Opening Sequence
Genre <ul><li>Misery is a thriller. </li></ul><ul><li>It is seen as a thriller as a best selling author is taken kidnapped...
Sound <ul><li>At the beginning of the film there is non diegetic sound of a typewriter, from the cut from black, which kee...
Camera Angles, Shots and Movements <ul><li>First shot in the opening sequence is an extreme close up of a cigarette and a ...
Narrative, Titles and Audience <ul><li>Titles fade onto screen in red capitals and then fade away in a typical thriller st...
Mise en Scene and Representation <ul><li>The use of normally suggests to the audience something bad is going to happen esp...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Misery Opening Sequence

819 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
819
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Misery Opening Sequence

  1. 1. Opening Sequence
  2. 2. Genre <ul><li>Misery is a thriller. </li></ul><ul><li>It is seen as a thriller as a best selling author is taken kidnapped by his number one fan who is very unstable. </li></ul><ul><li>This can also be seen slightly at the beginning of the film through the unusual use of mise-en-scene. </li></ul><ul><li>The opening sequence does not let the audience know that the film is a horror genre straight away. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sound <ul><li>At the beginning of the film there is non diegetic sound of a typewriter, from the cut from black, which keeps the audience guessing what is going on. </li></ul><ul><li>Diegetic sound of the man breathing deeply is used to show that something may be wrong, also conventionally in thriller genres breathing is used to create tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Music then comes in after a minuet of the opening sequence, its piano music which is very soft and upsetting which can give the audience an insight that something bad is going to happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Whilst the man begins driving through the snowy mountains the music turns upbeat and happy, showing he maybe going somewhere happy. Conventionally when something happy is happening in thrillers something will bad happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally the final sound we here in the opening sequence is the diegetic sound of the wind howling, again is another ideology of a thriller, leaving the audience questioning what's happening. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Camera Angles, Shots and Movements <ul><li>First shot in the opening sequence is an extreme close up of a cigarette and a match in clear focus and the type writer out of focus. Then cuts to a close up of an empty wine glass which is in focus and type writer out of focus, then a bottle of wine in ice and again the type writer out of focus. This is a very unusual set of opening shots which makes the audience guess what's happening. </li></ul><ul><li>There is then a sequence of medium shots and close ups where he is taking his script out of the type writer. The type writer shots are very important to show the audience who he is. </li></ul><ul><li>There then is an extreme close up of the title of his novel, and his name. So that the audience know who the main character name is, also the fact his novel is called ‘Untitled’ makes the shot seems mysterious just like a horror film. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a close up of him filling up the glass, which makes the audience see he is happy he completed it however the mise en scene suggest that bad things happen when you drink. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Narrative, Titles and Audience <ul><li>Titles fade onto screen in red capitals and then fade away in a typical thriller style. </li></ul><ul><li>The narrative so far is seen as a linear narrative as everything is fine until it begins to snow and the man crashes. </li></ul><ul><li>The audience for this film I believe would be teenagers and older because of its thriller genre. It appeals to a teenage audience because teenagers and young adults like the thrill of being scared. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mise en Scene and Representation <ul><li>The use of normally suggests to the audience something bad is going to happen especially the fact the man is driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Every other shot shows the man touching his bad which has his story in, this is a suggestion to the audience that the story is very important to the narrative and represents his job. </li></ul><ul><li>Also at the very beginning the use of extreme close ups on the alcohol suggest that this may be something to do with what may happen next, keeping the audience guessing like a typical thriller genre. </li></ul>

×