This is a shallow focus of tea- things. A teapot is pretending to pour tea in cups in the opening first scene .That is a really English style tea pot suggest a classical feeling. But there is no liquid poured from the teapot, it makes audiences feel confused and strange.This is a shallow focusof a doll. The tea isgiven to the doll . Thisdoll looks horrible with astrange face. And ithints that children maybe playing with the dollsand pretend that the dollis real people.
There is a establishing shot of a room. Three little girls are playing with their dolls and toys. Judging from the costume of them, they are wearing pretty dress which suggests they are upper class chilldren. The whole frame looks peaceful and harmonious.This is a shallow focus ofa creepy blond hair doll.And a girl is brushing itshair . It should be a happytime, but in here, it hintsthat something bad isgoing to happen.
There is a extreme long shot (establishing shot) of the whole room. Theystares at the camera which in a high angle. Audiences will feel veryuncomfortable because girls are staring at them . It also implies thatcreepy thing is going to happen.
There is a eye line match ofthe girls looking at thewindows when they hearsomething. They stop whatthey are doing and staringat the windows for amoment. As we can seenfrom the frame ,thewindows are firmly closed.So that audiences willsuspect whether there aresomething appearingsuddenly. The soft andtemperate light is comingfrom the sun, creating apeaceful environmentwhich is eery actually. Likethe calm before the rainstorm.
A shallow focus of thefoot(point of view)stamping the doll. Thisframe shows cruel withoutblood. Children are typicalcharacters in horror films.Using children to build theopening sequence isimprotant to createhorrible feeling.Girls and dolls in herestand for anothermeanings. They representthe dead and bloody.
There is a extreme long shot of three girls jumping out of the windows. These normal girls jump out of the window when they hear something, it reinforce that this is a horror fulling of crisis and mysteries.A shallow focus close upof a creepy doll which isdirty as well as having lotsof scars near her big blueeyes suggests that thosethree girls are puppets likeher.