How effective is the combination of your main q4 eval
assignment brief, I
chose to do a
movie poster and
a film review.
To create this
poster and film
such as Total
Film, and Empire.
The font I chose to use here is called
‘sketchy’.The reason I decided upon this
font for my title is because it looks quite
youthful. I liked the fact that looks like
someone had drawn it, this links to the
opening scene in the film in whichTy is
doodling on a piece of paper.
These words link to the fact that they look hand written. I chose to use
different fonts instead of just one because it makes it seem as though they
weren’t written by the same person to show that these two boys are
different and in different social groups.
I chose this font, ‘UniversalAccreditation’, because it is a convention
of movie posters.
All of the fonts used within
this film review were chosen
because they are simple,
clean fonts making them easy
for audiences to read.
The font used in the main body of the article was chosen
because it is highly similar to the one that was used in the
credits of our main film.
I chose to use this image in my poster because it connotes
humour because of the actors’ facial expressions.
Also, while researching movies of the action/comedy
genre, I came across the ‘Get Smart’ poster.This has a
similar aim to mine, both actors are supposed to look fairly
serious, but also to give it an edge to make it humorous. In
the ‘Get Smart’ poster it is the tie flying into the female’s
face, in my poster it is the bemused facial expressions of
Exaggerated facial expression relate to the movie. Right
from the very beginning the actors have exaggerated facial
expressions in order to convey their emotions with ease, as
there is no dialogue in the film. By using such facial
expressions in both of my texts, it connotes a relationship to
the audience wherein they can decode a link between the
Another reason I chose to use this image is because it leaves out our
female character. This relates to the film as we don’t know that she
exists until around halfway through the film. I wanted to show this
through my poster, I didn’t want to spoil anything for the audience.
Consequently, the poster conforms to Barthes’ EnigmaCode, it keeps
the audience guessing about who these two boys are, but also it gives
them a sense of surprise when the female character does enter.
I chose to use this image within my film
review because it clearly shows the three
characters. But also because it shows the
relationships between them that are
depicted in the film. Freddie and Char are
sitting within very close proximity of one
another, which suggests they have some
form of close relationship. However, as
she isn’t looking at Freddie, it infers how
their relationship will not end up as
happily as it could. In addition to this,Ty
is facing in a completely opposite
direction to the other two actors.This
connotes that he isn’t on the same team
as them - that he opposes them.
Also, the fact that he is not looking into
the camera, while the other two actors
connotes a sense of mischief from this
The background of my movie poster complimented the
location of the film. I chose to make the background of the
poster a blackboard, although this is slight old-fashioned, a
blackboard connotes school instantaneously. This is
contrasted within the film as we use a whiteboard in order to
show that this school is up-to-date.
Throughout the film the
colour green is continuously
shown, in the wall of the
classroom, the floor of the
hallways, the cabinets in the
staffroom, the chairs in the
classroom and also in the
lockers in the hallway.This
shows continuity over the
course of the film, but when
creating my movie poster, I
decided to use green as the
background colour.This was
to shown a clear relationship
between the two texts.
I included the website address on the poster as well as in the film itself.
As today’s world revolves around technology and the internet, I
thought it was highly appropriate, if not absolutely necessary to include
a web address on both of these texts I created.