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, 19 January 2011

RS - Deconstruction of A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)

Budget: $1,800,000
US Box Office takings: $10,777,659 
Six sequels, a spin off known as Freddy vs Jason and a remake released in 2010.
  • Close up of the feet.
  • High angle close up of Freddy putting a couple of knives on on a table.
  • Another close up of Freddy grabbing a glove.
  • Creepy non-diagetic music.
  • Freddy's iconic red jumper signifies blood and death, due to the colour scheme.
  • One of the close ups is of Freddy cutting an object next to a pair of glasses. This could be foreshadowing the fate of a certain character later on.
  • Quick pace, due to the number of close ups.
  • The opening is basically a production process of Freddy's iconic weapon.
  • Extreme close up of Freddy putting the glove on.

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