Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (Opening Scene - HD)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was the 2011 blockbuster finale based on the Harry Potter six part series origionally written by J.K. Rowling. The film is the second instalment of the Deathly Hallows which was in fact origionally written by Rowling as one book.

As the film is a seqeal; the opening sequence relies heavily on the viewer having seen part one of Deathly Hallows. Therefore there is no introduction to the film, the first few scenes are short clips of the aftermath of what has occured after the last thing that was seen in the scenes at the end of the first film. For the people who have infact seen the first part it is a very helpful opening; as it sets the scene and gives a short recap of what has previosly happened to refresh the memory. If they spent too long on the opening to allow people who haven't seen the first Deathly Hallows to understand the film it would aggitate the people who have seen it. This shows how the producers have relied solely on the persentage of people that have watched part 1 to be  widely larger than those who havent.

As Warner Bros is a well known huge production company, they flaunt their logo mid way through the opening sequence. This is due to the fact that they are aware that they have a well known reputation as producing monster blockbuster films, as a result when people see that they have an involvement in the film it will not only heighten expectations of the film; but also boost the reputation of Warner Bros as the film was a huge success.  The mise-en-scene shows the main most reputable characters from the beginning and also the famous building of Hogwarts. Furthermore the building is covered in fog with slow dramatic music to create tension. We see Dementors with their death like costumes surrounding the building which Harry Potter fans will immediately recognise and associate with danger. The shots fade from scene to scene in quick succession to implicate that the scenes are occurring simultaneously.

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