Monday, 14 February 2011

An analysis of a title sequence which inspires me...

After watching a number of title sequences from all the different thriller sub genres, i decided that the one title seqeunce that i really enjoyed watching was 'The Shining.'

'The Shining' is a physcological thriller, based on the novel with the same title by Stephen King. 'The Shining' is about a writer with a with and young son, who accepts a job as a caretaker at an isolated hotel in the moddle of nowhere. After moving into the hotel, due to a terrible winter storm, which leaves the family snowbound. Due to the family being snowbound, the father becomes influenced by by a supernatural presence in the haunted hotel; he descends into madness and attempts to kill his wife and son.

The reason why i liked 'The Shining' title sequence is because it is quite dark and dreary, i mean there is no dialogue only weird and powerful music in the background. I liked the music because it is something which i am completely not used to, as the usual title sequences i watch usually have dialogue and are quite fast. Whereas this title sequence lasted a long time and even though all you can see in the sequnce is a car driving through the mountain, the music makes it very suspensful and quite evil. As just by the music you are expecting something to happen, like a face to appear from nowhere. Another thing i like about the title sequence is the different camera angles which are used, i think a particular camera angle which is effective is the

The thing i didnt like about this title sequence is that to me it was a bit too long and in some ways it became a bit boring to watch. But dont get me wrong the title sequence itself is perfect just that the content is quite plain and vague, not much is going on and it doesnt really tell you what the film is going to be about. Whilst watching this title sequence, i started to think about the kind of things i could inlcude in the title sequnce for my film. I thought from the this sequence we could use the idea of having quite a dark and moody piece of music for the soudtrack.  I particular liked the way the writing appeared on the screen at a steady pace it wasnt all to cluttered. I thought this was a good  idea as it gave you a chance to see who produced and directed the movie without missing any of the movie.

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