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From the exorcist.
These are the opening titles from the horror film
The exorcist. As the titles appear, shortly after
Another font appears behind the original writing,
almost as if someone else is writing over it. This
Is foreshadowing the events about to happen in
the film, as Emily Rose gets possessed by the
Almost as if someone is writing over her life,
taking control of it.
As well, the titles start with the production name and then goes on to who
produced the film.
Later then following onto the main actors in the film. All the main
The audience want to see.
The last title, showing the name of the film is in
Simple writing, with a black background. Straight
Away setting the genre of the film as horror .It as
Well has the bigger font written on top of the
Original writing, foreshadowing the upcoming events
In the film.
The titles for Avatar are a lot more simple and
plain compared to the exorcist. As there
Is a lot of action in the film, they just skip straight
to that and want to get the titles out the
Way. They go straight into the producer then
include the names of the main actors. And then
Add titles for the music producer and
The last title to appear is the title of the film, the font of it is quite
cartoony, like the film, as them characters are made to look animated and
cartoony. So the font relates to that. The colour
Of the font is also blue in most of the titles, which relates to the characters
as well, because there skin colour is blue.
CONVENTIONS OF FILM OPENINGS
Film title openings always start off with who produced the film or
what company the film belongs to.
They mostly always go straight to a title of the main actors in the film. Sometimes,
If there is a really mainstream actor in the film they will start with that title at
The beginning of the film, just to get the audiences attention straight away.
The last title of each film title sequences is usually the full name of the film, however
This can sometimes appear at the beginning of the sequence. Although, they usually include
It at the end, to keep the audience hooked and to find out what film it is.
WHY THESE TITLES ARE GOOD
The titles of both Avatar and The Exorcist are both good titles because…
The titles are clear and not too complicated
All of the titles relate to their genres
They provide the audience with the key information they need to see the film.
WHAT EFFECTS WE WANT FROM OUR TITLES
We want our titles to be clear and simple, so they can be seen easily and stand out
In the cinema if someone goes to see the film.
We also want them to relate to our genre, which is psychological thriller.
Also, we want to give the audience the key information, for example who produced it, who
the main actors are and just information so the audience know what they are watching.
We want people to remember our titles and to remember the opening of our film.
TITLE STYLES WE LIKE
We think that this title design is affective because this typography looks
like its been roughly writing with a sharpie pen and when people write
quickly with sharpie pens it creates a high pitch, annoying sound that
generally makes most people feel uncomfortable. This will give
connotations of a psychological thriller because they also are made to
make the audience watching feel uncomfortable to add to the
effectiveness of the film.
This typography gives strong connotations of
something evil or twisted going on. Because the lines
go thinner in odd places when you look at this
typography it just doesn't look or feel right. This is
effective because it creates a sense of unease for the
audience which already connotes a psychological
horror genre/ theme to the film introduction.
This typography is also effective due to the missing lines at the
bottom which connotes something that you don't know about
that it vital to see the whole picture. It also connotes that this
story is up to interpretation because of the missing lines so
everyone could think of a different way that these should be.
The bold text in capitals also connotes some sort of warning
which connotes a psychological thriller because you have to
look out for signs that something isn't right or that a character
isn't being completely honest or normal.