The opening that we have decided to analyse is Max Payne, released on the October 16th 2008 http://www.artofthetitle.com/2008/10/28/max-payne/ To view the introduction sequence for our chosen film click the link above.
The fire connotes action danger and thrills the viewer Director’s name The colour red connotes danger with a hint of lust and love
The production designer The flames emphasises the action the danger that the protagonist is going to encounter throughout the film .
The main title of the production The title is not clear to the audience. It is dark red in front of a black background, this connotes danger, mystery, lust and passion. The font is darker at the bottom than it is at the top which connotes the sheer darkness of the film.
One of the main actors of the film Red- connotes danger Black background-places emphasis on trigger Close up of trigger on gun, connotes danger and action. Also makes us think that someone’s going to die
Shotgun shell which has just been fired- connotes danger, action and is thrilling for audience Another major actress of the film Red-connotes danger
Close up of gun emphasises violence Close up of gun barrel-connotes danger and action Red-connotes danger, maybe even passion
Broken glass conveys broken relationships
Red connotes passion and danger Bullet holes with limited light shining through connotes mystery
Fire connotes passion , danger Bullet conveys sense of danger- someone will die(?) Close-up of gun emphasises action- heightens level of violence