Wednesday, August 08, 2007

DANDELION

blows

You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
Francis Ford Coppola

Icon - Visual association and representation of the film

Coppola explained how he decided to incorporate different techniques to truly capture Patton’s nature. The most stunning was the opening speech in which Patton addressed the troops, but with no troops visible, the audience is made to feel they were the soldiers he was prodding on to victory.
Because of the opening sequence and the oddness of the script, Coppola was let go in failure. A few years later, while repairing a film editing machine on another movie set, he learned that his script for Patton was being dusted off and shot as written and while he was working on the script for The Godfather, Coppola was awarded an Oscar for Patton.

For some film makers blowing a dandelion in films might be clich├ęd, but I haven’t see it being used for quite some time. I am looking for an image that can be associated with my film and I have planted some strong moments as a sound image to represent the film such as; the teddy bear and the torned family photo but the image of a sad little girl delicately caressing and then blowing the dandelion as a symbol of hope has struck the audience to memorize the image that represents ’The Fragmented’.

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Sample 1: Patton - Franklin J Schaffner (1970)

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Sample 2: Jurassic Park - Steven Spielberg (1993)

These are the sample images that become an icon and are well know to represent their subjects. An image from a movie that gives greater impact and best know for when reference is made to the movie.

Sample 1: Patton is best know for the opening speech behind the striking big American flag in the backdrops. The idea as claimed by Coppola was his, and he lost his job defending it from being scrapped by the studio official.
Sample 2: In Jurassic park, the shot of water ripples in a cup made everybody screamed as the suspense and anticipation built up to the appearance of the gigantic flesh eating dinosaur.

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When I wrote ‘The Fragmented’ the first thing that came to mind is the ending scene with this particular visual that kept me captivated and built my scene around it; a dandelion, how it represents delicateness, sincerity, naivety, romance, dream like and full of hope. From there ‘The Fragmented’ got its soul.

14 comments:

ain said...

children sometime acting more like an adult but adult most of the time playing adult but acting most likely as a children

bunga semalu said...

bunga semalu

bos buat laa cerita pakai bunga semalu baru la melayu

Atok said...

salam,

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kamal sabran said...

buat lagi kamal buat lagi...
ustad tak respond pun. dia tempah glove baru la.

kamal lagi satu said...

assalamualaikum, semua kengkawan ain, semalu, atok and kamal thanks for your comments ... any ideas menarik yg relates dengan MELAYU tapi tak nak keris laa dah boring.. nak yg unik yg tak terpikir org???

kamal sabran said...

aku ada idea, kalau guna tombak ok ke?heheheh atau gendang ka, silat ka, gong ka, atau padi, pulut, silat, songket,kebaya,tempayan,labu,bunga melur, banayak lagi la. hang balik mai la lagi banyak hang dapat....kalau nak aku kirim budu boleh.

kamal lagi satu said...

kamal bunga melur... dan kemenyan... melayu tuu... manarik tapi sebab pasal kerana disebabkan adapun hang dah sebut pasal silat 2x dan budu akupun buat laa silat budu boleh.. hari ini 12/8/07 aku nak jumpa guru silat nasrulhaq.. silat yg pernah diharamkan di malaysia... material bagus niee utk documentary amcam.. ada sapa2 lagi kt sini yg pernah belajar silat??

kamal sabran said...

aku pun boleh silat gak. tapi dah pencen

ain said...

Ain pun bole silat juga bro... silat kangkung... bro kamal sabran work lu gempak laaa

semalu said...

sorry yaa ganggu, bro apesal slow jer progress site nie mana continue, tak der prduction notes bole share???

semalu

kamal sabran said...

bro, lu mau tau. tadi gua di kejutkan dgn lawatan zarul (awek) heheheh di blog gue...

kamal sabran said...

thanks ain. biasa aje.

kamal lagi satu said...

kamal sabran tu artis yg hebat.. taraf alam.... dia bela monyet nama minah kaa sally kaa..

kamal sabran said...

minah aku dah mati tahun 2000 da...sedih gak. la ni aku bela 5 ekor lagi. tapi tak bagi nama pun.