• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Compare how genre and narrative are established in Oceans 11 and The Bone Collector.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Purpose of this essay is to compare how genre and narrative are established. In order to examine how genre and narrative are established in two crime films, we conducted a close textual analysis of Oceans 11 and the bone collector. The main convention in this genre is crime films, law enforces, criminals, action sequence and fast cars. There have been many notable crime films such as cat women (2004 Collateral (2004) Cellular (2004) and Shaft (2000). I will be moving on to consider why the crime genre has enjoyed lasting mainstream appeal. Crime is a mainstream genre it is a mainstream genre because there are sub genres that come under it such as Law and Order, Police films and detective films. Crime has an Mainstream appeal to mainstream and independent producers because the films are not just for people that like only crime but for people that like only one sub genre in crime such as heist, juvenile delinquent, gangsters and detective. The first film I am analysing is Oceans Eleven, it was released was in the year 2001, the genres in this film was Comedy/ Thriller/ Crime, there were many other films released at the same time as Ocean's Eleven one of them was Jeepers Creepers. ...read more.

Middle

also connotes that ocean is a risk taker, there is an external long shot were the camera tracks the night time landscape which connotes glamour wealth and sophistication and creates a stylish/backdrop for films narrative, there is many editing each camera shot lasts for a fairly short amount of time, from a matter of seconds to approximately 1 minute, this helps to create fast pace considering how this pace links. In the bone collector the use of settings used in this film portrays a urban landscape in New York, also they show the airport. The genre and narrative is conveyed through this setting, cities are popular locations for the crime genre. The use of sound shows what type of mood the film is in the bone collector there is mournful strings used to signify the thriller genre, which is linked with death/Murder. The lighting and colour what type of day it is and many other stuff in bone collector there is flashing stroke lights, New York streets and Darkly lit still and moving images connotes the genre and tells us of dark nature of crime. The characters are solitary males at the start, which are still drawn images this signifies the thriller element and creates enigma. ...read more.

Conclusion

The lighting creates tension because it is dark in the cab also the mournful strings played creates tension. This is different to Oceans Eleven because the narrative stage in ocean is less thrill and the sound when tension is created is more live and upbeat. The Producer of the film Ocean Eleven is Stephen Soferbergh he produced mostly crime films the producer of the bone collector is Phillip Noyce he produced mainly Thriller/Crime films , this links to the heist sub genre because the two films are all about a complication or disturbance, Major theft or a group of criminals. Both films have high production values. This is shown by the characters used are big main stars the studios that have produced the two films are big, the two films studios are Warner home videos and universal studio who are big in the movie industry. There are expensive sets and expensive gadgets. Oceans Eleven is the more successive in introducing genre and narrative, we know this because at the start of the film is a signifier by it being in a prison. I personally enjoyed The Bone collector because it had a appeal for me even though I am in to the mainstream appeal, but the way the film started of made me like the bone collector but Oceans eleven took long to start. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Films section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Films essays

  1. Genre and Narrative Essay

    city; linking to the typical conventions on the thriller genre: horror genre films were Gothic style set in shadowy locales. There is a sudden shift of pace which is very disorientating and shocking for the audience as everything suddenly seems to be fast forward.

  2. We were asked to interpret the movie El Arbole Seco meaning The Dry/Withered Tree, ...

    * Race Against Time- To be in a "race against time" means to have a great deal to do before the arrival of a rapidly approaching deadline. Evidence from the Movie: 1. When the construction company puts up a board of the upcoming construction, the boy is reminded of his imminent eviction from there.

  1. Analysis of The Blair Witch.

    Also the first person to get murdered is the one who doesn't believe in the legend/story, the one that thinks everything is a co-incidence, the one that is the most immature and the one that is segregated from the group due to conflict.

  2. Explore the use of genre and narrative conventions in the opening sequence of Guy ...

    A shot from outside of the pot allows us to establish fully that the scene is in a kitchen. This editing style of short duration shots that in some quirky way end up being a cut from black has created the feeling that we are closing on the introduction of

  1. Practical production essay- thriller

    This was so we could remember the dialogue and remind the actor if they forgot. We encountered a few problems whilst trying to decide on an idea for our thriller. We had a few disagreements in the group as to some of the ideas that were suggested.

  2. review of oceans 11

    He wisely does not jazz up this remake with gratuitous violence, profanity and wall-to-wall action. Instead, Soderbergh gives us a cool, easygoing ride that is free of violence and gore, has only the mildest of profanity and gets far more mileage out of characters acting cool than he would a car chase or shootout.

  1. My essay on different genres including the Ghost genre and the Fantasy & Adventure ...

    Arthur is staying: Eel Marsh House, nobody wants to live and no person would be nearby! In "The Langoliers", pilot Brian Engle is haunted by a vision of his recently divorced and dead wife. Abstract dreams are described to the reader, these always add to the strangeness of ghost stories.

  2. Question: Compare how genre and narrative are established in 2 crime films

    This film does not clearly have evidence of typecasting but George Clooney appears to be typecast to starring in mostly comedy films. This film does employ comedy elements but essentially this is a caper/heist film. George Clooney and Brad Pitt usually play the leading roles, although not often as criminals like in Ocean's Eleven.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work