Saturday, 22 January 2011

Title Sequence Analysis- The Marathon Man



In the lesson our group was given the task to analyse a title sequence of a thriller film- Marathon man, which came out in the year 1976.
    The reason for a title sequence is to inform and attract the audience about the directors, producers and cast members.

Timeline:
We are introduced to the film Marathon with the ‘Paramount’ pictures logo, the picture lasts for eleven seconds conveying its importance of the production and distribution company.
 After it fades:
·         For five seconds the production and Distribution Company appears
·         From 0.16-0.18 the Paramount picture is displayed,
·         0.18-0.0.21 Robert Evans and Sidney Beckerman producer’s names is conveyed,
·         0.21-0.24 director John Schlesinger’s name appears
·         0.24-0.40 a professional runner, is running- then he is framed in a image then faded.
·         0.40-0.044 cast name appears scrolling in order across screen.
·         1.05 The title name: Marathon Man scrolls across screen in the middle of the page.
·           1.25 Co-starring names appear
·         1.28 Music composed and conducted by Michael Small
·         1.34 Edited by Jim Clark
·         1.37 Production designer Richard Macdonald
·         1.40 Associate producer George Justin
·         1.44 Director Conrad Hall.

The producers and directors name appears in the beginning of the clip and the end, conveying their importance.

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