Project 03

Week 1

In week one of this project, we were introduced to the third project which is creating a movie trailer or title sequence for the movie we picked for the previous project.

The movie trailer/title sequence had to be Poetic, which gives information but leaves enough out so that the viewer would want to find out more.

Additionally,  we watched a few videos in class together to get an idea of what trailers and title sequences are like. After watching, we were told to think of/make a storyboard for either a trailer/title sequence.

Here the first storyboard that I thought of/made (Incomplete):



Week 2

In this week After watching the trailers/title sequence examples the week before, I did a research to look at the difference between a movie trailer and opening sequence. The research was to help me decide whether I wanted to do a movie trailer or a title sequence for “Annie 1982”

I found out that a title sequence is a scene or sequence of scenes, usually shown at the beginning of a film, to show the names of the key production and cast members. While trailers are composed of a montage of scenes shown throughout a film, which allows the viewer to get an insight of what the storyline and genre are,
source: https://www.slideshare.net/daydayna/differences-between-a-title-sequence-and-a-trailer

Therefore, I looked at different movie trailer/title sequence.

The movie trailers/title sequence that I looked at were:

  1. Catch me if you can
  2. Tomorrow land
  3. Se7en
  4. The greatest showman
  5. Annie 1982.

Week 3

In this week, I decided that I want to do a a movie trailer for “Annie 1982”.

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Project 2, Week 4: Refined Posters

Pragmatic Poster


The reason this is a Pragmatic poster is, it has the main character as the focus.

Persuasive Posters

The reason this poster is persuasive poster is, it has the name of the actors as its focus.

The reason this poster is a poetic poster is, it has a metal bucket that represents the bucket that Annie uses in the orphanage. It shows the hardships she had faced in the orphanage.

Project 2, Week 2- Resarch ​about Annie 1982 and posters drafts

After choosing the movie, we were introduced to the second project of this semester. The project is, to create different three posters that use the three modes of communications. The three modes of communication are Pragmatic, Persuasive, and Poetic. The Pragmatic poster will have the title of the movie, and the date if release in focus. The Persuasive poster will have the name of actors, producers, music composers and production companies in focus. The poetic poster will have the tagline in focus.
Therefore, we had to make detailed research about the movie. the research included the name of actors, producers, directors, music composers, date of release, production studios, and taglines from the movie.

This is the detailed research:

Annie (1982 film)
Year of release:

  • May 21, 1982 (limited)
  • June 18, 1982 (wide)Genre:
    Drama/Comedy music
    Director:
    John Huston
    Producer:
    Ray Stark
    Studio:
    Rastar

Main Character:

  • Aileen Quinn as Annie, an orphan, the title character.
  • Albert Finney as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, a billionaire businessman who later becomes Annie’s adoptive father.
  • Carol Burnett as Miss Agatha Hannigan, a cruel, slovenly drunkard who manages the orphanage.
  • Tim Curry as Daniel Francis “Rooster” Hannigan, Agatha’s con-artist brother, who attempted to claim himself as Annie’s real father.
  • Bernadette Peters as Lily St. Regis, Rooster’s petty-thieving girlfriend.
  • Ann Reinking as Grace Farrell, Warbucks’ secretary, and love interest. She looked at Annie as her own child, giving her the motherly love she never experienced.

Soundtrack & Score:

Annie is a soundtrack album for the 1982 film of the same name.

All lyrics were written by Martin Charnin; all music composed by Charles Strouse.

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1.“Tomorrow”Aileen Quinn & the Orphans1:37
2.“Maybe”Aileen Quinn2:00
3.“It’s the Hard Knock Life”Aileen Quinn, Toni Ann Gisondi& Chorus3:42
4.“Dumb Dog”Aileen Quinn0:54
5.“Sandy”Aileen Quinn & the Orphans2:02
6.“I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here”Aileen Quinn & Ann Reinking3:34
7.“Little Girls”Carol Burnett3:36
8.“Let’s Go to the Movies”Aileen Quinn, Ann Reinking, Albert Finney & Chorus4:41
9.“We Got Annie”Ann Reinking, Lu Leonard, Geoffrey Holder & Roger Minami2:22
10.“Sign”Carol Burnett & Albert Finney2:51
11.“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”Peter Marshall, Chorus and Orphans3:01
12.“Tomorrow” (White House version)Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Lois deBanzie & Edward Herrmann2:24
13.“Easy Street”Carol Burnett, Tim Curry & Bernadette Peters3:18
14.“Maybe (Reprise)”Aileen Quinn & Albert Finney1:37
15.“Finale/I Don’t Need Anything But You/We Got Annie/Tomorrow”Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Chorus and the Orphans4:37
Total length:41:32

