Traditional Views Vs. Real Gritty Truth of Britain
Theses are traditional views of London 1st of all we are the only country who still have royals for example queen Elizabeth. Another traditional view is the English breakfast which consist of beans sausages eggs bacon and bread We also have traditional landmarks that tourist visit for example tower bridge, big ben and London eye which lets visitors view London high up in the ferries wheel
The real gritty truth that isn't portrayed to tourist, is the fact the London isn't as great as it seems to be. It is full of gangs and crimes because of the countless fatherless children around the London's areas with no farther figure to look up too. There's also been a riot due to the governors cutting benefits and more.
LOCATION SHOOTING vď śâ€Ż British social realism films are filmed on actual, real life locations such as parks and as parks and council estates and not in made up set in studios like big hollywood films use. By using locations rather than the studio, it makes the film seem more true to real life the audience to watch. An example of this is in fish tank as it uses an actual council estate within the film same as shank
NON-PROFESSIONAL ACTORS British social realism films use non professionals or unknown actors as it adds to the realistic look. Also , many british social realism films cannot afford popular hollywoods actors to be in their films as the budget is usually quite low. For example, katie jarvis main character in fish tank.
EXAMPLES OF FILMS
KIDULTHOOD v Directed by Menhaj Huda, ‘Kidult hood’ is a Bri:sh drama:sed social realist ﬁlm that takes the se>ng of London and depicts a certain portrayal of social stereotypes. It includes a group of teens at a rough London school, it follows certain stories and consequences in a ending for each characters story. v Kidulthood can beneﬁt my research in social realist ﬁlms as it very much resembles my desired ﬁlm in the prac:cal produc:on, as my theme is child abuse. Kidulthood shows examples of abuse, not to children but from teens to one another. v ‘A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-‐year-‐olds growing up in west London.’
LIGHTING , PROPS AND CAMERA SHOTS The ligh:ng in social realist ﬁlms normally consists of natural daylight, giving the eﬀect of normality and day light being the peak of the days events. By using ‘natural’ light it allows the audience to think that because it is in the middle of the day it is natural for occurrences to happen like ﬁghts etc. Props that are used in ﬁlms with such a genre mostly include everyday objects, things that would be a normal item to own in either the era of the ﬁlm or the style. These things would include knives, guns which because of the :me of day, would seem ‘normal’. Camera work and shots involve shots such as close ups and medium long shots, this is because close ups show the actors facial expressions which perhaps are used more to show the conveyed expression upon the characters face rather than CGI taking charge. Medium long shots also because they are standard shots that allot a large scale of picture to be seen.