- film language
- cut down/refine story
- Maus – Art Spiegelman – shallow metaphor
my film – metaphorical – too loose
bring in more specific stuff, other than primal verge to survive – hard to be sympathetic
cyclic nature – more
What if the wolves weren’t looking after the rabbits? Do rabbits fulfil certain role/fuction?
– The Butterfly Effect! – If mess with one thing in system what will happen?
get freedom – goes wrong?!
THEME – audience play with it
does work – protest – better/worse solution
net result = not improvement but role reversal
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY???!!!!!???
bring more – boring at the moment
-Watership Down – ambiguous – assume for kids but more morbid/bleak
- a world of ruthless tyranny and brave rebellion
- a world of incredible courage and mortal fear
- curious resemblance to human world
- unusual and provocative
- exciting adventure and desperate conflict
- trauma – survival – everything rabbits can do to find better life for themselves
- highly serious tone
- focal point = journey and perils
- own laws and philosophies – totally rabbit world
- dramatic life of rabbit
- hyperrealistic design as close to reality
- not appealing look upon what’s actually going on – POV of rabbit – not pretty
- rabbits individually unique in design
- human emotions – audience identify – brutality of fight scenes/when fall in hands of prey
- minimal colour palette – set tone
- characters each have different characteristics
What going to do with conflict/characters?
relationship – motivating force – human
Don’t try to solve it – you won’t – just say something
Why treat each other like this? See where it gets us…
On the outside we’re one thing, on the inside, something else. General point – what human existence is about.
Sometimes one animal, then scared rabbit, then wolf.
DECIDE – what you want to use the metaphor for? approached the wrong way round
Cafe Bar, Alison De Vere:
observing human condition rather than thinking about narrative
How are you doing it?
current animatic – too complicated – conflict – too many different directions
metaphor for capitalism
rabbits overthrow, start working for themselves
basic structure – could work with point trying to make
clothes work well
need to engage with characters – introduce 1 character
narrative – introduce world we already recognise – at one removed
build up – exposition stuff – introduce world
what sparks revolution?!!! to change things
basic structure – ok – pull apart technically
1 clear character – either side – other wolves subordinate
then see something fight against oppression
hang onto narrative thread
- introduce world – exposition – rabbits oppressed
- something sparks change
- arc – plan to overthrow oppressive regime of wolves
1 idea trying to put across
oppressed and oppressors
what trying to do = change!!! once basic structure
rabbits – metaphor – gas chamber – Auschwitz
better? – cooking up own meat, killing each other, more reason to overthrow wolves
once basic structure, plot points, can go anywhere
totally simplify then expand
3 ACT STRUCTURE
distill and make simpler
always keep sight if something will deviate.