Film:The Damned UnitedGenre: Football DramaSetting: Leeds 1974Plot: Leeds United are the dominant force in English football under Don Revie and have wonthe First Division and FA Cup. Despite their dominance and entertaining football, Leeds havea poor disciplinary record and are hated by other fans. At the same time, England have failedto qualify for the 1974 World Cup leading to the sacking of World Cup winning manager AlfRamsey. The film begins with the FA close to announcing what is believed to be Don Reviessuccession of Ramsey as England manager.Sequence type: Black titles with white font at beginning with the chants of “Glory LeedsUnited” in the background. Sequence is mostly consistent of footage of Leeds United matchesin the 1973-74 season, England vs Poland 1974 and an FA representative. Sequenceconcludes with an establishing shot of Elland Road (the home ground of Leeds United).
Film: ShrekGenre: Family FilmSetting: A Fairytale LandPlot: An Ogre Shrek is reading a story from a book explaining the prologue to the film. Aprincess is locked in a tower guarded by a dragon and needs true loves first kiss to break thespell she is under. Shrek finds this quite humorous and exits the toilet revealing the swamp.He is clearly happy in his environment.Sequence type: As the film is CGI, their a lot of technical elements used in the title sequence.Names of cast members are formed by the environment in which Shrek lives in. E.G. JohnLithgow is formed by various maggots crawling into his name.
Film: North By NorthwestGenre: American ThrillerSetting: New York 1959Plot: Difficult to decipher the plot in the sequence however it is evident that the film is set inNew York. The music suggests that the plot will have some action or possibly foreshadows achase scene. The rush hour could also show that the film will be fast paced with littleemphasis on individual character storyline.Sequence type: The sequence is animated at first. A grid is eventually formed whichtransitions into a shot from an office block on a busy New York street whilst the credits roll.The camera cuts to a bust street with many people heading in different directions signifyingrush hour. This could be a sign that there will be many people who influence the plot of Northby Northwest.Film: James Bond GoldfingerGenre: Spy FilmSetting: Latin America 1964Plot: James Bond destroys a drugs factory in South America as ordered by MI6. From thetitles, it is indicated that Bond will be faced with a villain who goes by the name“Goldfinger”. It is also indicated that Bonds love interest is a Pussy Galore.Sequence: The sequence begins with the iconic shot of the gun shot from James Bond and theslow descent of a red tint (similar to dripping blood). The sequence then changes to a goldenhand to the song “Goldfinger”. There are many shots of this golden woman with archivalfootage of the characters including Bond, Pussy Galore and Auric Goldfinger on her body.This continues through the remainder of the sequence.