Below is the title sequence that me and my group put together of the title sequence of The Taking Of Pelham.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Title Sequence Of "The Taking Of Pelham"
I am inspired by the title sequence of The Taking of Pelham. This is because i feel that the use of editing is done to the best of the ability and flows nicely with the theme of the film. The pace of the title sequence is fast pace and is in a rush; it is as if the words were chasing the characters in the film and was as if the characters were the prey. Also the use of bold white words that appeared on the screen was a good way of grabbing the audiences attention, because they needed to know who the main characters were such as Denzel Washington. I felt that the fuzzing of the words reflected the chaotic enviourment of New York City. The reason why i feel the editing of the title sequence was very effective is because from the moment that the words appeared on the screen it informed the audience that they were in for an action film, because of the pace. The use of music also helped the audience know it was a fast pace film because the music was very retro, loud and rough. From the moment the beginning of the film started we knew we there was crime involved in this film, because of the way the characters looked. For example the first character that appeared at the beginning of the film had a tattoo's and was blacked out; shades and jacket. also a significant prop that was used which was gun that was held in his hand suggested that it was going to be an crime action film, this also links with the title sequence the way it appears suspiciously on the screen accompanied by the shaking words.We know all this because of the use of editing that continuously grabs the readers attention.