Sep 30th. Film Plan

First Draft.

1 Project Title :

I don’t know yet

2 Based on which book?

Kafka on the Shore

3 Motivation for this book. What attracts you most in this book?

I read this book a couple of years ago when I was still in college. I remembered that was a hot and humid summer, during the end of one semester, but I was attracted to it immediately. You can’t help but reading, reading, reading. Strangely after I finish the book, I was in that fantasy for a long time, I coounl’d get out of that feeling or I didn’t want to get out of it.

The book put me in a state between reality and fantasy. I like this kind of feeling.

4 Characters of main characters
(Documentary or fiction?)
Describe the main characters to create an image of the person and role in the film.

“In ancient times people werent just simply male or female, but one of three: male/male, male/female or female/female. Each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everyone in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half.”

This quota from the book inspired me for a short story. I want to make a fiction, a love story between three people. Two women and one man. They are lovers, they love each other.

This is a bit difference as what mentioned in the book, in this story, it was three people in one body in ancient time. Or it is just a phrase when people are still looking for the original the other half part. It is a life long process.

What will happen if you think someone is your original half, while he/she thinks someone else is his/her original half, some one else but you?

What will happen if you feel there are two people you both like, you think they both could be  other half of you? In this case, you should choose both or neither?

So my short movie will be based on this concept.

4. Theme
What did you discover about your topic? How did you find (read, field research, people speaking)

I want to find out all the lines in the book which i can make up a new dialogue, or a monologue for each of the three characters.

And also do some research about love in general. When in love, people think/behave/talk differently.

Philosophically speaking, “Need is a biological instinct that is articulated in demand, yet demand has a double function: on the one hand, it articulates need, and on the other, acts as a demand for love. Even after the need articulated in demand is satisfied, the demand for love remains unsatisfied. This remainder is desire.

For Lacan, “desire is neither the appetite for satisfaction nor the demand for love, but the difference that results from the subtraction of the first from the second.” Lacan adds that “desire begins to take shape in the margin in which demand becomes separated from need.”

When in love, we have insecurity, desire, demand. All this emotions make us as human beings.

How can we overcome our insecurity in love, meet our demand in love, satisfied all our desire in love?

5. Style and Form
What other designs (films, photos, paintings, music etc.) you have seen on this assignment?
What does that affect your design?

I like to use beautiful images with monologue of the main characters, to show their loneliness and inner world. I want to tell the small story in three different small parts, they look as if irrelevant, but they interwoven with each other actually. Because the three characters are lovers to each other.

I would like to tell stories through images. Let the images do the talking. The images will create a subtle sad, sentimental atmosphere. We are searching, searching for the lost part. It’s a life long time search. Some are lucky, can find the right one at the right time, some spend the whole life looking for the right one.


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