Plot/Main Action/Synopsis:
in 1933 during the Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City which is run by Miss Hannigan, a cruel alcoholic who forces the orphans to clean the building daily. With half of a locket as her only possession, she remains optimistic that her parents, who left her on the doorstep as a baby will return for her. Annie sneaks out with help from a laundryman named Mr. Bundles and adopts a stray dog which she names Sandy. Annie is returned to the orphanage shortly after by a police officer.

Grace Farrell, secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives to invite an orphan to live with Warbucks for a week in order to improve his public image. Annie is chosen and she and Sandy travel to Warbucks’ mansion where they meet his many servants and two bodyguards Punjab and the Asp. Initially dismissive of Annie due to her being female, Warbucks is charmed into letting her stay. He takes Annie and Grace to Radio City Music Hall to watch a movie and Warbucks begins to develop affection for Annie. Grace urges him to adopt Annie and he meets with Miss Hannigan, convincing her to sign the adoption papers.

Warbucks reveals his plans to Annie, even offering her a new locket but she declines. She explains the purpose of her broken locket and her hope that her parents will return with the other half. Warbucks appears on Bert Healy’s radio show and offers $50,000 to find Annie’s parents. This causes mass hysteria with many would-be parents appearing to claim the money. To escape the madness Warbucks flies Annie to the White House, introducing her to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. Roosevelt informs them of his plan to introduce a social welfare program to help America’s impoverished and asks Warbucks to head it; Annie encourages him to help. Upon returning home, Annie is disheartened when Grace reveals none of the potential parents knew about the locket.

Miss Hannigan is visited by her con artist brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis; they plot to pose as Annie’s parents to gain the reward. The trio search the orphans’ belongings and Miss Hannigan reveals Annie’s parents died; she possesses the other half of the locket. Annie’s friends overhear the conversation and try to sneak out but are caught and locked away. Rooster and Lily succeed with the ruse and Annie are kidnapped minutes after leaving the mansion, but her friends reach Warbucks and tell him the truth; he informs the police thus beginning a citywide search.

Annie convinces the felons to pull over, only to escape and destroy Warbucks’ cheque. Rooster chases Annie up a bridge in an effort to kill her; Miss Hannigan never wanted Annie hurt and attempts to stop Rooster but can’t. Punjab is able to rescue Annie, reuniting her with Warbucks and Grace. Rooster and Lily are arrested and Annie is officially adopted by Warbucks. At a party in which the orphans, a redeemed Miss Hannigan and the Roosevelts attend, Warbucks gives Annie the new locket to which she embraces her new father.

We were asked to create multiple drafts of the poster. The poster should be vectors and rasters. However, at that time I only had made vector arts.

Here my different drafts:

Pragmatic Posters

Persuasive Poster

Poetic Posters


Project 2, Week 1- Movie Research

Movies:

Annie (1982 film)
Year of release:

  • May 21, 1982 (limited)
  • June 18, 1982 (wide)Genre:
    Drama/Comedy music
    Director:
    John Huston
    Producer:
    Ray Stark
    Studio:
    Rastar

 

 

Main Character:

  • Aileen Quinn as Annie, an orphan, the title character.
  • Albert Finney as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, a billionaire businessman who later becomes Annie’s adoptive father.
  • Carol Burnett as Miss Agatha Hannigan, a cruel, slovenly drunkard who manages the orphanage.
  • Tim Curry as Daniel Francis “Rooster” Hannigan, Agatha’s con-artist brother, who attempted to claim himself as Annie’s real father.
  • Bernadette Peters as Lily St. Regis, Rooster’s petty-thieving girlfriend.
  • Ann Reinking as Grace Farrell, Warbucks’ secretary, and love interest. She looked at Annie as her own child, giving her the motherly love she never experienced.

