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Textual Analysis of the Opening Credits
Landscapes, mountains, lakes, forest, a car driving alone on the road.
Yellow colour car, connotes –happiness, neutral, energy, sunshine.
The credits are scrolling from down screen
The further the car travels the snowier and higher the landscape views
– in the middle of nowhere, no neighbours, not an easy escape.
Wide shot moving forward – supports the idea of the
car moving, the audience are on the same journey.
The wide shot rotates – could suggest an unsuspected
events to come?
High angle shot – indicates status of the victims, the
shot rotates the direction in which the car is going.
Another wide shot behind the car, wide shot parallel to
The duration of the landscape shots are long –
connotes mysterious, strange.
A jump shot from one to another.
The credits scroll upward in blue – colour connotes
Only non-diegetic music – dramatic irony/ the
characters don’t hear the horror style music and don’t
know what they are getting into.
Orchestral trumpets – low notes, connotes danger and
noises, mysterious, screams, supernatural.