Opening Sequence draft 2 Ina Francia Bayson Carolle Mafuta-Nkalu Ramina Arlauskaite
Genre: Drama Theme: ObsessionA Drama film is most likely used for touchingaudience’s feelings. It often revolve in filmsabout family, love, violence, biography etc. Distributing Companies thatIn 1980-1990s started to use supports drama filmsdrama films with a lot ofemotional themes. Water for Elephants Titanic
Ideas for Opening Sequence• Idea 1 o The girl is obsessed on being thin. She killed herself and a flashback shows of her childhood and children calling her names, she locks herself looking at her diary and magazines, feels sick when seeing food, family problems.• Idea 2 o A girl is obsessed with her friend and always copies her on everything she do e.g. cut her hair. Girl found out that her friend is obsessed with her and get scared.• Idea 3 o A young girl, she’s trapped in the house and her parents are not allowing her to go anywhere. She tries to talks to her parents to gain freedom. Her dad abuses her, showing her that she’s too young to go off on her own. She decided to runaway, called up her friend, goes to her place.• Idea 4 o Girl live with here boyfriend, then he started to be nice but after a while he started to be aggressive and possessive, when she wears make-up to look nice for him he just change and abuse her. Dragging her to the corridor and taking her make-up off.
What is abuse?• Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or all of these.• A type of behaviour towards a person that causes them harm.• Abuse can also lead to death.• There are different types of abuse: • Physical • Mental/Emotional • Sexual • Neglect
Different kinds of Abuse• Physical abuse o Most easily recognized form of abuse. o It can be any kind of hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury, leave marks, or cause pain.• Sexual abuse o any type of sexual contact between an adult and anyone younger than 18. o between a significantly older child and a younger child o if one person overpowers another, regardless of age. o If a family member sexually abuses another family member, this is called incest.• Emotional abuse o Emotional abuse can hurt and cause damage just as physical abuse does.• Neglect o Neglect occurs when a child or teen doesnt have adequate food, housing, clothes, medical care, or supervision.
Chosen Opening Sequence• Girl and boy been together for 3 years, and girl decided to live with her boyfriend.• At start he is nice, but started to become possessive about her.• Do not let her put make up and look nice.• Abuse her when she don’t obey him
Idea for whole film• After getting abused for wearing a makeup the girl is locked into the bedroom.• He told her to do food shopping for them.• She left food in front of the house and runs away, before going inside the bus her boyfriend comes and dragged her back home.• Abused her for trying to runaway.• She tries to runaway by making him drink sleeping pills, runs away, and had a new life.
What’s love got to do with it• Genre: Biography, Drama, Music• A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.• Director: Brian Gibson• Writers: Tina Turner/ Kurt Loder• Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures• Release date: June 9, 1993• Country: United States http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=Nbzbd2wUGao
Inspired Scene beater Abusive Violent Controlling husbandhttp://www.youtube.com/watc Domestic The kids Educationalh?v=lqtbLe6Wq7Q Violent
Inspired Scene Mid close up Face looks extremely swollen Vitim of domestic violent New lifehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1s93fTwtOQ Escaping Independently the abuse&NR=1
Freedom WritersGenre: Biography, Crime, Drama• Director: Richard LaGravenese• Distributed by: Paramount Pictures• Release Date: 2nd March 2007
Why do you think its inspiring?They change they’re ways of The students wants toliving be free from violence. Gang crime Why is its inspiring? They want respect from one another. Opening sequence starts Gain freedom by with sounds of police siren working with each other News showing the gang violence in the streets
Still Shots Mid shot of 2 characters2 characters arguing Teacher and student are friends Her husband tries to make love with her Student telling teacher her feelings
Precious Genre: Drama• Director: Lee Daniels• Distributed by: Lionsgate• Released Date: 29th January 2010 (UK)
Why do you think its inspiring? Incest Relationship The main characterHer dad rapes her gets abused Why is itShe had 2 children inspiring? Abused by her dad The opening soundtrack By her mum is silent. She gets pushed around Shows that this will be about isolation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4accnr OF_UM&feature=related
Still ShotsPrecious by herself,showing that she is alone. Blood in her upper brow, indicating that she just been in a fight Looking down at Precious showing that she is must more powerful
Location House Corridor StairsBathroom Mirror Living Room
Shot listNumber Shot Description Prop Needed Name/Effect1 Close up Putting make up in front of Lipstick, eyeliner, mirror happily mirror, clothes2 Full shot Stands and leave the mirror. Left Mirror, clothes the room3 Full shot Enters the living room Her and his clothes4 Mid shot She’s walking in front of him Her and his clothes5 Two shot Him looking at her straight faced Her and his clothes6 Close up and Shows his angry face seeing her His clothes zoom out face, and he stands up7 Long shot Him dragging her, showing that His and her clothes leaving the living room8 Reverse shot Shots of both their face Her make-up expressions
Shot ListNumber Shot name/Effect Description Props Needed9 Long shot Showing they are Bathroom, his and entering the her clothes bathroom10 Two shot Showing her and His and her clothes him pulling her11 Close up His hair in her head Sink, open tap on sink12 Transition- End of opening Fade/Dissolve sequence
Script1. INT.HOUSE. BATHROOM. DAYClose up, Sam standing in front of the bathroom mirror. Takes herbright luscious pink lip stick and put some in her lip. She glancedinto the mirror for another look.2. INT.BATHROOM.DAYStill in the mirror. She takes a last look and closes the bathroomdoor.(Background sound)3. INT.HOUSE.LIVINGFull shot, Sam walks calmly toward her boyfriend with a smile.4. INT.LIVING ROOMMid-shot, Sam standing in front of him and waiting for a compliment.
SAM How do I look?5. INT.LIVING ROOMTwo shot, Neil looks at Sam miserably with disgust and shame. SAM Do you like the pink? (Pause) Do you think it suits me?6. INT.LIVING ROOMNeil (boyfriend) angrily stares at Sam and release that she has onmakeup. He stands up furious grabs Sam by the arm.7. INT.LIVING ROOMLong shot, Neil holds her down. He drags her by the hair. SAM Stop, please Neil stop. NEIL You must obey my orders, when I tell you to. You hear me?
SAM I’m sorry. Please Neil.8. INT. CorridorReverse shot, Neil still aggressively pulling Sam by the hair. Thecamera straight away feels Ina feeling pain and pleading him to stop.9. INT. BathroomLong shot, Neil grabs tight onto the hair. Walks toward the bathroom.Neil opens the door aggressively.10. INT. BathroomTwo shot mid shot, Neil drags her powerfully. Sam crawling on thefloor for help.11. INT. BathroomClose up, Neil grabbing Sam’s hair. He adds force onto his hand andpushes her head in the sink filled with cold water.FADE
Target Audience• The chosen classification for our opening sequence is 15, as the opening sequence contains violence.• Only those over 15 years are admitted, nobody younger than fifteen should be allowed to watch this movie as it may contain;• adult themes, hard drugs, strong words, moderate-strong violence/sex references, and mild non-detailed sex activity.