Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Italian Job 2003 opening scene

This is the opening scene to the re-make of the original Italian Job. I have chosen this to take inspiration of how my opening scene will look. In my opinion this opening scene has only a couple negatives and overall is a very positive first approach to the film.

The positives being are that the opening scene is an animation, so it is a lot harder then normal filming, and by the final product it is clearly shown that the animation has been done very well, even the animations move as the music kicks in, implies that the producer has spent time on making it perfect. The credits are very clear to the audience and is also up for a considerable amount of time, so the audience does not have to rush to read. I also like the way that they have not forgotten about the car theme of the film and they have used the mini to take part in the animation. Sound effects are also used to identify the car.

The only negative points that I will have about this opening scene would be the music, I think it doesn't give off the action genre of the movie, and I also think that the animation could have included a bit more detail to the theme of the film.

The Italian Job 1969 opening scene

This is the Italian Job 1969 opening scene, this is from the original Italian Job movie. I have chosen this opening scene to take inspiration from because it relates to my opening scene in numerous ways; I would want my opening scene to be an action genre and involve cars for an entertaining approach. I have researched upon this opening scene and analysed it.

Like all opening scenes I have found negatives and positives throughout this opening scene. But worryingly I have found a greater amount of negatives then positives, but the reason I would look at it in this approach will be because we are in the 20th century and this opening scene was back in the 1969's so the reason for the negatives will be the lack of modern technology.

The positives for this opening scene would be the scene is very appealing because it is in the mountains and the camera only focuses on one vehicle/character. I like the way the opening starts off with the camera movements and the input of the car's engine noise which gives the audience the genre of the film, being cars. the camera then moves into the car, following the road and the car's engine noise becomes louder.

The reason why I have said that there was a greater amount of negatives then positives is because the camera stays stationary inside the car, which is good up to a certain point but starts to ease off and gets a bit dull and boring for the audience, there is no action to follow. Also the credits are not very visible with the mixture of colour and the background does not let the audience focus on one thing. The music was very calm and does not fit in with the whole genre of the movie, if a more entertaining choice of music was picked then it would keep the audience entertained but the stationary of the camera and the calm music bores the audience.

I would like to take inspiration of the opening scene by taking away the positives and upgrading the negatives and making sure I do not make the same mistakes in my own opening scene.

The Italian Job 1969 vs The Italian Job 2003

The original Italian Job has a completely different cast and filming technique compared to the re-make. The original Italian Job is the first make of the film so they will get heads up on coming up with the idea. But, the re-make of it has been upgraded to better quality graphics, a greater support for main characters and updated Mini's.

The original Italian Job has received a rating of 7.3/10 and the re-make has 6.9/10. So straight away the original has gained a step further then the re-make as the rating for it is a considerable amount higher.

Looking at all the feedback that both of the films have had gives an end result that the original Italian Job was better then the re-make.

The reason why I have compared the two films is that I would like to use one of the two films as inspiration for my own, but as an end result I will use both and use good factors of each film and apply the same for mine.