Soundtrack & Score:

Annie is a soundtrack album for the 1982 film of the same name.

All lyrics were written by Martin Charnin; all music composed by Charles Strouse.

No. Title Performed by Length
1. “Tomorrow” Aileen Quinn & the Orphans 1:37
2. “Maybe” Aileen Quinn 2:00
3. “It’s the Hard Knock Life” Aileen Quinn, Toni Ann Gisondi& Chorus 3:42
4. “Dumb Dog” Aileen Quinn 0:54
5. “Sandy” Aileen Quinn & the Orphans 2:02
6. “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” Aileen Quinn & Ann Reinking 3:34
7. “Little Girls” Carol Burnett 3:36
8. “Let’s Go to the Movies” Aileen Quinn, Ann Reinking, Albert Finney & Chorus 4:41
9. “We Got Annie” Ann Reinking, Lu Leonard, Geoffrey Holder & Roger Minami 2:22
10. “Sign” Carol Burnett & Albert Finney 2:51
11. “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” Peter Marshall, Chorus and Orphans 3:01
12. “Tomorrow” (White House version) Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Lois deBanzie & Edward Herrmann 2:24
13. “Easy Street” Carol Burnett, Tim Curry & Bernadette Peters 3:18
14. “Maybe (Reprise)” Aileen Quinn & Albert Finney 1:37
15. “Finale/I Don’t Need Anything But You/We Got Annie/Tomorrow” Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Chorus and the Orphans 4:37
Total length: 41:32

Plot/Main Action/Synopsis:
in 1933 during the Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City which is run by Miss Hannigan, a cruel alcoholic who forces the orphans to clean the building daily. With half of a locket as her only possession, she remains optimistic that her parents, who left her on the doorstep as a baby will return for her. Annie sneaks out with help from a laundryman named Mr. Bundles and adopts a stray dog which she names Sandy. Annie is returned to the orphanage shortly after by a police officer.

Grace Farrell, secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives to invite an orphan to live with Warbucks for a week in order to improve his public image. Annie is chosen and she and Sandy travel to Warbucks’ mansion where they meet his many servants and two bodyguards Punjab and the Asp. Initially dismissive of Annie due to her being female, Warbucks is charmed into letting her stay. He takes Annie and Grace to Radio City Music Hall to watch a movie and Warbucks begins to develop affection for Annie. Grace urges him to adopt Annie and he meets with Miss Hannigan, convincing her to sign the adoption papers.

Warbucks reveals his plans to Annie, even offering her a new locket but she declines. She explains the purpose of her broken locket and her hope that her parents will return with the other half. Warbucks appears on Bert Healy’s radio show and offers $50,000 to find Annie’s parents. This causes mass hysteria with many would-be parents appearing to claim the money. To escape the madness Warbucks flies Annie to the White House, introducing her to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. Roosevelt informs them of his plan to introduce a social welfare program to help America’s impoverished and asks Warbucks to head it; Annie encourages him to help. Upon returning home, Annie is disheartened when Grace reveals none of the potential parents knew about the locket.

Miss Hannigan is visited by her con artist brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis; they plot to pose as Annie’s parents to gain the reward. The trio search the orphans’ belongings and Miss Hannigan reveals Annie’s parents died; she possesses the other half of the locket. Annie’s friends overhear the conversation and try to sneak out but are caught and locked away. Rooster and Lily succeed with the ruse and Annie are kidnapped minutes after leaving the mansion, but her friends reach Warbucks and tell him the truth; he informs the police thus beginning a citywide search.

Annie convinces the felons to pull over, only to escape and destroy Warbucks’ cheque. Rooster chases Annie up a bridge in an effort to kill her; Miss Hannigan never wanted Annie hurt and attempts to stop Rooster but can’t. Punjab is able to rescue Annie, reuniting her with Warbucks and Grace. Rooster and Lily are arrested and Annie is officially adopted by Warbucks. At a party in which the orphans, a redeemed Miss Hannigan and the Roosevelts attend, Warbucks gives Annie the new locket to which she embraces her new father.

