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1 Thriller Film Opening Title Sequence Textual Analysis ‘American Psycho’
2 AMERICAN PSYCHO OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE ANALYSIS LOCATIONApartmentCOSTUMEHe is naked/wearing underwearSet in a normal location, IE an apartment. Using normal and everyday settings in a thriller is common, the idea of something ‘extraordinary’ happening in an ordinary situation is to scare the audience into believing it is possible to happen to them.It represents his wealth and suggests that perhaps he is well educatedAMERICAN PSYCHO OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE ANALYSISShows that he is superficial and cares about himself very much.PROPSLIGHTINGThe lighting is neutralBODY LANGUAGEHe uses everyday objects like face wash and aftershave.It suggests he lives in a calm environment which contrasts with his potentially dangerous personality.It shows us he is careful to maintain his youthful appearance.His body language is very self-assured, he seems like he is extremely confident in himself.He is a confident character who is charismatic but seems to have a narcissist side.
3 AMERICAN PSYCHO OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE ANALYSIS CAMERA SHOTSPACEIntroduces the setting of his apartment and shows a little more of his personal life. The pace is slow to introduce different elements of the character’s life to the viewers.Long shots of Bateman walking around his apartmentAMERICAN PSYCHO OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE ANALYSISClose up of his faceHe looks sinister as the camera comes close up, suggesting he has a darker side.SOUND“There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction but there is no real me.”VoiceoverHe does the voiceover, almost like an internal monologue. He tells us about his daily routine, it implies he is a normal young man with normal tendenciesSuggests that there are two sides to him, as if he is fake in a way.