Thursday, 4 November 2010

JT - Deconstuction of "The Magical Apple"

Aspects Of Narrative

·      Propps - study of archetypes are featured, 2 Villains, Hero, Princess (which usually gets rescued) and a magical object (the apple). They have followed propps outline because the hero defeats the villain and wins the heart of the princess.
  • Todorov's- Narrative Formula
                        -   Equilibrium= Was attacked and hit with the apple
-   Dis-equilibrium= Ate apple and turned into the hero
-   New equilibrium= Princess rescued and falling in love
  • Levi-Strauss- Binary Opposition= there is the different archetypes so the binary opposite is hero and villain, there is also male and female (role being played)
  • Barthes’- Narrative enigma= shown at the end, where the victim returns alive and questions the audience as to why he comes back


The main prop is the magical object which is the apple, they also include a book for the effect of harmless victim at the beginning. The location is outside at the beginning to open the film, but then goes into a typical creepy dark ally way where the princess is tied up. There is no costume present but the villain does use a black hooded top which signifies a dark character. There is bright colours at the beginning from the trees and grass but then as the film goes on it soon becomes darker. There is no verisimilitude present. The shot types do connate the vulnerability of some of the characters


I think the target audience is for a young audience- Teenager 15-18 ye olds
Most likely male gender
Not very mature audiences would watch it
There might be a second audience because the use music which might appeal to guitarists


There is some diegetic sounds but there is quite alot of animated sounds such as the noise made by the villain (computerized)
the music at the end is upbeat and has a use of guitar


Its a male cast with one actor who plays the princess
A geek is represented on the bench because of the stereotypical book


There wasnt much language or dialouge that was obvious, but the mise-en-scene was

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