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Gender representation in Waterloo Road Gender is firstly represented in this clip from Waterloo Road by the use of a two

shot, showing the man and woman for a meal. The location is a restaurant, which is used to show how they are able to kindle their relationship and be close and intimate to one another. Ambient sounds of people laughing and talking in the restaurant have been used to contrast between the relationship of the couple. The mise en scene of the man shows him to be wearing a suit, which adds to his representation of being a masculine man, as it makes him seem authoritative. An over the shoulder shot, as well as a shot reverse shot, allows us to see both the man and the woman through their conversation which can be heard through the dialogue. The womans mise-en-scene shows that her costume is casual, which gives the immediate impression of her character being a traditional woman, as she is wearing a cardigan and has little makeup, giving the impression that she is girly, and her gender representation being clear. The dialogue of the woman shows that she is crediting the man for his efforts and the things that he has done, which adds to her representation as she is trying to make the man feel good by doing anything she can and making herself seem available and needy. A two shot is used to show the man moving his hand away from the womans, to which we are next shown a cutaway of the womans face, in which we are able to see her facial expressions towards the mans actions. This adds to the mans gender stereotype of being a traditional man as he has the authority over the woman and has the ability to change anything that he wants to change and is not happy with. A shot reverse shot has also been used to show the conversation going on between the man and woman, as well as a series of long takes to emphasise the fact that their conversation is awkward due to both of the characters feelings towards one another. Low angles are used to show how the man dominates over the woman, which is a stereotypical attribute of a traditional man. The mans dialogue in this scene shows how he emphasises the word I when the woman suggests they both leave, which adds to the awkwardness of the scene, as well as making the woman seen nave and adding to the mans stereotype of being a traditional man and calling the shots. A jump cut has been used in this scene, which adds to the uneasy atmosphere of the situation and the awkwardness that both characters feel. Dialogue is used to show how the woman still loves the man, which adds to her gender stereotype of being a traditional woman, as they are stereotypically do everything for the man types of women. Therefore this speech connotates the fact that she is seeming slightly desperate for the love from the man, which represents the mans gender stereotype of being traditional and having the ability to turn her down. The prop of alcohol, shown through a close up, is used to show how the scene has created a violent and angry atmosphere as the woman orders a glass of wine through the use of dialogue, which has been used to show how she has new found anger for the man, hence her need to drink. As well as this, we are able to see how the 180 degree rule has been broken in this scene, which makes the scene seem a lot less natural, as well as representing the fact that the relationship has ended, therefore the scene is able to give off an unnatural impression.