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Me and My Movies

  1. 1. COMEDY
  2. 2. The Hangover is a 2009American comedy film, co-produced and directed by ToddPhillips The Hangover tells the story of Phil, Stu and Alan, who travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for a bachelor party to celebrate their friend Doug Billings impending marriage. However, after being drugged with roofies, Phil, Stu and Alan have no memory of the previous nights events and must find Doug before the wedding can occur.
  3. 3. Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedyfilm written by Kristen Wiig and AnnieMumolo, directed by Paul Feig The plot centers on Annie, who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honour for her best friend, Lillian.
  4. 4. Just Go with It is a 2011 romantic comedyfilm directed by Dennis Dugan, starringAdam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Thefilm was released on February 11, 2011On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plasticsurgeon convinces his loyal assistant topose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife inorder to cover up a careless lie he toldto his much-younger girlfriend.
  5. 5. What attracts me to this genre...One of the reasons I enjoy watching comedy films is because of star theory, this means that I like to watch a film just because a well known comedy actor starred or featured in the film, for example one of my favourite films is Just Go With It, Adam Sandler co-stars in this film with Jennifer Aniston, both of the two actors star in a lot of comedy films, for example, Adam Sandler stars in, Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Grown up, all these films I love to watch so I knew before watching Just Go With It that it would be hilarious. Other actors who are know well in the comedy film industry are, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell and Jim Carey.Another reason that Comedy is my favourite genre is because the story line is very simple and easy to follow up with no confusion, and of course I enjoy a film that would make me laugh.
  6. 6. How we find out about the films we watch... Another way to advertise a film is by using a billboardFacebook has over 500 million users so (as shown on the right).obviously it would be a brilliant advertising This is a very goodtechnique because most of the Facebook technique as it would grabusers use the site daily. Now on Facebook a lot of attention becausepeople can like groups and official pages for it is very distinct and hardexample the film Bridesmaids would have an to miss by local driversofficial Facebook page, where people can and pedestrians.comment and leave reviews of the film andany user can read that review also. So thistechnique widens the audience alot as A good way to advertise a film is at aanyone can see who has ‘liked’ the official cinema, since you’ve just paid for apage and it would also come up on friends ticket for a different film, before thenews feeds. film starts, about 10 minutes of different movie trailers are shown, all the trailers will look very appealing so that some of the films will stick in your head and make you want to see that film once it is release in the cinema.
  7. 7. Intertextuality...Intertextuality refers to the way in which texts gain meaning throughtheir referencing or evocation of other texts. For example in one on mychosen films Bridesmaids, the end of the film is quite similar to a part inthe film sex and the city when they break into a dance number. It is alsoquite similar because both the films are about a group of friends and areabout a wedding. By watching films with Intertextuality in them givesme a greater knowledge about the genre and makes me appreciate it.
  8. 8. Reception theory...Cultural theorist Stuart Hall is one of the main proponents of receptiontheory. Reception theory is basically the way the film relates to you.Bridesmaids is a good example for reception theory as the film isbasically all about friendship and relationships, which every female canrelate to, during the film Annie feels the emotion of jealousy (which iscommon with many females) whilst doing a speech to congratulate herbest friend, the new comer Helen has a better speech so the jealousykicks in as they go head to head trying to out do one an others speech.The audience are likely to relate to this as the emotion is common andruns through the whole of the film.