FANTASY FILM DECONSTRUCTION CONCLUSION JESSIE NIVEN
DECONSTRUCTIONSThe four Deconstructions I have choses are from fourdifferent decades; I Deconstructed Harry Potter andthe Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Mary Poppins(1964), Jumanji (1995) and Freaky Friday (1976).I was looking at the four main technical codes andseeing how the genre fantasy was portrayed in thefirst two minuets.
WHAT DO THE OPENING TWO MINUTES OF YOUR FILM DECONSTRUCTIONS HAVE IN COMMON? All four films all create a sense of showing the audience what the main characters are like - characterisationThe main character is being chases by a Messy teenagergroup of small boys.Harry, hiding from his uncle Lively street performer
WHAT IS GENERALLY ESTABLISHED IN THE FIRST TWO MINUTES?In all four films it was made apparent that I waswatching a fantasy movie apart from Freaky Fridaywhere it was showing no obvious signs of fantasy.Harry Potter almost immediately displayed Harryusing a wand, this was a clear sign I was watching afantasy movie. Jamanji showed a time change andhad werewolfs howling in the background which arecommonly known as a typical mystical creature. MaryPoppins had an establishing shot of Mary flyingthrough the clouds with an umbrella.
CAN YOU DETECT ANY SIMILARITIES IN THE USE OF THE FOUR TECHNICAL CODES? All four deconstructions has many similarities concerning the four technical codes, which were:Sound- Creating tension Mise-en- scene- Characterisation - Setting, outside or in a house. - Props E.g Instruments, chests- Setting the scene/ naturalistic - Dark Clothing (Jumanji) sounds- Voice over (Freaky Friday) EditingCamera Work - Match on action - Establishing shots - Mix of no continuity and continuity editing- Tilt shot - ‘wipe’ in and out with writing on the- Ariel shot screen.- Shot length/ close ups- Birds eye view