Title Sequence Analysis

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Title Sequence Analysis by Mind Map: Title Sequence Analysis

1. Sky Fall

1.1. Genre action

1.2. Key props introduced (knives, guns) to show genre

1.3. Animations make Bond seem inferior that shows an unheard weakness in the character

1.4. Use of zoom movement; begins with establishing shot and then shows details which is opposite to the normal

1.5. Editing used that conveys narrative which could follow Todorov's theory

1.6. Switches between real life animations; highlights Bond's switch from fantasy to reality

1.7. Bond shooting own shadows symbolises his internal battle

1.8. Images of skulls that symbolise death

1.9. Asynchronous sounds convey a fantasy setting

1.10. Falling from grace and bing pulled down by hand; shows issues of character in film

1.11. Shadows and silhouettes create binary opposition and enigma; Bond's internal conflicts

1.12. Bond's costume symbolises status and authority

1.13. Despite Bond's power, he is powerless under the water

1.14. Original Soundtrack; power of Adele's voice grabs audience's attention

1.15. Constant changes in sequences keeps audience's attention

1.16. Drowning is physical and mental, getting pulled down by uncontrollable force

1.17. Sequence continues from previous scene

1.18. Dragon;s convey Chinese setting within the film

1.19. Editing suggests Bond is in a coma like state, surrealism of the dark and sinister world within his mind

1.20. Layering of faces within flames symbolises destruction and murder, or Bond's mind deteriorating

1.21. House setting from film introduced due to significance of the location

1.22. Like a music video

1.23. Music corresponds with sequence, as Sky is actually falling

1.24. Bullets, red contrasting with balck; red symbolises danger and blood

1.25. Close up shot of eye shows killer instinct of character

2. Catch Me If You Can

2.1. Use of animations and transitions of text

2.2. Introduces themes of films well e.g crime, forgery

2.3. Use of lines; causes audience's eyes to follow picture, shows character's challenge to follow correct path, symbolises the on going journey

2.4. Binary oppositons on black and white

2.5. Music that matches with sequence (changes tone when pink colour shown on screen)

2.6. Stairs falling away show the protagonist's escape and the detective's lack of success

2.7. More colour and animation means credited name on screen is less important; less colour and animation means credited name is very important

2.8. Establishes crime-action-drama genre, and introduces plot through sequence, enhanced by music

2.9. Presents protagonists as smaller, with everything else better than him, silhouetes creating enigma around character identity

2.10. Long/mid shot of 2-D image establishes expectations of film

2.11. Key characters introduced through animations, as well as costumes, which suggest high class and power

2.12. Orange colour on screen implies the happy/ contempt mood that character feels at this point

2.13. Text moves up onto screen (symbolises character's life on the way up)

2.14. Vivid colours to draw attention; white, blue and balck don't harmonise in order to create contrast for attention

2.15. Actors listed in order of prominence/appearance/reputation, Spielberg's name mentioned repeatedly due to his well established career

3. True Blood

3.1. Setting established quickly

3.2. Fangs and biting imply vampire themes to the audience, inject informaton

3.3. Gothic horror genre, questions whether religion and the church are really that safe

3.4. Contrasts angelic elements with horor

3.5. All micro elements underpin context and genre

3.6. Baptism at the climax; emphasises the theme of religion

3.7. Themes of Sex, Death, Slaughter and Religion contrasted effectively

3.8. Effective use of montage editing using jump cuts and fades; inject info quickly

3.9. Innocence and gospel culture implied

3.10. Compares animalistic nature to real life and the vampires within the programme

3.11. Use of filters to convey moods

3.12. Words "God hates Fangs" shown, links religion and demonstrates themes of discrimination in the programme, providing context

3.13. Overlaying of the American Flag to underpin the american ethos within the series

3.14. Effective use of country/western music to establish setting, with lyrics establishing themes e.g. "want to do bad things to you"

3.15. Range of angles and shots used that emphasise ideas of animals and blood