A Troubled Male Antihero (Working Title)
I was struggling to find ideas of my own to develop into a script, when I came across a blog via a friend’s status on Facebook.
The blog is on “the-toast.net” and is called “A Day In The Life Of A Troubled Male Antihero”.
I thought it would be fun to develop this into a script so I started to research the idea in detail.
I looked into what the definition of an antihero was, research came back as following;
Antihero Criteria: a central character in a story, film, or drama that is a protagonist who lacks many of the conventional heroic or idealistic attributes you would expect.
Antiheroes are typically inferior to the reader in intelligence, dynamism or social purpose- giving rise to what Robbe-Grillet called “these heroes without naturalness as without identity”.
Antiheroes have appeared in literature since the time of the Greek dramatists, they can be found in literary works of all nations.
Examples of Antiheroes include the title characters of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote (Part I, 1605; Part II, 1615) and Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones (1749).
Some examples of the modern, postwar antihero (as defined by the Angry Young Men), include Joe Lampton, in John Braine’s Room at the Top (1957),
and Arthur Seaton, in Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958).
I then looked into videos for “A day in the life” and “antiheroes” on YouTube, search results came back with a video of watchmojo’s account of the top ten antiheroes,
and “AmazingPhil”‘s account of A Day In The Life Of Dan And Phil.
This helped me to understand what camera angles are used and how antiheroes act in films, and also it helped me to see how ‘A Day In The Life’ videos are filmed.