Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Wall-e is a disney film aimed at an audience of all ages although mostly at younger children. It begins with a happy song as it follows different areas of space that people can recognise as they see planets. and written in a sci-fi font is the film name and a couple of other titles implying that the film is of a sci-fi genre. Although the music quickly changes at the camerazooms in on and earth and the audience can recognise New York covered in rubbish and completely deserted. This is used to engage the viewer as they suddenly wonder whats really going on and when you realise that the old song is being payed from a robot you realise that this film is possibly based in the future and that earth was abandoned many years ago as the song played is old-fashioned. The camera zooms in on the robot and its name 'wall-e' can be seen written upon it allowing the audience to realise that this robot is the main character. To enage the audience an element of comedy is added as Wall-e attempts to chase a cockroach clumsily and this encourages younger viewers to keep watching.
The opening scene to 'The Notebook' is set in a warm and calm sunset setting. A man can be seen slowly rowing around a slow flowing river and calmness and the warm glow of red allows the audience to feel relaxed as they watch the fading white titles. The whole setting, mise-en-scene and music implies that the film is romantic as well as the red glow linking to passion forecasting the story of the film. Then a woman staring out of her window at the rower comes into view and you can see that she is reminising something possibly related to the rower. A group of birds is also seen to fly towards the oman and then past her symbolising her passing memories and also how she is an important character as they fly towards her and she is the first character to come into full view in the opening scene.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Insidious was a horror film made in 2010. Its opening sequence is slow, dark and intense. It contains a building music that increases in pitch as an evil looking character is zoomed in on by the camera signifying its importance. The titles are in red font and fade into the darkened backgrounds and the film name towards the end of the 2 minute opening sequence suddenly appears in large bold writing with sudden high pitched music to provoke a surprise and frightened reaction from the audience. Also calm fading titles make the film name appear all the more shocking as it suddenly appears on screen with a glowing red and orange background, linking to hell and further emphasising how Insidious is a horror film.The opening sequence shows a scared child in bed and the house that the film is based in implying that the film is based on dreams and possibly nightmares that a child in the film suffers from.