Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg) Title Sequence/Opening Scene Analysis
The editing consisted of all CGI in the style of Saul Bass which has a fixed colour on the background with black bold text or images on top. The colours used in the title sequence were bright colours and in some cases even related with the story of the film. The first colour used was a light blue relating to the sky and it tells the background story of the character being a pilot.
The text used were all black and bold so they stand out and so the audience pays attention and reads the text. The text also transitions on and off the screen making it look more visually appealing then just appearing and disappearing. The text also moves slightly which makes the audience look at it and read it.
The editing is well synchronised with the soundtrack in the background. When the soundtrack has a sudden sound there is a transition or movement in the scene.
There was a Soundtrack in the background, the soundtrack used gives a hint of the genre of the film which is a crime fiction detective film. The soundtrack makes the title sequence more appealing for the audience to watch and makes it more enjoyable.
The title sequence is telling a brief story of the film and the whole plot is pretty much given away in the title sequence and tells the audience what the film is about, without fully revealing the ending and some other aspects.
The title sequence involves the main names and people involved in the making of this film. The other names are mention at the ending sequence.
A good title sequence influences the audience to watch the film.
By Ghanshyam Shiyani