Sunday, 13 February 2011

Structure of thriller openings


There are 3 structures that are used in various film openings. I have listed them below as well as some movies that show use of the opening.

A Narrative opening with titles running through out:
The shining
The stepfather



A Discrete title sequence:
Seven
Arlington road




Titles over a black followed by the narrative:
Donnie darko




Stylized editing:
Taking of Pelham 123




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