Opening scene analysis on Kick
Ass (Action Genre)
Nasima Begum
The opening scene of Kick Ass begins with
an establishing shot, which clearly shows
that the movie is set in New York. The...
There is a pre-lap into the next scene as
dialogue can be heard being spoken over
the opening establishing shot. The pre-l...
The cut in close up shot of the bag on the floor
takes us straight into the scene and action. The
mise-en-scene (props) co...
The camera pans from the bottom to above revealing
another character. The low angle shot of the character
allows the audie...
This very wide establishing shot shows us that there is two characters in a isolated
and abandoned place. This shot is ver...
Batman Begins (Opening Scene)
Nasima Begum
The opening scene
begins with a
establishing shot
showing the mise-enscene (setting) of
hundreds of bats
flying in dark sk...
The mise-en-scene
(lighting) shows
black bats
contrast against
dark and cloudy
sky. The
establishing shot
clearly shows in...
Throughout the opening
scene quiet but
continual beat which
gets louder as Bruce
falls into well. The non
deigetic sound o...
The camera pans
from right to left as
we see the garden
scene going so fast it
is blurred. This type
of shot is useful her...
The High-angle shot of the
top of well is used to
exaggerate the height of it
as well as get a good shot
of the boy fallin...
The mid shot of both
the characters shows
the mise-en-scene
(clothing) of the
characters. The
children are dressed in
cont...
There is a close up shot
of the character
waking up from the
dream. The use of this
shot here is very
effective as we are ...
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Opening scene analysis on kick ass and Batman

  1. 1. Opening scene analysis on Kick Ass (Action Genre) Nasima Begum
  2. 2. The opening scene of Kick Ass begins with an establishing shot, which clearly shows that the movie is set in New York. The very wide shot allows the audience to see where the action will take place and provides an overview of the scene that will follow. The camera gradually zooms up closer showing us some of the iconic buildings in New York for example The Empire States building can be seen at the very back.
  3. 3. There is a pre-lap into the next scene as dialogue can be heard being spoken over the opening establishing shot. The pre-lap shows the juxtaposition of the two scenes as the busy city establishing shot contrasts with the voice of the character saying ‘a handgun bullet travels at more than 700 miles an hour’. This provides an ironic impact to the opening sequence.
  4. 4. The cut in close up shot of the bag on the floor takes us straight into the scene and action. The mise-en-scene (props) colour of the backpack bag is pink which connotes feminine traits and the character is quite girly. The close up shot of the bag allows us to see in more detail what she is getting out of the bag which to our surprise is a gun. This shot is very effective as we are not yet shown the character but from the way she is holding the gun suggests she is not nervous but very confident.
  5. 5. The camera pans from the bottom to above revealing another character. The low angle shot of the character allows the audience to see the powerlessness and vulnerability of the character. The mise-en-scene (costume) glasses suggest he is intelligent. The character is framed to the left of the lens where in the background you can see nothing but rocks. This could suggest that the character is also insignificant.
  6. 6. This very wide establishing shot shows us that there is two characters in a isolated and abandoned place. This shot is very effective as we can still see the buildings however it seems very far away from where the characters are standing. This could suggest that the characters are away from everyday life and now in their ‘own world’. It also shows the audience that they are still in New York. The contrast between the background building with the abandoned area shows also the contrast between the characters and the outside people. This shot introduces the characters in the opening scene which connotes that they will be important characters throughout the film as they are the first characters we are shown.
  7. 7. Batman Begins (Opening Scene) Nasima Begum
  8. 8. The opening scene begins with a establishing shot showing the mise-enscene (setting) of hundreds of bats flying in dark sky. This is very
  9. 9. The mise-en-scene (lighting) shows black bats contrast against dark and cloudy sky. The establishing shot clearly shows in background, a form
  10. 10. Throughout the opening scene quiet but continual beat which gets louder as Bruce falls into well. The non deigetic sound of an orchestra in the background sets a tone of fear and panic. The
  11. 11. The camera pans from right to left as we see the garden scene going so fast it is blurred. This type of shot is useful here as it brings audience into action and
  12. 12. The High-angle shot of the top of well is used to exaggerate the height of it as well as get a good shot of the boy falling. This represents how far he has fallen and could also suggest the long journey he is about to embark upon. The close up of the boy’s face as
  13. 13. The mid shot of both the characters shows the mise-en-scene (clothing) of the characters. The children are dressed in contemporary which gives the impression that they are from
  14. 14. There is a close up shot of the character waking up from the dream. The use of this shot here is very effective as we are then introduced to what seems to be the grown version of the boy in the same position as the boy
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