Essays Tagged: "opening sequence"

Show how the ways the author constructed one of the core texts helped you to understand the main ideas of the Blade Runner.

ocial stratification, the triumph of morality, illusion and reality and the notion of paranoia. The opening credits and crawl of information as well as his use of film noir, motifs, imagery and techni ... d technical devices has strengthened the audience's understanding of the main ideas of the film.The opening sequence of Blade Runner: The Director's Cut evokes feelings of darkness, bleakness and fore ...

(10 pages) 111 0 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Usual Suspects - Critical Film analysis.

cinematic techniques and embeds a whole range of other techniques to create a dark atmosphere. The opening foreshadows the sinister mood and atmosphere throughout the entirety of the movie.A wide pan ... o the overall sense of mystery, sustained through the film. High angle camera shots are used in the opening sequence to convey the powerless and ultimately more inferior person or 'victim'. These cons ...

(3 pages) 97 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Analysis of the opening sequence of Jeepers Creepers, directed by Victor Salva.

e driver) just drove past a stop sign. This also creates suspense, as the road is deserted give the opening sequence a feeling of isolation. The feeling of isolation is increased when Derry says he ha ...

(2 pages) 33 2 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Media essay assessing 'the sixth sence'and 'the sandlot kids'.

In the opening sequence of a video narrative text production elements are used to engage the audience. Thes ... eat formal clothing when he is first seen and continues to wear neat casual clothing throughout the opening sequence. He is played by a good looking sturdy man. He looks healthy. Acting and script giv ... eing a good guy and main character. The use of script and acting continue to be used throughout the opening to develop Dr. Crow's character.The first person who is seen in the film is Dr. Crow's wife, ...

(7 pages) 112 2 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

American Beauty

the film, American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes, two sequences that were of significance were the opening and closing sequences. The opening sequence is important as it foreshadows how the main char ... ence, the full development of characters is seen and is highlighted through important events.In the opening sequence the main characters foreshadow how they will develop throughout the film. One way w ...

(3 pages) 85 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Romeo and juliet: Analyse and evaluate the opening of Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo and Juliet'

rs and their feelings in addition to their personalities. I am going to write about and analyse the opening sequence of Romeo and Juliet up until when the two families leave the gas station as it expl ... close up of the fire. The flames fill the whole screen and music begins to play to signify that the opening series has finished and the rest of the story is about to begin.The opening series draws the ...

(11 pages) 45 3 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The Man Who Saw Too Much

real time and "dream time" evaporates. Water plays an important symbolic role in the film from the opening sequence in which a sudden thunder and hailstorm interrupts a peaceful school recess to Burt ...

(2 pages) 30 0 2.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Philip Marlow in The Long Goodbye

Right from the opening sequence in The Long Goodbye, the viewer sees that this is not your typical detective film. ...

(2 pages) 22 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Compare how the representation of characters in the 2 chosen TV programmes reveals issues of gender.

British sitcom, the 'frustrate male' sitcom, and the US sitcom, which is more sympathetic.From the opening sequences of mbb we are set up for the premise. The two lads run around acting like kids wit ... acting like kids with cans of larger while the two females look on disapprovingly. This use of the opening sequence is usual in sitcom and allows the viewer to instantly gain a brief summary of the s ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Jaws", directed by Steven Speilberg.

d attacks innocent children and adults giving Brody (sheriff) an extra worry on the 4th of July.The opening sequence prepares the rest of the film telling where, when and who. These important question ... n see this is leading up to the first attack. Steven Spielberg has really set the scene well as the opening sequence is one of most important scene in the film as it establishes what's going to occur ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Explore the representation of adolescence in 'Stand by Me' with reference to the key concepts. Whilst exploring the film as a whole do refer to specific scenes.

d' in gangs and generally trying to grow up too fast. It is in the 'coming of age' movie genre. The opening sequence reflects the close bond still shared by the two main characters (Gordie and Chris); ...

(4 pages) 41 1 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Escape from New York": The Greatest Movie Ever?

as pieced together what is quite possibly the pinnacle of cinematic perfection to this date. In the opening sequence of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York", an anonymous narrator sets the tone of ... that some attempt to break out of the prison, on a raft, in an Escape From Alcatraz fashion in the opening scene. The plot thickens as a group of terrorists hijack the President's plane and crash it ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Comparison between "Brave New World" and "Blade Runner"

l world, or its response to the absence of the natural world is evident in a comparison between the opening sequence of "Blade Runner" and facets of "Brave new World". The, largely reactionary texts, ... ment become more immediate in everyday life. This is very evident in Brave New World's setting; the opening sequence establishes the city as the site of the urban dystopia. The probing camera presents ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"One Flew Over the Cickoo's Nest" Film Analysis

The opening sequence effectively sets up the isolated mood of the hospital ward through the lone car win ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Gattaca" Essay: 'Explain how director Andrew Niccol offers a warning about 'tampering with nature' through his film, Gattaca'

Set in the not-to-distant future, the film "Gattaca" gives us a chilling yet eye opening glimpse of life bound by DNA. Children are perfected by genetic manipulation before birth an ... ugh the eyes of these in-valids that we are offered a warning about 'tampering with nature'. In the opening sequence of Gattaca we are shown the quote, "I not only think that we will tamper with Mothe ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

How has the director made the opening sequence of "What Lies Beneath" effective?

Attention-grabbing opening sequences are vital for a director to plot and establish, since the audience or viewer may s ... to plot and establish, since the audience or viewer may solely judge the film by how intriguing the opening sequence is or by how much it catches their attention.The beginning of the opening sequence ... director wants the audience to focus on this specific scene.Another important technique used in the opening sequence to help the audience connect with the pace is editing. The director of What Lies Be ...

(7 pages) 12 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Of Mice And Men Movie/Book Comparison

nted through the characters, scenes, and the way the actors play their roles.The book portrayed the opening scene as a setting on the Salinas River, with one side having foothills leading up to the Ga ... ge throws the mouse in the brush was in the day in the movie, but at night in the book. Also in the opening sequence of the book, there wasn't a train, but in the movie, they showed one steaming along ...

(3 pages) 28 1 2.0 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Switchblade Sisters

ife wielding bad girls faced with teenage angst and repression by the male dominant culture. In the opening sequence Lace, the merciless leader of the Dagger Debs, is seen sharpening her switchblade b ... dea that a woman is helpless if she is not backed up by "muscle" as Lace refers to men in the opening sequence. The idea that girls " long for a liberating sense of adventure through competing a ...

(5 pages) 498 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Level Media Production Log Example/guide

n Log Research Brief: You will be given a substantial amount of time to prepare, shoot and edit the opening sequence of a new thriller film, including titles. (2-4 minutes) Aims: The aims of a thrille ... d and unreal effect similar to the one that the Gavin character feels. Several effects, such as the opening titles and the white flashes of light were added later on the computer edit suite.Sound: Thr ...

(7 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Eat Drink Man Woman" - Compare and contrast the three daughters and give your opinions of them. Cite evidence to underscore your points.

nymore, Jia-Jen sort of explodes, breaking from all the constrains that she set for herself. In the opening sequence of the film, it already foreshadows this outcome when Jia-Jen was listening to a ve ... wn when we see her at work, the forceful and successful businesswoman. This is clearly shown at the opening scene where she was in her large, spacious office, at her computer, focused and dedicated at ...

(6 pages) 17 0 4.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis