Our opening sequence follows the same forms as most movies such as:
- Introducing the main character
- Showing you the theme
- Narrative of the main character
Even though we had similar aspects of most films, we still managed to allow our sequence to be unique! This is because the narrative that was said, was something that you would not usually hear in a opening sequences, we did this purposely to draw the audience in, also while the narrator was speaking you could not see her, another factor that made it different from other movies.
Moving on, our film also has a few themes in it to keep the audience entertained, however at the same time it has those themes to also make the audience think! These are the themes of:
Family and Friends
These themes are regular themes that you would see in most family drama's. But our main one is the theme of hope, as it revolves around the main character which also inter-links with the theme of dreams, as they are very similar but carry very huge and different roles. The theme of hope comes from the main character as she believes in something and has to make it happen which is also linked to "My Sisters Keeper" 2009 as her dream was to make something happen regarding her current problem.
How opening sequence of our film is centred around hope. However, in the beginning half of the film you would not catch that as we are trying to make it as vague as possible so we can make the audience confused, which will lead them to carry on watching. However, the narration within the opening does give the theme away a little as it talks about her life.
Another theme in our film is the theme of dreams. This is because through-out the whole movie, Claire has one dream, one hope, one ambition... one goal! So dream is a theme in our film as the film is also centred around it just like the theme of hope.
In the opening of the film, you can see that it is about dreams. This is because the narration talks about her life and how she wishes and dreams that she never picked up the phone call. Then we see a little scene about her looking over her past life, and how she wishes and dreams she was back there, and we also use a few camera effects to add it and make it a little bit more believable and make it seem as if it really is dream.I would say that our opening sequence does not really challenge any codes and conventions of opening sequences. This is because it is normal but it is original, even though we introduce the opening with our main character we do not revel the identity of our character therefore the audience is left in wonder, for the only thing the audience knows about the character is that the person is a girl and is in a very serious dilemma. Making out opening original and interesting, at the same time simple!