Thursday, 21 May 2009

Textual Analysis Of TV Drama Title Sequences - Dexter


  • Makes us think about Blood and Guts

  • Scary

  • Deranged

  • Psycho

  • Everyday routine

  • Music = Ironic - Upbeat but creepy

  • Odd

  • Contrast between shots - dark and light

  • Shows potential weapons - blades, scalpels, coffee grinder

  • Scalpel to cut speak - maybe he's a surgeon

Class Analysis - Editing:

  • Arm Slapping Then Waking up - squishing a bug (killing)
  • Jump cuts from cooking to eating the food, very quickly
  • Dexter title - Red and Bloody, Sharp, back ground looks like skin and 'Dexter' has been carved into it

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

TV Drama

TV Drama

Period - Robin Hood, Merlin/Rural or city settings, Slow paced "Boring", Classical music, Love story, Posh accents or country accents, Class divided Rich And Poor.

Soaps - Eastenders, Corination Street/Small Town settings, Cliff-hangers, Different stories.

Sci-Fi - Star Trek, Stargate/ Settings is Space And Space Ships, Space costumes.

Supernatural - Heroes, Primeval, Smallville/Lots of Settings, Special effects.

Crime - The Bill, The Listener, CSI, Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes/Police costumes, Action music, Fast paced "Action".

Teen - Skins, The Inbetweeners, 90210/School Or College setting, Funny (Young Humor), Modern music.

Medical - Doctors, Casualty, Holby city, E.R/Docter costumes, Hospital setting.

Other - Lost, Prison Break, Top Gear, Waterloo Road, Baywatch, Hustle.