Peter Jackson, 2009
- DreamWorks SKG;Film4;WingNut Films;New Zealand Large Budget Screen Production Grant;
- Goldcrest Pictures;Key Creatives (prod.)
Budget:$65m; Box office:£6.2m (UK)
The Lovely Bones' opening consists of three idents, with an audio bridge between all three of them which is then carried on throughout the interval of the film. The denotation of the non-diegetic music is slow, quiet drawn out synthesised notes, with then slow piano keys brought in as it slowly starts into a melody. It is audio-bridged onto the first scene of the film. This musical piece in particular is repeated throughout the film in significant scenes. The conotation of this is that the music gives a very touchy, with a slightly eery effect to the audience. It may make the audience physically feel on edge, and perhaps sad as it is also quite a depressing piece of music. After the idents there is non-diegetic narrative dialogue from the main character, so the audience straight away gets an idea of who the main character is and deeper knowledge into her personality and life.