Film: About Time - Genre

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  • Film: About Time Genre
    • Themes
      • To fall in love - going to external lengths
      • Quest of self - discovery - Tim at 21 at start of film to the end of having a family
      • Coming of age - Boy to man
      • True Love
      • Importance of Family
    • Iconography
      • Wedding - non-typical (red wedding dress) - hipster
      • Afternoon tea - typically briitish
      • "For me its always going to be about love"
      • Events - funeral, wedding, birthday parties
      • Middle class costuming
      • Kate Moss
      • British weather - raining
    • Typical Situations
      • Wedding, marriage, children - typical of romance film
      • Fantasy - time travelling
      • Comedy - funny best man speech
      • First date -  cafe/ restaurant
      • A happy ending/ happy ever after
      • Love and family
      • Everything all goes wrong when tying to help family member
      • Comedy - language, posh peopple swearing
      • Proposal
      • First love - Romance
      • Tragic events - sisters car crash, dads death (cancer)
    • Settings
      • England - London
      • Mary's house - small, city, busy and above a vintage shop
      • Cornwall - picture perfect
      • Art Museum - Kate Moss
      • Underground - Tube (London)
    • Stock Characters
      • Mary - American - love intrest
      • Time - trying to fall in love - lead male
      • Time's father - tells tim about his ability to travel in time
      • Uncle Desmond - comic character
      • Mary's parents - scary in-laws - awkward
      • Kik kat - sister - quirky and funny
    • Style
      • Soft music/ happy music - soundtack
      • Montage sequences - ellipsis
      • Lyrics - how long will I love you
      • High key lighting - typical to the genre

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