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Art/Specialist Cinema vs Mainstream

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Art/ Specialist Cinema Vs Mainstream Art/ Specialist Cinema Paranormal activity Independent production/ distribution Paranormal activity was a joint distribution by Paramount pictures and Dreamworks in the US and Icon film distribution in Australia & United Kingdom. Low budget Paranormal Activity was made for just $11,000 and took in a gross revenue of over 193 million dollars worldwide. Director more likely as star In this case the director Oren Peli, was the star as he directed and wrote paranormal activity. Complex narrative Paranormal Activity was fairly narrative-free, uninterested in its actors, and it's success was purely due to a combination of solid scares and fantastic promotion. Genre not important or critiqued Paranormal activity was mix between a horror and thriller movie, deemed by many as the scariest movie of the decade. ...read more.


Mainstream The A-Team Major studio/ distribution The A team's major studio was Dune entertainment and top cow and it was distributed by 20th century fox. High budget The A Team was produced with a very high budget of �110 million and took in gross revenue off nearly $176 million. Actor more likely as star The main characters were very high profile stars in the acting business like Laim Nesson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel just to name some. Easy to follow narrative The narrative is over complicated as the filmmakers have tried to cram too much narrative into one film. What with introducing us to all the characters, explaining how the A-Team got together and the whys and wherefores of their subsequent incarceration, by the time we actually get to the bones of the film its half way through. ...read more.


Reviewed by mainstream media The film received mixed reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a normalized score of 48% based on 170 reviews, with an average score of 5.4/10. Richard Corliss of TIME magazine calls the film "the best in a mediocre lineup of summer action flicks". He goes on to say the film lacks "a coherent plot and complex characterization", though he does note that these qualities "are irrelevant to the genre". Advertised in popular press, radio and television In the build up to the movie release it was being advertised globally through commercial advertisements and radio and online press. Shown in all cinemas The film premiered in the United Kingdom on Tuesday July 27, before going on global release the next day. Mostly films in English, including "dubbed" The film was released in English and put on DVD format with a multiple number of languages. ...read more.

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