Thursday, 15 December 2011


We'd like our titles to be creative and artistic so decided to have a look at some clips of just titles. The ones that really stood out were Juno and Napoleon Dynamite. We loved the catoonistic style of Juno and the catchy music that went with it....

However, we thought that the Napoleon Dynamite idea would work better for what we want to do. For each different pet hate we have about men, we would include a title. For example, one of our hates it going to be when a man finishes something (Ben and Jerry's!) and puts it back in the freezer instead of the bin. So for this clip we had the idea of a point of view shot showing a hand opening the lid of the Ben & Jerry's to reveal an empty tub and a title would appear in the bottom of it. 

The other ideas we have come up with for this use of titles are using potato alphabet letters to spell out a name and toilet paper being unravelled to reveal a name... So we need a few more ideas!!

More Ideas!

Last lesson we came up with an idea for our film opening! We'd like to keep with our idea of using non-diegetic narration from our female protagonist and have her speaking about things she hates about men, inspired by the film Amelie which shows the things she likes. We discussed it for a long time and eventually decided on it being the little things and pet hates that are commonly hated by most women that she rants about. After we produced some initial ideas of what these pet hates could be (leaving the toilet seat up, eating like a pig etc) we asked some female friends what there own hates are so that we could be sure these little things would be relatable to by the majority of women, therefore suitable for a wider audience than teenage girls. 

Monday, 5 December 2011


To help form a relationship between the protagonist and the audience, Zoe, Jess and I like the idea of using non-diegetic narration. I think it's a great way to introduce the protagonist and the thoughts they personally hold, this helps the audience to relate and engage with the characters. This is particularly important in rom coms as most women like to be able to relate to the protagonist as it helps them feel a sense of realism about the film. Therefore, they can believe that what happens to the characters could also happen to themselves. This method is used in films like...

                                                                                                                                                            The Holiday where we are instantly drawn to the disheartened, realistic character Iris, who narrates the opening 

and Bridget Jones, where we see Renee Zellweger playing the unfortunate, unlucky in love protagonist.

Narration is used in the beginning of both of these examples and is also used throughout both TV series and films of Sex and the City, which has Carrie Bradshaw narrating the story of herself and her friends.