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  • 1. Existing Film posters The group of people highlights who is in the movie what type of roles they play. This therefore helps the audience to get to know and relate to some of the characters before even seeing the film. These also show that the film is a teenage Romcom as the majority of characters are teenagers/young adults. “ This summer is all about sticking together”, this helps anchor and complement the picture as it creates a sense of unity and also suggests that they encounter some problems as there is an underlying hint that its not all as good as it seems. It also complements the picture which shows a group that is really close together…”sticking together”. By naming the characters it gives them a sense of identity and just like the image it makes the audience feel like they know the characters more, meaning they would be more inclined to see the film. Also it clearly links to the last series as they are they are the same characters in the sequel. This would also make the audience more willing to see the film as they would want to know what happened to each character The stamp like title is very effective as it is the first thing the audience would see. It also helps show that the film is a sequel so previous American Pie fans would be attracted by the film This is a typical convention of film posters to have a date when the film is coming out so that the audience is informed, so if they want to see the film then they would know all the details about it
  • 2. Radial analysis of A Cinderella story film poster Picture- This highlights that the film belongs to the Romcom genre as it contains Propps typical characters of a Hero who is shown to be quite strong and protective of the heroine. The Heroine appears to be quite vulnerable and she is lifted her off her feet which complements the title as the Romcom is based on the idea of a fairytale where the Heroine is always whisked away by a hero. The main character is also wearing a dress and a Tiara which was done to complement the title as “Cinderella” is a fairytale character. The use of footwear on the female character also shows that she is a typical everyday character which may attract the target audience as they could relate to the character. The plain background is used to connote idea of purity and love as it suggests that the main character is really innocent which complements the image of the main character as she appears to be vulnerable and in need of the main male character. The background also creates a light hearted feel and therefore indicates it is part of the Romcom genre This subtitle helps highlight that that the film is in Romcom genre as it is a fairytale like statement which are always filled with romance and love. This would therefore attract the target audience as it also creates a sense of hope By naming the actors this is a typical conventions of film posters as it could also help attract the target audience if they like the certain actors in the film, making them more inclined to see it. The light blue title helps it to stand out against the background whilst still creating a light hearted, innocent feeling as it is a light colour.
  • 3. Radial analysis of “She’s The Man” film poster The bold words helps emphasise the main themes of the film and the Romcom target audience would therefore be attracted by these words as they are often themes found in the Romcom genre. This also helps give an overview of the film and makes the film poster seem more interesting and eye catching as its quite different to have so much writing on the poster The main image helps the target audience get a feel for the characters and there personalities. The use of costume also helps the audience relate to the characters as the look like typical teenagers. This therefore highlights that the film belongs to a Teen Romcom as all the characters are teenagers. The plain background is used so that everything else stands out more against it, creating a more eye catching and effective poster Most film posters show the actors involved in the film so that the audience may feel more inclined to see the film Due to the contradiction in the title this may attract some people as it appears to be quite different from the traditional Romcom. The different sizes in font also give the impression of the film being quite unique and unpredictable.
