Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Textual Analysis/Oral Exam

Part I. Genre and Audience
The Road is a post-apocalyptic fictional movie. This movie is based off of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road. The Road directed by John Hillcoat and produced by Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz. This movie is connected to The Book of Eli because they have similar themes and storyline. He created this movie because he wanted to show how devastating a major disaster could affect the whole world and show how surviving it is an extreme challenge.

Destruction, survival, isolation, and death express the film's theme. All of civilization, buildings, and wildlife has already been obliterated by this catastrophe.

The love and sacrifice a father has for his son is another theme expressed in the film. Throughout the film, the father has been put in numerous situations where he has had to put himself in the way of danger to protect his precious son.

The target audience could be anyone because this movie basically explains how we need to be cautious of our actions. These actions could lead to major disasters that can affect human life, and basically this is what the movie emphasizes.

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