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The Last House on the Left
Plot
The night she arrives at the
remote Collingwood lakehouse,
Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend
are kidnapped by a prison escapee
and his crew. Terrified and left for
dead, Mari’s only hope is to make
it back to parents John and Emma
(Tony Goldwyn and Monica
Potter). Unfortunately, her
attackers unknowingly seek
shelter at the one place she could
be safe. And when her family
learns the horrifying story, they
will make three strangers curse
the day they came to "The Last
House on the Left."
Characters
•   Garret Dillahunt – Krug
•   Martha MacIsaac – Paige
•   Riki Lindhome – Sadie
•   Tony Goldwyn – Dr. John
    Collingwood
•   Monica Potter – Emma
    Collingwood
•   Spencer Treat Clark – Justin
•   Sara Paxton – Mari Collingwood
•   Aaron Paul – Francis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_WL4Zl5_hI



  The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and
  written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the
  same name, and stars Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Garret Dillahunt, and Sara
  Paxton. The film follows the parents (Goldwyn and Potter) of Mari Collingwood
  (Paxton), who attempt to get revenge on a group of strangers, led by a man named
  Krug (Dillahunt), that have taken shelter at their home during a thunderstorm. The
  Collingwoods discover that the Krug and his group have shot their daughter and left
  her for dead.
Visual Codes
• Driving into a remote forest, in the day time to
  suggest everything fine, but also that they are
  alone and isolated.
• Lighting gets darker when the villains come in,
  to show the audience that they are the bad
  guy.
• Raining, after the tragedy connotes
  depression etc.
Dress Codes
• Main Character Wears white to symbolise purity
  and innocence, white is typically worn to show
  the good character in a film.
• Also has blonde hair and blue eyes, typically
  attractive actress emphasise the fact that she’s
  young which helps the audience connect and
  sympathise with the character, making a larger
  impact on the audience when she abused and
• Other characters wearing normal everyday
  clothes to represent the realism of the piece
• Bad characters wear darker clothes and the main
  villain has black hair which connotes darkness and
  evil
Audio Codes
Diagetic Sound
• Talking, gun shot, yelling, screaming etc
Makes it more realistic and sudden noises shock and excite the
   audience
Non – Diagetic Sound
• Xylophone melody, in his bum hole leads the audience into a false
   sense of security,
• Taken by Trees – Sweet Child of Mine
• Symbol when the villains arrive, symbolise a change in atmosphere
• Atmospheric music has been used in order to emphasise the drama
   in the scene
• Explosion so suddenly shock the audience and make them jump
Action Codes
• Driving to a remote location builds the tension
  and sets the scene of the film
• Villains break open the door, makes the audience
  jump as it sudden and shocking, also show the
  type of characters they are (Villains)
• Running through the forest away from villains
  gives the audience false hope and builds
  suspense.
• raining creates atmosphere and reflects what
  type of event that is occurring in the scene
• The fight scene adds drama and grabs the
  audience’s attention attracts them to the film.
Narrative Codes (Film)
Prop
• Hero – Dr. John Collingwood & Mari Collingwood
• Dispatcher – Justin
• Helper – Justin
• Villain – Krug, Saige, Francis
• Princess – Emma Collingwood & Paige
• Donor – None

Todorov
• Equilibrium – Emma is Driving to her holiday home, Happy with her family
• Disruption – she gets Kidnapped and butt raped !
• Recognition – she escapes and parents find her.
• Attempt to Repair Disruption – Parents take revenge on Villains
• Reinstatement – Villains die and Princess survives.
Technical Codes
•   Long shot of car driving in the forest, sets the scene and shows the isolation of the
    house.
•   Close up of main characters so the audience can connect with the characters
•   Mid shot of 3 bad characters. Shows the audience who they are and that they are
    the villains
•   Over shoulder Shot, show who he is talking to
•   Close up of Main character show terror
•   Fast flashing shots of violence. Builds suspense and grabs audience’s attention
•   Long shot of girl getting dragged through the woods, shows setting and isolation
    and shock the audience.
•   Slow motion running builds tension and atmosphere
•   Text starts explaining the story
•   Long shot of Girl in the River
•   Close up of her gaining consciousness
•   Close up of her hand – builds suspense
•   Flashing images excited the audience

