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Analysis of a sequence from

            The Faculty; "Delilah and Casey in the staff room- sequence.
             This particular sequence in The Faculty shows the first time that any of the characters see an alien transformation. It is a key point in the narrative because it puts the events into context. I chose this sequence not only for it's purpose in the narrative, but because it shows the clear hybridisation of the Teen Pic genre. .
             From the previous scenes of the film, we have established that Casey is the typical "geek- character; he is not popular at school and is generally disliked. We can also see this from his body language as he hunches his shoulders in a protective manner, looks around a lot as he walks as if he is nervous, and walks slightly behind Delilah, showing his lower social status in the school hierarchy. We now expect Casey to be the main narrative agent as the focus of the film transfers to him in this scene. Delilah has been established as being very popular and beautiful, which is shown in her reference to hair styles for cheerleading and Estée Lauder lipstick in the opening sequence, and normally in teen pic genre, we associate cheerleading with popularity. We can also see this from her body language, as she walks confidently with her head up. Casey has to almost run to keep up with her, which shows her high social status. In this scene, her purpose in the faculty lounge is to find scandal on the teachers for the school newspaper. This shows her as a spiteful, "bitchy- character.
             At the start of the sequence there is a very clear convention of romance genre. There are several medium close-up shots of Casey and Delilah's faces, indicating them exchanging looks at each other. The length of the shots and lack of dialogue creates a romantic atmosphere and is enhanced by the slow, classical music which is typically associated with the romance genre. In previous sequences, Casey and Delilah are arguing, and we see Delilah being horrible to Casey.

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