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Above are some movies, which are the most popular independent movies.

1. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINEWhat is it about?

The Hoover family puts the fun back in dysfunctional by traveling to California
in a VW bus to support their daughter in her bid to win the Little Miss
Sunshine Contest. Everyone who is involved in the trip, are stretched to the
limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their
unforgettable route.
Here is an audience rating to the film, as
you can see from the age of 15, they are
suitable to watch this film any younger and
it would be inappropriate to watch this
film as it contains:

Some thirty uses of strong language


(some used sexually)
Clear sight of hard drug use
Some moderate comic sex references

Some sexualised behaviour


This film was released in the year 2006, so its quite an
old film now but it is an independent film with a young
protagonist. The ages range between 15-45 because it is
mainly there for comedy purposes.
It included, a young protagonist, male and female
characters, a script, a rating, actors names and pictures.

2. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWERWhat is it about?

Socially awkward teen Charlie is a Wallflower, she is


always watching life from the sidelines, until two
students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help
Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music etc, while a teacher sparks
Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to
leave for college, Charlie's inner sadness could shatter his newfound confidence.

Here is the audience rating of the film, it got rated a PG with age 14 being a
suitable age to view it. This film was released in the year 2012, so it is fairly
recent film to watch which means that they may have included more up to date
camera angles, and the editing may be better. It includes, a young protagonist as
it is a independent film, a bold title, pictures of the actors on the front cover,
rating, male and female actors, release date, and how long the film is. This film
made me want to include a bold title.

3. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIREWhat is it about?

As 18-year-old Jamal Malik answers questions on the Indian version of "Who


Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. After their
mother dies, they become poor and homeless. Jamal and his brother Salim,
survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but
Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a place on the game show.

Above is another audience rating of the film, it got rated a 15 to view this film,
obviously the ages in red are the ages which are not suitable to view this film.
This film was released in the year 2008, and it quite a well known film. It shows
how you could loose everything but then suddenly you could gain it all back. I
think the age 15 is a fairly suitable age to view this film as it could cause upset to
younger viewers. It includes, a colourful effective title, a background on the front
cover which is suitable, a question with answers in the style of who wants to be a
millionaire, actors names, the winning label at the top and of course a young
protagonist.

4. THE SQUID AND THE WHALEWhat is it about?

A pair of brothers living in Brooklyn are caught in the middle of, and deeply
affected by the divorce of their parents. Both the brothers felt like they had to
take sides, the older sibling Walt sides with his dad and starts to act out at
school, while younger brother Frank quietly backs up his mom. The household
tension rises further when Joan's writing career takes off and surpasses the
failed ambitions of her professor ex-husband.

This is the review by the audience for this film, as you can see it was rated not for
kids so got rated a R film. This is down to emotional scenes and strong sexual
content. It was released in 2005 and also had been voted for the most popular
independent film. It shows how divorce can affect people lives and families. This
film includes, a picture on the front cover showing the main characters which is
the family, a unique title which is made in a sea like way to make the sea animals
stand out more, actors names, a young protagonist, a rating, how long the film
lasts, a summary on what it is about and both male and female characters.
There are different types of genres in the genre itself independent. For example,
we have a comedy independent film or a drama independent film, which is most
popular.
Most independent films are mostly targeted at both genders as its suitable for
both because its a popular genre to choose from but also females mostly watch
romance films whereas males tend to watch more action films. But, males are
mostly drawn to independent comedies because males like humour. It is also
targeted at ages 13-19 year olds meaning that the target audience ages generally
ranges from 13-30 as older people will also enjoy independent films.
Also, as part as our audience research the survey which was posted below was
handed out to both genders ranging from the ages 13-19 year olds as we
considered that to be our target audience. But they were also handed out to ages
up to 30 year olds to see why they did or they didnt enjoy independent films.
We considered this type of film was watched mostly in groups and not alone
because it is always more enjoyable watching it with friends because you find
everything much more funnier.
Romance films can also be defined as an independent film as the plot sometimes
revolves around the love of two protagonists. They can show this in many
different ways, for example, love at first sight or even secretly loving your sisters
husband to be. Romance films aim to make the audience feel emotional and gain
feelings by ether making the film have a happy ending when both young
protagonist end up falling in love or making it devastating by making them going

separate ways. Couples are mostly going to watch romance films together as they
look at it and relate to what they have got.
Overall, its helped me to think what to include in my opening sequence.
For example I need to include:
A male and female character mainly
A rating on what age the film could be seen at
A climax- devastating news?
Actors names
A big bold title
Two people falling in love
A happy/devastating end to the sequence
Some form of love between a couple or family members
A young protagonist
Props such as flowers or chocolates (portraying love)

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