EOT (narrative)

What are the connotations of the title?
It has polysemic connotations and was misleading to the audience
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How has the title the itself influenced the text?
The confusion was part of the reason it lost out at the box office to The Fault in Our Stars and Maleficent
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How much did the film make at the box office?
$370 Million
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How does the construction of the main male and female protagonists influence the narrative?
The binary oppositions between the two drive the narrative
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How is Rita constructed?
Through a long shot from Cage's pov as a marketing proposal on the side of a bus. As a powerful soldier, through stereotypical army colours (greens/browns), no make up, hair tied back, holding a machete above her head
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What theory does the construction of Rita also support?
Jameson "a post modern text is self referential", (Ripley, Aliens (1986))
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How is Cage constructed?
As weak through a low angle shot and the verbal code "on your feet maggot",
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How is Jameson's theory also applied to the narrative?
Close up - alpha's blood on Cage's face causing him to flashback like Groundhog Day (1993)
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How else are binary oppositions created?
The conflict between the mimics and humans
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How are the mimics constructed?
By Sony Picture Image works, made of an obsidian like material, sound like glass cutting, similar to the aliens in Starship Troopers (1997)
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What is the film based on?
A sci-fi novel called 'All you Need is Kill'/inspired by video games
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How does using a technique used by GroundHog Day effect the audience?
They can have polysemic opinions on whether they like it or not, proven formula foor GroundHog day (a comedy) not so much for a sci-fi action
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What stage of Todorov's theory can the jumping back to the beginning be said to be an example of?
Stage 2 - disruption
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How does the type of narration effect the text?
The use of omniscient narration drives the audience's interest further into the narrative as they know more than the characters and have the power of the knowledge that when Cage fails he can just try again
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