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Found True Love in Virginia




Objective: Interracial relationships between whites and blacks during the fifties and sixties in Virginia will be portrayed in this movie in a historical comedic way. However, to keep the effect of realism, the atmosphere and history will not be diluted.


Genre: Romantic Comedy – This type of movie allows the audience to become more emotionally attached because it creates likeability. And when situations become dynamic they are almost forced to pay attention to the changes and qualities of the character. This genre consequently gets the audience emotionally involved.


Theme: Laughter can sustain any relationship, since it promotes the creation of true love.


Overview of Story: A rich Caucasian male and an African American woman fall in love in the midst of civil chaos. The laughter in their relationship is comparable to glue. They learn to cope with life and respect each other more each time they share a laugh. Even though they are tested constantly they have to the will to love each other no matter what.


            Plot: A developing interracial relationship.


            Setting: 50’s/ 60’s Virginia

                -Controversial Location: Virginia was a place filled with civil riots and chaos. The setting is used to promote controversy. Also, it gives the most realistic issues that people had to face in this situation. It allows the audience to become to feel tension. Also, the audience can appreciate the story more because of this harsh but crucial setting.

                       Characters: The two main characters are Johnny Temple and Georgia Baptiste. Both of these characters represent something bigger than themselves. Jonny is a rich businessman that is afraid of how his family and friends view him. On the other hand, he can’t help but to love Georgia. He can be offered as a parallel to the Virginia, he is caught between the old way of thinking and the new way. Georgia is a struggling nurse that knows herself, but finds it hard to find a place that accepts her as an educated black female. She represents how Africans Americans struggled to gain the same opportunities and equal rights as Caucasians.


                        The significance of their relationship: The relationship represents a possible new South. In essence, it shows how each party can help each other become better. The extreme comfort of laughter in their relationship represents maturing harmony and happiness. It ultimately represents a transition of extreme hatred for one other to loving each person no matter what color they  are.

Relating to the audience: The main goal is to have the actually believe that they are there in the movie living each scene. Therefore, every emotion, such as hate, fear, and love, will course through this story to draw them in. Also, the actual events that were going on at this time would add to realism and they could relate because they would either heard of it or know someone who has gone through it.

-Actual comedy enhances the audience to get involved in the film. This direct effect will bring in a lot of people gaining a bigger profit.  


-Historical Accuracy: In this movie, there will be actual events that took place in Virginia or the South as a whole to promote authenticity. This will create will create an even more emotional atmosphere because they can feel the tension as well as see it on the screen.



            -Brown vs. Board of Education





Technical Aspects of the Movie and Expenses


Budget: The budget is 95 million.

            -Advertisement estimated 10 million

            -Camera angle and lighting estimated 20million

            -Music and Sound 10 million

            -Clothing 300,000 thousand

            – Setting and props 700,000 thousand  

            -Work Force (crew men, actors, etc.) 40 million

 Estimated Cost: 81 million

            -This movie will SELL SEATS: For the production of this movie a large portion of the budget will go to advertising the movie. This is the age of comedy and feel good movies. Making this movie seem to be a tear-jerker and a funny movie will bring in a wider audience. This may be a time of hard economics, but we can use this to our advantage. The people want something light and heart-felt. With these crucial factors we will be able to gain a huge profit.



Cameras: Their will be multiple camera angles such as: point of view shot, bird’s eye shot, and close ups.


Music and Sound: There will be a recurring theme of Mozart’s Ein kline Nacht. Also, there will be songs from the 50s, like Cry, that will be played throughout the movie. The sound will be high definition; this means that the audience will be able to hear side conversations. But once the main characters start talking, voices will dominate without the interruption of others.  The only noises that will be extremely loud and harsh are the riots. Every other sound will be clam and not overbearing. This allows for the story and comedy to be conveyed clearly.





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The opening scene of Mississippi Burning portrays a church that is actually burning. This scene may seem simplistic, but it delivers a strong and clear message. Every element from the movement of the fire to the stillness of the camera represented something bigger than itself. The director cleverly captured pain, ignorance, strength, and chaos in this powerful opening. This scene lasted for at least one minute. So, the audience took in one crucial minute of a burning church, and they were allowed to observe the horror of the foreshadowed events. The director set the camera still, to allow the movement of the fire to capture the scene. The fire danced in fury while the church crumbled to the ground.

A face on shot with the fire, makes the audience seem helpless. The director did not want viewers to stray away to other angles that might have been blank or less tense. However, in the middle of the shot there was a bell that can be compared to the liberty bell. The placement of this somewhat liberty bell created a solace for the audience. This liberty bell look-a-like and the burning church in the same scene represents a contrast of justice and injustice. The bell was located on a tall pole. This creates the perception that the bell cannot be broken down or easily overlook. This bell was the stand-in for justice and the fire was the chaos of hatred and injustice.

The length of this scene was carefully observed by the director. He or she wanted to make sure that the audience felt the tension that was being created for the movie.

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Matewan memo

The use of color in a movie is a very powerful resource. In the film, Matewan, the color black is used to parallel the film. This color is most often associated with depression, negativity, and some of kind of internal issues. The first few moments of this movie was dark and the characters faces were covered in black smudge. The director’s use of the color in the film immediately conveyed the overall of feeling of the movie.

          The director made the black smudge seem like a disease. The mining characters were gloomy and tired. They were not happy to work at all. But like disease, they coped with the hardships of the symptoms. Realistically, the black smears came from mining the coil underground. But it represented what type of hardships that was to take place in the movie. Also, at the end of the film they show Danny Radnor in the mine. This could leave the audience believing that nothing has changed. It starts with dark scenes and black smears and ends the same way. The director uses the dark colors, especially black, to outline the cause and effect, mood, tone, and ultimately final outcome.

