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The fault in our stars case study

the fault in our stars case study

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The fault in our stars case study

  1. 1. • The Fault in our Stars is a story narrated by a teenage cancer patient called Hazel Grace who falls in love with an amputee and ex-basket ball player Augustus Waters. • The genres of the film The Fault in our Stars is Romance, Comedy drama and Drama. • The Fault in our Stars practice this by having teenage characters in the film. • The story in the film is very different to other cancer-related films as this story was based on the cancer patient herself. • Films rarely portray their story from the cancer patients themselves, therefore this challenged the conventions of the genre.
  2. 2. Narrative structure: •Exposition – introducing characters •Rising Action – when Augustus and Hazel meet •Climax – Their friendship becomes more serious •Falling Action – Gus falls ill •Resolution – Pain is resolved by Gus’s death. Resolution • Resolution is the part where most of the conflicts, including the major conflict, are resolved. In the resolution, a new conflict may be.
  3. 3. Audience • The Fault in our stars target a specific young audience between the ages 15-18. • The film appeals to this audience by introducing characters from similar ages with similar teenage interests like playing video games and reading books. • Covers a very emotional story from the teenager’s perspective.
  4. 4. Movie certification... The movie certificate of the film is PG-13.This means that audiences over 13 years can view the film, this specifically targets their teenage audience. This film is suitable for teenagers over the age of 13 to watch due to the film containing the following : • Nudity • Frightening/intense scenes : ie: cancer, death, disability • Alcohol/drugs/smoking • Profanity • Violence
  5. 5. Online Film Responses: Overall, the film had a very good response from the audience.
  6. 6. Mise-en-scene. • Sound- the sound reflected the mood of the film. For example when the teenagers were having fun at their holiday, an upbeat music was used. • Lighting- the film was set in a dull lighting area to emphasise the tense feeling of the characters especially during the death of a character. • Camera shots/angles: There are a lot of wide shots that are used, as well as close ups. There are also a variety of mid shots that are used.
  7. 7. Reasons for film’s success: • Before the film was created, a book by John Green was written and published in 2012 called The Fault in our Stars. • The book was very successful and received numerous awards. • This therefore guaranteed that the film will be successful as well. • During the marketing stage of the film, people became more aware of the film due to the social media and mainly word of mouth.