Welcome to the blog of Rasam Productions and Full Throttle Distributions Sam Pollock (The Director) charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched" jointly produced with Rob Shaw (The Producer) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). You'll be able to see the final cut on my YouTube channel as well as various short videos and vodcasts/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

ALL - Sample Opening: April Fools Day

April Fools Day (Fred Walton, 1986) 
Budget : $5 000 000 
Box Office : $12 500 000 
Remade in 2008

Set in the 80's as it is a home video 
The tape is worn and the quality isnt very good
The colours are faint and there are black lines on the screen 
The location is on a pier which signifies wealth and upper middle class 
The women are wearing denim and the men are wearing polo shirts which signifies the time period but also they are in an affluent area 
They are all sexually active signified through exposition 
There is a blonde girl (scream queen) and stereotypically she would die 
Transition to girl in basement shows time has passed 
Mid shot of a jack in a box
Close up of womens face shows emotion 
Flashback of when she got it as a present when she was younger 
Breaks stereotype as no-one dies in the opening scene

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