Features of Narrative and Genre in First Ten Minutes of Minority Report

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Features of Narrative and Genre in First Ten Minutes of Minority Report Minority Report has the definite genre of a futuristic sci-fi. Right from the start of the film there are genre conventions to show the viewer what type of film they are watching. At the beginning, the title sequences are contrasted in dark and light shades of blue and the title sequences move like water. The colour blue is used often in futuristic films because it makes everything look futuristic and digital. And the title sequence moves like water, again highlighting the advanced technology which the film is set in. In today’s modern film, title sequences are often changed to suit the film because it gives the viewer a taste of what’s to come and obviously creates meaning for the viewer watching. The music at the start is very sinister and sounds like a heart beat, this effect builds anticipation and it represents a lot about the genre. Music in film is almost invariably designed to accompany what it seen on screen. Classical music is used a lot in the opening 10 minutes of the film. When Tom Cruise is trying to predict the crime with the help of the hi-tech equipment which he calls “Scrubbing the image” The non-diegetic, classical music is used. This is a brilliant effect because it makes everything look smooth, digital and effortless again highlighting the futuristic genre of the film, it also makes the film much more exciting to watch. In the film, Hero the same effect is used when there is a fighting sequence. One character is trying hard to beat her opponent, and fast paced music is used when the camera is ... ... middle of paper ... ...o how Malcolm felt, he felt he was a prisoner in his own country, both films are similar to the term Renaissance or rebirth, I mentioned this term before and it shows they are both longing to bet set free. The Narrative generically is very similar to Ali and JFK. These two films are both autobiographical and very similar to each other. They are all set in a similar time period where America and politics are the main themes. The film overall is very interesting to watch. In the opening 10 minutes the powerful and emotive credit sequences made the start of the film very eye catching and intriguing. The use of flashbacks and voice overs created meaning of the genre towards the viewers who didn’t know who Malcolm was. And the elements of Film Noir really highlighted the time and society that America was living in.

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