Firstly, the romance film, A Walk to Remember, Directed by Adam Shankman, is about a popular yet troublesome high school jock, Landon Carter, that gets into trouble for pulling a prank on a fellow student and is threatened with expulsion. In order for him to stay in school his punishment is for him to engage and participate in after school activities, where he is forced to interact with a quiet, bookish girl named, Jamie Sullivan. Although both are very different in social stature, he later begins to fall in love with her unexpectedly. By looking at the trailer of the film, we can analyze it in three aspects: mis en scene, cinematography and editing. In terms of m...
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...c script but is very subjective in terms of experiences and individual understanding. As we can see these three movies follow a story line that demonstrates the concept of love and fosters meanings that are often idealistic to its audience.
To conclude, the textual analysis of a film allows one to see how certain components of a text play significant roles in developing meaning. Lighting, music and shooting techniques put together can emphasize a story, and are often done in ways to compliment a particular genre. In the Romance genre, we can see that films are very similar in terms of story line, character development and its overall theme. Looking at A Walk to Remember, and correlating it with Dear John and also the Notebook, it show the commonalities of the three texts, and how the romance genre often pushes ideologies that structure the audience’s interpretation.
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