Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Structure of Thriller Openings...

When you analyse film openings you will notice that there are 3 basic structures that are followed, these structures include:-
-A narrative opening with the titles running throughout e.g.
  •    The Stepfather
  •    The Shining 
  •    DeJa Vu 

- A discrete title sequence e.g.
  •   Seven
  •   Arlington Road
  •   James Bond movies

    -Titles over a blank screen, followed by the narrative opening e.g.
    •   Donnie Darko 
    •   Dead Calm

      - A narrative opening with highly stylized editing, distinct from the rest of the film e.g.
      •   The taking of Pelham 123
      •   Mazerine           

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