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  • Flashback is not known until the end. The half that supposedly survives at the start has mental breakdowns etc.
  • The pitch[1]

    1. 1. The Pitch The first step to a successful movie by Daniel Cronje and Nico Del Pellegrino
    2. 2. The Genre we’re aiming for <ul><li>Action – “ The word action has more than one meaning in fiction. Action is one of the fiction-writing modes authors use to present fiction. The term is also used to describe a subset of creative works emphasizing action rather than other aspects of storytelling. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Thriller – “ Thriller is a genre of literature, film, and television that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as the main elements. ” </li></ul>The Genre we will be aiming for will be a cross-bread of action and thriller.
    3. 3. Why choose a cross-bread? <ul><li>Action gives the audience an edge and makes the film more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of these together can create a medium budget film creating excitement with good filming techniques – impressive. </li></ul><ul><li>Thriller can be low budget, yet still high quality. </li></ul>Iconography – Dark, scary. Stock setting – City, modern. Stock Narrative – Guns, Constant Danger. Stock characters – Main hero, deceiver Thriller Stock characters - Thriller Stock narrative - Thriller Iconography – Modern/ slightly futuristic. Stock setting – Fiction, different countries. Stock narrative – Hero saves the day, Villain dies. Stock characters – Helpless girl, heroic man, sidekick and gadgets. Stock setting - Action Iconography - Action Action
    4. 4. What’s the Narrative? <ul><li>We plan on having 3 main acts to our story about soldiers in a guerrilla mission. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Half of the characters die at the start – the opening ends with a characters hand on the floor - lifeless. </li></ul><ul><li>The other half act through towards the end – but in a flashback. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end it turns out that the half that seemed to have died at the start, actually killed the other half. </li></ul><ul><li>We will use filming and sound techniques to deceive the audience and reveal at the end creating a very climactic ending. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Is there a setting? <ul><li>We will be filming in fields for the opening. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the middle of the film we will be filming in cities/towns. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards the end the setting will come back to shock the audience after seeing the effects on the soldiers. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Soldiers <ul><li>S.A.S </li></ul><ul><li>1 Field Marshal- Sir, 64 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corporal- Ryan, 31 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Private- Soap, 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Guerilla </li></ul><ul><li>1 Boss- Boss, unknown </li></ul><ul><li>3 Troops- Troops </li></ul>
    7. 7. Who For? <ul><li>Identifying the audience was fairly Easy. </li></ul><ul><li>Used 13-28 age range. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses and Gratification- satisfy their need for entertainment and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Research: Warner Bros Picture mentions that one of the most popular genres are Suspense/ Thriller. </li></ul><ul><li>Decided Action/ Thriller. </li></ul><ul><li>They WANT it  </li></ul>
    8. 8. 5. What’s a Budget? <ul><li>Fox Searchlight- subsidiary of 20 th Century Fox. Low Budget </li></ul><ul><li>OWNER PRODUCER! </li></ul>We are using a professional ident in the opening, but being our own producer is a GOAL.
    9. 9. The Opening. <ul><li>Draw the reader/ viewer- establish? </li></ul><ul><li>Hero? Get a feel about the hero, who? Why? Do we care? </li></ul><ul><li>TONE! Use of mise en scène- camera, sound, etc </li></ul>
    10. 10. Which one? <ul><li>The Action Hero- Who? Speed, danger, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Outside Action- Do we like the villain, what are they up to? </li></ul><ul><li>Prologue- Which event? What’s to come? </li></ul><ul><li>The flashback- Past, future, which is present? </li></ul><ul><li>The everyday hero- IT’S MENT TO BE COMOMMON! Also varied. </li></ul>
    11. 11. ACTION THRILLER. <ul><li>Usually opens with a cop, soldier, spy or someone who is involved in action everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Opens with a raid/ break in- confusion, etc </li></ul><ul><li>WB, one of their popular movie genres. </li></ul>

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