The Road. Louis eastwood. Settings. Here are some screen grabs from the road. They showed the different places the characters have travelled to and from.
Here are some screen grabs from the road. They showed the different places the characters have travelled to and from.
Post apocalyptic films are set in dystopian worlds; and imagined place or state where everything is unpleasant or bad. The settings shown are very typical of this genre. The road is set in very dark and miserable places. The set always appears to be very empty and although the characters are the last living thing left on the earth.
It is very typical for characters to come across abandoned cars and rubbish upon there paths. For example the second screen grab connotes that somebody had to evacuate there truck in order to hide to get safety
Like in most films there is a typical heroic protagonist. In this case the male protagonist is the dad who takes care of his son and guides him to safety. Here you can seen the father wrapping his arms around his son and making him feel safe. The clothing is very typical, dirty scruffy coats, everything worn is purely for warmth and appearance and fashion is not important .
A close up of the little boys facial expressions show his vulnerability. He is very young and also very frightened and weak.
They come across a group of hillbillies who have turned to cannibalism in order to survive. This group is well equipped with guns, cigarettes and big trucks. They are a threat to the father and his son and must be avoided.