Neek To Chic

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Neek To Chic

  1. 2. The Synopsis <ul><li>Teenage Drama/Comedy Film </li></ul><ul><li>Student moving from Britain to America </li></ul><ul><li>Was a complete nerd </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to fit in with crowd </li></ul><ul><li>Saves girlfriend in fire </li></ul>
  2. 3. The Plot Act One <ul><li>First scenes – introduce main character </li></ul><ul><li>Opening: A dream of what he wants to be </li></ul><ul><li>End of dream reveals his true identity </li></ul><ul><li>Starts moving to America to study </li></ul><ul><li>Says goodbyes to friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Moves to a house and been given a nice car </li></ul><ul><li>Decides to hide his nerdy behaviour </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Plot Act Two <ul><li>Lies to make friends – makes it into a fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>Truth slowly reveals itself </li></ul><ul><li>Starts dating a girl called Rosie Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Alter ego – invited to a conference of his game in London – buys tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday party almost reveals him </li></ul><ul><li>Shocking truth spread by the girl, forcing him to reveal himself </li></ul><ul><li>Popularity drops, and kicked out of fraternity and loses girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>Best friend still decides to stick with him </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Plot Act Three <ul><li>The events send Connor into grief, and decides to move back to London, despite friend trying to stop him </li></ul><ul><li>He goes to campus to confirm his move – fire breaks out </li></ul><ul><li>He saves ex-girlfriend Rosie from the fire, but is knocked unconscious </li></ul><ul><li>They get back together and Connor is welcomed back in society </li></ul><ul><li>Film ends similar to dream in beginning </li></ul>
  5. 6. Genre Teenage Drama
  6. 7. The Genre <ul><li>Sub-genre </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental basics </li></ul><ul><li>Does not focus on comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on troubles </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Genre <ul><li>Repertoire of Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Narratives, e.g. falling in love </li></ul><ul><li>Iconography, e.g. parties, slight dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Setting: America, in a university campus </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Characters: Outcast, Football team and cheerleaders </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Genre <ul><li>Bending the Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternities and sororities instead of cliques </li></ul><ul><li>Character financially well-off </li></ul><ul><li>Not mainly about character falling in love </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Characters Connor Jones
  10. 11. The Characters Connor Jones’s Room
  11. 12. The Characters <ul><li>Connor Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Main Character </li></ul><ul><li>Son of well-off family </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in London </li></ul><ul><li>18 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Nerd </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate, sympathetic and brave </li></ul><ul><li>Bravery revealed in a pivotal point </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Characters Rosie Turner
  13. 14. The Characters <ul><li>Rosie Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerleader </li></ul><ul><li>Connor’s girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>False prep </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular </li></ul><ul><li>Vain snob </li></ul><ul><li>Personality change towards end of film </li></ul><ul><li>Friends with similar personalities </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Characters Chris Smith
  15. 16. The Characters <ul><li>Chris Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Connor’s best friend </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerant and sympathetic – looks beyond the situation and understands why Connor has hidden his past lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>Apple fan, like Connor </li></ul><ul><li>May have been through same troubles as Connor </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol and party addict </li></ul>
  16. 17. The Characters <ul><li>Vladimir Prop's Spheres of Action </li></ul><ul><li>Hero: Connor </li></ul><ul><li>Villain: Fate </li></ul><ul><li>Dispatcher: Connor </li></ul><ul><li>Helper: Chris </li></ul><ul><li>Princess: Rosie and popularity </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Audience
  18. 19. The Budget £2-3 million
  19. 20. The Budget Product Placements ?
  20. 21. The Budget
  21. 22. The Two Minutes <ul><li>A lot of it will be his dream </li></ul><ul><li>Unconventional way of flash-forward </li></ul><ul><li>Happens at the end of film </li></ul><ul><li>Party, alcohol and sex </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in whether he will fulfil his dream to become popular </li></ul>

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