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  • 1. Skyfall Opening SequenceSkyfall Opening Sequence AnalysisAnalysis Harry LawteyHarry Lawtey
  • 2. SoundSound ► The song used creates a interesting mix of glamour and impendingThe song used creates a interesting mix of glamour and impending doom. It is this feeling that lingers through all the Bond films. On thisdoom. It is this feeling that lingers through all the Bond films. On this occasion it is done with the use of jazzy instruments played in theoccasion it is done with the use of jazzy instruments played in the minor key.minor key. ► The first line of the song is “This is the end”. At this point the audienceThe first line of the song is “This is the end”. At this point the audience have just seen Bond shot, therefore leading us to question hishave just seen Bond shot, therefore leading us to question his immortality. This is followed by “hold your breath” relating to how heimmortality. This is followed by “hold your breath” relating to how he has just plunged into waterhas just plunged into water ► Towards the end of the sequence Adel sings the word “Skyfall” at theTowards the end of the sequence Adel sings the word “Skyfall” at the same time as a silhouette of the former Bond residence is shown. Thissame time as a silhouette of the former Bond residence is shown. This reinforces the good correlation between what we are hearing and whatreinforces the good correlation between what we are hearing and what we are seeing in the mise en scene.we are seeing in the mise en scene.
  • 3. Mise En SceneMise En Scene ► At the beginning of the sequence we see what appears to be a sea creature in the water butAt the beginning of the sequence we see what appears to be a sea creature in the water but we can then see it is in fact James Bond as gun target. This represents how Bond is awe can then see it is in fact James Bond as gun target. This represents how Bond is a targeted man in the film. The Target is also leaking blood. Blood I water has intertextuality withtargeted man in the film. The Target is also leaking blood. Blood I water has intertextuality with JAWS and this will become immediately apparent with a contempory audience. It may suggestJAWS and this will become immediately apparent with a contempory audience. It may suggest that he is attracting dangerous attention.that he is attracting dangerous attention. ► We then see a short interlude where falling knives become grave stones. This foreshadowsWe then see a short interlude where falling knives become grave stones. This foreshadows what is to come in the film as Javier Bardem’s character is killed with a knife, at a graveyard.what is to come in the film as Javier Bardem’s character is killed with a knife, at a graveyard. ► Next Bond sees silhouettes of himself attacking him. The represents that Bonds problems areNext Bond sees silhouettes of himself attacking him. The represents that Bonds problems are self inflicted. The last of these silhouettes is actually of Bardem’s character. This connotes thatself inflicted. The last of these silhouettes is actually of Bardem’s character. This connotes that after conquering himself, he must then conquer him. After watching the film we see this is inafter conquering himself, he must then conquer him. After watching the film we see this is in fact the case.fact the case. ► Towards the end of the sequence we can see a Chinese dragon heading straight at theTowards the end of the sequence we can see a Chinese dragon heading straight at the camera in the mise en scene. It is clear to see that one of the reasons that this has been putcamera in the mise en scene. It is clear to see that one of the reasons that this has been put there as it would lend itself well to 3D, which was of course an option when the film wasthere as it would lend itself well to 3D, which was of course an option when the film was shown. The Asian story line in the film is once again an attempt to capitalise on the increasingshown. The Asian story line in the film is once again an attempt to capitalise on the increasing popularity of western cinema in Asia. For this reason the film demonstrates intertextuality withpopularity of western cinema in Asia. For this reason the film demonstrates intertextuality with the most recent of the Wolverine movies.the most recent of the Wolverine movies. ► Most of the film is animated allowing the lighting to be constantly adjustable. This doesn’t allowMost of the film is animated allowing the lighting to be constantly adjustable. This doesn’t allow the audience to settle in a scenario therefore keeping them on edge.the audience to settle in a scenario therefore keeping them on edge.
  • 4. Editing + CameraEditing + Camera ►Both the camera work and editing is fastBoth the camera work and editing is fast moving yet remains with a fluid quality. Thismoving yet remains with a fluid quality. This helps maintain the audiences interest in ahelps maintain the audiences interest in a sequence that essentially is not for theirsequence that essentially is not for their enjoyment. It also makes the hints for theenjoyment. It also makes the hints for the plot line slightly more ambiguous to stop theplot line slightly more ambiguous to stop the audience from guessing.audience from guessing.
  • 5. Editing + CameraEditing + Camera ►Both the camera work and editing is fastBoth the camera work and editing is fast moving yet remains with a fluid quality. Thismoving yet remains with a fluid quality. This helps maintain the audiences interest in ahelps maintain the audiences interest in a sequence that essentially is not for theirsequence that essentially is not for their enjoyment. It also makes the hints for theenjoyment. It also makes the hints for the plot line slightly more ambiguous to stop theplot line slightly more ambiguous to stop the audience from guessing.audience from guessing.