The film I have chosen is a crime thriller called 'Bound'. Mafia moll,
Violet, finds herself attracted to a female ex-con, Corky. Together
they attempt to steal $2 million from Violet's boyfriend, Ceasar. It
brings about the question of who can trust who throughout the film.
Although it is a crime thriller it also has gangster undertones. I
will discuss cause and effect, other films of the same genre, the
characters, the settings, if there is equilibrium and any possible
The Wachowski brothers who created 'Bound' are also responsible for
'The Matrix' which I think bares no resemblance to their debut 'Bound'
in regards to genre. However the visual aesthetics that appear in each
film which are appreciated by both audiences are apparent.
I believe this film to be suitable for its narrative and genre,
although a website reviewing the film stated It's not the narrative as
much as how the film looks that keeps Bound's spectators rapt.
I have chosen two short scenes in which I will analyse the genre and
narrative. The first scene is about 15 minutes into the film. Ceasar
intrudes on Corky and Violet, and believes it to be Violet having an
affair with another man. Once he sees Corky is female his suspicions
The mise-en-scene allows the audience insight into the characters and
what kind of film it is. There are certain things typical of a
mafia/gangster movie. Ceasar is well presented in a suit and welcomes
Corky to 'the family'; his accent is also reminiscent of the
characters in 'The Godfather'.
We find out that Ceasar is used to having people who are ex-con's
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...e the most effective to analyse the genre
and narrative as they both have an effect throughout the film. However
I have found it hard to specify the film to just one genre. I have
been able to realise that this film does follow many of the classic
codes of convention through writing about theorists.
The aesthetic values of this film allow the whole 'gangster/moll'
theme to become apparent, the plan for the theft of the money I feel
is the only thing that makes this film a crime thriller. This film is
hard to relate to any other film as there are two sub-genres.
I feel that after the two scenes I have analysed the audiences
reaction is one of suspense, and the people viewing this film are
possibly more able to relate this film to those of a gangster genre
through the speech and locations as well as a crime thriller.
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