Saturday, December 26, 2009

Movie Season brief.

We've been given a new brief to look at over Christmas in terms of research and getting ideas together. I have chosen the Movie Season brief, I have to create 5 10 second idents promoting a season of movies romf any given genre, i.e. Horror, 80's Teen Movies etc. I initially thought about doing 80's teen movies because I find the characters and dialogue from that genre quite fascinating and an attractive prospect to play with. However, I think I might turn this into 80's cult classics so I can include movies such as Ghostbusters, Gremlins and the Goonies.... The material is so vast, I need to look at what imagery and quotations I'd be most interested in playing with.

Here's some, but I'm not sure I agree with all of the ones on this video. Films I think of when I think of the 80's and cult films:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Fast Times at Richmond High
The Goonies
Breakfast Club
The Karate Kid
Stand By Me
Weird Science
Spinal Tap
Sixteen Candles
The Princess Bride etc.

However, the more I think about it, the films in this list that I am most attracted to are the John Hughes movies: 16 Candles, Breakfast Club etc. which I guess brings me back to 80's teen movies, however, given that John Hughes has recently dies, I think it would be quite current to do a series of Idents for a John Hughes movie season. Here's some movie quotes form his movies that I can utilize:

Pretty in Pink Quotes

Andie: You know your talking like that just because I'm going out with Blane
Duckie: His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!

Weird Science Quotes

"Well, Dino, I guess she just likes malaccas."

"He pukes, you die."

"How 'bout a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?"

Breakfast Club Quotes

Andrew: Why do you have to insult everybody?
Bender: I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.

Allison: Your middle name is Ralph, as in puke, your birth date's March 12th, you're 5'9 and a half, you weigh 130 pounds and your social security number is 049380913.
Andrew Clark: Wow. Are you psychic?
Allison Reynolds: No.
Brian Johnson: Well, would you mind telling me how you know all this about me?
Allison Reynolds: I stole your wallet.

Sixteen Candles Quotes

Grandma Helen: Oh Sam, let me take a look at you. Fred, she's gotten her boobies.
Grandpa Fred: I better get my magnifying glass. Ha Ha Ha.
Grandma Helen: Oh, and they are so PERKY.
[reaches to cup them]
Grandma Helen: [cut to:]
Samantha: I can't believe my grandmother actually felt me up.

The Geek: Can I borrow your underpants for 10 minutes?

The Geek: Relax, would you? We have seventy dollars and a pair of girls underpants. We're safe as kittens.

Planes Train & Automobiles Quotes

"Those aren't pillows!"

Ferris Bueller Quotes

Economics Teacher: Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?

Grace: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Cameron: Okay Ferris, can we just let it go, please?
Sloane: Ferris, please. You've gone to far. We're going to get busted.

Ferris: A: You can never go too far. B: If I'm gonna get busted, it is *not* gonna be by a guy like *that*.

Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.

Ferris: It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.

Ferris: That's right, I'm Abe Froman." "The Sausage King of Chicago?"

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Over the next few days I'll look a imagery I can utilize.


  1. I like your way of thinking Bowsher, good summation of genre-picking!

  2. You seem to have a very clear understanding of the direction you are taking this brief in. You show a really in-depth knowledge of the director and films you intend to base you idents on. As you did in your presentation it would probably be quite good to explain to the less knowledgeable of us, what exactly is key to John Hugh's movie, say the characters etc.. Your quotes are a good addition and again how much you know about the films, as well as allowing us to get a brief feel and understanding of the films and characters involved in your film series. The images of the film covers and posters that you showed in your presentation would be good on your blog and make clear just which films you intend to use and they design style that was associated with the films. This is a very very good start to the brief and I think you have a very clear understanding of where you would like to take the brief, what it is about and have a great knowledge of the films, now I just think that you need to focus on the design direction. What style do you wish to employ and are you going to try and amalgamate illustration with say portrait photography. You might also want to look further into designers who use this style in things such as movie title sequences and the such. How do you see the idents - bright? colourful? dated? or a new fresh take on this older genre of movies?

  3. The structured body of work surrounding your director you based youre work on is really well and thoughroughly done. I think it will definetly be worthwhile for you to have a quick look at other directors seasons. For example a Tarenteno season. Looking how specific directors seasons work as idents will help you to focus on what is important in including.

  4. I also really like the fact decisions have been made to chooseing John Hugh's as a director or screen writer, but the question could also be asked to people of youre target audience. Although the film buffs who would watching the season would no the difference between the two influences he has into movies, they might just fond that the top films hes realated with might be more relevant and understandable. Obviously the decisions yours, but you might as well try a little public vote to the audience to see what results you get.