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  1. 1. Analyse “Unknown” Trailer. • What elements of a typical thriller does it have? • How is it constructed? Why will it appeal to an audience. •
  2. 2. “Unknown” 2011 A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
  3. 3. “Unknown” • • • • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Writers: Oliver Butcher (screenplay), Stephen Cornwell (screenplay), and 1 more credit » • Stars: • Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones
  4. 4. Budget / Box Office • • • • • • Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend: $21,856,389 (USA) (20 February 2011) Gross: $130,786,397 (Worldwide) (12 May 2011)
  5. 5. Key scenes of tension • Film has essential characteristic of a good thriller - moments of high tension. • EG. The hospital scene reaching for scissors leading to murder. 1. Soundtrack effective – disorientating sounds 2. Use of close up. 3. Fast editing leading up to the escape.
  6. 6. The Club Scene. • Scene effective because: • Loud booming soundtrack – disorientating and threatening • Screen dark – only shadows – indistinct – the viewer shares the main character’s confusion.
  7. 7. Well worth a watch. • Watch and add to your blog. • Anything you can analyse / comment on? • k79Y
  8. 8. The McGuffin • Prince Shalla – world food! • This provides the basis of the story but the viewer is only interested in Liam Neeson’s character.
  9. 9. The car chase • The link above will take you to the IMDB. Scroll down – clip 2. • Watch the scene a few times. Analyse how it has been filmed and why it is effective. Look for editing speed, sound, lighting, camera angle etc. Put detailed analysis on your blog.
  10. 10. Liam Neeson Interview • Anything of interest to add to your blog? • Ak