Pre-production Thriller Sequence My opening sequence will be based on the horror genre, but more specifically, on the thriller sub-genre. This sub-genre has many standard conventions and I will examine these conventions along with their effectiveness in influencing the audience. Conventions are what make up genres and therefore, by using appropriate conventions in a film, the audience is able to quickly recognize the genre and therefore have a better understanding of the plot and what the film is going to be like. More specifically, with knowing the genre, the audience can also then expect to see some of the iconography that is typical for the genre. This can help establish the necessary mood for the film genre, which in the case of thrillers is exciting, suspenseful, tense and full of anxiety and nerve-wracking anticipation.
The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining as a written story, but it was even more enjoyable as a film because the movie played out scenes that were only described by dialogue in the book, flushed out the murder plot in a clearer manner, and created more realistic and dynamic characters. Turning older literature into movies that available to the general public prevents them from falling by the way side as many story from the past have a tendency to
Film Trailer Portfolio When the task of creating a film trailer was first put to us, I had several ideas for the movie's context. The first was of a movie in the action genre that dealt with revenge, whilst the other two were in the horror genre. The horror genre appealed to me more, as a low budget film can still have the desired effect by use of different filming techniques, and I wanted to depend more on a psychological aspect. My first idea was to do a film about a poltergeist. I had watched several films such as "Poltergeist", but wanted to create a film that relied less on visual effects, something that leant towards the style of Albert Hitchcock, who is still seen today as the "Master of Suspense".
The first movie I analysed was Phonebooth. This movie wasn’t like any other thriller movie beginning, as it didn’t have the right shots or music to create tension and suspense like other thriller movies do. It was more relaxing than under pressure. The second movie that I analysed was Final Destination 2. This movie had a more “original” thriller movie, by this I mean a thriller beginning that has been used in other thriller movie beginnings, e.g.
This essay critically examines Shane Black’s movie ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ in respect to the Film Noir Genre. The Film Noir genre dominated the 1940’s with its distinct style that captured audience at that time (Grant, 1986). This style was also not extremely famous as compared to other action movies such as “Spiderman” or animated movies like ‘Shrek”. This genre was distinct and one of the central themes of the movie was violence (Browne, 1998). This genre also involved scripts where the characters created sometimes didn’t have to get involved in a certain situation but because of being in the “wrong place at the wrong time” they automatically become involved (Grant 1986).
George Lucas wrote and directed Star Wars, he had tons of creative and production control just like Hitchcock. Furthermore, the film demonstrates his aesthetic vision through recurring themes of good verse evil, heroes fighting for good and saving the day. Lastly, the film demonstrates thematic and stylistic consistencies to create the meaningful narrative. One thing that stands out from Star Wars that illustrates George Lucas’ control over the production is the credits. He did not want the credits at the beginning of the film so the audience can focus on the narrative.
Furthermore, films at the time would con... ... middle of paper ... ...ound allows the audience to reflect and reassess it's opinions. As I have shown you Hitchcock utilises a plethora of techniques to create tension and suspense. Some of these techniques are complex and purely subliminal, these techniques are particular to this film and not at all transferable. Other more overt but equally* less complex techniques such as his use of shadow are more revolutionary because they have been transferred and applied to the entire horror genre. It is because these techniques have been used and evolved upon so much that audiences of today don't always experience the suspense and tension of audiences of the time.
His movies gave rise to a new sort of film- thriller. Hitchcock devised two principles in his movies. The first being the use of famous landmarks as a backdrop for the suspense scenes and the second is his appearance in the movie. All of this just proves Hitchcock is not only a genius-in its true meaning- but that he mastered the art of cinemaaccording to Wordpress. I would like to inform you about the reasons of his ascention to the title Master of Suspense.
We finally chose the certificate that would allow us to manipulate audiences in the best possible way. In the end the final decision went with the 18 certificate , It allowed us more freedom of speech and we agreed it allowed us to use more conventions that are expected in a thriller. The 18 certificate allowed us to play to a more sophisticated audience where spoon feeding them is not acceptable. They have to think for themselves. Overall, we settled for an 18 to 35 target audience; 18-35 is an age group that big blockbusters are mainly seen by.
The screenplay and the novel are not synonymous but they are very close to being that way. Sinise and Foote held very true in their adaptation. All of the changes made were minor a... ... middle of paper ... ...im to be more dirty and grizzled men. I thought Ray Walston looked a little too feeble to play Candy but his acting made up for any shortcomings he had in his appearance. Slim looked a little too young and handsome to be the character I had envisioned.