Movie Concept Proposal

Topics: Taiwan, Republic of China, Taipei Pages: 4 (1007 words) Published: May 17, 2013
Gangster Film Concept Proposal
Family, Nation & Gangster
植病四 王柏翔 4098035013

1. Film Title:Brotherhood(義氣)

2. Genre:Gangster Films

3. Target Audience:For the genre Gangster I believe the age group of the target audience is around 16-60 years, those who have suffered the Provincial complex in 1949 after Chiang Kai-shek evacuated his government to Taiwan and made Taipei the temporary capital of the ROC. For our film, this can be related to by the audience, as our main characters are teenagers/young adults, providing a pathway for connection from the audience. The gender of the target audience I believe would mostly be males because in gangster films, males take the prominent role and women are sometimes degraded in the roles they play. For our film, the gender of the target audience would mainly be males, though females could be attracted to the film also.

4. Background:
I. Time:1949-1980

II. Place:Taipei

III. Event or specific social context:In December 1949, Chiang evacuated his government to Taiwan and made Taipei the temporary capital of the ROC (also called the "wartime capital" by Chiang Kai-shek). Some 2 million people, consisting mainly of soldiers, members of the ruling Kuomintang and the intellectual and business elites, were evacuated from mainland China to Taiwan at that time, adding to the earlier population of approximately six million. After the 228 Incident, the conflicts between the "benshengren" and "waishengren" turn white hot. The different goals of the Chinese Nationalists and the Taiwanese, coupled with cultural and language misunderstandings served to further inflame tensions on both sides. The early Han Chinese immigrants known as the "benshengren" (Chinese: 本省人; literally "home-province person") in Chinese, which often referred to "native Taiwanese" in English, but the term is also frequently used for the Taiwanese aborigines. The people who emigrated from mainland China after 1945 known as...
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