Fast and Furious 6 Case Study

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2. Fast and Furious 6 - Narrative: Story of a team of street racers - Flashbacks; reminding the audience of key plot points from the previous films 3. General Information - Certificate 12A: Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult (British Board of Film Classification) - Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller - Released: 2013 - Released by: Universal - Producer: Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, Clayton Townsend - Director: Justin Lin - Star Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson - Tagline: All roads lead to this 4. General Information Awards:Golden Trailer Awards Best Action TV Spot (Universal Pictures) Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Stunts Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie: Action/Adventure Budget: $160,000,000 Box office (opening weekend): $97,375,245 (USA - 26 May 2013) 5. Structure Fast and Furious 6 uses Surrealist, Linear and Open Ending narrative structures. Surrealist: - Car Stunts - Plot - Action scenes Linear: - There is a beginning, middle and an end Open Ending: - Although the narrative in the film reaches a conclusion, a new narrative which links in with the storyline in this film begins at the end of the movie. This Implies that there will be a sequel to this film.Flashbacks are also used. They are presented with a lower grade film with an over exposed style. This communicates to the audience the fact that it is a flashback; it differentiates from the present. 6. Narrative The narrative of this film is a continuation on from 4 of the previous movies but is however a prequel to one of the earlier films; Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift. Agent Luke Hobbs has been tracking a man by the name of Owen Shaw; a former marine now turned criminal and his team. Using his past with Dominic Toretto and his crew, he recruits them into helping him catch Shaw. He does this by showing Dominic a photo of his girlfriend, whom was thought to have died but is alive and well and a member of Owen Shaws crew. As a result Toretto and his team agree to help on the condition that they all receive full pardons and can return home and be a family. Hobbs and the team track down Shaws crew to London where they are trying to acquire a piece of technology which they can sell on for a big pay day. By using their knowledge of cars and the streets, Toretto and crew take on Shaw. However, they later find out that Shaw had been playing them from the start and knew all their moves from an inside man. Shaw however does feel threatened by Toretto, so kidnaps Dominics sister Mia as insurance, so that his plan goes smoothly. This was a mistake as it gives Toretto and his crew enough fuel to take Shaw down. 7. Character Profiles - Dominic Toretto (Played by Vin Diesel) Dominic Toretto is the head of the Toretto family and has a reputation as a street racer; his motto is ride or die. He is involved in truck hijacking. His moral code is family and he will always protect them.- Brian OConnor (Played Paul Walker) Brian OConnor is a former cop that went undercover into the Toretto family. During this time he started a relationship with Dominic Torettos sister, Mia, and bonded with the family over his love of cars and street racing. 8. Character Profiles - Agent Luke Hobbs (Played by Dwayne Johnson) Agent Luke Hobbs works for the FBI as an elite officer that tracks and brings in the criminals that no one else can catch. He believes in right and wrong and through this he eventually teams up with the Toretto team to take down a mutual enemy.- Owen Shaw (Played by Luke Evans) Owen Shaw is a former elite solider who turns against the law to become a criminal who deals in drugs and weapons. He believes in precision and lives by that code. 9. Technical Lighting: Harsh lighting is used which when combined with the warm hues from the street/ night life communicates dramatic and fast paced sequences. It also adds to the sense of danger and suspense. Camera angles: Fast and Furious 6 uses multiple camera angles - Close up- Establishing shot- Over the shoulder shotEditing: the editing was slick and methodical. It was used to amplify the stunts and explosive scenes, so as to communicate a feeling of being there.