Monday, 11 April 2011
Trailer analysis Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I have chosen to look at the trailer of the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' as it is one of the main sources of inspiration for my own trailer and genre of film. The film also includes the main character Audrey Hepburn who is a style icon and the person who I built my main character Julie around.
Throughout the trailer there is classic, stylish music playing that was fashionable and on trend at the time. The music sets the atmosphere and becomes slow and romantic when there are scenes to do with love and romance.
The teaser begins with a title appearing on screen; "Audrey hepburn is having BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S". After this title the trailer then moves onto a series of scenes from the film in order to illustrate the main story line. Throughout the trailer there is a narrator who introduces characters and speaks the outline of the storyline. This is quite a conventional way to present a trailer where there is a narrator who speaks along to scenes of the film.
At 1.58 the narration stops where there is just music playing and text appears; "starring Audrey Hepburn", this is then followed up by a series of other names of charcters that go with scenes of those acting. After the actors are credited, the music continues and at 2.22 text appears on the screen "It's everything you've always wanted to do..." 2.28 "and Audrey Hepburn's the one you've always wanted to do it with!". These two bold statements leads the teaser to the ending scene of Audrey and the title of the film re-appearing "BREAKFAST at TIFFANY'S Is delicious".
The trailer generally follows conventions and uses text on screen when delivering crucial informations and catching the audiences attention.
Audrey Hepburn being one of the biggest hollywood stars at the time, her name is mentioned in total 8 times in the trailer as it is important to highlight her name being the main role in the film and an all round icon.
In terms of taking inspiration from this source, I would say that the music is very important when creating a heavily styalised film that is aiming for a classic, vintage genre. Although in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's it was not intentional, to achieve the same effect I would also like to use a slightly dulled and grainy screen effect which I am hoping will create a vintage feel to the trailer.