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  • 1. 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 Jaume Balagueró 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 $31,691,811 Sequels Rec 2 Quarantine 2 Read the interviews with John Erick Dowdle and Jaume Balaguero 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 Jaume Balagoro’s reasons for making REC in a handheld, documentary style
  • 2. 2. Is it a coincidence that Cloverfield and Diary of Dead were 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: The reason he filmed the film in this way is because he wanted to give an “Point of View” style film so it gives the audience an insight to what its going to be like being there. Yes, the director of Rec didn’t know Cloverfield and Dairy of Dead until they was released until they finished the film. The type of film at this time was in demand from the audience who wanted change Because the film Rec was so successful, the distributors would have wanted to get the English version out fast as possible before the hype died down.
  • 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 relationship between films and their production contexts with some appropriate use of subject terminology [IE] M2 explain the relationship between films and their production contexts with reference to detailed illustrative examples and generally correct use of subject terminology D2 comprehensively explain the relationship between films and their production contexts with elucidated examples and consistently using subject terminology 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. In my essay, I will be looking at re makes of films and the reasons of why they are making them, some reason they might be doing this is to keep up with society and also to make more money. A good example of a remake is Rec, the low budget Spanish film was so successful, they decided to make an English version called Quarantine. Rec is an independent film released in 2007, it was distributed by Film AX, the film was directed by Jaume Balagueró. They had a budget of €1,500,000 and made a box office taking of 32,492,948. This shows that the handheld style of filming is a good way of filming a horror film as it makes it have a more realistic viewing experience. The film Quarantine was released in 2008 directed by John Erick Dowdle, the film was distributed by Screen Gems. They had a budget of $12,000,000 and they earned 14,211,321 in the box office takings. The reason they created this remake is because the Spanish version did so well with such a small budget, the American’s thought that they would do equally as good in an English version but they was wrong
  • 4. P5. 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. REC was a massive success in terms of profit in the film industry and it was popular worldwide at a quick rate, Quarantine was released and produced soon after REC due to the fact that REC was very popular. Screen Gems knew this would make them a lot of money, this is why they released Quarantine so soon after REC. Synergy is financial integration that has source and variety that can be from sports, films, TV shows etc. An example of this will be the film Star Wars, from the film franchise, they have produced merchandises relating to the film to revenue profit for manufactures and the film company. As REC was a huge success and because of its popularity Screen Gems, made a remake called Quarantine. Later after the release, they released DVD’s, Blu-Rays for the film REC, this resulted in even more popularity and profit to Filmax.

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