Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Trick or Treat Deconstruction

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat Poster

Release date: 24th of October 1986
Directed by Charles Martin Smith.
U.S box office income: $6,310,477

Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.

The male and female characters in the film Trick or Treat are similar to the main characters in our film Classmates. The male character in Trick or Treat is into rock music. His bedroom is covered in rock posters and is very messy with clothes lying in heaps on the floor. This will be like the main male character in my film Classmates. The female character in Trick or Treat is the stereotypical 'popular' girl at school. She is attractive, rich, a nice demeanour and everyone wants to know her. The main character is my film will reflect this type of character.
At the start of the film there is a scene in an American schools hallway. The male character is looking at the female character in the hallway. There is a point of view shot of the boy, and it looks like the girl is waving at him. He waves back and then realises that she is actually waving at her friend who is standing behind him.
I thought about this idea and came to the conclusion that I would like to apply a similar comedic idea to my romantic comedy production.
 I decided that I would do a point of view shot of my male character looking at the female character sitting at a desk in a class room, with an empty seat next to her. It will appear to the audience that the girl is beckoning at the boy to sit down next to her. When really she is communicating to the girl behind him. He makes his way forward to the empty seat, until he is pushed away by the girl behind him. This leaves the boy in awkwardness and embarrassment.

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