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!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

AN - Sample Opening: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
Budget : $80 000
US Box Office : $30 000 000

Time period is anchored with text at the beginning 
Black and white background signifes evil and good but also there is alot more evil than good. It also signifies the film is going to be serious
Non-diagetic sound in background but nothing is on the screen just black which is narrative enigma
Flash of decomposed hand but only on screen for half a second
Flash of decomposed face
Flash of decomposed feet
All the flashes could signifies CSI so something has happened to the bodies and the police want to find out about
Flash of decomposed head
The music coincides with the flashes and it adds tension
Flash of hands again
Flash of teeth and then decomposed face
Camera slowly zooms out to reveal a body tied to a tombstone in a graveyard

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