Genre – Fantasy

14Oct09

 Definition of Fantasy:

Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other  supernatural forms as a primary element of the plot,theme and setting Many works within the genre take place on fictional planes or planets where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished frm science fiction and horror by by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre thenmesrespectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (which are subgenres of speculative fiction).

In popular culture, the genre of fantasy is dominated by its medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of the The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.In its broadest sense however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myhts and legdends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.

Pictures of The Lord Of  The Rings:

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Repertoire of Elements:

  Narrative: Good VS  Evil,  Donfall of cruel ruler or evil wizard,quests and destiny.

 

  Iconography:  Magicla artifact: Swords. Gems Stones, Magic itself.

  

 Characters:   Mythological Creatures:Dragons,Gryphons,Non-Human Race,Dwarves Elves fairies trolls.

   

 Settings:   Feudal Government, primitive technology (almost always pre-gunpowder), fantasy worlds.

Classic Fantasy Films (1920-1950s)

  • The Thief of Bagdad- (1924)
  • King Kong-(1933)
  • The Wizard of Oz-(1939)
  • Jungle Book-(1942)
  • Alice in Wonderland-(1951)

King Kong-(1933)

King Kong is a 1933 landmark black-and-white  monster film about a gigantic gorilla named “Kong” and how he is captured from a remote lost prehistoric island and brought to civilization against his will. The film was made by RKO  and was originally written for the screen by Ruth Rose and James Ashmore Creelman, based on a concept by Merian C. Cooper. A major on-screen credit for Edgar Wallace , sharing the story with Cooper, was unearned, as Wallace became ill soon after his arrival in Hollywood and died without writing a word, but Cooper had promised him credit. A novelization of the screenplay actually appeared in 1932, a year before the film, adapted by Delos W. Lovelace, and contains descriptions of scenes not present in the movie.

  Trailer of  King Kong- 1933

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WpKl2A_2k

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yrm0_king-kong-1933-trailer_creation

Trailers would attract people to watch king kong because black and white film were popular in those days but when you watch the colour version the stroy it the same and it has some same part in the colour version.

Poster

 

 

 

Posters

There are many posters which related to King Kong (1933) this shows that King Kong was a good film to watch in the 1990s. Also having alot of differnet poster show that they were trying to getting alot of audience to watch by showing diffenret parts of the film in different posters. By doing this you might attract many people to watch the film. To compare these poster to today film poster ther would be alot of diffenrece because todays poster use bright and shocking colour show it stands out from the rest. But these posters do not have a shocking colours, the reason might be that they just got used to using colour on poster.

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Merchandise

White T-Shirt Trucker Hat

Dark T-ShirtJournal

Tarot King Kong Tower Postcards (Package of 8)Guardian 1 Magnet

Merchandise

The use of merchandise is to get the fans to buy it which will mean money for the producer of the merchandise also it trys to atrract people to go and watch it and maybe like it. Also when people buy it then they can pass the message on and get more people to buy which will be good news for the producer and they colud have made alot of money by doing this way.

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