Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Test Drive", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Rob Shaw (The Producer). You'll be able to see the final cut on YouTube [will be linked on a future day] as well as various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Monday, 17 January 2011

ALL - Deconstruction of April Fools Day

April Fools Day (Fred Walton, 1986)

Budget: $5 million
US Box Office takings: $12.5 million
Remake released in 2008

  • Beginning is a home video, this signifies that this is a flashback.
  • Quality of the home video shows that the opening is old.
  • The location is near a pier.
  • The clothing of the characters symbolises upper class.
  • Blonde girl= scream queen (anchorage)
  • The other girl finds a Jack-in-the-box.
  • Stereotype breaking = dis=equilibrium.
  • Change of focus.

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