Psychological Opening Sequence Assignment 16: GroupThriller Presentation (Draft 2 Final Group workPart A is Grey Draft)Paula D Mickella S Cerise CRed Green Blue
Part BPart B (Paula) 1st Idea For Opening Sequence • Starts with the mother of the main character having a go at her, asking what • WWW does she plan to do with her future. • It was a good concept and we had a ideal plan • Girl storms to her room and writes in her of how it was going to be filmed. diary all the anger, depression and loneliness she is experiencing and breaks • But we resulted in not using this idea for the down. opening sequence. • She phones her friend to tell her she needs someone to talk to as she is feeling very • EBI down, However she has a argument with her friend and her friend tells her to just • This was a good idea but it didn’t quite match leave her alone. our genre. • She runs home and as she steps out in the • It was more of a drama sequence, but it could road she gets knocked over. 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 her way to WWW school. There is a lot of suspense and mystery which are conventions of psychological thrillers. • She arrives at the school and sees her best The storyline was very interesting and it would have friend they have a conversation together kept the audience entertained and 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 more action, • Then the car purposely runs over the main it was almost too basic. 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 shots. • The best friend starts smiling at laughing and the scene ends.
(Cerise) 3nd Idea For OpeningPart B Sequence • Girl is working on her WWW laptop in her house alone Good concept of the genre, it • She receives a letter also has elements of making the through the letter box eerie and • The letter contains little bits of paper that spell out EBI “Knock Knock” • Then gets a knock on the door but when she goes to open no one is there • She Opens the door And Finds A Creepy Doll Sitting On Her Doorstep
Part C Chosen Genre :Psychological Thriller WHY ? • WHAT ?• We choose this Mind Psychological thriller is a sub Games genre because its genre of Thriller it often doesn’t only make involves the elements of the audience mystery, suspense with a few jump like other mind games thrillers it has a sense of mystery that the human mind needs to solve. Mickella Swaby 5
Examples Of SomePart C Psychological Thrillers Mickella Swaby 6
Conventions Of A PsychologicalPart C Thriller 7 Mickella Swaby
Part C Psychological Thriller 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
Part D Our Inspirations
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.
Part D Child’s Play (Chucky) Comes Under Even Though The Genre Of The Film Thriller/Horror Itself Is Old The Plot Is Still Entertaining To Watch Has The Basic Conventions Of A Horror The Concept And Thriller; Of A Childrens Murder, Toy Coming To Knifes, Death Life And Is Playing An Evil, Murdering Villain
Part D Children’s Doll-Voodoo Doll- Possession-Evil-Devil Chucky Changes expression to become a more frightening character The Character ofChucky Showing chucky then proves toNormal Child- be evil when he attacksFriendly Facial the womanExpression Woman Goes To Destroy The Doll By Burning Him In The Fire.