Progmatic/Poetic/Persuasive- Modes of Communication:

Minority Report
Year of release:

  • June 19, 2002 (Ziegfeld Theatre)
  • June 21, 2002 (United States)

Genre:
Drama/Mystery

Director:
Steven Spielberg

 

Producer:

  • Gerald R. Molen
  • Bonnie Curtis
  • Walter F. Parkes
  • Jan de Bont

Studio:

  • 20th Century Fox (North America)
  • DreamWorks Pictures (International)

Main Character:

  • Tom Cruise as John Anderton
  • Colin Farrell as Danny Witwer
  • Samantha Morton as Agatha Lively
  • Max von Sydow as Lamar Burgess.Soundtrack & Score:
    The score was composed and conducted by John Williams and orchestrated by John Neufeld, with vocals by Deborah Dietrich. Williams normally enters Spielberg productions at an early stage, well before the movie starts shooting.

    Plot/Main Action/Synopsis:
    In April 2054, Washington, DC’s PreCrime police stop murderers before they act, reducing the murder rate to zero. Murders are predicted using three mutated humans, called “Precogs”, who “previsualize” crimes by receiving visions of the future. Would-be murderers are imprisoned in their own happy virtual reality. The Federal government is on the verge of adopting the controversial program.

    Since the disappearance of his son Sean, PreCrime Captain John Anderton has both separated from his wife Lara and become a drug addict. While the United States Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer is auditing the program, the Precogs generate a new prediction, implying Anderton will murder a man named Leo Crow in 36 hours. Anderton does not know Crow but flees the area as Witwer begins a manhunt. Anderton seeks the advice of Dr. Iris Hineman, the creator of PreCrime technology. She reveals that sometimes, one of the Precogs, usually Agatha, has a different vision than the other two, a “minority report” of a possible alternate future; this has been kept a secret as it would damage the system’s credibility. Anderton resolves to recover the minority report to prove his innocence.

    Anderton goes to a black market doctor for a risky eye transplant so as to avoid the citywide optical recognition system. He returns to PreCrime and kidnaps Agatha, shutting down the system, as the Precogs operate as a group mind. Anderton takes Agatha to a hacker to extract the minority report of Leo Crow, but none exists; instead, Agatha shows him an image of the murder of Ann Lively, a woman who was drowned by a hooded figure in 2049.

    Anderton and Agatha go to Crow’s hotel room as the 36-hour time nears, finding numerous photos of children, including Sean’s. Crow arrives and Anderton prepares to kill him, accusing him of being a serial child killer. Agatha talks Anderton out of shooting Crow by telling him that he has the ability to choose his future now that he is aware of it. Crow, however, begs to be killed, having been hired to plant the photos and be killed in exchange for his family’s financial well being. Crow grabs Anderton’s gun and pushes the trigger, killing himself. Anderton and Agatha flee to Lara’s house outside the city for refuge. There they learn Lively was Agatha’s drug-addicted mother who sold her to PreCrime. Lively had sobered up and attempted to reclaim Agatha, but was murdered. Anderton realizes he is being targeted for knowing about Lively’s existence and her connection to Agatha.

    Witwer, studying Crow’s death, suspects Anderton is being framed. He examines the footage of Lively’s murder and finds there were two attempts on her life, the first having been stopped by PreCrime but the second, occurring minutes later, having succeeded. Witwer reports this to the director and founder of PreCrime, Lamar Burgess, but Burgess responds by killing Witwer using Anderton’s gun. With the Precogs still offline, the murder is not detected.

    Lara calls Burgess to reveal that Anderton is with her, and Anderton is captured, accused of both murders, and fitted with the brain device that puts him permanently into a dreamlike sleep. As his body is deposited into the prison, the warden tells him, “that all your dreams come true”.

