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Other films successes

  1. 1. Investigating what my audience liked about other films Georgi Honnor
  2. 2. The IMDB states according to their 'user rating' that the five films listed above are the top drama films. I will analyse at least one of these to gain some understanding as to why. Also listed are the 'top grossing titles'. I will also look at why one of those films were so successful.
  3. 3. I will also look at why these films are disliked by their target audience. This will make sure I do not make the same mistakes.
  4. 4. The shawshank redemption Rated: 9.3/10 by target market The storyline: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
  5. 5. Why was The Shawshank Redemption so popular? User reviews (from IMDB) "I have never seen such an amazing film since I saw The Shawshank Redemption. Shawshank encompasses friendships, hardships, hopes, and dreams. And what is so great about the movie is that it moves you, it gives you hope. Even though the circumstances between the characters and the viewers are quite different, you don't feel that far removed from what the characters are going through. It is a simple film, yet it has an everlasting message" "One of the finest films made in recent years. It's a poignant story about hope. Hope gets me. That's what makes a film like this more than a movie. It tells a lesson about life. Those are the films people talk about 50 or even 100 years from you. It's also a story for freedom. Freedom from isolation, from rule, from bigotry and hate." "One of my all time favorites. Shawshank Redemption is a very moving story about hope and the power of friendship."
  6. 6. What have I learnt from the target audience's reviews? They like films about friendship, hope, hardships and dreams A simple film with an everlasting message A film about life lessons A film about the power of friendship
  7. 7. Titanic Rated: 7.6/10 by target market The storyline: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
  8. 8. Why was Titanic so popular? Audience reviews (from IMDB) "James Cameron does a superb job of creating an almost "you are there" type of atmosphere. " "Titanic is a great movie, it delivers romance, humor, disaster, emotions and takes you on a journey." "James Cameron's 'Titanic' is essentially a romantic adventure with visual grandeur and magnificence, a timeless tragic love story set against the background of this major historical event... It's an astonishing movie that exemplifies hope, love and humanity." "The fact that it is based on a true story really haunts me." "I love the music,it touches me, it adds to the terribly sad nature of the film." "Titanic is complete! We can find love (that's the main theme), action (the sinking ship), a little story of friendship (Jack and his buddy), religious moments, beautiful scenery, and many values."
  9. 9. What have I learnt from the target audience's reviews? They like feeling like they're there They like disaster and emotions. The film to include love and hope. Something based on a true story, or with an aspect of reality. Music that matches the mood well and that adds to the drama. Friendship and beautiful scenery
  10. 10. Final Justice Rated: 1.8/10 by audience The storyline: Homicidal Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo is tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta; when the prisoner escapes, Geronimo goes rogue to catch him.
  11. 11. Why was Final Justice so unplopular? Audience reviews (from IMDB) "It's an unremarkable action film." "The storyline is boring, bizarre and doesn't make sense". " The film ends abruptly, there is no resolution. It's like the makers gave up." "This film from the first 5 minutes you know is bad. Bad as in totally incompetent bad. They've tried to make an action movie and it's gone terribly wrong." "bad acting, bad film." "It doesn't do enough to keep the audience interested." "I guess this goes to prove that Joe Don Baker will do anything for a buck. The concept of the film wasn't very good to start with. This movie has so many bad things about it I don't know where to start. The acting is horrible. The cinematography is marginal at best. The soundtrack was pretty bad. The score is terrible. "
  12. 12. What have I learnt from the target audience's reviews? Don't try and make a film with a genre you cannot recreate on your budget. Don't make the storyline too simple yet not too bizarre that it doesn't make sense. But it needs to have some sort of beginning, middle and end. Bad acting can ruin a good concept. Avoid the stereotypical storyline/shots. The trailer wouldn't capture an audience/intrigue them as they'd assume that it would be predictable.