Tuesday, 22 October 2013
2 minute opening scene to 'The Notebook'
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.