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  • 1. Ancillary Task
  • 2. Se7en poster
    The background colour is black and this represents death and evil. It is considered as the negation of colour, black is conservative, goes well with almost any colour except the very dark. It also has conflicting connotations. It can be serious and conventional.
    The poster portrait
    The facial expressions of the actors indicates to us that there is something serious is going on
    Actors Names
    Images of actors
    The age rating is 18. I personally agree with this because of the levels of nudity, language , violence and profanity .
    7 deadly sins
    Title of film
    The colour of the title is red and it catches your attention as soon as you look at the poster. The colour red suggests. Red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red brings text and images to the foreground
  • 3. Magazine cover analysis
    The fact that title is bright captures the attention of the reader and to add emphasis it is in capitals
    Title of the magazine
    The stars are placed in the centre of the magazine but their names are not present on the magazine
    The main characters in the film . There is also a clear indication that Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are starring in the film.
    The name of the film being promoted
    The movie tagline
    There is no complexity as to how the magazine cover is laid out and its very easy for the reader to navigate because the layout is organised
    The way that the actors are pictured makes it clear to us that something serious has occurred or is about to happen
  • 4. How does the trailer start ?
    These pictures were taken from the first 19 seconds of the trailer.
    As you can see the studio/ production logo is present.
    The conventions that make it clear to us that this trailer falls under the thriller category is that they take place in ordinary suburbs / cities, people get involved in twisted relationships, terrorism, stalkers , innocent victims, menaced women, romantic love triangles and overlapping mystery stories . The music used in thrillers is usually tense. The music will start off slow and then the pace will quicker and become more dramatic at the climax of the shot. Costumes usually casual so mysterious characters can fit in with the rest of the characters. Props are usually in form of clues, murder weapons or guns used by agents in the thriller trailer.
  • 6. Graphics and typography
    The stars are highlighted with a close up of themselves and then a voiceover indicating who they are.
    The seven deadly sins are shown at 2mins 08 seconds of the trailer. They are shown in a red font . I believe that the red font indicates fire and blood. The colour is also associated with energy, war, and danger. The colour red brings the text and images to the foreground .
  • 7. Accolades
    New Line Cinema re-released Seven in Westwood, California on Christmas Day and in New York City on December 29, 1995, in an attempt to generate Academy Award nominations for Freeman, Pitt, Fincher, and Walker.
    Walker received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Film editor Richard Francis-Bruce was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing, and Director of Photography Darius Khondji's extensive use of bleach bypass film processing has since been noted as a major influence on contemporary cinematographic technique, especially in 1990s. The film was given an MTV Movie Award as best movie.
    Home media for the DVD release, Seven was remade and presented in the widescreen format, preserving the 2.40:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
    The Seven DVD features four newly recorded, feature-length audio commentaries featuring the stars and other key contributors to the film, who talk about their experiences making Seven.
    This DVD is also compatible with DVD-ROM drives. Disc One features a printable screenplay with links to the film. The Blu-Ray was released September 14, 2010.
  • 8. EDITING
    Jump cuts become a commonality during this thriller . This is usually because multiple things are happening that we are unaware of an the jump cuts fill us in, they allow us as the audience to make assumptions on what the story or characters will be like . The cutting rate of the jumps seems to increase which ultimately seems to lead to a miniature climax of the introduction.
    Tracking and panning shots are commonly used in the beginning and throughout thriller films, especially a certain person (in the film) we should be interested in as an audience. Framing shot is one of the most typical shots used in this thriller and to build suspense and mystery in the beginning . High angle shots are portrayed to show those in a powerful position. There seems to be a main character in the beginning who seems to have a lot of power and these are shown through camera shots.
    Editing and camera shots
  • 9. The sound was non diegetic music playing in the background creating a sound bridge to create a certain atmosphere . There is use of dialogue but not that that much . This usually gives us (audience) an insight to the characters motives or their relationships with other characters in the film. Silence is a key technique used in thrillers. This is very thought provoking and does help build up tension , which seems to be a strong convention for thriller films.