Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Napolean Dynamite Deconstruction

Release date: January 17th 2004
Written and directed by Jared Hess.
Budget: $400,000
U.S box office takings: $116,666

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

The opening begins with the camera looking down on a red carpet. A plate comes across with "Fox Searchlight Pictures" written in ketchup on a plate of chicken nuggets, this is repeated on a different dish with a different coloured carpet. He opens his wallet and brings out a card saying "starring Jon Heder", this is also when acoustic guitar music starts to play. A library book is included with the ticket with the names of music producers written on it. This is continued with a sweet wrapper, lip balm, pieces of paper with doodles on and rubbers.
This idea of using every day objects and putting the names of the producers/actors etc on them is quite clever. I would like to use this idea for my project. Perhaps writing a name of an actor/actress on a plate.

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