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  1. 1. Bridget Jones’s Diary Sam, Kate, Brayden
  2. 2. Production and Distribution Companies Director
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>The location of the book and film is London. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Darcys’ – Similar to Jane Austen (British Author) </li></ul><ul><li>Bridget Jones shares many similarities with Pride and Prejudice (“it is a truth universally acknowledged..”) – British historical context. </li></ul><ul><li>British Author – Helen Fielding </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cast Other Cast Jim Broadbent – British Gemma Jones – British Shirley Henderson – Scottish James Callis – British Sally Phillips - British
  5. 5. Soundtrack <ul><li>Mellow, usually fitting to the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Music is usually oldies, pop or jazz/blues/swing. </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke </li></ul><ul><li>American Artists (Sheryl Crow, Diana Ross, Tracey Bonham ) </li></ul><ul><li>British Artists (Robbie Williams, Gabrielle) </li></ul><ul><li>Australian artists (Jamie O Neal) </li></ul>
  6. 6. IM RAVING <ul><li>I – The main Ideology of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary is that love will eventually find its way to you, as long as you keep looking in the right places. </li></ul><ul><li>M – x </li></ul><ul><li>R – Stereotypical british ‘issues’ with character– smoking, swearing, drinking, sex hungry. </li></ul><ul><li>A – Female teens and adults </li></ul><ul><li>V – Love, sleeping around </li></ul><ul><li>I – Working Titles </li></ul><ul><li>N – Voice Over, Similar to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ </li></ul><ul><li>G – Quirky Romance, Comedy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Costume and Mise-En-Scene <ul><li>Very British, hoodies, suits, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother – war time clothing and ideologies recognised at the beginning of the film. (Where Bridget first meets Mark Darcy.) </li></ul><ul><li>British accents </li></ul><ul><li>Bridget wears quite slutty attire at times, when trying to get Daniel’s attention. ‘Big Pants’. </li></ul><ul><li>Bunny Rabbit! </li></ul><ul><li>Says a lot about the British Culture, especially when linked to the representation of characters. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other <ul><li>Narrative, ‘Bridget’ narrating the film. </li></ul><ul><li>Binary Opposites; male vs. Female </li></ul><ul><li>British Humour </li></ul><ul><li>Similar links to Love Actually. </li></ul><ul><li>Pathetic fallacy through TV and the weather. After the break up, you have a boyfriend mudering his girlfriend in the shower and then lions mating, reflecting the thoughts of Bridget on the relationship about being all about sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Terribly cliché but not entirely ‘cheesy’ as it suits the genre of the film. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>