Thursday, 2 July 2009

Analysing the Tudor Title Sequence.

The opening title sequence of the Tudors begins with an image of the crown. This image indicates power and complete control. We then see a cut of a well known image of Henry VIII. This powerful image throws a lot of information about what this series will be about. We are then cut into an image of the actor of Henry VIII in this series which then vanishes. Then we see images of the Tudors come in from all sides and leave the same way.

We are then immediately introduced to a young looking woman with a smirk. This tells us that this lady is Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. We are then thrown straight back when we see a strong but sad looking woman holding a cross. The cross connotes that this woman is religious, and the worried expression on her face makes us expect to see more of this woman and therefore puts speculation on this women.

We are then shown an extreme close up of all the characters, but suddenly we see a very fast cut of a man whispering into the ear of a man wearing a religious looking robe. This image is then followed by an image of the same religious looking man holding money. These two images give the impression that the church could be corrupt. As we see the rest of the close ups of the characters we see an image of a man pulling out a knife. This image creates many different ideas about this character, and we suspect a lot about him.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Analysis of Dexters title sequence

This is my analysis of dexers title sequence.
Textual Analysis of T.V. Drama Title Sequence


· To perform textual analysis

· To consider the ways in which moving image texts communicate.
· To be able to plan and write a textual analysis essay on a T.V. drama title sequence.


What is the purpose of a title sequence? Note down some ideas.

- Name of show.

- Setting – place, people, time.

-T.V. dramas theme tune.

-Actors who play the characters.


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Textual Analysis-Moving Image Text

  • To be able to identify different camera shots, angles and movements
  • To understtand the ways in which meaning is created in moving a image extract.
The T.V. Drama series 'Manhattan Murders' was created by my group which included me, Gurdeep Dhillon, Ben Homer and Daniel Avery. It is about a murderer who only targets women and is never caught by the police. The series is on at 10pm on ITV and is a bit gruesome.

Monday, 11 May 2009

TV Drama diagram

Skins trailer

In what ways are teenagers represented in the skins trailer ?

  • Violent

  • Mad

  • Drunken vandels

  • Out to cause trouble

  • Aggressive

  • Thugs

  • Energetic

  • Youthfull

  • Unpredictable

  • Destructive

  • PremiscousHow are these representations constructed?

The trailer shows the teenagers going to the pub. At first they are calm, but as the trailer progresses the teens gradually become out of control and begin to smash things.