Shown through use of realistic shots, showing a slightly realistic look in to a teenagers life.
Challenges conventions as the representation of the English boarding school life is slightly dramatized.
Simple shots are used to show the realism of the genre.
Music starts of very calm and tranquil whilst the shot shows the girl sleeping in her massive room. It slowly fades out as she wakes, then the girl realises what day it is and jumps out of bed whilst the music turns fast paced and modern.
Music faintly plays during the scene where the girl decides to give away her new step mothers clothes and jump off the cliff into the sea with them. The music matches this sequence and peoples reactions.
The music dramatically stops when her dad begins to shout, showing something serious is going to happen because of her actions.
When the girl speaks about her dead mum to her dad the music matches the mood, as it starts with violins and very dramatic.
Camera Angles, Shots and Movements
Opening shot- wide shot of the blue sea and blue sky, helps to set the scene.
Zoom into girl calmly sleeping, stops at a medium shot of girl waking up.
She panics and a wide shot is used to see her panic whilst jumping out of bed and rushing to calendar, then a over the shoulder shot is used to see what she is looking at (important date).
A series of over the shoulder shots to show the two sisters having a very important conversation about their new step mum moving in.
Close up shot then used to show the girl opening up the moving van and saying to every help yourselves. Wide shot is then used to show loads of young people rushing to take what they want.
Camera Angles, Shots and Movements
Series of medium shots were used to show the hectic action in and around the house of people taking what they like from the van.
Pan is used to show the girl running fast and jumping off the edge of the cliff.
Titled up shot is used to show her friends running and looking over the edge in horror, also used to show how steep it is. Tilted down shot is then used to show she is okay and how far down she jumped.
Extreme close up is used to show how serious and angry her dad is when he says she is going to an English boarding school.
Close up and zoom out is then used to show the emotion whilst the girl talks about her dead mum.
Cross fade is used at the beginning to switch from the landscape to where the girl is sleeping to show she lives within this area.
Fast cuts are used whilst people are taking the stuff out of the moving van to show the fast pace action and sense of excitement for doing something wrong.
Towards the end of the opening sequence a cross fade is used again to show the girl sleeping.
Narrative, Titles and Audience
The film is a simple linear narrative. The opening sequence starts in the morning and ends in the night.
Titles- the two words fly on from different sides of the screen and meet on middle left of the screen. They seem to glisten, and when the girl rushes towards it they smash. They glisten to represent her current life and smash to represent how the day is going to turn out for her, a small insight for the audience.
The audience for this film would be teenagers/young adults as it is based on the life of a misfit teenager feeling like isolated and different from everyone else.
Mise en Scene and Representation
Blue sky and blue sea is the first thing the audience sees, this can represent that everything is perfect.
The next shot is of the girl sleeping. Her room seems very bright and airy also representing everything is perfect however this changes at the end of the opening sequence. Again it shows her sleeping again but this time the room seems darker and more gloomy.
Close up of calendar shows the audience a date with explosion stickers around it and the girl panicking, this shows the audience something bad is going to happen today.