Emily Barrett Mr Gilbert – Media – 12.5 Analysis of the ‘Dangerous Minds’ and ‘Lean on Me’ Openings Dangerous Minds Lean on Meo You first notice that the opening o Lean on Me is much different to begins with being black and Dangerous Minds in the sense white which could perhaps show that the children are much more the simplicity of the school (the violent and the rookie isn’t children aren’t very intelligent). introduced until after theo Like other school based dramas, opening. you see the rookie enter the o Drugs are also seen to be being classroom, she appears to be used in this opening which shocked by what she see’s. suggests that the students couldo The children are badly behaved be criminals and break the law. (they are all sitting on desks and o The music playing throughout blaring out music in the the opening (heavy metal) classroom), which shows that the matches the events that the rookie has to find a way to audience see happening. change them in to better o This opening shows that the behaved children. school is child dominated ando The non-diegetic music played there is no sense of authority in the opening is youth music. (you don’t see any teachers). This makes it relatable to the o The teachers also appear to be young viewers and also us that scared of the students which is a this film will consist mainly of juxtaposition because in normal children. schools, the student is usuallyo Although the children don’t scared of the teacher. behave as if they are in a school, o You first see the corridor in this you can still tell that you are opening which suggests that not watching something based in a much learning takes place school due to sound effects such because this is where you see as school bells. the students at the start of the day.