The Haunting in Connecticut<br />Analysis by Ryan Henry<br />
Timings<br />00:00 – Piano begins<br />00:01 – 00:11 – Production Companies<br />00:11 – 01:02 – Flashing images of old photographs – This has significance to on in the film when we find out these images are of dead bodies.<br />00:24 – Piano becomes distorted, synthesizers<br />00:28 – liquid dripping (Could be blood, but hard to tell - black and white)<br />00:42 – Looks like doctors equipment<br />01:07 – Main title – “The HAUNTING in CONNECTICUT”<br />01:14 – Secondary title – “based on the true story”<br />01:21 – Interview with woman commences<br />01:48 – Newspaper articles on the upcoming events of the film<br />
01:48 – Newspaper articles on the upcoming events of the film<br />
Conventions<br />Flashing images<br />Piano music<br />Black and white<br />Conventions in the opening titles of this film are typical for the genre of a thriller, but also have a few twists. For example, the synthesized piano. This is a modern technique, which is used to scare the audience into wondering what the mysterious sounds are.<br />
Sounds<br />During the titles, the few sounds you can hear are the piano, synthesizer, and dripping noises. These are all eerie and old style noises, which lead the audience to think about what these sounds may symbolise. Old is often a symbol for ghosts, spirits and the dead, especially in thriller movies<br />
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.