Friday, 11 November 2011

Typography of War Genre

Typography of War Genre 

For the opening scene i want the title of the film to appear on a shot or intertitle. Typography is important because it can represent the genre and it can have a meaning that is being conveyed also presentation is important to make it look pleasing to the eye. I am going to do a few examples of different text to find the right one that suits the war genre.

This is a comparison of HBOs WW2 miniseries “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” looking at the typography of the two. Starting with Band of Brothers typography it is very bold and is all in upper case lettering. The text has scratches and what appears to be barbwire running across it, this is a convention of the war genre. Exploring the name of Band of Brothers it is taken from William Shakespeare’s play Henry IV from the St.Crispins Day Speech. It’s a very powerful and inspirational speech and works with the war genre. Looking at The Pacific it is a lot more thinner and more like a typewriter however it has a slight crumble and deteriorating effect, which represents the conditions that the soldiers would go through. Typewriters are a convention of the war genre because it has been associated with The Second World War; all official information was typed up ranging from briefs.

Jordan Reynolds 

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