Case studies.Work on all my case studies that Ive put into one, organised slide.
BRITISH FILM. St Trinian’sSt Trinian’s was directed and produced by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson. The film starred big names such as Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. It was distributed byEntertainment Films (one of the companies Iconsidered in my evaluation question: What kind of institution might distribute your media product and why?)
Distribution and Production Information.• St Trinian’s was released to – the UK, Ireland Australia, Portugal, New Zealand, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Netherl ands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the USA, Spain, Canada, Mexico and France.• Marketisation for the film – A soundtrack was created with songs from Girl’s aloud, Girl’s aloud also cameo’d (?) in the film at the end, trailers and posters were released in cinemas and on television before the film came out, other cameo’s included Jeremy Thompson and Zoe Salmon (both are presenters from TV programmes that I don’t know).
Extra information• The budget the film was given was of around the total of £7 million and earned back from the box office a total of £1,832,594 in their opening weekend.• It was released in the UK on 21st December 2007 and released in the US on 9th October 2009.• Technological convergences – A soundtrack including songs from Girl’s aloud.
Questions from a previous post Did the idea start with the writer, or were writers brought in to develop a preconceived idea?St Trinian’s was based off of a book series written by Ronald Searle. The bookswere about a fictional girls boarding school called St Trinian’s (obviously...). His inspiration for these books came from a real British school called the Perse School for girls. What are the issues with the genre of the film? Problems often associated with films of this genre are/can be pretty obvious. Things such as actually making the film funny and staying true to the writer’s intention of the story. Who wrote the original script? The original script was written by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft. Who composed the theme music? The theme music was composed by Charlie Mole.
HOLLYWOOD FILM.• (500) days of Summer was directed by Marc Webb and was produced by Mason Novick, Jess Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe and Scott G. Hyman. The film is a comedy/drama/romance starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel (also known as the King and Queen of hipsters though there is some debate over whether Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are taking their place. Anyway...). This film was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox pictures.
Distribution and Production Information.• (500) days of Summer was released to – The UK, The USA (on different dates to various locations), Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, France, Finland, Netherlands, Brazil, Fra nce, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Belgium, Singapore, Turkey, Poland, Croati a, Philippines, Russia, Austria, Spain, Norway, Argentina, Israel, Den mark, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, Indonesia, U ruguay, Japan, South Korea and Hungary.• Marketisation – A soundtrack of old and recent songs to appeal to a wider target audience, Posters and trailers were released before the film came out in cinemas and on television and the film was played for the first time at a festival though Im not sure if that’s a marketisation technique.
Extra Information.• The budget the film was given was $7.5 million (I cannot work that out in English currency) and it earned back $60,722,734 from the Box Office. In it’s opening weekend the film earned $834,501 in the USA.• The film was released in the UK on 2nd September 2009 and released in the US on various different dates because it was distributed through festivals.• Technological convergences – a soundtrack.
Questions from a previous post. Did the idea start with the writer, or were writers brought in to develop a preconceived idea?The film originally came from two writers – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. It started off as an independent production that was picked up by Fox Searchlight pictures. What are the issues with the genre of the film? This genre of film is a hybrid and it would experience issues in that sense because the two genre’s (comedy and drama) are opposing. How can you make something funny but at the same time be serious? They managed to do this however because the film is told from the point of view of a male protagonist and is all about how he see’s the situation he’s in but not necessarily is happening. Who wrote the original script? Answered above. Who composed the theme music? The music was composed/chosen by Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen.
• Note – I did change my case studies from what they originally were because I clearly didn’t look very far into my information because the one I chose to be my British Independent wasn’t a British independent film.• I’m sorry about that (i’m always apologising on my blog. It’s cause i’m having the fix all my past mistakes!)