    Agatha is reconnected to the PreCrime system. While attempting to comfort Lara, Burgess accidentally reveals himself as Lively’s murderer. Lara frees Anderton from stasis, and Anderton exposes Burgess at a PreCrime celebratory banquet by playing the full video of Agatha’s vision of Burgess killing Lively. A new report is generated at PreCrime: Burgess will kill Anderton. Burgess corners Anderton and explains that as he could not afford to let Lively take Agatha back without impacting PreCrime, he arranged to kill Lively following an actual attempt on her life so that the murder would appear as an echo to the technician within PreCrime and be ignored. Anderton points out Burgess’s dilemma: If Burgess kills Anderton, he will be imprisoned for life, but PreCrime will be validated; if he spares Anderton, PreCrime will be discredited and shut down. Anderton reveals the ultimate flaw of the system: once people are aware of their future, they are able to change it. Burgess shoots himself.

    After Burgess’s death, the PreCrime system is shut down. All the prisoners are unconditionally pardoned and released, although they are kept under occasional surveillance. Anderton and Lara are soon to have a new child together. The Precogs are sent to an undisclosed location to live their lives in peace.

    Progmatic/Poetic/Persuasive- Modes of Communication:

27 Dresses
Year of release:

  • January 10, 2008(Australia)
  • January 18, 2008 (United States)

Genre:
Romance/Comedy

Director:
Anne Fletcher

 

Producer:

  • Gary Barber
  • Roger Birnbaum
  • Jonathan Glickman

Studio:

  • Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Spyglass Entertainment
  • Dune Entertainment III, LLC.Main Character:
  • Katherine Heigl as Jane Nichols
  • James Marsden as Kevin Malcolm Doyle
  • Malin Åkerman as Tess Nichols
  • Edward Burns as George
  • Judy Greer as Casey
  • Maulik Pancholy as TrentSoundtrack & Score:The film features a score written by Randy Edelman along with numerous songs from other artists. These songs do not appear on the soundtrack CD, which includes only the Edelman score.
  • “Born to Fight” – Tracy Chapman
  • “Peace Train” – Cat Stevens
  • “Valerie” – Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
  • “I Don’t Want to Be” – Gavin DeGraw
  • “Over and Over” – Tim McGraw
  • “Anticipation” – Carly Simon
  • “Change of Heart” – Cyndi Lauper
  • “Cherry-Coloured Funk” – Cocteau Twins
  • “Who knows” – Natasha Bedingfield
  • “Unfair” – Josh Kelley
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira
  • “Lady West” – Jamie Scott and The Town
  • “The Sky Is Crying” – Albert King
  • “Freckle Song” – Chuck Prophet
  • “Anna” – Bad Company
  • “Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John
  • “Under The Influence” – James Morrison
  • “Happy Together” – The Turtles
  • “Big Bounce” – Dick Lemaine
  • “So Here We Are” – Bloc Party
  • “Love Has Fallen On Me” – Chaka Khan
  • “Be Here Now” – Ray LaMontagne
  • “Like a Star” – Corinne Bailey RaePlot/Main Action/Synopsis:

Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid for 27 weddings. One night when she is attending two weddings almost simultaneously, she meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), who helps her get home but discusses with her his cynical views of marriage. He finds her day planner in the cab they shared. Meanwhile, Jane’s sister Tess (Malin Åkerman) arrives from Europe and falls in love with Jane’s boss George (Edward Burns) at first sight. Tess pretends to like the same things that George does to get him to like her. Despite being in love with George herself, Jane does not reveal the truth and her sister’s courtship progresses rapidly. Soon the new couple announces that they intend to marry in three weeks and Jane becomes the wedding planner.

The reporter who agrees to post their wedding turns out to be Kevin, who writes wedding announcements under the name Malcolm Doyle. After looking at the contents of Jane’s planner, he decides to use the contents as material for a piece on the “perpetual bridesmaid” and hopefully be promoted to writing investigative pieces about the real news.

Jane is unaware of Kevin’s intentions. When he asks to interview her for his column on Tess, he gets her to try on all 27 bridesmaids dresses in her closet. He takes pictures of her in all of them and sends them with the completed article to his boss. As they get to know each other, Kevin begins to think that Jane is not as one-dimensional as he thought and asks his editor to hold his article so he can “fix” it.

