Thursday, 8 January 2015

Genre case study

Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a Ping-Pong craze, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

  • I like the title sequence to his film as I think it is very gentle in he way that it welcomes you to the film with very calming soundtrack and focuses on a feather to show the simpleness and peace that a feather connotes. This I believe is very similar to the feel good genre which I want to base my title sequence on. I believe that the title sequence reflects the story because the title sequence connotes purity and calm and the film is about Forrest Gump who is a calm and pure person who experiences everything in life.

  • The typography of the title sequence is quite plain. It has curlicue's on the words but its very simple and pure once again reflecting the genre of the film and the subject of the film. It is in the colour white just like the feather.

  • The soundtrack of the title sequence is very calm without any parts which become louder or stronger. This is because of the typography and clip which is also calm and simple. This helps to create this feel good drama genre. 

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