Narrative Themes In Gil Junger's Music

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The music chosen by Gil Junger is molded on the narrative themes. For example he manages to share his vision of Kat through the use of two songs at the beginning of the movie. As a car appears at the beginning of the film and the teenage girls in it start to sing along to the song “One Week” by the Pop/Rock band Barenaked Ladies, which is all male bad, whilst Kat listens to “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. By using this strategy, Junger managed to show the audience Kat`s character and also, the contrast that is between being popular and unpopular. The use of Joan Jett and the red vintage sports car that Kat drives helps the audience understand just how much she cares about how other perceive her and the power that others might

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