Monday, 24 January 2011

The Structure Of Thriller Openings

You will notice that there are 3 basic structures of film openings that are followed:

A narrative opening with the titles running throughout
Examples of films:
The shining
De Ja Vue
A discrete title sequence
Examples of films:
Arlington road
James bond

Titles over a blank screen, followed by the narrative opening
Examples of films:
Donnie Darko
Dead calm

A narrative opening with highly stylised editing, distinct from the rest of the film.
Examples of films:
The taking of Pelham 123

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