Pleasantville Movie Review Summary

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David is a fanatic of the 50's television series, "Pleasantville." A marathon starts at 6:30, which coincides with his sister Jennifer's date. When the remote control breaks, a mysterious repairman appears at the door, and gives them a new one. David, and Jennifer then find themselves in the black-and-white, and picture-perfect world of Pleasantville. They are also the two main characters of on the show, and if they change even one thing in Pleasantville, the results would be horrible. When Jennifer can't take a sexless world, she makes love to a charming student, and soon the craze catches on. The town becomes more and more colourful each day. At first, David is upset, but then get used to it and joins in. That is until the mayor sees the mess. This is a beautifully-shot film with amazing sets, and special effects. The ensemble cast does a wonderful job in their respective roles, and director/writer Gary Ross has created an amazing world.
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Script Analysis of Pleasantville

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   alternate timeline/dimension

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant    -   small town Kind of city    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   society controls main character's sexuality    -   major character becomes a sex slave    -   sex under blankets Kinds of F/X    -   exotic big cities

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