Thursday, 1 December 2011

Analysis of "Kiss kiss bang bang"

In the following I'm going to analyse the intro of "kiss kiss bang bang" a Film which get produced in 2005 by Joel Silver. This whole Intro tells us a interesting story while it's showing the credits and this story goes on and on without any kind of cuts just this overflows of pictures.

The Intro starts complete black until the warner bros icon appears and suddenly lights of a house turn on and in a pan movement of the camera we can see that its a bad area, like a prison or ghetto or something. This represents  crime and voilents. The Non-diegetic music fits to the footage perfect as we fast change from the bad area to a large fence which signifiers captivity. A man is obiously trying to escape from the bad area to the other side. That the man is shown black in the intro represents that he must be bad or agressive because that is the representation of black.

After he escaped woman eyes appear which confuses me and I've got no Idea what this means but the man flees into a house looks like this buildings in hollywood. After that red flowers obscure the view of the man and the actual name of the film appears via a pistole shot which connotes danger, so its fit to his genre which is crime because of the bullets.

It reminds me really hard on the spiderman 2 intro because of the overflows and of james Bond becuase of the style they used to make the intro and the kind of genre is nearly the same. Whats included in good and high quality crimes ? Weapons, Violent, Woman, young people and lots of fight scenes.( I will link later my further analysis to these points). The intro shows us all of these where we see after the name of the film a young attractive woman with a pistole in her hand. After some fast shots we change our view from the woman with the weapon to a pistole in a close up which shots flowers and then the camera follows the flowers in a tilt. Quite confusing but I thing they used this because they started with flowers ( 0:16 ) and they want to finnish it with the flowers again which we can see after all the flowers grew up we can have a look on a mansion where a party is going on. After that establishing shot we can see the inside of the house and the party and we can see all that rich people in their suits and the color of the background is bright where as the color of the part where the woman is hustled from the balcony to black which connotes again danger. The music changes as well as the color changes from these standard and normal speed music to a silent and mysterious ambient music.

After that she falls again a use of a pan. As she lands the audience have time to see some credits and suddenly she disappears and  a bridge is in our point of view. We are for a short time in the city and after a bus drives across the screen pages and pages of letter are view which should I thing just show that this film has some secrets which the audience cant understand. Later  ( 1:25 ) we see a red screen with blood, 2 bullet holes and a kiss mark. At this point I want to remind you at that what I said at the beginning that the film probably contains Weapons, Violent, Woman, young people and lots of fight scenes. early all of this points were shown at this single frame which gives the watcher the ultimate feeling of a crime. At now all the remaining footage is in a red background which signifiers dead and danger and in a black foreground. We see some books... again secrets like the letters. And at the very end just a black background with the name of the director.

I think the creators used this kind of "just two color effects" to show the audience fast what they going to watch but without to confuse them, so they just shown them 2-D pictures and not really pictures. I thing its a good idea and its really effective too because it prepares the watcher of the following "really Film" and makes him excited to find out more after all that what we saw. I personally would like to watch that Film because the intro is really auspicious and I'm now really excited too because I want to see what happens next.

1 comment:

  1. Some interesting detail here, Amir - you've thought about the implications and connotations of the imagery used. You should also make sure that you go into a lot of detail about the use of credits and idents etc. Think about things like typeface, positioning, speed etc. Your work would be improved by the use of screengrabs so you can clearly illustrate the points you are making.