Research task rec_and_quarantine

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Research task rec_and_quarantine

  1. 1. Georgia braidwood PR2: Same Film, Different Time and Place Rec and Quarantine Research Task Quarantine Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUw2zNR5Dzc Task 1 Find out the following information: Rec Quarantine Director JaumeBalagueró, Paco Plaza John Erick Dowdle Year of Production 2007 2008 Distributor Filmax Screen Gems Budget €1,500,000 $12,000,000 Box office takings $32,492,948 £937,833 Sequels Rec 2, 3, 4 Quarantine 2 Read the interviews with John Erick Dowdle and JaumeBalaguero and answer the following questions http://totalscifionline.com/interviews/2761-john-erick-dowdle-quarantined http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/865/865683p1.html Task 2: 1. Explain JaumeBalagoro’s reasons for making REC in a handheld, documentary style Because it makes the film look more realistic, as if the audience are there. It is also a typical convention of horror films therefore it is successful within the film because it appeals to the primary and secondary audience.
  2. 2. Georgia braidwood 2. Is it a coincidence that Cloverfield and Diary of Deadwere released at the same time, or does it relate to audience demand for horror filmed in this style? 3. Why do you think Screen Gems, the distributors of Quarantine wanted to get the remake out so quickly? For your article, you need to consider why film production companies produce remakes and the factors that influence those remakes. Factors which influenced the remake of REC Financial factors Trends Genre and popularity Synergy (related products such as DVD’s/books/TShirts) Vertical integration (where a film company deals with the production, distribution and consumption of a film) In your magazine article you will need to comment upon all of the above Task 3: In the box below, write your introduction to your article. Use your findings from Task 1 and 2 to help you P2 describe the M2 explain the relationship D2 comprehensively explain the
  3. 3. Georgia braidwood relationshipbetween films and theirproduction contexts withsome appropriate use ofsubject terminology[IE] between films and their production contexts with reference to detailed illustrative examples and generally correct use of subject terminology relationship between filmsand their production contextswith elucidated examplesand consistently using subjectterminology correctly Article intro: P1.Introduce your article by giving the titles of the films covered and production factors which influence remakes P2. REC. Relate factual information about REC ; director, release date, distributor, budget and box office takings. Describe the production values and context (handheld documentary style/plot synopsis) P3. Quarantine Relate factual information about Quarantine; director, release date, distributor, budget and box office takings. Describe the production values and context (handheld documentary style/plot synopsis. Explain similarities and differences with the original. P4. Production Contexts Explain why Quarantine was produced so soon after REC. Give examples concerning trends, genre and financial factors. P5.
  4. 4. Georgia braidwood Explain synergy and vertical integration and how Screen Gems are an example of a vertically integrated company. Explain how Screen Gems have contributed to the overall success of REC due to this.

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