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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Other Thriller Openings

When planning our thriller opening we researched other thriller films to give us an idea of what conventions work well in thriller openings.

Casino Royale

In Casino Royale the opening scene was in black and white to signify that scene is a memory or flashback. This is one convention that we were inspired to use in our thriller opening as it helped to add to the thriller genre. The sound effects were also only used during the action scenes to build the tension and also the mise-en-scene is very dark to add to tension.


In Se7en the opening is very unusual in the sense that in isn't a full scene but various clips quickly cut which is effective as it creates a sense of rush from the protagonist. The soundtarck is also very eerie adding to the tension that is created from the gloomy mise-en-scene. 

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