Contextual Analysis of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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At A2 it is vital to make sure you are aware of the fact that a text lives within a context. You must always consider why audiences receive a film well at a certain time. For example, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was released, at a time where concerns are voiced regarding an aging population. There are currently 4 people of working age supporting each pensioner in Britain, by 2035 this number is expected to fall to 2.5, and by 2050 to just 2. The number of people of working age in relation to retirees is known as the ‘dependency ratio’. This ageing of populations is a global phenomenon, being witnessed not only in Britain but in such developed countries as Italy, Spain, Germany and Japan. (21stcenturychallenges.org, 2013) Audiences are clearly able to relate to the issues addressed in the film. (Pay attention to how the research and the contemporary media issues are interwoven and embedded into the discussion.) Continue reading “Contextual Analysis of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”