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Analysing Film Title Sequences »

Antony Bateman | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Shot Analysis, Title Sequences, Hot Entries

Functions of the Title Sequence

The functions of the title sequence in a film may seem to be fairly obvious. They are designed to tell the audience the names of the people and organisations involved with the making of the film and in this respect they do the job well.

Irrespective of the genre, there is a conventional way of presenting this information in the credit sequence. This information and the order in which it is presented follows a standard format. Later in this study we will be looking more closely at the title sequence in a James Bond film but by way of...

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Children of Men | Analyse Film Opening »

Caroline Bagshaw | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Shot Analysis, Title Sequences, Hot Entries

Click on the link below to download a frame for analysing the opening of the film Children of Men.

Film Opening Children Of Men.doc

‘It’s just an idea for group work deconstructing an interesting text (especially because, unusually, this one starts in the middle of the disequilibrium, rather than establishing an equilibrium first of all, so is good for narrative theory.  Also, our “hero” is rather unheroic (he doesn’t return to the aftermath of the bomb to rescue people, and appears to be using the bomb as an excuse to take a day off work, etc.)

Then there is the...

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