[trailer] Mission Impossible 4 Analysis by Olufemi Coker
MI: ANALYSIS This poster represents an action trailer as a technical colour red is used expressively to show danger, blood, anger within the text. Sharp clear formal text is used to represent the importance of the action film. Misc-en-scene has been excessively used - the bright spark shows the audience that this is an indication of a bomb being set off as the dark wire shown is usually created with bombs to emphasize the idea of a plot containing a crisis which needs to be solved. Similarly to the Inception Trailer poster they both use the colour red to progress the indication of an action trailer.
MI: ANALYSIS Genre: Action/Adventure because action trailers consist of a slow non-diegetic background music becoming rapid as the shots progress, express fast cuts and synchronise with the special effects, special visual effects and choreographed fight scenes. Narrative: Equilibrium - The IMF shutting down Disruption - The IMF has been infiltrated by the bombing of the Kremlin Resolution - Ethan Hunt and his new team to clear the misunderstanding of the planted bomb
MI: ANALYSISThis is an extreme wide shot setting the scene which comes into the first 10 seconds of thetrailer. The special visual effect has represented the idea that this is an action film as itcomes really early in the trailer. Also, while the building comes crashing down, an entry ofnon-diegetic rapid background music begins and straight cuts occur when Ethan runs awayfrom the scene. This is to emphasize the tension to the audience of getting away from thecollapsing building. This also makes the audience jump as the scene cuts from where Ethanfalls from the jump cuts occuring.
MI: ANALYSISThis is an over the shoulder shot. This frame helps to maintain the position of each personand to know the feeling of looking at one person from the others point of view. As we cansee, Ethan is listening to his boss about the situation hes in. From my point of view, I think helooks distressed about the situation as his body language exclaims hes not smiling. Ethanscostume is casual with his make-up making him look rough. This represents a job for Ethanmuch tougher than hes experienced because judging from his reaction to the Boss debriefinghe doesnt seen pleased.
MI: ANALYSIS This is an action sequence as fast cuts are used to represent a series of artificial scenery such as choreographed fights, synchronised non-diegetic music referring to the action which is portrayed in this sequence.