Monday, 20 September 2010

Quarantine Trailer Analysis

Directed by

John Erick Dowdle

Writing credits
John Erick Dowdle

Drew Dowdle

I have chosen the Trailer from the film Quarantine to analyse as this relates very strongly to my basic ideas and the genre and style of shooting. The film is a sci-fi horror and is shot using hand held techniques. The story and plot of the film also related to my ideas as a fire fighting team receive a call to a building to find that a strange form of rabies is spreading and slowly infects the members of the building. I really liked this film as there are lots of jumpy moments and the style of the shots and composition of the shots look very attractive. The lighting also is great, the shots slowly become darker and darker throughout which emphasises the virus spreading. Although there is no filter in the trailer, I have watched the whole film and there are many areas where a blue/green filter is used. I wanted to copy this effect as it makes the shot become colder and slightly creepier. The props are also very good, the Firefighters are the only ones with brightly light outfits which emphasises their importants and role. The location is again perfect, with lots of floors for different sequences. The building itself looks very old and worn down which conforms to the horror style of film.

Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.


Genres:Horror / Thriller

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