Friday, 9 January 2015

Genre case study

Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Liz Gilbert (Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. 

  • I like the title sequence as it fits well with the opposed title sequence as it is in a exotic Asian location similar to India. It also features one women as the man actress which is very similar to my title sequence. It goes well with the feel good drama genre with the iconography and mise-en-scene involved. Liz's appearance is basic and pure which connotes simplicity similar to Louise in my title sequence. The waves and natural landscape reflects the beauty of the area with the beauty of the character.

  • The typography is the sequence is white against a black screen. The colour white has connotations of beauty and simplicity. It is a serif font with curlicue's on the end of the letters, this is typical for a feel good drama genre title sequence and text.

  • The soundtrack is uplifting and calm which goes well with what we see on the screen. It is an orchestral sounding soundtrack with soft touches to it yet it fluctuates with the tone of the piece.

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