Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Law Abiding Citizen

The film is about a frustrated man whom decides to take justice into his own hands rather than leaving it to the police. This is happens after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but in addition the district attorney and others involved in the agreement.

On aspect which I and my group really find interesting about the film is the narrative cycle. The film begins with equilibrium; the daughter is having fun making a necklace for her mother while the father is working on something of his own. They seemed to be a happy nuclear family. Subsequently we the audience her a knock on the door which lead to the disruption of the equilibrium, the point were the villain smacks a baseball stick on the fathers face and the whole family is being tortured and simultaneity the villains are stealing assets from the house.

I and my group find this particularly interesting because the director has really shocked the audience with the torturing of the family, this is because at the beginning of the film it does not seem like there will be a disruption of the equilibrium any time soon. In our final project we want to use the same narrative cycle, which includes a equilibrium and disruption of equilibrium, this is known as intertextuality, because we are borrowing ideas from other films. 

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