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Pleasantville is a film that uses stylistic conventions to help anchor the ideas suggested by the plot and reinforce the meaning of the text There are many ways it does this The narrative starts of from TV stations giving the idea of sci-fi as the basic genre Pleasantville is introduced by the clips of the TV marathon this is an old 50s TV show There is a boy called David and his twin sister Jennifer David is seen in the early stages of the narrative lacking confidence no luck with girls few friends loves Pleasantville and is obsessed by the perfect lifestyle Pleasantville is viewed as nice with no extremes and no changes The first part of the movie is cutting between the twins to sow the difference this helps us see how they develop throughout the film and understand the meaning of the text as we build to their prospective evenings With the arrival of the TV repair man we get more sense of the sci-fi genre he arrives without being called he has an old-fashioned van and speech Then when the lightning strikes at that time this causes suspicion to the audiences mind The 2 pairs of siblings then argue at the same on real life and on screen David and Jennifer end up in the program Pleasantville is all black and white to start of with Examples of life are big family big breakfast cat up a tree skip martin high school jock basketball team always wins nothing outside Pleasantville characters lack understanding and can only follow what asked to do This is the start of the plot showing what life is like in Pleasantville The first change is when bud implies to skip that Mary Sue wont go out with him The basketball misses which is unheard of in Pleasantville no one wants to touch it Their world is starting to change This is the 1st change in the text
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