Film lesson 4 blockbusters

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Film lesson 4 blockbusters

  1. 1. The Anatomy of a BlockbusterAS Film Studies
  2. 2. Blockbuster» More than financial» But it is key  Profit  Box office receipts
  3. 3. Blockbuster» What makes a punter got to the cinema» Discuss
  4. 4. Task 1» What are the elements which make an international blockbuster?  Franchise  Literature  Other source    
  5. 5. Stars» Expensive» Guarantee?
  6. 6. Producer/Director» Reputation» Style» Guarantee?
  7. 7. Global appeal» Main issue is accessible to all» Weather» Global warming» Love story
  8. 8. Global Appeal» Gay cowboys do not fill cinemas
  9. 9. Good v Evil
  10. 10. Good v Evil
  11. 11. Culture neutral» Offends no body» Assumes no cultural knowledge
  12. 12. Get it wrong?» Eg  Brassed off  Kes  Local Hero
  13. 13. Simple characterisations» Easy to understand» Straightforward» Understandable» Uses stereotypes» Does not mess with stereotypes
  14. 14. Stereotypes
  15. 15. Save the world» Universal interest» Avert disaster» Save mankind
  16. 16. Love interest» Love universal» Sex sells» Romeo and Juliet» Love against the odds
  17. 17. CGI,Big production, pyrotechnics
  18. 18. CGI,Big production, pyrotechnics
  19. 19. Visual vs dialogue
  20. 20. Branding» Helps continuity» Note
  21. 21. Merchandise» Additional income
  22. 22. Homework EssayChoose a movie » Describe the filmblockbuster and (date, director)write a essay » Analyse financial success“Film Title – a » Analyse in what way(s)blockbuster or not. it conforms to theDiscuss” content of today’s lesson » 600 words » Tuesday 9th October

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