The typical film noir is usually a hard boiled detective based story where there is a lot of crime based content. This would be more appealing to males stereotypically as itcontains violence, scenes of a sexual nature and crime. Our target audience is typically males as we have focused on these three features and made it a priority that there is femme fatale to attract male attention. GENDER
AGE Film noir is often depicted as an ‘artsy’ genre due to the depth of cinematography. The audience tend to be more of a mature, older group of people due to theamount of innuendos used during dialogue that might not be grasped by less maturepeople. This in mind, the age we decided to target was 30-60 year olds (middle aged men).
WHAT OTHER FILMS ARE SIMILAR TO OUR SEQUENCE AND WHO DO THEY APPEAL TO?
Our sequence has the main theme of the hardboiled detective investigating a crime, this is also themain theme of many film noir films due to it beinga key convention, The Big Combo (1955) has asimilar plot to our sequence mainly because of oneof the main themes being the hard boiled detectivetrying to investigate a crime, it also uses the femmefatal factor which is also used in our sequence , thebig combo mainly appeals to the male section of theaudience , mainly because of the crime factor thatis shown in the film and the use of the femme fatalto attract more men , the age range of this filmranges from 30-60 year olds , this is because filmnoir films are genuinely sophisticated films with aintriguing plot.
Because our target audience was 30-60 year old males ( middle age men ) , we decidedto use some of the more well known classic factors of film noir in our sequence , we usedthe theme of crime / murder because we knew that this theme was one of the maincontributing factors that the male audience enjoy , we also used a small chase scene to add asmall piece of action which appeals towards the male side of the audience , the use of closeup shots on the killer emphasizes the since of danger which links in well with the action ,we also used the theme of mystery which will keep the audience intrigued and interested inwhat happens next , we did this at the end of the chase scene between ellie and the killer ,the sense of mystery was created by the screen cutting to black (post production), duringthe detective and informer scene a series of point of view shots combined with the shotreverse shot technique to show the audience the point of perspective of both the detectiveand the informer during the exchange scene ,some match on action shots are also used onthe money and the information to show the audience that these objects are the main pointof focus.
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK We received feedback and productive criticism from our audienceand we were pleased with the positive feedback and we used thiseffectively to improve our final media product ( opening sequence) ,we also managed to correct any errors that were pointed out by theaudience ,overall we were pleased with our final sequence .