Analysis of creditsequence and title By Leeya Meghani
Black Swan is about a ballet dancer who wins the lead for theSwan Lake, but the delicate swan slowly looses her mind andbecomes more and more like the Black Swan. The first credit sequence shown on the Black Swan trailer is the certification of the film. The film is rated a ‘R’ which means that under 18’s are restricted from watching the film. The second credit sequence shown is from ‘FOX Searchlight Pictures’. FOX is involved in the production and distribution of independent and mainly British films. It mainly distributes drama and horror based films.
The third sequence shown is fromCrosscreek Pictures who was also aproducer and distributor.The fourth credit sequence is ‘Opening NightVenice Film Festival 2010’. This tells theviewers that Black Swan was first presentedand first seen during the Venice Film Festival.
This screen shot ‘Official Selection Toronto FilmFestival 2010’ shows the audience that BlackSwan, was screened there. Toronto FilmFestival is a leading public film festival in theworld which screens more than 300 films from60+ countries every September.Darren Aronofsky is the director of the filmBlack Swan, this gives the audience aninsight of who directed and put the filmtogether.
The Wrestler and Requiem For A Dream aretwo films which were also directed by DarrenAronofsky; the director of Black SwanNatalie Portman is one of the main actors inthe film. This screenshot tells the audiencewatching the trailer that Natalie Portman is aacademy award nominee.
Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis are the twoother main characters which star in thefilm. Both characters are given a slideeach to highlight the importance of them.All the credits used in the movie are in thesame text positioning with the samebackground.
In the last few scenes of the credits, thetitle of the film is brought up. Putting ittowards the end of the trailer means it willstick in the viewers mind more then havingit at the start.This shot shows all the companiesinvolved in the production of the film. Italso gives the viewer all the actors whichare involved in the film and the directorsname
This credit shot shows the viewers whohelped out with the movie, this includesmusic supervisors, editor of the whole film,production designer, director ofphotographer and the producers.The last few scenes give the viewers ainsight of who wrote the film and thedirector once again. The productioncompany which released it is also foundtowards the bottom, with their logos oneither side.
The last scene gives the viewer a websitewhich they can visit which will give themextra information on the new film beingreleased