  • 4. Conventions of film posters
    • After looking at various teenage Romcom film posters I have found that there are typical conventions usually used:
    • A image including the main female and male of the story
    • The backgrounds are often plain so that everything else stands out. This also creates a sense that the film is light hearted indicating the comical side to the film
    • Quite a large title placed somewhere which is easily seen
    • Usually actors names featured in the film are often put on the poster
    • There is always a date of when the film will be coming out
    • Usually quite light and girly colours such as pink, red and light blues
    • Most Romcom posters also have an anchorage which complements the picture and film
  • 5. Analysing Existing Film Magazines (1) This image is clearly advertising the film Pirates of the Caribbean as the character is in his costume. The image is also the main focus and feature of the magazine which is suggested as the character is covering up the title of the magazine. The huge font also emphasises what the main feature of the magazine is. It also complements the image of Jack Sparrow. There are many added features which are used to attract people that may not like the Pirates franchise, they would therefore be attracted by the other features shown on the main cover The barcode and price of the magazine are typical features generally found This issue of the magazine uses a simple colour scheme as the plain background makes the red and brown writing stand out more. The brown coloured fonts are often associated with “pirates” and their ships, and due the issues main feature being the Pirates of the Caribbean . The red fonts also complements the colour of the main title “Empire” therefore making the magazine look simple but effective
  • 6. Analysing Existing Film Magazines (2) The barcode and price is a typical convention of film magazines The bright blue background reflects the genre of “The golden compass” film as it appears to be quite magical. It also shows the setting of the film. This would attract some of the specific target audience as they would see the magical setting and tone of the film and magazine that if they was interested tin the more unrealistic and fantasy films then would want to see the film The characters costumes and props help the audience get a feel for the characters personalities and roles. They also set the scene as the main character Lyra is wearing a thick fur coat showing the film is also set in a cold area. The title of the film is placed in the centre of the magazine showing that it is the main feature. The colour of the word “Golden” emphasises what the film is about and it also complements the various images of golden compasses. There are also other features shown on the magazine to attract people who wouldn’t enjoy the film and genre of “The Golden Compass”. The magical images of the huge compass and the witch would highlight that the film belongs to the fantasy genre which would therefore help to attract the specific target audience The subtitle suggests that the film is very unique and it is there to also attract the target audience as it indicates that the film is different from the typical, exciting fantasy films.
  • 7. Analysing Existing Film Magazines (3) This statement would attract the specific target audience as if they like action packed films full of crime then they would feel more inclined to buy this issue. The font is also quite big and with the word “Crime” in a different colour to the rest of the sentence this would make it stand out more, meaning that it is eye catching The characters costumes and props highlight that the film is in the specific crime genre, as the gun for instance is associated with this type of film This anchorage helps tell the audience a little more about the film. Which would make them want to go and see the film more than if they didn’t know anything about it The are code and price are typical conventions of film magazine There are also added features which would attract people who wouldn’t generally be attracted by films based on crime and the justice system
  • 8. Audience Feedback (Existing Film posters)
    • Siobhan-
    • Wouldn’t see the film as it doesn’t show what the film is about, it does however, contains some good actors
    • Positive-
    • The title looks really effective
    • Negative-
    • Plain background
    • Katie-
    • Would see the film as there is a lot of characters which makes it seem more interesting
    • Positive-
    • The layout shows the characters and their personalities and they are the main focus
    • The anchorage reflects the picture and suggests that the group is going to get into some trouble
    • Negative-
    • The background is very boring
  • 9. Audience Feedback (2)
    • Siobhan-
    • Would see the film because the title attracts her as well as the male actor
    • Positive-
    • The anchorage has words that would attract the teen audience
    • The colour of font stands out
    • The main image and costumes is very eye catching and helps highlight what the film is about
    • Negative-
    • The plain background is slightly boring
    • Katie-
    • Wouldn’t personally see the film as it looks like a typical Romcom instead of something a bit different
    • Positive-
    • The title stands out against the plain background
    • Negative-
    • The image seems to suggest the Romcom doesn’t have an different or unique plot, its very conventional
  • 10. Audience Feedback (3)
    • Siobhan-
    • Would see the film because all the positive features on the poster, it looks like my sort of film
    • Positive-
    • The writing adds extra character
    • The font and colour of the main title
    • Seeing the characters complements the narrative writing as it helps understand the plot of the story
    • The plain background isn’t to bad because a lot more is going on
    • Negative-
    • Bit too much writing
    • Katie-
    • Would see the film because it looks quite quirky and different
    • Positive-
    • The colour of the font makes it stand out against the background
    • The picture of the characters makes you see their personalities
    • Negative-
    • There is too much writing and if people just drive past the poster then they wouldn’t have time to read it all

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