Friday, 1 April 2011

Evaluation - QUESTION 3

Our typical target audience for our film are males and females between the ages of fifteen and over.  However in my own personal opinion I don't think that anyone over the age of 30 would choose to watch it, as its quite a supustious film, and I can imagine there reactions to be; "Like that would ever happen" or "Thats not very realistic".  However for those who are slightly more open to more suspisous films its perfect.  The film is for people who love thrillers in general, and want a bit of excitment its also great for people who aren't big fans of horror films.  As our film gives the audience the antisipation and action of a thriller, with the slight twisted physco effect of some horror films.

For our film we got a lot of insperation from the film Arlington Road.  In this review he talks a bit about visual sence and the story line. I found a review of the film on the internet form this website.

"Arlington Road is implausible at best and ridiculous at worst. It's one of those conspiracy theory movies that takes its social commentary so seriously that its plot becomes a joke. One of the great joys of the cinema is experiencing the thrill of the unexpected, the ecstasy of surprise. But in their fervor to provide that jolt of shock, the makers of Arlington Road forget that there must be a logical basis for surprise to work -- otherwise it's not surprise, it's confusion. This film loads up on icing and forgets to add the cake.
Jeff Bridges stars, playing a character blessed with the movie-riffic name of Michael Faraday, a recently widowed Washington, D.C. college professor now raising a teenage son all by himself on the titular suburban street. Faraday is depressed, paranoid about the circumstances under which his FBI agent wife was killed, and he lectures his students on the eerie relevance of conspiracy theories.

Life begins to take a more positive turn when Faraday befriends new neighbors Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack), who arrive on Arlington Road with smiles and cheer. The neighbors bond over cookouts and intimate conversations, but of course circumstances quickly begin to change. The Langs become peculiar and occasionally dishonest in otherwise innocent conversation, and they make the very convenient mistake of leaving mysterious blueprints lying where an obsessed neighbor could strain to see them. Faraday is that neighbor, and his conspiracy-driven mind investigates the troubling history of his seemingly ideal neighbors."
This review was by a man called Jason Mckiernan, however I would really like to see a review from a females point of view to see if they enjoyed it as much.  As I feel that with most films it is good to attract both males and females as then you create a wider target audience.

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