Saturday, 28 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
In our opening sequence I feel that we are aiming our film at young adults, the ways in which the characters are portrayed in the sequence are not in any particular way. Although not what we are trying to achieve on purpose, hopefully the audience sees the main character Dhylan Patel as positive, although this is so, we want the audience to also see that Dhylan is powerless to the fact that he’s lost his friend. The camera angles used when in the cemetery scene help portray Dhylan as helpless standing over the grave. Often films aimed at young adults are those which consist of themes such as rebellion, conflict with parents, first love etc. but our film isnt your everyday "teen" movie which consists of these themes we felt it'd too cliche to do so us making this psychological thriller was a huge task as it the genre would most often star adult actors and as our only starred young male actors there was the huge risk of not being taken seriously.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
1. Many thriller films will tend to focus on the plot rather than character. However, the plot will reverse it so that the film shows the issues surrounding the character. Psychological thriller films concentrate on a protagonist’s mental state of being. Often there is conflict which arises, either between two or more characters, in our case it’s the two main characters (Dhylan Patel & Tyler Johnson) that are in conflict but obliviously to one another as Tyler is a ghost following his friend Dhylan who doesn’t see him in the opening. Other sub-genres (i.e. action-thrillers), tend to focus on the physical conflict between two or more characters. Yet in psychological thriller films, the battle is fought through a condition of the mind.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Preview We showed some of our classmates our opening sequence, although at first we received an immature response as expected but with little help from our teacher we got them to give us constructive feedback on film after they had watched our opening sequence. These videos will be uploaded shortly.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2002)
After watching “Shifty” I felt to watch more British crime based films as I got addicted to “Shifty”. I found the film “Snatch” to watch which is about a bunch of people which consisted of illegal boxing promoters, jewelers, travelling fighters and thieves hence the title all chasing a stolen diamond. The film had an all-star cast with Brad Pitt with a great performance playing a traveler, Vinnie Jones who was playing the muscle man who was called in to help find the diamond and Jason Statham who played a boxing trainer.
Overall I thought the film was well scripted to suit a British audience with all its humor and performances.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Shifty (Eran Creevy, 2009)
After much mentions in class by our teacher I decided to go on watch “Shifty” as I went on to see the film I noticed that it was not so much of a story in a traditional sense, more of a day in the life of type of tale and in this case it’s through a drug dealer’s eyes. Whilst this is true in terms of the storyline, perhaps the true underlying meaning of the film is about relationships of all kind, family & friendships etc. I loved the “British-ness” about the film with great performances from Riz Ahmed and Nitin Ganatra who played brothers, there’s a scene where I thought “this is typical England” when both brothers started arguing in their native language which I thought was brilliant.