- A woman wakes up everyday without any memory of any previous days
except from occasional flashbacks. She encounters another man that is using
her for biological experiments that she is not aware of. Another man is trying
to save her but she is not sure if she can trust him or the other man as the
man who is using her has tricked her into trusting him and therefore thinks of
the other man as a threat. Slowly due to clues and flashbacks she pieces
together the truth and with the other man plots to kill the one doing
experiments on her and after they fall in love.
Woman (Rachel)- is key focus of film as she is the one who has
amnesia. The character in terms of appearance is very basic and
has a a very plain face, this is the emphasise how little she
knows. In terms of her behaviour she is weak, and vulnerable
and believe what she hears from the man that is using her as
she is easily manipulated. The way she reacts to her flashbacks
shows she is confused but determined to discover the truth, this
is shown by her resisting crying and looking around the room for
answers rather than giving up.
A good example of a character very similar is Christine who is played
by Nicole Kidman in the film Before I go to sleep because she is very
confused and almost gives up but shows a lot of determination in the
way she acts and the lack of trust she has for others around her.
Man(Samuel)- trying to do experiments
on her has a very cold hard face with
little to no expressions to emphasise his
evilness. His character is very evil and
intelligent with lots of knowledge what is
going on this creates a harsh contrast to
the character of Olivia. His appearance
is almost attractive but most of people
become less attracted to him due to the
way he treats Olivia.
A good representation of this kind of character is Tom
Hiddleston in the TV show the Night Manager because
you are unsure if you trust him or not and only at the
end are you totally sure if you can trust him due to his
The other man (Daniel) is trying to save the girl.
His appearance is similar to the first man so
therefore again he has a hard expression and is
almost attractive but due to the way he treats
Olivia and his expression which are cold, we are
unsure of whether we should trust him.
A good example of this character is Ben Affleck
and the character he plays in the film Gone Girl
because we are unsure of his character and
what role he plays in the whole story until the
end. He is presented as a very normal, suburban
man however he is hiding a secret.
Firstly in the opening scene, there will be a close up shot of Rachel’s face where she is waking up and we will
see her reaction to being in a new environment. Her reaction is very confused due to her memory loss she has
no idea where she is, this is shown by bright lighting, tinnitus sounds like heartbeat and buzzing sounds and a
slight blur and delay on everything she sees. This shows that the setting is inside reminding us that she is out
of touch with the outside world and is unsafe to be outside which represents the genre as she is unstable due
to the confusion. Also sets a sense of confusion among the audience for the narrative.
She starts experiencing flashbacks after a black screen and a short section of
dialogue from her explaining her character and part of the narrative. She states
she is an amnesiac which clearly states the genre of psychological thriller and
gives the audience an idea of narrative. The flashbacks are very brief and we only
see very brief into her past, keeping the audience on edge.
Lastly, the male character (evil one) enters and introduces himself as someone who
is “here to help” this is confusing as the man is seen in the flashbacks as someone
who treats her badly. This implies a sense of confusion among the audience as well
to reinstating the genre. The character is seen as an untrustworthy and shows no
facial expressions in order to set the scene of mystery among the audience and the
Target Audience Profile
Typical member of
- Our typical
member of the
audience is a 20-
30 year old
also may not
How will it appeal to our target audience
Due to the confusion and sense of mystery that comes with the opening sequence,
this will appeal to a younger audience based on target audience research. The high
complication of the storyline is aimed at people of a higher income as they may be
better educated. The representation of the characters is relatively young so this will
also appeal to younger audience and the main character is a young woman.