Hi, I'm an AS Media student, and this blog contains research into the different aspects of film and media, specializing in the Slasher genre. The research has all been put towards the development of my coursework production 'Camp Ivy', which I co-produced with Poppy and Millie. Our coursework has been influenced by the rural locations and mise-en-scene in Friday the 13th and Eden Lake.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Slasher EG5: All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (Jonathan Levine, 2006)
DVD cover
PRODUCED BY: Occupant Films.
DISTRIBUTED BY: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Optimum Releasing, Future Film (click here to see the full list).
BUDGET: $750k.
RATINGS: 5.7 (IMDb).

  • The film is set in a highschool, and the first shot is of a girls chest then the camera pans up to her face. She is blonde and everyone in the corridor is staring at her. The theory of the 'male-gaze' (Laura Mulvey) is reflected here, as the camera films her body as she walks. The girl has the appearance of a scream queen, however later on in the film she appears to have the personality of a final girl character.
  • She is introduced as 'Mandy Lane' by a jock, and all the boys begin to speak to her. This signifies she is the main character, hence the name 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane'.
  • She gets into a car, and the next shot is of a pool party, with teenagers drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual activities.
  • The opening ends here, and the film begins.
  • The music playing is non-diegitic and high pitched.

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