Unit 26: Film studies: PR2: Same Film, Different Time and Place
Carrie Research Task and Article Writing Frame
Find out the following information:
Carrie 1976 Carrie 2013
Director Brian De Palma Kimberly Peirce
Year of Production 1976 2013
Distributor United Artists Screen Gems
Budget 1,800,000 30,000,000
Box office takings 33,800,000 16,101,552
Sequels Carrie N/A
Read the articles about the new version of Carrie below and answer the following questions
Article 1: interview with Kimberley Pierce
Articles 2, 3 and 4: products related to the release of Carrie
THIS PART OF YOUR ARTICLE WILL FOLLOW DIRECTLY ON FROM YOUR COMPLETED WORK ON REC
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
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, and
budget and box office takings. Describe the plot and cast briefly.
Carrie The 1976 original film carrie Directed and created by Brian De Palma the film is about a young
and timid 17 year old girl who is abused by her mother discovers she has telekinesis, and gets
pushed to the limit on the night of her schools prom by a humiliaing prank.
Further more I believe that the remake of Carrie was made because of the grown in technology
making the director of Carrieget the audiences attention and draw hem in more to watch and get a
sence of the movie. They were caperble to do thisa with the use of CGI , this would allow the
audience to be drawn in and concentrate on the film with no distractions.
The difference with the new one and the old ones the old Carrie did not have this and wasn’t as
possible. The amazing talented actress Chloe Grace Moretz was chosen because she is original a
and is very popular with the teen industry and started in the popular movie the Kick Ass movies.
, She was used for the male attention drawing the in to watch the film this was because the old
Carrie would not of seen the Old Carrie of 1976.
She was also used to attract a younger generation age group, as the generation of today would not
have seen the old Carrie in 1976.The Original Carrie was successful the director would have been
proposed the idea to create a remake of the film as it would bring in more profit for people who
have not seen the film.
2. 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.
The Company that created Carrie in 2013 had to realise weather or not the 1976 Carrie. The
Relationship with both screen Gems and United Artist have in common is that they are both the
production companies of Carrie.
Advancements in technology a more modern film could be made with better special effects. This
would appeal to a younger target audience but also would pull in a target audience that have seen
the original but want to see if the modern version is betterConsider 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 a big part factor for the films finacial profits as it ties in a lot of merchandise that you
would have not found for the original Carrie film. Merchandise such as T-shirts, posters and toys
could be found in shops, tis would create more profit towards the film but also promote the film so
more people hear about it and the word gets spread that this is the film to see.
The soundtrack has taken songs from previous years and applied them to the film or certain artists
have adapted work and made it to apply to the film. Certain songs such as Take a Walk – Passions
Pits released their song years ago.
Factors which influenced the remake of Carrie
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
films and their
with some appropriate
use of subject
M2 explain the relationship
between films and their
production contexts with
reference to detailed
illustrative examples and
generally correct use of
D2 comprehensively explain the
relationship between films and
their production contexts with
elucidated examples and
consistently using subject
Why have producers of the carrie remake chosen Chloë Grace Moretz?
The have chosen this actress because she has originally stared in a big movie franchise like Kick Ass
this made her popular for the target audience that Carrie was aiming at. As they used Chole to
attract the younger generation to the film. As the remake of the Film would attract the older
generation as they would have seen the original.