The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

In Representation, Unit 1, VCE Media


In order to make the world more understandable, the media often simplifies real people into the stereotypes of either “heroes” or “villains”. Discuss how the representations of both Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe in “The King of Kong” have been created by the filmmakers to create a compelling story.

Your answer must include references to both the film “The King of Kong”, the interviews given in the handouts and the following ways the representations have been created:

  • The selection and omission of footage
  • The use of symbolic codes
  • The use of technical codes


Mise en Scene Analysis

Billy Mitchell

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Steve Wiebe

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Key Scene Analysis


Scene 01 – Billy Mitchell Intro


Scene 02 – Steve Wiebe Intro

Scene 03 – Wiebe and Drums

Scene 04 – Wiebe World Championship

Scene 05 – Mitchell and the Break In

Scene 06 – Wiebe Kill Screen

Scene 07 – World Record Headquarters

Scene 08 – Everybody Knows

Scene 09 – Certain People


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