When Kevin finds out that Jane is getting her sister’s marriage fixed with the man she loves, he rebukes her. Jane agrees to one drink with Kevin and ends up getting drunk. That has both of them kiss and have sex in the car. The next morning, the two go to a diner and a waitress recognizes Jane. Kevin’s editor ran the article on the front page of the ‘Commitments’ section, despite Kevin and her settling to hold it for a while. When Jane finds out about it, she feels betrayed and is furious at him. Tess then gets angry at Jane for giving Kevin material about her, whom he describes as a bridezilla. The fight escalates when Jane sees that Tess altered their late mother’s wedding dress to her own style — the last straw on Tess’ string of lies to George and demands on Jane.

Despite the fight, Tess asks Jane to make a slideshow for her engagement party. Jane decides that George should know the truth about Tess. She shows pictures of Tess with other men, eating ribs (as she claimed that she is a vegetarian, like George), holding a cat by the tail, and recoiling from George’s dog (she told him that she loves dogs, but actually hates them) — in short, doing all the things she had told George that she never did. After that, Pedro, the child George mentors, reveals to the crowd that Tess had actually had him clean George’s apartment for money. All of this humiliating truth to her seem irrational, and so George breaks off the engagement to the wedding. Jane’s friend, Casey (Judy Greer), points out that telling the truth to George and breaking their engagement at the party didn’t help the situation, and that it would have been better if she had been upfront with him in the beginning. The next day, Jane meets Tess to apologize. She is still mad with Jane, as Tess believes that Jane resented her throughout the years. Tess reveals that the reason she stayed in New York was that she got fired from her job and her boyfriend dumped her; she explains that when she met George she’d tried to be like Jane since she fell in love with him. Tess also encourages Jane to focus on her life and her own needs, rather than becoming a pushover for all of her friends by bending over backward for their every desire.

Later at work, George tells Jane that he appreciates her because she never says no. Remembering that Kevin once said the same thing as a criticism, Jane quits and admits she only stayed at the job because she was in love with George. She discovers after an experimental kiss that she no longer loves him and goes to meet Kevin. She announces in front of a crowd at a wedding he is covering that she is in love with him.

One year later Jane and Kevin are getting married. George and Tess meet again and hope for a second chance shows. All 27 brides whom Jane helped, as well as Tess and Casey, are her bridesmaids, wearing the dresses she once wore as their bridesmaid.

Progmatic/Poetic/Persuasive- Modes of Communication:

 

Dream House
Year of release:

Genre:
Drama/Mystery

Director:

Jim Sheridan

 

Producer:

  • Jim Sheridan
  • James G. Robinson
  • David C. Robinson
  • Daniel Bobker
  • Ehren Kruger

Studio:

Morgan Creek Productions

Main Character:

  • Daniel Craig as Will Atenton / Peter Ward
  • Rachel Weisz as Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Atenton
  • Naomi Watts as Ann Patterson
  • Marton Csokas as Jack Patterson

Soundtrack & Score:

No. Title Length
1. “Dream House” 5:36
2. “Little Girls Die” 2:53
3. “Footprints in the Snow” 3:17
4. “Peter Searches” 6:00
5. “Night Fever” 1:33
6. “Intruders” 1:41
7. “Libby Sees Graffiti” 2:33
8. “Peter Ward’s Room” 2:10
9. “Ghostly Playthings” 3:17
10. “Peter Ward’s Story” 3:13
11. “Ghost House” 2:37
12. “Remember Libby” 4:05
13. “Murder Flashback” 3:59
14. “Peter Saves Ann/Redemption” 7:29
15. “Dream House End Credits” 5:55

Plot/Main Action/Synopsis:

Will Atenten returns home to his wife and daughters. His wife is increasingly uneasy due to a series of events, including their daughters seeing a strange man outside their home.

