Tuesday, 25 March 2014

1) Evaluation news article

1- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?  (In the form of a newspaper article)

The Hunt, How Does it Compare to Other films?

With the new thriller film ‘The Hunt’ out this week, we look at how it compares to other film openings. The films directors Tom Edwards and Alec Jetha have been heavily influenced by other psychological thrillers such as 'Se7en'. With director Alec Jetha saying "Our film puts the audience on edge and uses no dialogue in the opening to keep the narrative mysterious." 

'The Hunt' opens with many different camera angles and shots to provide a good viewing for the audience. "This was important for us as we felt we needed some way of telling the narrative to our audience without dialogue, we tried to maximize our use of props and mise en scene" stated Tom Edwards.  The opening of 'The Hunt' also uses a soundtrack like many other film openings. The films directors felt that using an eerie sound opening would have an impact on the audience. This technique was similar to other film openings such as 'Se7en', 'Silence Of The Lambs' and 'The Godfather'.

The font of the films title and opening credits also fitted the conventions of a psychological thriller. The font again compares to other films such as 'Se7en'. We can see that Tom Edwards and Alec Jetha have many comparisons to conventions of real media products. Evidence of this is with the use of a soundtrack, mise-en-scene, titles and font type.

However, we can also see some ways in which 'The Hunt' challenges forms and conventions of other media products. This is because of the facilities the directors had. Other products have had the luxury of a high budget. This is something Alec Jetha and Tom Edwards did not have. This meant that they could  not use paid actors or vast amount of props. 

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