Psychological Thriller Opening Sequence Assignment 16: Group Presentation (Draft 3 Final Part A Group work is Grey Draft)Paula D Mickella S Cerise CRed Green Blue
Part B Part 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 school. WWW There is a lot of suspense and mystery which are• She arrives at the school and sees her best conventions of psychological thrillers. friend they have a conversation together The storyline was very interesting and it would have and everything seems normal. kept the audience entertained• 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• Then the car purposely runs over the main action, 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• The best friend starts smiling at laughing a range of shots. and the scene ends.
Part B (Cerise) 3rd Idea For Opening Sequence • Girl is working on her laptop in her WWW house alone - Good concept of the genre, it also has • She receives a letter through the elements of the basic conventions of a letter box thriller. • The letter contains little bits of - Having a doll as a character. paper that spell out “Knock - Having the girl alone sets the Knock” atmosphere. • Then gets a knock on the door but when she goes to open no one is EBI there If we add more confusion and put more • She Opens the door And Finds A elements of psychological. Creepy Doll Sitting On Her Doorstep
Chosen Genre :PsychologicalPart CWhat our genre is all about? ThrillerWe choose this genre because its doesn’t only make theaudience jump like other thrillers it has a sense ofmystery that the human mind needs to solve.Example of Hard candy of chat Psychologicalconversation Thrillers cause frustration Mind Games Psychological thriller is a sub genre of Thriller it often involves the elements of mystery, suspense with a few mind games.
Examples Of Some PsychologicalPart C Thrillers 6
Part C Conventions Of A Psychological Thriller Tension Mystery Suspense Secrets Violence Conflict 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 Films we got inspired by and why (Funny Games) A range of shots theyI like the concept of used wouldplaying games to suit withmake protagonists ourfeel threatened in sequence.their own home. Mentally and It relates to our physically torturing the opening sequence innocent for pleasure. Psychological thrillers don’t because it all happens always end in harmony. in the comfort of somebody’s home.
Part D Funny Games (Print Screens) Protagonists – Vulnerable family moving into a new house. Mum, Dad and Son (Nuclear Family) (Little boy’s behaviour) 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 why Part D (Hard Candy)●It met the I like the range ofconventions ofMystery shots that was, Suspense due to used especially thethough out the ones that showwhole movie I was emotion andat the edge of my reaction.seat not knowingwhat was going tohappen next. The representation of the charactersA lot of mind games where was interestingportrayed in this just focusing of 2film, which we want to people. Showsshow in our sequence. I like the settings of the mental like film. In very isolated behaviour. lonely areas.
Part D Hard Candy (Print Screens) Secrets Mind Games Suspense Torture Interaction of 2 characters (longA fear of doubt shot)(close up)showing heremotion Low angle close up showing the intensity of his footsteps. Extreme close up is used to focus on something important.
Part D Child’s Play (Chucky)Even Though The Comes UnderFilm Itself Is Old The Genre OfThe Plot Is Still Thriller/HorrorEntertaining ToWatch The Concept Of Has The Basic A Childrens Toy Conventions Of A Coming To Life Horror And And Is Playing Thriller; An Murder, Knifes, D Evil, Murdering eath Villain
Part D Children’s Doll-Voodoo Doll- Possession-Evil-Devil Chucky Changes expression to become a more frightening character The Character of chuckyChucky Showing then proves to be evil whenNormal Child-Friendly he attacks the womanFacial Expression Woman Goes To Destroy The Doll By Burning Him In The Fire.
Part E Our chosen theme is… What is revenge? To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult). The act of retaliating for wrongs or injury received. to inflict equivalent injury or damage for (injury received) Part E We used “REVENGE” as a theme because it is a act caused by the antagonist to inflict damage, fear and pain to the protagonist. This happens to Nia in the opening sequence when certain things occur to make her life a living hell and hard to cope.
Part F Research On Revenge • I watched a range of movies such as “Dead Silence” and "Law abiding citizen” they all had the aspect of revenge I watched how they got their “revenge” and all of them was a Painful MURDER with lots of mind games associated Girl gets murdered Clips from dead silence because she the old man is tortured& laughed & killed (revenge) for his Mocked the doll past behaviour (Dead silence)
Part F Research On Revenge Continued Man (Clyde) reveals his identity on the man who killed and raped his daughter and wife The murderer tries to shoot him not knowing when he pulls the trigger the gun will numbed his body which Clyde had planned as a part of his torture Clyde then tortures the man then kills him but cutting him into pieces (48 pieces)
Part FI watched the“ Pursuit of Happiness” Suffering this has elements of suffering in it.Man gets kicked out of hishouse and is now homeless Man and his young son sleep in the train station no blanket , no pillow , No hope (Suffering)