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  1. 1. QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS • Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [x] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [ ] 18 – 21 [ ] 22 – 25 [x] Over 25 [ ] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [x] Thriller [ ] Comedy [x] Crime [x] War [x] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [x] Action [x] Drama [x] Historical [x] Horror [ ] Musical [ ] Westerns [x] • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ ] A lot [x] Excessive [ ] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [ ] Crime [x] Disaster [ ] Drama [x] Erotic [ ] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ ] Psychological [ ] Spy [ ] Technological [ ] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [ ] • What are your reasons for this choice? Not really interested in thrillers all that much in general but crimes are always interesting so it'd go with it well. • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [x] No [ ] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? It depends on the genre in question. If it's a thriller, the opening should be something that catches your attention and bothers you, enough to want to see the rest. Often openings that jump straight into action work well. • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [x] No [ ]
  2. 2. • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [x] Trailers on TV [x] Trailers at the cinema [x] Billboards and posters [x] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [ ] • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [x] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [ ] 300 [ ] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you? It's the only one I've seen of those XD • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [x] No [ ] • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [x] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [ ] No [x] • Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [x] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [ ] 18 – 21 [x] 22 – 25 [ ] Over 25 [ ] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply)
  3. 3. Romantic [ ] Thriller [ ] Comedy [x] Crime [ ] War [ ] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [x] Action [ ] Drama [ ] Historical [ ] Horror [ ] Musical [x] Westerns [ ] • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [x] A lot [ ] Excessive [ ] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [ ] Crime [ ] Disaster [ ] Drama [ ] Erotic [ ] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ ] Psychological [ ] Spy [ ] Technological [ ] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [ ] • What are your reasons for this choice? n/a • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [ ] No [x] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? I like the opening of Nightmare Before Christmas. I like how mysterious it is and how the camera sort of spins around. • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [x] No [ ] • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [x] Trailers on TV [ ] Trailers at the cinema [ ] Billboards and posters [ ] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [ ] • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [ ] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [ ] 300 [ ] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you?
  4. 4. I've not seen any of them. I appear to have no life! • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [x] No [ ] • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [x] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [x] No [ ] • Are you male or female? Male [x] Female [ ] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [ ] 18 – 21 [ ] 22 – 25 [x] Over 25 [ ] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [ ] Thriller [ ] Comedy [x] Crime [ ] War [ ] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [x] Action [ ] Drama [ ] Historical [ ] Horror [x] Musical [ ] Westerns [ ] • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ ] A lot [ ] Excessive [x] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [x] Crime [ ] Disaster [ ] Drama [ ] Erotic [ ] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ ] Psychological [x] Spy [ ] Technological [x] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [x]
  5. 5. • What are your reasons for this choice? I guess those are just the ones I like more. I dunno why... • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [x] No [ ] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? One of the first that springs to mind is the opening of Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith, cause it instantly goes right into this massive space battle which is just so awesome. • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [x] No [ ] • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [x] Trailers on TV [x] Trailers at the cinema [x] Billboards and posters [ ] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [ ] • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [ ] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [x] 300 [ ] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you? I just think that it's pretty exciting, starting with the fight and then the montage video's just... really good • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [x] No [ ]
  6. 6. • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [x] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [x] No [ ] Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [X] How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [X] 18 – 21 [ ] 22 – 25 [ ] Over 25 [ ] What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [ ] Thriller [X] Comedy [X] Crime [ ] War [ ] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [ ] Action [ ] Drama [ ] Historical [ ] Horror [X] Musical [ ] Westerns [ ] How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ ] A lot [ ] Excessive [X] Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [X] Crime [ ] Disaster [X] Drama [ ] Erotic [ ] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ ] Psychological [X] Spy [ ] Technological [ ] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [ ] What are your reasons for this choice? I enjoy watching thriller movies that keep me questioning what might happen next and I'm always really interested in movies that deal with the psychological tendencies of the antagonist and their reasoning as to why they do what they do. Such as John Kramer (aka "Jigsaw) in the "Saw" movies. Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [X] No [ ]
  7. 7. Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? An example of a memorable opening sequence that appeals to me is in the movie "Scream" when the girl alone in the house is immediately being harrassed by the murderer. The reason I like this particular opening sequence is because the movie does not start out slow with explinations as to what is going to happen in the movie, but it dives right into the plot of the movie with the intense murder of a teenage girl. Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [X] No [ ] How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [X] Trailers on TV [X] Trailers at the cinema [X] Billboards and posters [X] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [X] For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [ ] The Spirit [X] Watchmen [ ] 300 [ ] Blade II [ ] Why Does it Appeal To You? The opening of this movie appeals to me because I found it to be very mysterious and even though it was only the beginning of the movie it had me asking tons of questions about what was going to happen next. In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [X] No [ ] Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [X] No [ ]
  8. 8. Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [X] No [ ] • Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [X] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [X] 18 – 21 [ ] 22 – 25 [ ] Over 25 [ ] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [ ] Thriller [X] Comedy [X] Crime [ ] War [X] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [ ] Action [ ] Drama [X] Historical [ ] Horror [X] Musical [ ] Westerns [ ] • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ ] A lot [X] Excessive [ ] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [ ] Crime [X] Disaster [ ] Drama [X] Erotic [ ] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ ] Psychological [X] Spy [ ] Technological [ ] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [ ] • What are your reasons for this choice? I enjoy watching how human interactions develop throughout these sub- genres. • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [X] No [ ] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? Fight Club (movie). It starts off really fast-paced, which is quite interesting, for it overlaps with various sequences of happenings that occur through the narrator's life.
