Question: It is often what we hear, and not what we see, that a director’s or creator’s message is most engaging – Disagree because both elements contribute to the directors message. V for Vendetta: 2 scenes – cinematography techniques -> message Fight Scene and Domino Scene. “Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath […]

For a text to be successful, elements of the setting must be recognisable Atwood’s message of being aware of future dystopia was recognisable through the element of control through fear in The Handmaid’s Tale. Through Offred, the stories main character, Atwood was able to portray control through fear because Offred was controlled through her fear […]

Questions Novel – 2016 Our reading experience is heightened when we care about the fate of our protagonist Do Care: Outcomes, investment of time, naturally swayed fro happy ending, empathise (family, friends, new environment), curious as to what happens Don’t Care: Struggle to connect, frustrations, don’t care for Offred to heighten experience, this hapened though […]

Down-syndrome In New Zealand, one in a thousand babies are born with down-syndrome. Thats more than one baby per week. Down-syndrome is an incurable condition that cannot be prevented and can happen to anyone, no matter the race, religion, culture, female or male, absolutely anyone can be born with it. We’ve all seen down-syndrome people […]

The throbbing pain emanates from my chest to the rest of my body. Feeling slowly returns as I sense water, freezing water, falling onto my face. There is something digging into my back, what is it? I force my eyes to open up to the low clouds hanging above me, as if they are suspended […]

Theme: Control   Possibilities: Man fishing in cove Waking up in the bush, lost Chopper survivor   Chopper Survivor:   Control: The theme of control is demonstrated with the weather that is controlling the fact that the SAR people can’t go into the last known area to be able to find him.   Characters: Hannibal […]

James McTeigue’s 2005 film ‘V for Vendetta’ is a movie set in a dystopian future that explores McTeigue’s intentions as a director of the power of ideas. In 2028, the United Kingdom has fallen into a state of corruption since the fascist government party, ‘Norsefire’ has been elected into power. The country lives in constant […]

V for Vendetta   Possible director’s intentions: Anarchy vs Fascism Why anarchy is better than fascism                                                Fight Scene:   Slow motion shots The use of 5 (V) – symbolism   No one is watching the vice chancellor on TV Pubs, homes and rest home are empty V appears out of nowhere Cross […]

Continuously address 2 cinematography elements (examples of these) and how they work to address directors intention Give audience response: correctly describe the effect for you Discuss how these reflect societal ideals/thoughts/opinions and possibly discuss times when we’ve seen this in history, etc. Minority Report Spider Scene Body Paragraph The blue hue light of technological advances […]

“My name isn’t Offred, I have another name, which nobody uses now because it’s forbidden. I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong, it does matter.” This is a quote from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’. The […]