Part O Theories of Propp (Character Roles) Propp’s theory Vladimir Propp developed a character theory for studying media texts and productions, which indicates that there were 7 broad character types in the 100 How we are using theory tales he analysed. • We will be applying theories of Propp in our Opening Sequence. What I learnt from Propp is that you He studies Russian fairytales and can classify characters by their roles discovered that in stories there and actions. were always 8 types of characters evident. These are: the hero, the This links to our opening sequence, villain, the donor, the dispatcher, because the characters are all the false hero, the helper, the different and we could understand princess and her father. each actors key function. • We will be using theories of Propp to identify what characters do what. In his theory Nia would be (the Victim) and Kylie would be (the helper)
Part OLevi-Strauss looked at narrative structure interms of binary oppositions.Binary oppositions are sets of opposite valueswhich reveal the structure of media texts. Anexample would be GOOD and EVIL – weunderstand the concept of GOOD as being theopposite of EVIL. Levi –Strauss was not so interested in lookingat the order in which events were arranged inthe plot. He looked instead for deeperarrangements of themes. For example, if welook at Science Fiction films we can identify aseries of binary oppositions.
Part O • Immortality is the ability to live forever. • Mortality is the condition of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality. We show the binary opposition through the characters in the film. The Main Character Being Human (Mortal) And the doll in which has a supernatural sprit in it (immortal). The struggle shows that when something is immortal it is tougher to either control or win against.
Part Q Target Audience Age Certificate: 15 Location: Worldwide Gender: Both Genders Social Class: Working Class/ Youth Must have an interest in how society can affect on people lifestyles Open minded to the reason why/how people can make mistakes. Sense of empathy
Part Q Target Audience • Target audience: 15 – 18 year olds • I say this because looking at the BBFC standards certain scenes might not be appropriate for any age below that. • Some scenes may be too harsh to watch. • A lot of scenes will portray paranoia, uncertainly, mind confusing, a lot of tension, leave you feeling a bit uneasy. • I decided a bit too much for a below 15 year old to handle. Gender – it is targeted at both genders male and female. There is nothing against any gender or discriminating a particular gender in the sequence.
Part Q Target Audience • Social Class – We don’t want to be too harsh on the viewing of the sequence. But the social class is mostly targeted at middle class and working class people. Affordable and accessible to watch at any time. Interests –Psychological Upper thrillers, paranoia behaviour, science, mental Upper Middle behaviour, toys etc. this all relates to the sequence Middle Middle Lower Middle Hobbies Watching Films Working Playing Games Collecting Toys Upper Lower Poverty
Part R Inspirational Distribution CompaniesWe will not be using Lionsgate becauseit’s too much of a multi milliondistribution company and it wouldn’t suitour budget.It’s mostly targeted at top American films.We also we need to look at the budget ofour film before hand.Could it be affordable? Lionsgate don’t do much Thriller movies focus is more on drama and action
Part R Inspiration UK Distributing Company• Choose this because its Brief Facts distributed British films • Founded in London , UK One with the same • They are Owned by Paramount target audience that & Universal Pictures my group are targeting Address (life& Lyrics) • UIP ,Building 5, Chiswick Park,566 Chiswick High Road, London,W4 5YF
Part R Distributing Company we are usingRevolver Entertainment is amarketing-lead, all rights filmdistribution company. Founded in1997, the company has operationsin both London and Los Angeles.Distributed Films such as; We Would Choose Revolver Anuvahood Entertainment because; Shank Revolver Entertainment is one of Black Death the UK & Eire’s leading ‘All Rights’ Kidulthood distribution companies Dead Man Running Distributed many well known films Exit Through The Gift Shop on various budgets.
Part S BBFC Standards BBFC STANDARDS How we met the Standard “Dangerous behaviour (for example, In Our open sequence no “dangerous hanging, suicide and self-harming) behaviour” is not shown at all. should not dwell on detail which could be copied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised” “There may be frequent use of strong In our open sequence there is no profanity is language (for example, ‘f***’). spoken or shown in a gesture. The strongest terms (for example, ‘cunt’) may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable” “No theme is prohibited, provided the Our themes of revenge is not shown in the treatment open sequence but if it was it would have is appropriate for 15 year olds.” been appropriate for viewers of 15 +
Part U This was used in the Movie “DeadWe will make our own and not copy anythingon this slide due to copyrights but these was a Silence” starts off slow (then afterinspiration to our group 26 seconds) it speeds up Music That inspired me … I liked the different This was used in the grudge gaves us range of the creeps which we thought was instruments used I effective thought it would be effective to use something similar to be played in the This was used in “nightmare on elm open sequence street” this was inspiring because it when the credits matches our idea it uses young girls are on when (Around 5-7 years )saying horrific stuff everything was in the tune of a nursery rhyme suppose to be calm
Part U Music That Will Be Featured In Our Open Sequence • 2. When the post comes • 1. For the Beginning of the scene where Lia is and she see pictures of coming downstairs into aborted baby and when the kitchen on the laptop Lia comes in contact of with her scrap book due the doll for the first to the sounds are calm time this would be brings a sad mood which played is what we wanted • 3.When the doll reappears from the bin & Lia recognises something aint right + scene ends