Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Inspiration for Our Film

Another inspiration for our film was the film 'Precious', which itself was based on a novel called 'Push' by Sapphire. This movie shows an illiterate and obese girl who has been impregnated by her drunk and abusive father twice and lives at her dysfunctional home with her abusive mother. Her first born has down-syndrome and lives with her grandmother. The family survive in the ghetto and finance themselves from welfare.

The film poster is her walking on her own with cartoon drawn butterfly wings and a crown on top of her. This is shown to be how special and precious the girl is, the background is white to symbolise the purity of the girl, or maybe the girls character (as we know she is a mother of 2 kids).

This gave us an inspiration because of the way she carries with her life and goes on to raise her second son by herself even though she has all these domesticate problems. This is inspiring to our character as he would have to raise his kid despite loosing all his friends, not being able to go to parties and of course not being able to talk to girls (due to him carrying the baby).

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Three Men and A Baby Poster Analysis

Three Men and A Baby is a comedy starring Tom Seleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson.  It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of one of the men's love child. It follows their change from their bachelor lifestyle to adulthood. Three Men and a Baby was the biggest American box office hit of 1987, surpassing Fatal Attraction and eventually grossing US$167 million in the US alone.

The movie poster shows the three guys holding up the baby with comical expressions, it shows the baby, being held by Tom Seleck, urinating on him. This shows the comical side of having a baby. They guys on the sides show their support, shown by the hands on shoulders and supporting the baby while it urinates on Tom Seleck. The clothes the men are wearing seem  to be quiet formal and behind a white background to show to show the purity of the characters.

This movie is very similar to our as it shows the change from the 'bachelor' lifestyle to the parenting life style. This is the case for our main character, he goes from being one of the most popular boy in school to being a fully fledged dad looking after his baby. 

Fast & Furious 6 Movie Poster

The new poster for the upcoming Fast and Furious 6 movie is really basic. The movie is the sixth and final installment of hugely popular franchise. The movie stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez. The teaser trailer was first shown on the half time SuperBowl spot along with the new IronMan 3 and the new Star Trek: Into Darkness.

The 2 poster shows both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, standing next to their car on an empty and deserted  highway looking into the horizon. Right next to them, there is the caption 'All roads lead to this', this concretes the fact that this is the final movie. In the poster, the camera seems to be on the floor with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the centre of the poster. Their clothes are very casual, and also their body language. Paul Walker seems to be leaning on his car with his hands in his pockets, whereas Vin Diesel seems to be more serious, almost seems to be walking towards something or even someone. There have been speculations that Vin Diesel's characters "Dom", his girlfriend, who seems to have died in the fourth movie, she returns but against Dom. Maybe she is the person that Vin Diesel is going towards and Paul Walker is just leaning back and just observing.

The cars the two are leaning on are muscle cars, Paul Walkers car is Blue and Vin Diesel's car is red. Blue is associated with trust and peace and loyalty and integrity, this is very much like the character of Paul Walker, Brian who was an ex-cop (suggesting the peace and integrity) and has been with 'Dom' since the beginning and is always helping him out (matching with trust and loyalty). Vin Diesel's car is coloured red, which may indicate they are ready to take action, or they may be passionate about what they are going to be doing, or again it may mean that they are feeling angry. This definitely matches 'Doms' character, he feels passionate about knowing his girlfriend is still live, he is ready to take action (his body language shown in the poster) and also feeling angry for what his girlfriend (who is played by Michelle Rodriguez) 'Letty' is still alive.

 The background of the poster is very basic, it is very bright sunny day with the blue sky with only white puffy clouds there. As the sky and the ground join, the horizon is practically white and you can't see it, this is maybe a connected to the movie as the people don't what will happen with the situation of 'Dom' and 'Letty'.

The reason the poster works well is because of the simplicity of it, there are only the main character(s) and their cars on an empty road. I was thinking that we could do something like that for our film poster, for example, we could do something like our two main characters (me and Ainsley) just on an empty road to symbolise their tight friendship or their vast complex simplicity of their situation.

The Dark Knight Rises Alternate Poster

This is the poster of the final Batman film made by Christopher Nolan. The poster composes a protagonist of the film Bane, the villain, walking away from the front of the poster. This creates a sense of mystery from the character as the audience is unable to see his face and he leaves no signs to what kind of person he is. The poster also consists of a broken batman mask which Bane is walking away from which indicates to the audience that Bane has something to do with the batman mask being broken. Also, the mask being broken has also indicated that the Batman is either defeated or even killed by the Bane character. This effect is helped by the dark, gloomy, rainy background chosen as it creates a negative mood for the audience and adds to the indication of a bad ending for the Batman. The poster also has a phrase composed in the top centre of the poster adding on to the negative effect of this poster as it states ' The legend Ends'. From this poster we could use the gloomy atmosphere used as the background as in our film, we have a gloomy and revengeful atmosphere which is like the one created by this poster.