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MS2 Media Production Process Last house on the left

  • 1. The Last House on the Left
  • 2. Plot The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to "The Last House on the Left."
  • 3. Characters • Garret Dillahunt – Krug • Martha MacIsaac – Paige • Riki Lindhome – Sadie • Tony Goldwyn – Dr. John Collingwood • Monica Potter – Emma Collingwood • Spencer Treat Clark – Justin • Sara Paxton – Mari Collingwood • Aaron Paul – Francis
  • 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_WL4Zl5_hI The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Garret Dillahunt, and Sara Paxton. The film follows the parents (Goldwyn and Potter) of Mari Collingwood (Paxton), who attempt to get revenge on a group of strangers, led by a man named Krug (Dillahunt), that have taken shelter at their home during a thunderstorm. The Collingwoods discover that the Krug and his group have shot their daughter and left her for dead.
  • 5. Visual Codes • Driving into a remote forest, in the day time to suggest everything fine, but also that they are alone and isolated. • Lighting gets darker when the villains come in, to show the audience that they are the bad guy. • Raining, after the tragedy connotes depression etc.
  • 6. Dress Codes • Main Character Wears white to symbolise purity and innocence, white is typically worn to show the good character in a film. • Also has blonde hair and blue eyes, typically attractive actress emphasise the fact that she’s young which helps the audience connect and sympathise with the character, making a larger impact on the audience when she abused and • Other characters wearing normal everyday clothes to represent the realism of the piece • Bad characters wear darker clothes and the main villain has black hair which connotes darkness and evil
  • 7. Audio Codes Diagetic Sound • Talking, gun shot, yelling, screaming etc Makes it more realistic and sudden noises shock and excite the audience Non – Diagetic Sound • Xylophone melody, in his bum hole leads the audience into a false sense of security, • Taken by Trees – Sweet Child of Mine • Symbol when the villains arrive, symbolise a change in atmosphere • Atmospheric music has been used in order to emphasise the drama in the scene • Explosion so suddenly shock the audience and make them jump
  • 8. Action Codes • Driving to a remote location builds the tension and sets the scene of the film • Villains break open the door, makes the audience jump as it sudden and shocking, also show the type of characters they are (Villains) • Running through the forest away from villains gives the audience false hope and builds suspense. • raining creates atmosphere and reflects what type of event that is occurring in the scene • The fight scene adds drama and grabs the audience’s attention attracts them to the film.
  • 9. Narrative Codes (Film) Prop • Hero – Dr. John Collingwood & Mari Collingwood • Dispatcher – Justin • Helper – Justin • Villain – Krug, Saige, Francis • Princess – Emma Collingwood & Paige • Donor – None Todorov • Equilibrium – Emma is Driving to her holiday home, Happy with her family • Disruption – she gets Kidnapped and butt raped ! • Recognition – she escapes and parents find her. • Attempt to Repair Disruption – Parents take revenge on Villains • Reinstatement – Villains die and Princess survives.
  • 10. Technical Codes • Long shot of car driving in the forest, sets the scene and shows the isolation of the house. • Close up of main characters so the audience can connect with the characters • Mid shot of 3 bad characters. Shows the audience who they are and that they are the villains • Over shoulder Shot, show who he is talking to • Close up of Main character show terror • Fast flashing shots of violence. Builds suspense and grabs audience’s attention • Long shot of girl getting dragged through the woods, shows setting and isolation and shock the audience. • Slow motion running builds tension and atmosphere • Text starts explaining the story • Long shot of Girl in the River • Close up of her gaining consciousness • Close up of her hand – builds suspense • Flashing images excited the audience