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    Sci-Fi film Sci-Fi film Presentation Transcript

    • Recap on Film Noir genre conventions
    • (1) Character roles (2) Narrative themes Film Noir Conventions (3) Iconography + mise en scene (4) Technical conventions
    • The Sci-Fi genre
    • (1) Character roles (2) Narrative themes Sci- Fi Conventions (3) Iconography + mise en scene (4) Technical conventions
    • (2) Narrative themes Sci-Fi Conventions
    • (2) Narrative themes An anti establishment ideology and theme is present which is usually projected to the audience via a polysemic narrative device.
    • (2) Narrative themes New technologies and their consequences. The genres narrative warns us that our own scientific successes will ultimately lead us to our downfall.
    • (2) Narrative themes Transformation, usually to project an empathy and understanding.
    • (2) Narrative themes The genre incorporates futuristic elements and technologies to explore social, political, and philosophical issues, again usually via a polysemic narrative.
    • Sci-Fi Conventions (3) Iconography + mise en scene
    • (3) Iconography and Mise en scene Weapons - High tech machinery –Space - Spaceships
    • Sci-Fi Conventions (4) Technical conventions
    • (3) Technical conventions -Quick cuts -Exaggerated diegetic sound -A reliance on special effect and CGI
    • - A director must balance familiarity and difference to ensure audience engagement.
    • Identify 3 Sci-Fi conventions that are present in the narrative and note down scene/narrative descriptions. Try to also identify one genre convention that is not present. (try to pick up character names)
    • The Hunger games contains typical and re-occurring conventions from the Sci-Fi genre. The genre conventions could be categorised as narrative themes, character roles, Iconography/mise en scene and technical conventions. The narrative is typical of the genre in many ways. The narrative theme of …………… is present in The Hunger Games. This is seen in a particular scene when……………. A technical convention which frequently occurs in the Sci Fi genre is ……………….. This occurs in the Hunger games. One particular example of this is ………………….. Classic iconography found in the Sci fi genre is ………..this is present within the Hunger Games narrative when……………… However the narrative also does not conform to the genre. This is proved when…