Wednesday, 4 May 2011

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

The main genre of the film itself is the superhero genre, which was chosen because it was an appealing concept which suited what all of us in our group would be intrested in and would want to make, as well as the recent boost of the genre with popular films such as The Dark Knight, Watchmen, The Incredibles and Kickass. The Dark Knight in particular has received universal acclaim, proving the genre is a successful one which would appeal to all age groups and almost all tastes. However, for our film opening we wanted to avoid what people would normally expect and instead opt for something new. We also started to veer off from the super hero genre towards the end of the production of this and changed it to a thriller but still used some of the conventions of a superhero genre such as a death at the start and narration.

These examples of films open with exciting scenes that cut straight into the action, although by contrast, The Incredibles creates a fairly calm setting before cutting into its opening chase a minute into the film, the idea being to establish its main characters. 
For our piece to set it off we had the ordinary routine of a man having his breakfast in the morning, so the audience would tend to think that this character will now become the main protagonist however we start to make the audience question this because throughout the morning sequence you don't actually see his face. Again this is quite the contrast to most other films however this was slightly influenced by the introduction from kick ass as they have the same thing but it is narrated by the main character however the man you looks at is not him and he dies so it is that sort of shock thing we were influenced by.

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