Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Test Drive", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Rob Shaw (The Producer). You'll be able to see the final cut on YouTube [will be linked on a future day] as well as various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

RS - Deconstruction of It

Stephen King's It (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1990)

Budget: Non given
Box Office: Non given

Due to originally being a two-part mini series made for TV.

  • Begins with an old theater, with the writing all wonky perhaps forshadowing something
  • Lightning in the background signifying a storm coming for foreshadowing things to happen
  • Clothes on washing line blowing in the wind of the storm coming
  • CU of cups/pots full of water and rain pouring into them
  • Girl on her tricycle peddling down the road and singing "incy wincy spider" which is ironic because the clown in the film lives in a drain
  • Her mother is taking the washing down and brining it inside, she sees her daughter and asks her to hurry because of the storm
  • The girl walks towards the front door but sees her doll in the middle of the path up to the door and stops to pick it up
  • She looks at it, but then hears laughing from behind the washing line, she stops and looks over to see the clown looking right at her.
  • The clown moves in for the kill
  • The mother walks out the door to get more washing to find her daughter has gone missing
  • The tricycle is just left on the path and she lets out a big scream ending the scene
 Techniques we can use from this opening:

  • We could get a character to say/sing something linked with what the film is about like "It" this could add a bit of humour to the film. The man could possibly sing the Top Gear tune seeing as our film is all about a man buying a car.

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