So the next movie I will be analysing is Armageddon. This film is a science fiction apocalyptic hybrid.
The camera then follows a young black youth on his bike with his dog before it cuts to a medium shot of the dog in his basket and then to a medium close up of his face. The music then fades out at this point so we are able to hear him talk about his dream to rise to the top so he no longer has to ride his bike. He seems giddy and the song matches his mood, rather than the film's. The name of key crew members appears on screen as the dialogue is said.
This has been the most interesting and entertaining opening sequence by far as we are straight away introduced into the film from the very beginning. I especially like how they include credits and action scenes but not at the same time. This allows the audience to engage with the film from the very beginning without getting to distracted from the text. We are still able to read it when nothing particularly interesting is happening, so we don't ignore it completely. This sequence contains a wide range of shots, camera angles and movements and has contained all the conventions of a title sequence.
There was one representation that stood out and was worth mentioning. One that has been present in a few is the fact that the male is the dominant sex. This is seen when Thornton is giving out orders to his workers and when the man is yelling at his wife, she obeys him as soon as he shows aggression.
So that's all for this analysis.
Until next time,