Psychological Opening Sequence Assignment 16: GroupThriller Presentation (Draft 1) Group workPart A is GreyPaula D Mickella S Cerise CRed Green Blue
Part B (Paula) 1st Idea For Opening Sequence • Starts with the mother of the main character having a go at her, asking WWW what does she plan to do with her future. It was a good concept and we had a ideal plan of how it was going to be • Girl storms to her room and writes in filmed. her diary all the anger, depression and loneliness she is experiencing and But we resulted in not using this idea breaks down. for the opening sequence. • She phones her friend to tell her she needs someone to talk to as she is feeling very down, However she has a EBI argument with her friend and her friend tells her to just leave her alone. This was a good idea but it didn’t quite match our genre. • She runs home and as she steps out in It was more of a drama sequence, but the road she gets knocked over. it could have been better if we had more of a “psychological” concept • Introduce the film title at the end of opening sequence to let the audience calm down after seeing the accident.
Part B (Mickella) 2nd Idea For Opening Sequence • Starts off with main character on WWW her way to school. There is a lot of suspense and mystery which are conventions of psychological • She arrives at the school and sees thrillers. her best friend they have a The storyline was very interesting and it conversation together and would have kept the audience entertained everything seems normal. • A car drives up in slow motion towards them and the scene turns black and white. EBI It would have been better if there was • Then the car purposely runs over more action, it was almost too basic. the main character and drives off. Because of how this opening sequence is set it would have been a low grade because it wouldn’t have had a range of • The best friend starts smiling at shots. laughing and the scene ends.
Part C Chosen Genre :Psychological Thriller WHY ? Psychological thriller • WHAT ? is a sub genre of• We choose Thriller it often Mind involves the elements Games this genre of mystery, suspense because its with a few mind games doesn’t only make the audience jump like other thrillers it has a sense of mystery that the Mickella Swaby 4 human mind
Examples Of SomePart C Psychological Thrillers Mickella Swaby 5
Conventions Of A PsychologicalPart C Thriller 6 Mickella Swaby
Part C They Are A Sub-Genre of Horror And Thrillers Psychological – Elements that are related to the mind or processes of the mind Thriller- A book, film or play showing crime, mystery, or espionage in an atmosphere of excitement and suspense. Devices and Techniques; Stream of consciousness First-person narrative Back-story
Films we got inspired by andPart D why (Funny Games) A range of shots theyI like the concept usedof playing games would suitto make with ourprotagonists feel sequence.threatened intheir own home.Mentally and It relates to ourphysically torturing opening sequencethe innocent for because it allpleasure. Psychological thrillers happens in the don’t always end in comfort of harmony. somebody’s home.
Part D Funny Games (Print Screens) Protagonists – Vulnerable family moving into a new house. Mum, Dad and Son (Nuclear Family) Hostile scared behaviour (close up shot) showing emotion of fear or disturbed Antagonists – Unknown neighbours, young men who want to have fun. Possibly looking for trouble I liked the characterisation between 2 groups. So you know who the “baddies” are.
Films we got inspired by and Part D why (Hard Candy)● It met theconventions of I like the range ofMystery , shots that wasSuspense due to used especiallythough out the the ones thatwhole movie I show emotionwas at the edgeof my seat not and reaction.knowing whatwas going tohappen next. The representation A lot of mind games of the where portrayed in this characters was film, which we want to interesting just show in our sequence. I like the settings of focusing of 2 the film. In very people. Shows isolated lonely areas. mental like behaviour.
Hard Candy (Print Screens) Part D Secrets Mind Games Suspense Torture Interaction of 2 charactersA fear of doubt (long shot)(close up)showing heremotion Low angle close up showing the intensity of his footsteps.Extreme closeup is used tofocus onsomethingimportant.
Child’s Play (Chucky) Comes Under Even Though The Genre Of The Film Thriller/Horror Itself Is Old The Plot Is Still Entertaining To WatchHas The BasicConventionsOf A Horror The ConceptAnd Thriller; Of A ChildrensMurder, Toy Coming ToKnifes, Death Life And Is Playing An Evil, Murdering Villain
Children’s Doll-Voodoo Doll- Possession-Evil-Devil Chucky Changes expression to become a more frightening character The Character ofChucky chucky then proves toShowing be evil when he attacksNormal Child- the womanFriendlyFacialExpression Woman Goes To Destroy The Doll By Burning Him In The Fire.
Part E Chosen Themes • Themes for our open Sequence is Revenge & Suffering