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

AN - Deconstruction of Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)

Budget: $83,532
US Box Office takings: $30,859,000
The film had three sequels, a remake and a prequel to the remake.
  • The time period is anchored by the text at the beginning.
  • Non-diagetic sounds and noises can be heard.
  • Flash of a hand.
  • Another flash, revealing a decomposed face.
  • Flashes of corpse = CSI
  • Extreme close up of a foot,
  • Musics adds to the tension.
  • Flash of hands.
  • Another extreme close up of the decomposed face.

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