Will tries to enlist the help of the local police but they appear strangely unwilling to assist. He also approaches one of his neighbors who seems apprehensive. He decides to conduct his own investigations and in doing so finds out that he is a mental patient who recently left a psychiatric hospital and then a halfway house and his real name are Peter Ward. Five years earlier, his wife, Libby, (Rachel Weisz) and daughters Trish and Dee Dee were murdered at their home. During the attack, Peter was shot in the head, and so he has no memories of the murders. Instead, he has created a fantasy world in which his wife and daughters are fine. He created a new identity for himself in order to cope with the grief of his family’s death. In his fantasy, he is a successful book publisher named Will Atenten based on his inpatient ID band W1ll 8-10-10. Peter moves back to his abandoned old house and lives inside. It is boarded up and unsafe and covered with graffiti, but in Peter’s disturbed mind, the house is gorgeous and his wife and kids live there happily.

The audience learns that everything that has occurred up to this point in the movie was just fantasy. He is informed by the doctors that he claimed he was innocent. He returns to his house, which is actually abandoned and decrepit and converses with the projections of his wife and daughters, who claim that they believe in his innocence.

His neighbor Ann (Naomi Watts), reaches out to him. Ann believes in his innocence and encourages Peter to live a new life in order to heal himself. Peter eventually decides to return to his old house to confront his memories and, with Ann’s help and support, realizes that he did not kill his family. It was a local man named Boyce (Elias Koteas), who broke into the house and shot Peter’s family.

Peter and Ann are suddenly attacked by Boyce and Ann’s ex, Jack, who reveals that he had hired Boyce to kill Ann so he could get revenge against her for divorcing him. Boyce got into the wrong house and accidentally killed Peter’s family. Jack decides to kill Ann and set the house on fire, framing Peter for her murder, and shoots Boyce as punishment for his early failure. As they try to ignite a fire, Peter escapes, overpowers Jack and saves Ann. Boyce douses Jack in gasoline in revenge for being shot, but Jack shoots him in the head before being consumed by the flames.

While Ann and Chloe reunite, Peter confronts the ghosts of his wife and children, who forgive him and say goodbye. Peter escapes, having finally discovered the truth and gained inner peace.

One year later, Peter has returned to New York City and published a book called Dream House, using his real name, Peter Ward, about his recent experiences.

Progmatic/Poetic/Persuasive- Modes of Communication:

 

Kubo and the Two Strings
Year of release:

  • August 13, 2016 (MIFF)
  • August 19, 2016 (United States)
  • November 18, 2018(Japan)

Genre:
Fantasy/Action/Adventure
Director:
Travis Knight

Producer:

  • Arianne Sutner
  • Travis Knight

Studio:
Laika

Main Character:
Soundtrack & Score:

No. Title Length
1. “The Impossible Waves” 2:37
2. “Kubo Goes to Town” 1:25
3. “Story Time” 2:10
4. “Ancestors” 2:07
5. “Meet the Sisters!” 2:22
6. “Origami Birds” 3:25
7. “The Giant Skeleton” 3:30
8. “The Leafy Galleon” 4:36
9. “Above and Below” 3:59
10. “The Galleon Restored” 1:06
11. “Monkey’s Story” 2:57
12. “Hanzo’s Fortress” 5:45
13. “United-Divided” 3:01
14. “Showdown with Grandfather” 7:04
15. “Rebirth” 1:33
16. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Regina Spektor) 5:23

Plot/Main Action/Synopsis:

in feudal Japan, 12-year-old eyepatched Kubo tends to his ill mother Sariatu (who bears a scar over her left eye as the result of a sailing accident at the beginning of the film) in a mountain cave near a small village. He earns their living by magically manipulating origami with music from his shamisen for the townsfolk, telling the tale of his deceased father Hanzo, a samurai warrior. Kubo is never able to finish his story, as he does not know how Hanzo died and his mother herself cannot recall the ending due to her mental state deteriorating. Sariatu warns him not to stay out after dark as her Sisters, Karasu, and Washi, and his estranged grandfather, the Moon King (who took Kubo’s eye when he was a baby) will find him and take his remaining eye.