          The director cleverly used a blackish color scheme to create intense scenes that made the audience cringe. Also, with the use of this type of colorization the audience can immediately connect and understand what’s going on.

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1 king picture

The movie, Norma Rae, is about the formation of a union in a textile company. In this movie a picture was used to establish the time in which the movie was set and foreshadow possible events. The director cleverly placed a Martin Luther King Jr. photo in the background to give the audience an idea of what time it was. The fact that white and black men and women were in the same workplace gave the audience a clue of what time it might be. But, this picture confirmed the particular time frame.

The director placed the picture behind Reuben as he was talking about the union to a crowd of underrepresented textile workers in a church. This scene provided a remarkable comparison on how the problems have changed. It indicates a turn events from civil rights to workers’ rights. The photo of Dr. King gave the atmosphere a lifting effect. The director wanted the audience to know that it is possible for a union of workers to happen.

In a way this photo foreshadowed later events by offering it as a comparison to the civil rights movement. Maybe the director believed that we would automatically assume that it was going to be the same outcome. The photo was used to create tension and give a general sense of what might happen later on in the movie.

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The river

In the movie Deliverance, the Cahulawassee River represented uncertainty for Ed, Lewis, Bobby and Drew. Along this river many things happen to change each one of their lives. The river can be described as a parallel to life in general. For example, as life gets easier, the river gets steadier for a canoe ride. And as life gets harder, it is possible for one to be pulled in by the river. This river represents a transition from having fun to surviving.

As the movie starts, each member of the crew is having fun on the river. As they conquer the river in their minds, they fool themselves into thinking that nothing will go wrong. At this point everything is perfect. In life, when this scenario happens, we often want to stop time and live that moment forever. The director wanted to pull us emotionally in, so he can set us up for a dramatic shock as the movie continues.

As their situation changes for the worst so does the river. The river seems to be a reminder of uncertainty.  The currents may seem easy and predictable at first, and then it switches to rapid and unpredictable.

In the movie we see a deep river. However, once the crew tried to dispose the evidence of what took place, it floated back up to the top further down the river. I believe that this signifies how in life, some of a person’s dirty deeds are exposed. At this point the river becomes harder for them to follow its currents. The fun switch is turned off and now it’s survival of the fittest.  The river challenges each member with its whirlpools and currents. This can be interpreted as what is going on each member’s mind. For example, the whirlpools can explain Drew’s circling feeling about the murder.

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I propose

             I propose a romantic comedy, set in Virginia (1950s-1960s), abo I propose a romantic comedy, set in Virginia (1950s-1960s), about how a young rich Caucasian businessman, Johnny Temple, and an African American female nurse, Georgia Baptiste fall in love in the mist of racial chaos. In the movie, they discover that laughter is the best medicine to live life. The overall theme is that from laughter true love can be created. Even though this will be a romantic comedy, it will not downplay the racial issues during that time. The camera angles and music will reflect the atmosphere during each scene of the movie. This film will be rich in color and the sets will resemble Virginia during that time.

           The plot of movie will be a developing interracial racial relationship. At first, Johnny Temple is walking along the bridge, with his hands in his pockets admiring the sunny sky. He spotted Georgia walking from the opposite direction carrying packages. Suddenly, he starts to have a seizure. He often had seizures when he was younger, but the last time he experience one was at ten years old. As he drops helplessly to the bridge, Georgia Baptiste drops here packages and runs to help him. At this point there is no music, just the sound of her heart beating that soon matches his. She notices that he was having a seizure, and she did the necessary operations to keep him from choking. After Johnny’s seizure, he is too exhausted to walk alone. So, Georgia helps him walk back to her place, where he falls asleep on her couch. This is where the love story of Johnny Temple and Georgia Baptiste begins.

                 The background music will be composed of classical and modern music in the 50s or 60s. There will be a recurring theme of Bach’s and Mozart’s compositions. The 50s or 60s music will be soft or light, so it does not take away from the scene.

          The colors will be bright and high-definition so the audience can fully enjoy the movie. This Hollywood movie will be filmed in Virginia to add authenticity.

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In “In the Heat of the Night”, Sidney Poitier portrays a black police officer from Philadelphia, who went to the rural South to visit his mother. On his way back, he is forced into a crime investigation. In this movie, the explicit use of the term boy seems to establish the personal growth and the atmosphere of different scenes in the movie. Also in further examination, the use of this term conveys a cruel relationship between the word boy and African American History.

Boy is often a term directed to a male toddler or child. However, the word boy is lashed out to a well educated African American detective. In the movie there are various scenes where characters, such as the Chief and Officer Sam, called Mr. Tibbs, played by Poitier, boy. When using this term, the audience can often decipher the mood of the scene. When a Caucasian character felt inferior to or disgusted by Mr. Tibbs, they referred to him as boy. For example, the Chief and Mr. Tibbs were relaxing and having good conversation in the Chief’s living room. When the Chief asks Mr. Tibbs if he ever gets lonely, he responded, “ no more than you, Chief.” At this very instant, the Chief said a remark and called him boy. This word clearly identifies the atmosphere of the scene and the disposition of the character. The term boy represents what the relationships resembled between whites and blacks; one is assumed to be inferior to the other.

The audience can see the transition of the mood when listening carefully to the reoccurrence of the word, boy. In the beginning on the movie, boy was heard often. This displayed a major racial corruption between Caucasian Americans and African Americans. However, towards the end of the movie many characters started referring Mr. Tibbs as Virgil ( his first name). The characters unconsciously start to break down the hatred barriers between blacks and whites. This transition relates to the transition where more African Americans became professional workers. Also, this describes the environment when African and Caucasian Americans were thrown in the same work-force.

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