shots where David and Jenny are shown individually where Jenny is shown in bright lighting and David is shown in very dim lighting in his car The bright light in which Jenny is in suggests to us that she is a good character due to the colour of white which is used which looks angelic and we get an idea that she is innocent and youthful In contrast to this Davids car is very dark which suggests that he may have dark or bad intentions for trying to start a relationship with Jenny Jenny doesnt seem to be suspicious of David which is due to her innocence of youth which is
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