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

RS - Sample Opening: My Blooded Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (George Mihalka, 1981)
Budget : $2 000 000
Box Office : Not Available
Remake released in 2009

First shot is at a dutch angle and the two people in the shot are wearing helmets for narrative enigma so we don't know who they are.
The two people are both holding picaxes foreshadowing things to come
Both fully clothed and nothing is exposed
The next few shots are all using dutch angle
Non-diagetic sound is used in the soundtrack because you can't see it in the film.
Diagetic sound is also used when one of the people move the objects in the way of the path, they make a noise replicating the movement. You can also hear the people breathing in their masks
They both stop next to a wall and one of the two begins to look around and see if anyone is watching them, foreshadowing actions to happen.
The other person is undressing, revealing a red heart tatoo above her breasts, again foreshadowing blood, death and also romance.
The person takes off her helmet revealing a typical "scream queen" stereotype underneath, we expect her to be killed because of this, and the fact she is sexually active with only her bra on.
The other person gets close the woman and then slams his picaxe into the wall behind her, at first it looks as though it is going to hit her. This is just a false scare.
The woman then starts un dressing the man, reiterating the face that she is sexually active
We begin to hear a heart beat getting louder and louder as the two people rub each other and feel each other
The other persons helmet stays on, and theres an ECU of the womans tatoo and his hands shaking next to it, signifying he is going mental because of her and the tatoo
The other person then rams the woman into the picaxe that had been in the wall behind her, in anger. 

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