Media Essay on Two Films

Topics: Wedding, Prehistory, Anne Hathaway Pages: 4 (1319 words) Published: March 25, 2011
Compare and contrast the methods used by two films posters to inform and persuade their intended audience.

The American film Bride Wars was released in 2009, it is an example of a typical modern romantic comedy. It is about two best friends Liv and Emma, who have grown up together planning their “perfect” wedding. They both get engaged at around the same time, together they go shopping for everything needed for a wedding, both looking to create their perfect wedding day. They get the wedding planner of their dreams, Marion St Clair who turns out to be the wedding planner of their nightmares and accidently books their weddings on the same day! Neither of them will agree to change their date, so they become enemies. As the tag line quotes “Even best friends can’t share the same wedding day.” The cake knives are out, but how will everything turn out?

“Year One” is an American film also released in 2009, it is an example of a romantic adventure comedy. It is about two accident-prone Palaeolithic warriors. Jack Black who plays “Zed “ is a prehistoric would-be hunter he gets kicked out of the tribe in the forest for eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. His side kick, “Oh” played by Michael Cera is a gatherer and turns up to “try” and save him. The film is about their adventures set in the prehistoric era trying to save their two friends Maya and Eema. Both girls are from their former tribe and have been captured and sold into slavery, on their travels Zed and Oh meet Biblical characters on route to the city of Sodom. Do they succeed in saving them?

Although they are of the same genre they couldn’t be more different films. “Bride Wars” is set in the 21st century, whereas “Year One” is set in Palaeolithic era, this means there is a very big contrast between them. Bride Wars gives the impression of being a comedy from the expressions on both the actors’ faces. They are both looking straight into each other’s eyes...
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