Nicholas Thetford | Characters & Representation: Reeves &Detective

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Characters & Representation Reeves & Detective:

Characters & Representation Reeves & Detective Nicholas Thetford Reeves Detective General

Detective Reeves:

Detective Reeves See Detective Reeves’ costume with justifications and representation here . Detective Reeves is the lead detective on the Kate’s murder. We will light Reeves with natural light, this is because his character is solely used for good and artificial light could cast harsh shadows on the character which can connote a darker side to a character than intended. The first shot containing Reeves is a low angle shot as he walks under some police tape, this angle makes him look tall and imposing thereby connoting his importance. We carry this throughout the rest of the trailer however it’s not as explicit as this first shot of him. When he is talking to the Police Detective he doesn’t address the assumption that the clones are innocent which shows that he is more open minded to different possibilities, while not being very vocal about it – he is very much in the minority in this world. Reeves Detective General Wise/Protagonist

Police Detective:

Police Detective See the Police Detective’s costume with justifications and representation here . This second police detective was added so that Reeves would have someone to explain the murder to and subsequently the plot to the audience. He is also only shown in natural light like Reeves connoting the purity and innocence that we wanted for Reeves. There is not anything this character does in the trailer but ask Reeves some questions and point out that clones are the slave race. Although his purpose is completely plot device driven we used his character to show the movie’s world’s view of the clones, meaning he is a stand in for the average person – while Reeves doesn’t address the fact that a clone is assumed innocent, which as pointed out on the previous slide, shows he is a more open minded person which ultimately gets him going on Kaitlin’s tail. Detective Reeves General Side-Kick

General:

General All the characters in our trailer are white British which is because those were the actors who were available, none of the characters were written with a predetermined ethnicity/nationality in mind and so there are no deliberate connotations or representations for the character based off of this. Ben was originally planned to be a homosexual however the person to play the part of Dave (the original character to be murdered) couldn’t be there when filming and so he became a heterosexual and the character Kate took his place. When brainstorming this early version of Ben’s character we were explicit in the fact it would not be the stereotypical portrayal of homosexuals – camp, loud and flamboyant; instead the homosexuality would have just been there and not exaggerated, nor a part of the main plot. It would have mirrored the themes of intolerance in the film against the clones – pointing out that humans always find a group to be horrible to. All other characters were not assigned a sexuality, or sexual identity and so we haven’t built character representations around it. Reeves General Detective