I am the director of the award winning movie Looking for Alibrandi. In this movie I construct a main character called Josie, a teenager who is struggling to find her identity and her place in life. I present the message that sometimes when things don"t turn out the way you want, they can actually turnout better. By the use of themes and issues, language and social class throughout the movie, I was able to demonstrate this statement. .
Josie thinks negatively towards her father Michael Andretti because of what he did to her mum. "I don"t care about him, I wouldn"t care if he was sitting in this room with us now". I used this quote to position viewers to hold sympathy for Josie, taking on her opinion of Michael Andretti and also seeing him negatively. As the story unfolds and the conflict at school with Carly Bishop arises, Josie realises that having a father around isn"t such a bad idea. Josie calls Michael Andretti and he comes to the school to save Josie from being expelled. Josie through the conflict with Carly Bishop begins to like her father. In this scene I have successfully portrayed the idea that things may not turn out how you want them to, but turn out better in the end. .
The setting of the school added for quite a few conflicts throughout the novel. The line "My biggest problem is being stuck at a school full of rich people" is used as an example throughout themes and issues, language and social class. By the use of Josie as the narrator I was able to use her to demonstrate my main message. .
Themes and issues are addressed in the movie by the plot and the conflicts. Looking for Alibrandi has many conflicts, dealing with many different themes and issues relating to today's society. One of these conflicts is individuality, relating to Josie as she is very individual in appearance and culture but is trying to be like everyone else. .
Josie's main conflict at the start of the novel arises at school, where she is finding it hard to fit in, because she is seen as an individual.