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Research task carrie (final)

  1. 1. Unit 26: Film studies: PR2: Same Film, Different Time and Place Carrie Research Task and Article Writing Frame Carrie Trailers 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dz2gdXP6Zs 1976 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGN-ZHR8vs0
  2. 2. Task 1 Find out the following information: Carrie 1976 Carrie 2013 Director Year of Production Distributor Budget Box office takings Sequels Task 2: Read the articles about the new version of Carrie below and answer the following questions Article 1: interview with Kimberley Pierce http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zaki-hasan/interview-director-kimber_b_4124128.html Articles 2, 3 and 4: products related to the release of Carrie http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Carrie-Headed-Onto-Blu-ray-DVD-Next-Month-40554.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345805879 http://www.aceshowbiz.com/soundtrack/carrie/ Task 3: THIS PART OF YOUR ARTICLE WILL FOLLOW DIRECTLY ON FROM YOUR COMPLETED WORK ON REC & QUARANTINE: Using the boxes below, continue with your article on remakes. Use your findings from the previous tasks to help you. When this work has been checked, cut and paste it into your work on Rec and
  3. 3. Quarantine. Remember to illustrate your article with images from the films and any products that have been produced to tie in with the films (synergies) 1. In two paragraphs, relate factual information about the version of Carrie produced in 1976 and the new version in 2013. Give details of the director, release date, distributor, budget and box office takings. Describe the plot and cast briefly The original film, Carrie was produced in 1976. The director of the film was Brian De Palma. The storyline is about a young, shy 17 year old girl called Carrie who discovers she has telekinesis and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank. The film turned out to be very successful as it took a total amount of 33,800,000. The film was so popular and successful that the actors in the film became so well known that it boosted their career and suddenly everyone knew their names. The remake of the film was made in 2013 and was directed by Kimberly Peirce. Chloe Grace Moretz starred as Carrie because she was popular in the film industry at the time to their target audience. Even with the A-List actress starring as the main role, it wasn't as successful as the original film with box office takings of 16,101,552. 2. GiveKimberley Peirce’s reasons for remaking Carrie. Define the target audience for the film. I think that Kimberly Peirce decided to remake the film because there is a huge advance in technology since 1976. This is the reason for most films to produce remakes of older films. The audience would find the new use of technology like CGI much more fascinating than the effects used in the original Carrie which would make the remake overall better than the original. I also think that the director decided to remake the film because she could cast actors that are a hundred times more popular now than the cast were when the original film was created. This gave the film a better chance of being successful as the older generation would want to watch the film to compare it to the 1976 version, and the younger generation would want to watch it because actors like Chloe Moretz plays the leading role. Consequently, The newer version of Carrie had a better chance of becoming more successful than the original. 3. Explain how some of Kimberley Pierce’s reasons for remaking Carrie could be to do with trends, particularly amongst the film’s target audience Another reason why the director decided to remake Carrie could also be to do with the recent trend of horror movies. Recently, more and more people have been interested in horror films. This is because the audience love to be scared and being able to control it within their own surroundings, whether its location or with friends and family.
  4. 4. 4. Consider the companies responsible for the making of both films. What is their relationship? Describe the relationship and state why this is a financial factor. There were two different distributors for both Carrie films. The 1976 version was distributed by United Artists whereas the 2013 version was distributed by Screen Gems. The relationship between both of these companies is that they have both the production companies for the Carrie films. The 2013 remake was made with Screen Gems because there has been new advancements in technology since 1976 therefore the film could be made with better special effects to appeal to both primary and secondary audience. Because there would be an obvious difference in films, both companies would maximise their profits because the audience would pay to watch both films to compare them each. 5. Consider the products that tie in with the release of Carrie and give details of: How synergy is a factor in the remake of the film How the films soundtrack will appeal to the target audience (try to find if any artists have released tracks individually to coincide with the release) Synergy is important for any kind of film. It is another way to maximise profits as merchandise can be sold that relates to the film. In this case, T-shirts, posters and toys in relation to the Carrie films could be sold in shop which creates more profit for the film and it also promotes. If someone was to buy a Carrie T-Shirt, somebody would wear it where other people will be able to see it which spreads the word of the film to different people and therefore promotes the film. The biggest form of synergy for the Carrie films is the Stephan King novel that re-wrote his novel to fit the film. The company would also then put images of the film with the book therefore people can relate to what they have just watched. Factors which influenced the remake of Carrie Financial factors Trends Genre and popularity Synergy (related products such as DVD’s/books/TShirts) Vertical integration (where a film company deals with the production, distribution and consumption of a film) In your magazine article you will need to comment upon all of the above P2 describe the relationship between films and their production contexts with some appropriate M2 explain the relationship between films and their production contexts with reference to detailed illustrative examples and D2 comprehensively explain the relationship between films and their production contexts with elucidated examples and consistently using subject
  5. 5. use of subject terminology [IE] generally correct use of subject terminology terminology correctly Star Theory – Why have producers of the Carrie remake chosen Chloe Moretz to play the lead role? Because it then appeals to two different age groups; young adults and adults. This is because Chloe Moretz is popular within young adults from other films she has featured in, therefore the film will appeal to young adults. Adults will also be appealed to the film because they will remember and have watched the older film and will want to watch the remake.

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