One day, Kubo learns of the village’s Bon festival allowing them to speak to deceased loved ones. Kubo attends but is angry that Hanzo does not appear from his lantern, and forgets to return home before sunset. Karasu and Washi quickly find him and attack, but Sariatu suddenly appears and uses her magic to send Kubo far away, telling him to find his father’s armor while she fights off her Sisters before the screen goes white.

Kubo wakes up in a distant land during a blizzard to find Monkey, his wooden snow monkey charm, who has come to life. While taking shelter inside the mangled corpse of a whale, Monkey tells him Sariatu is gone and the village destroyed. With help of “Little Hanzo”, an origami figure based on Kubo’s father, they set out to find the armor. Along the way, they meet Beetle, an amnesiac samurai who was cursed to take the form of a stag beetle/human hybrid but believes himself to have been Hanzo’s apprentice in the past.

Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle find the “Sword Unbreakable” in the Hall of Bones, a cave guarded by a giant skeleton, but they defeat it and escape with the sword. They cross the Long Lake in a leaf boat to locate the “Breastplate Impenetrable” deep underwater. Kubo and Beetle swim down to retrieve it and encounter a sea monster, the “Garden of Eyes”, who can entrance its victims with its many eyes by showing secrets and eating them. Kubo is caught in the creature’s sight, but while entranced, comes to realize that Monkey is the reincarnated spirit of his mother. Beetle rescues the unconscious Kubo and obtains the Breastplate, but on returning to the boat, they find that Monkey has been badly wounded fighting and killing Karasu (as shown when her broken mask is floating in the ocean).

They go to shore to recover, where Monkey explains that she and her sisters were ordered by the Moon King to kill Hanzo, but she instead fell in love with him, and the Moon King branded her an enemy. That night, Kubo dreams of meeting Raiden, a blind elderly man, who points him towards the “Helmet Invulnerable” in Hanzo’s abandoned fortress. They travel there the next day but realize too late it is a trap set by the Moon King and Washi. Washi reveals that Beetle is Hanzo, whom she and Karasu cursed for taking Sariatu away from them. Beetle is killed, and Monkey sacrifices herself, buying Kubo the time to use his shamisen to defeat Washi, breaking two of the three strings on it. Little Hanzo provides insight that the Helmet is actually the bell at the village, and Kubo breaks the last string to quickly travel there.

At the village, Kubo meets Raiden, who is revealed as the Moon King. He offers to take Kubo’s other eye to make him immortal, but Kubo refuses. Raiden transforms into a giant Dunkleosteus-like dragon, the Moon Beast, and pursues Kubo and the remaining villagers into its cemetery. When Hanzo’s armor proves ineffective, Kubo removes it and restrings his shamisen using his mother’s hair, his father’s bowstring, and his own lock of hair. With the instrument, he summons the spirits of the villagers’ loved ones, who show the Moon Beast that memories are the strongest magic of all and can never be destroyed. Kubo and the spirits’ magic protect themselves and the villagers from the Moon Beast, stripping him of his powers and leaving him a mortal human being without any memories. Spurred on by Kubo’s stories, the villagers take compassion and tell Raiden he was a man of many positive traits, accepting him into the village. Kubo is able to speak to his parents’ spirits during the subsequent Bon ceremony, as they watch the deceased villagers’ lanterns transform into golden herons and fly to the spirit world into the sky.

Progmatic/Poetic/Persuasive- Modes of Communication:

Week 3, and week 4: Pattern process

Week 3:

After learning about the nautical theme and the different types of pattern that are used in fashion design, we were told to create our art inspired by the nautical theme. The arts should be a mix of vector based, and raster based.

Art for patterns:

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The patterns that we were told to create should be; spot, repeat and engineered pattern.

Chosen art for patterns by fashion designer:

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Week 4:

After the fashion designer chosen the art for the pattern, we were requiered to create patterns using the arts. The patterens are spot, repeat, and engeenired. The patterns should be either 3 vector based and 2 rastor based, or 3 rastor based and 2 vector. Therefore, my chocie eas to make 3 vector based and 2 rastor.

Here are the final  Patterns:
Spot:

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Repeat:

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Engineered:

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