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Approaches Used to Convey Meaning in The Fast and The Furious "The Fast and The Furious" is a movie based on stereotyping. The most important topic of the movie is all about a set of three cars that attack trucks in America and a policeman is sent to race his car in street races to attempt to find out who's stealing from the trucks. I will go over the techniques that the director, Rob Cohen, uses to communicate his ideas and meanings to his target audience throughout the first race scene. During the race scene we see a lot of shots which cause anticipation to be built up. An instance of this is the first shot we view where we see a long straight road that will be ideal for a road race after which we see a highly modified car pull up using a revving engine. The camera shows a close up of the engine. This type of camera function builds up pressure and anticipation because the viewer expects something exciting to occur and is more inclined to want to watch the movie. This technique allows the manager to set the scene for most of the film because from the moment of viewing the altered car the viewer understands that the primary basis of this spectacle will probably be around cars since we see a close up of a car and this makes the car look important. The manager implies that if you've got a large fast car then you can get a beautiful girl. The director indicates this when a lady steps out of the car at a short mini skirt and reveals a whole lot of her leg. The manager does this because he understands that his target audience will be in the 13-30, male age group and seeing sexy girls will appeal to them. These types of shots will help sell the film and several of the shots may cause the audience t.. .