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Big vs small2

  1. 1. BIG VS SMALL Amy Myers
  2. 2. The Selfish Giant – British Film
  3. 3. ◦ Poster used to distribute the film. ◦ Would help to make more people aware of the film whilst allowing people to be able to see other peoples opinions like the ones shown. ◦ Also shows the fill ratings and as this is quite high this would make more people more likely to go and see the film as they know that it would be a good film and therefore want to go and watch the film. ◦ Includes the main cast and the name of the film in large lettering meaning that people who see the poster would straight away know what film it is promoting and who is in the film.
  4. 4. Production ◦ Production Company – Film 4 ◦ About the company: Film4 Productions is a British film production company owned by Channel Four Television Corporation. The company has been responsible for backing a large number of films made in the United Kingdom. ◦ Director: Clio Barnard ◦ Writer Clio barnard ◦ Producer: Tracy O’Riordan ◦ Photography: Mike Eley ◦ Composed: Harry Escott ◦ Nationality: English ◦ Funding Sources: BFI - The Selfish Giant is backed by the BFI Film Fund and Film4, and was developed with support from both Film4 and the BFI. ◦ Budget: £1.4 million ◦ Filmed / set: in West Yorkshire in Northern England
  5. 5. Actors in the film ◦ Siobhan Finneran (48, first major role was as Rita. Has played Janice in ITV's popular comedy drama Benidorm. She was also a regular cast member of Downton Abbey, appearing as Miss O'Brien. Also appeared in The Syndicate in 2013 as a lead role), ◦ Shaun Thomas ◦ Conner Chapman (Charlie Says (2013) and Pleasure Island(2014)),Lorraine Ashbourne(The Street, True Dare Kiss, Thin Ice, In a Land of Plenty, Boon, Playing the Field, City Central, Peak Practice, The Bill, Pie in the Sky, Casualty, In Suspicious Circumstances, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, Rich Tea and Sympathy, and London's Burning), ◦ Sean Gilder (He is best known for his portrayal of Paddy Maguire on Shameless from 2005 to 2010, and as Styles on Hornblower. He has appeared in Doctor Who and New Tricks, Gangs of New York, and the 2004 film, King Arthur), ◦ Elliott Tittensor ◦ Ralph Ineson ◦ Steve Evets
  6. 6. Distribution ◦ Distributors: - Cinéart (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) - Pyramide Distribution (2013) (France) (theatrical) - StraDa Films (2014) (Greece) (theatrical) - Sundance Selects (2013) (USA) (theatrical) - Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2014) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa &Iran) - Kurmaca Film (2013) (Turkey) (all media) - Rialto Distribution (2013) (Australia) (all media) - Rialto Distribution (2013) (New Zealand) (all media) ◦ UK release date: 25 October 2013 ◦ USA release date: 20th December 2013
  7. 7. Marketing and Promotion - Trailer: trailer is used to make you want to see the movie. The trailer will allow people to see what the movie is like without giving to much of the film away meaning that people would want to go and see the film. I would also give the company an idea of what people think of the film and if there needs t be any improvements. - Posters: used o advertise the film. Printedd in a range of different sizes conatinng images and text. Contains the film title in large lettering and often the names of the main actors, a tag line, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc. Film posters are displayed inside and on the outside of movie theaters, and elsewhere on the street or in shops. The same images appear in the film exhibitor's press book and may also be used on websites, DVD packaging, flyers, advertisements in newspapers and magazines, etc to make people more aware of the film. ◦ Film is available for blueray and DVD meaning that more people would be likely to buy it. ◦ Facebook and twitter pages: The selfish giant have a facebook and twitter page allowing viewers to be kept up to date with what is happening and also for the film to gain a wider audience.
  8. 8. Exhibition ◦ Reviews: ◦ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian - "Barnard's storytelling is heartfelt and passionate, fluent and supremely confident and this is a heart-wrenching movie with some stunning set pieces.― ◦ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent -"The Selfish Giant will have a very long shelf life and will be watched for years to come. Barnard's updating of Wilde is certainly one of the strongest films in what is shaping up as a vintage year for British cinema." ◦ Success: It was voted British film of the year by the London Critics' Circle, won best film at the South Bank Awards and took the Europa Cinemas Label award at the Cannes Film Festival. Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas(stars in the film), who were aged 12 and 15 respectively when they shot the film, shared the best newcomer prize at the London Film Festival. To add the Bafta for outstanding British film to that list.
  9. 9. Oldboy – American Film
  10. 10. Production ◦ Production Company – Universal ◦ Director: Spike Lee ◦ Writer: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki minegishi, Mark Prototsevich ◦ Producer: Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Nathan Kahane ◦ Production Cost: $30 million ◦ Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt ◦ Music: Roque Baños ◦ Screenplay by: Mark Protosevich ◦ Edited by: Barry Alexander Brown ◦ Studio: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Good Universe, Vertigo Entertainment ◦ Nationality: American ◦ Language: English
  11. 11. Staring ◦ Sharlto Copley ◦ Best known for playing the roles of Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscarnominated science fiction film District 9, Howling Mad Murdock in the 2010 adaptation of The A-Team, and Agent M. Kruger in the science fiction film Elysium.) ◦ Josh Brolin ( ◦ He is known primarily for his roles in the films Thrashin', The Goonies, W., No Country for Old Men, Milk, American Gangster, True Grit, Men in Black 3, and Gangster Squad ◦ Elizabeth Olsen She is best known for her roles in the films Silent House, Liberal Arts and the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for numerous awards
  12. 12. Distribution ◦ Distributed by: FilmDistrict (USA), Universal Studios (Non-USA) ◦ Studio: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Good Universe and Vertigo Entertainment ◦ Release date: 6th December 2013 ◦ Running time: 104 minutes (theatrical release), 185 minutes (directors cut) ◦ How the film was marketed: - Trailer: trailer is used to promote the film. Allows viewers to see what the film is like to decide weather or not they want to see it without giving too much of the film away so that people want to go and watch it. - Posters: various posters used to make people more aware of the film. Placed around various different places to ensure as many people as possible see the poster and become aware of the film. Includes the film title in large lettering and often the names of the main actors, a tag line, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc. ◦ Film is available to buy in DVD and or Blu-ray. - Premiere: New York’s Lincoln Square theater. The screening, hosted by FilmDistrict and The Cinema Society, brought the director and his stars — Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael Imperioli — together with writer Mark Protosevich to talk about adapting the twisted thriller for new audiences.
  13. 13. Exhibition ◦ Box Office: Oldboy grossed $850,000 in its first five days. It opened in 17th place at the box office, and so far has received a worldwide gross of $4,861,022, making it a box office bomb. ◦ On opening weekend the film was shown in 583 theatres in America however the demand for the film wasn’t shown and therefore the film showings was cut to 21 by week 5. ◦ Marketing dispute - The film's advertising agency was also accused of taking advantage of the creative artist, Juan Luis Garcia, who created posters for the film. According to an open letter posted by Garcia on his official website, the agency was asking him to work for too low of an offer, saying that the "exposure" would be more important. Garcia claims the posters were used and imitated for promotion of the film without paying compensation or credit to the artist. Spike Lee responded on his Twitter account saying: "I Never Heard Of This Guy Juan Luis Garcia, If He Has A Beef It's Not With Me. I Did Not Hire Him, Do Not Know Him. Cheap Trick Writing To Me. YO". He also addressed this further on Instagram, "Why Should I Pay Someone Who I Never Met Nor Had Any Contact With Ever? He Never Made Any Deal With Me. Why Don’t You Pay Me For Your Stupid Text On Thanksgiving Day?".

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