I liked the opening as I wanted to know more, also the fact
that it was funny.
Also it didn’t give too much way in the first few minutes.
This scene follows on to the rest of the film as it
shows us how he started to joust and where the
problem began, it also allows us to see that he
shouldn’t be jousting as he is not of noble birth or a
knight. Creating the quest of him finding a solution.
The first shot of an character was a
close up where we couldn’t see the
characters eyes, this allowed us to
know that we are not supposed to
connect to him. Also the sound of flies
buzzing allows us to know that he’s
dead, you wouldn’t normally be able
to hear them so well.
This shot is smart as it shows Wat
in the background beating the
knight, while William and Roland
claim there’s nothing wrong.
You find this
character to be
daring and willing
to take a risk we
also know that he is
We know that this
character is very
passionate , and
hates not to eat.
We know that
the character is
the voice of
like taking risks.
It introduces the plot by showing us that its about
jousting and that he shouldn’t be jousting, it also
lets us know that the problem is going to be trying
to hide the fact he’s not a knight or of noble birth.
Then the quest would be a way of making sure that
if he got caught he wouldn’t be killed.
From the introduction of the film it is obvious that it will have an
action drama, but as the film progresses we also get romance.
The atmosphere of the film is very laid back, it has comedy through
out, but it also touches on serious things such as them not having
enough money to eat.
The opening is effective as it leaves you with a lot of questions such
•Will they finally get to eat?
•Will they joust?
•Will they get caught?
•Will they win?
It also left us wanting to know more about the characters, as in the
introduction we find out only a little to leave us wanting to know