Friday, 5 November 2010

Analysis of Title Sequences.

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging

The production company for this is Nickelodeon. The logo for this is easily recognisable, It sets you up for something child appropriate. Something that perhaps both genders could enjoy. Nickelodeon also have a t.v channel aimed primarily at children aged 6-14. The logo is brightly coloured and the text is white in colour. This stands out against the orange paint splatter. The logo is almost informal and a little more child friendly. Something highly smart and formal wouldn't appeal to kids and would suggest a more serious films with complicated story lines.
The film starts straight into the story line. The beginning is quite comical. The girl is attending a fancy dress party- something most of us would have experienced in one way or another- and she is dressed as an olive. You are introduced to one of the main characters- she seems like your typical teenager. The Character- Georgia is arguing with her dad whilst walking along. When she enters the room everybody is in your typical fancy dress. You can tell by the party's expression and reactions that this film is going to be based around school life and there may be conflict along the way.
An upbeat track starts playing and we track the character running back to her house where after great struggle with her costume she tears it off and starts destroying it. Having watched the first few minutes I would want to carry on watching it to see what happens and how she changes throughout the movie.

A Cinderella Story

After we have seen the logo for the production company- in this case 'warner Bro's'- we see the production company is a very magical font accompanied by a piece of music that sounds like a flute, it build up a bit introducing more instruments. Warner bro's is a well known company, it is easily recognisable. Its biggest most successful franchise would probably be Harry Potter. Most people are familiar with this and may choose to view other Warner Bros films.
The rest of the credits are in the same font as the Production company. We swoop over hills displaying a castle. A voice over starts with 'once upon a time..' The castle fades to a snow globe and the voice over refers to real life, bringing us back to reality.
The father and daughter are very close, doing pretty much everything together. There is no mother figure around. The little girl believes that she is very lucky and believes strongly in fairy tales. The voice over is explaining whats going on whilst filling us in on other things. Her dad falls in love again and they get marries, afterwards the girl and her father are reading a story in bed when things begin to shake.. an earthquake. The father goes to save his new wife and tells the little girl that he will be right back.
The movie begins almost straight away immediately drawing you in and connecting with the little girl. We want to watch on to see how she copes without her dad.. her best friend.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

The Lakeshore Entertainment logo appears. The font for this is simple and it is white in colour. The film starts almost straight away. We see a character who is very nervous and a little unsure of what to say. We then learn that she is a new student and infront of a class telling them about herself. Its something we would all dread. We also learn what her father does and the fact that she moves around alot. She tells us her hobbies and is particularly passionate about dancing. Its her dream- she wants to go to Chicago.
The titles come over the top of a clip of dance Tv. The programme she adores. They are orange in colour with a red border, they stand out from the background as this is particularly dark. They are at an angle, a little less serious than if they were straight. Dancing is fun, energetic.
From the first few minutes we can tell that the film will revolve around this girls dreams, and that she may have a few difficulties on the way.

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