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- 1. HUNGER GAMES Overview Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. Preferred - The Hunger Games is a very recent film that is releasing a trilogy to the cinema. The movies are based off a book of three which are captured by the film very well. The concept of the movie in my opinion is flawless, this is the main reason for my love for this film. I believe that I am around the right age range to find this film appealing and not see it as over the top. For example if I was younger I find the film too violent. However if I was a lot older then I would not see the point in the concept and plot. Star Theory - The main actresses that takes the lead in this amazing film. Is none other than Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games franchise is what set off her acting career. Hearing news of his budding young actresses people gave the film a chance and then film spread. A actor that sealed the deal for his film would have to be Woody Harrelson who plays Haymitch Abernathy , a previous victor of the Hunger Games. I believe that his acting brings together the entire film controlling the scene to make all actors and actresses performances better. Director - Garry Ross Year 2012 Genre Adventure/Sci fi/Thriller/Action
2. CODES AND CONVENTIONS: HUNGER GAMES The equipment shown in this shot to the left shows the meaning of the entire film. That survival is necessary to make it in this world. This is the main theme of the film As the main lead is fighting for her life. I chose this Specific shot because it show determination on the Actresses face. Showing that she is will fight for the Things she believes in . The next shot was chosen because I believe that It summarises the whole film in one. That the Hunger Games is all a show to keep people occupied from The real horrors that are out there. This connote with Bright colours used to make everything look Sophisticated. 3. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Overview A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. Preferred The Hobbit Descends from a great trilogy that I grew up with. I believe that the being exposure at a young age with fiction films that create so much imagination. This genre has stuck with me and that is why The Hobbit have come to be on my most favourited films of all time. The demographic has always been aimed at males because of the action that is shown throughout the film such as: Bow and Arrow s and Sword fighting. Also the characters created for the film are mostly strong male oriented figures that people could look up to as a role model. The male roles are similar to Robert Blys pre industrial mythopoetic masculine model. Star Theory - Ian Mckellen one of the most iconic actors for action and adventurous films. Known for the role of Magneto and Gandalf and other great characters. Fans from all over the world would go to see films just for him. As is acting and humorous side make the film worth watching. Director Peter Jackson Year 2012 Genre Adventure/Fantasy/Action 4. CODES AND CONVENTIONS: THE HOBBIT The first shot is showing the audience the Original buildings from Lord of the Rings Trilogy So that the cult following can relate the films Together. This can also be seen as references As the character might relate ideas to the sequel Films. The convention shown in this shot is the locations that have been created to make the audience believe that they have travelled to a different universe. With the ways that the buildings are sculptured and how the landscape looks. In this case giant mountains covered with trees and waterfalls. 5. Their cult following of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy. Enough for people to take the films to the next level. They even invented the rest of the Elvish language from the film and made it fit with the English language. Conventions were made so that people could cosplay as their favourite characters and interact with the rest of the fans in the ways of the film. 6. THE DARK KNIGHT Overview When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. Preferred - Not only does the genre intrigue me but I have been a big fan of fictional superhero films ever since I was a small child. This film appeals to me more than most because of the way the hero is represented as a dark character fights for justice. Also the use for a loveable villain such as The Joker adds a complex and twisting plot to the concept. Even though big names are added to the film people to see the hero as Batmans legacy has been going for years. Star theory There are many different actors and actresses that are worthy of watching in this film such as: Christian bale and Morgan Freeman. The one actor that everyone came to see is Heath Ledger who plays the incredible Joker. To prepare for his role, Heath locked himself in a hotel room for a week. Then the true Joker Appeared! Director Christopher Nolan Year 2008 Genre Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller 7. CODES AND CONVENTIONS: DARK KNIGHT The first thing you think about when you hear the name Batman is the black suit. Throughout the trailer they try to keep the hero an enigma. As the bat suit is always remodelled, this entices the Audience to keep watching until it gets to the end of the trailer where they unveil the suit. The suit is black because the colour of the a bat is black. This goes against typical conventions of colours such as red, blue and green. To show the wealth of Gotham the trailer shows most of the characters in suits. This shows that Bruce Wayne does not come from a poor background. This is how he is fuelled to become Batman because he has the money for resources. This is also against convention because most typical superheroes have a superpower. Batman doesn't have a power is just Trained and has the money for the job. 8. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Overview Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy. Preferred Watching the Batman franchise over the years, I have loved the films dearly. I chose this film to show that it still maintains a overall good narrative keeping the audience enticed with plot twists and intriguing characters. Christian Bale has become a Iconic figure for young children. He is seen as a role model, this is another reason why people would return to the trilogy because they have seen the other films and know that he is a well renown actor. Star Theory - After The Dark Knight villains were the new craze. Next in the list was Bane played by Tom Hardy. Before the film was release Tom made a name for himself in a exceptional performance in the film Inception. People were surprised by the transformation into Banes character as the normal Tom hardy was completely unrecognizable but his acting still shone through this is why people would want t see this film. Director Christopher Nolan Year 2012 Genre - Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller 9. CODES AND CONVENTIONS: DARK KNIGHT RISES For the sequel to The Dark Knight. Conventions for villains over the years has changed. An audience wants a Villain that is witty and memorable. The Villain Bane was introduced instantly to the audience. This is so when people go to watch the film they instantly know who he is. The reason he is the main focus for this film is because you have already seen what Batman looks like in the previous films. So new excitement must get the audience enticed for the film. This is in the form of Bane. I chose the shot of the stadium to connote that The film took place in Gotham city. You can tell by the Mass of people and a stadium would not be built in a Small town. This shot was also chosen because It shows the audience a action sequence in the film on a big scale. Telling us that the production is to a professional standard and it is something that no one has seen before. 10. INTERTEXTUALITY The Intertextuality that can be found Batman trilogy Is similar to the Superman franchise as the character act a like using themselves as disguise to hide their true form. Also the Two films can be placed in the same Universe as a film is coming out in 2015 Batman vs. Superman. This links back to the comics as this is where the characters first clashed. producers are aiming their films at this market because that is where the biggest cult following and audience lies. 11. INCEPTION Overview A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible. Preferred Because of the concept that revolves throughout the entirety of the film. I am at the right age to understand the meaning and be able to decode the plot that the producer has set for me and not to get confused. The genre being an Action/Thriller appeals to me because of my gender as most films in this type of genre is male orientated. The overall star theory in this film would be another good reason for me to go watch this film as they associated with the Action/Thriller genre a lot. Such as Leonardo Dicaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who have starred in films like: Django Unchained and Looper Star Theory - There are many big names for this blockbuster film such as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and To Hardy. All of these actors have been in multiple big Hollywood blockbusters and are well known by a wide audience who would be solely happy to go and watch this film for one f these actors or actresses. Director John McTiernan Year 1995 Genre Action/Crime/Thriller 12. CODES AND CONVENTIONS: INCEPTION The first shot is too connote the unique selling point of the film. Which is the concept of the dream world, Where anything is possible to create if you can think it. This Is give the audience the reassurance that the CGI is Professional and also to explain the concept for any confused people. The final shot shows a big part of the films success. This is the star theory of the film. The biggest names where casted for this film such as: Leonardo Dicaprio and Ellen Page. The stars cult following would bring in more people to watch the film because they are staring in it, even if the audience didnt like the concept of the film. 13. MEDIA LITERACY HOW I HEAR ABOUT FILMS The way that I find out about films is using the internet whether that be: YouTube: This is where I find Trailers for the upcoming films this allows me t visual assess the film and whether I want to go and see it. Social Networking ( Facebook/Twitter); This is usually where a friend has talked about a upcoming film or a star that they really like is in a certain film. Depending on the news I will look into the film for myself. Reddit: Reddit is the sole hub for all of the internet. If news of a film is out then this site would have the information. I check this site daily. 14. RECEPTION THEORY Reception theory is the way that the audience responses to the message hidden within the text constructed by the producer or director. This is a meaning that the producers and directors want to convey across to the audience. This can be done in many ways either through character dialogue or actions within the film. Stuart Hall is the man behind identifying the three types of audiences reading messages. Dominant Is about what the audience wants to hear from people and agreeing but with limited knowledge on the subject.. Negotiated Is when the audience agrees, disagrees or questions a political speech or news broadcast. Making their opinion based on previously held news. Oppositional - is when the audience recognises the dominant message but rejects it due to culture or political opinion. People with this opinion usually have made up their mind on the person or subject. This is based upon our age, gender, ethnicity, social class. 15. ACTIVE SPECTATORSHIP The relationship between an audience and the film. This suggests that different people will react to a film in various ways. The audience will not just blindly accept he messages given to them. Active Spectatorship also relates to cult following. where the audience characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the object(s) of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest. Even though the marketing of a film could bring in a big following. From previous films or books. An example is Prometheus with its viral videos of Meet David. This attracted the film a wide audience, but the film failed to live up t expectations.