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!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

AN - Sample Opening: Toolbox Murders

Toolbox Murders (Dennis Donnelly, 1978)
Budget : $185 000 
Box  Office : Not Available 
Remake in 2004 (Toby Hooper) 
Banned in UK from 1982 - 2000 

Uneccessary opening with unknown character driving round with the credits appearing on screen 
Radio foreshadowing later events
Small cast in opening scene 
Genre clearly signified through strange non-diegetic music 
Sans serif font clashes with horror genre 
The colour red signifies danger and blood
Flashback of a car crash 
Anchorage added through the characters past 
Fosters car garage connotes time period 
Narrative enigma as we dont see the characters face 
Another flashback but this time of a funeral 
Character rips up flowers which connotes that the character could be on his way to kill someone 
Triangle signifies mental stateof mind
He could have been involved in the car crash or been close to the person who died
Drill symbolises horror 
Unfitting music could be our oppositional reading 

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