  9. 9. • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [X] No [ ] • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [X] Trailers on TV [X] Trailers at the cinema [X] Billboards and posters [X] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [X] • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [ ] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [ ] 300 [X] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you? To be honest, I didn't like Sin City, and I didn't watch The Spirit and Watchmen • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [X] No [ ] • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [X] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [X] No [ ] *It actually adds a nice touch, for it takes the viewer by surprise and confuses the brain, since it has learned to relate soft music with easy-going scenes.
  10. 10. • Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [ x] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [ ] 18 – 21 [x ] 22 – 25 [ ] Over 25 [ ] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [ x] Thriller [ x] Comedy [ x] Crime [x ] War [ ] Fantasy and Sci- Fi [ x] Action [ ] Drama [ x] Historical [x ] Horror [ ] Musical [x ] Westerns [ ] • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ x] A lot [ ] Excessive [ ] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [ ] Crime [ x] Disaster [ x] Drama [ x] Erotic [ x] Legal [ ] Medical [ ] Political [ x] Psychological [ ] Spy [ ] Technological [ ] Religious [ x] None [ ] Other [ ] • What are your reasons for this choice? I like being made to think, sometimes having my core shaken. • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [ x] No [ ] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [ x] No [ ] • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [x ] Trailers on TV [ ] Trailers at the cinema [ x] Billboards and posters [ x] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [ ]
  11. 11. • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [ ] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [ ] 300 [ x] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you? It had a bit of history - something we already knew - paired with an enigma, which made me wonder what else could have changed, what more there could have been to it. • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [x ] No [ ] • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [ x] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [ x] No [ ] • Are you male or female? Male [ ] Female [X ] • How old are you? Under 15 [ ] 15 – 17 [ ] 18 – 21 [ ] 22 – 25 [ ] Over 25 [ X] • What kind of films do you enjoy watching? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Romantic [ X] Thriller [X ] Comedy [X ] Crime [ X] War [X ] Fantasy and Sci-Fi [ X] Action [ X] Drama [ X] Historical [ X] Horror [ X] Musical [X ] Westerns [ ]
  12. 12. • How much violence can you tolerate in a film? None [ ] Very little [ ] Moderate [ ] A lot [ ] Excessive [ X] • Which sub-genre of thriller, if any, are you most interested in? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Action [X ] Crime [ X] Disaster [X ] Drama [X ] Erotic [ X] Legal [X ] Medical [X ] Political [ ] Psychological [X ] Spy [X ] Technological [X ] Religious [ ] None [ ] Other [ ] • What are your reasons for this choice? I love a wide variety of things and movies are no exception to this. • Does the opening sequence of a film affect your interest in the film itself? Yes [ ] No [ X] • Can you give an example of a memorable opening sequence and explain why it appeals to you? The movie Taken. And because it was thrilling and exciting. • Do you think that retaining a sense of enigma, i.e. questions left unanswered, in the title sequence is an important part in keeping the audience interested? Yes [X ] No [ ] • How do you find out about new film releases? (Put an x in all the boxes that apply) Internet [X ] Trailers on TV [X ] Trailers at the cinema [X ] Billboards and posters [ ] Magazine reviews (such as Empire) [ ] • For our project, we are looking to create the opening title sequence to a thriller film in a style typical of graphic novel adaptations. Out of these films, which do you think has the most effective opening? Sin City [X ] The Spirit [ ] Watchmen [ ] 300 [ ] Blade II [ ] • Why does it appeal to you? I love everything about Sin City. It's exciting and the way it was presented made me instantly hooked on it. Just the flavor of it, if that makes sense. • In films such as Se7en and the remake of Dawn of The Dead, montages of
  13. 13. different shots are used in the title sequence to give the viewer an insight into what they can expect in the rest of the film. Do you think that this makes for an interesting opening sequence, as it shows enough to give the audience a feel of what is to come but doesn't give them the whole story? Yes [ ] No [X ] • Do you agree that music is important in changing and establishing the mood of a film? Yes [X ] No [ ] • Do you think it's effective to have music playing over a title sequence that doesn't relate to or fit with what is happening on the screen? For example, gentle, classical music playing whilst someone is being murdered. Yes [X ] No [ ]

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