Film Opening Codes and Conventions

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Film Opening Codes and Conventions

  1. 1. Film Openings<br />Codes Conventions<br />
  2. 2. The purpose of a film opening is to entice the audience into carrying on watching the film. A film opening should also establish characters and genre. Directors can choose to do this in many ways.<br />
  3. 3. A Flashback is a scene that takes the narrative back in time usually to a key event sometimes for a couple of minutes or the whole movie.<br />Below is an embedded clip of the opening of Saving Private Ryan, it starts with a World War veteran visiting a War Memorial cemetary, he falls to the ground and then the flashback begins, to D Day June 6 1944.<br />
  4. 4. Panning of Landscape- This is used to set the scene and inform the audience on where the film is taking place.<br />E.g Open Range<br />
  5. 5. Narrations<br />
  6. 6. Fight/ Shoot out<br />
  7. 7. Title Sequence <br />

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