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pirates of the caribbean

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pirates of the caribbean

  1. 1. AS 2.5 <ul><li>You will have a choice of THREE questions, you choose TWO for each film. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be questions on Characterisation, Conflict and Narrative Structure. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Characterisation <ul><li>Filmmakers use narrative conventions to portray characters and show their development through such aspects as stereotypes, performance, costuming and dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>How does the filmmaker use narrative conventions to portray character and/or show character development? You should discuss at least one convention in detail. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stereotypes
  4. 4. What is a stereotype? <ul><li>A fixed or commonly held notion of a person or group based on an over-simplification of some observed or imagined behavior or appearance. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What stereotypes are there in Pirates of the Caribbean? <ul><li>Pirates </li></ul><ul><li>Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Damsel in Distress </li></ul><ul><li>Villain </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-hero </li></ul><ul><li>Natives </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul>
  6. 6. Damsel in Distress <ul><li>Classic theme in art, literature and film. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually young, classically beautiful, noble. </li></ul><ul><li>She is placed in a dire predicament by a villain and requires rescuing by the hero. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 21st Century Damsel <ul><li>According to actress Keira Knightley, Swann is &quot;a 21st century girl trapped in an 18th century world. She kind of starts out as a damsel in distress and then kicks butt &quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hero <ul><li>Refers to the character that, in face of danger, adversity or a position of weakness display courage and the will for self-sacrifice. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Villains <ul><li>A cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime. </li></ul><ul><li>The villain serves as an obstacle the hero must struggle to overcome and is his binary opposite. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Anti Hero <ul><li>A character with villainous or generally negative behavior, who advances their own selfish needs through working alongside the good guys. The anti-hero usually comes good in the end! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Performance <ul><li>Johnny Depp carried out thorough research into real life 18 th century Pirates to prepare himself for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Influences <ul><li>Depp felt that pirates were the equivalent to modern day rock stars, infamous, above the law, need to create and live up to a certain reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted his character to be completely over the top, flamboyant and eccentric. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Costume <ul><li>Costume was very important to Depp in helping him to create the character of Jack. </li></ul><ul><li>The long dreadlocks helped to establish the ‘rock star’ image, they were also within keeping to the location of the Caribbean. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tricorne <ul><li>The decorations in his hair were a collection of things that ‘Jack’ had collected from his travels (just like Richards) </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘tricorne’ was a signature hat (no one else has a hat like it and it helps emphasise his importance. ) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Things about Jack! <ul><li>Survives more by wit and cunning than weapons and strength. He relies on non-violent negotiations. </li></ul><ul><li>His survival strategy is to turn his enemies against one another. </li></ul><ul><li>He tries to flee dangerous situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Flamboyant and eccentric. </li></ul>

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