Monday, 31 January 2011


                           WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY

When Thomas Sutcliffe says " Films need to seduce their audience into long term commitment .While there are many tupes of seduction , the temptation to go for instant arousal is almost irresistible " He means that the opening of the film needs to grab the audience if the opening grabs the audience it is near certain that they will be seduced into watching more . Acorrding to Jean Jacques Beineix the risk of instant arousal is that the rest of the film has to be as great . If the film falls off from is fantastic opening the audience are going to lose patience and will lose interest . 

A good beginning must make the audience feel that it doesnt know nearly enough yet , and at the same time make sure that it doesnt know too little , this is as the audience can adjust to what there watching . The audience need to know what type of movie their watching and how they should judge it they need to know enough but not too much . If you know too much there is no point in you watching it and if you know too little you become confused and frustrated  Stanley Kauffman says that a classic opening is one with no dialouge and opens with an establishing shot .

Kyle Coopers title sequence to the film Seven is so effective because it wakes you up and setttles you into your seat .  What is meant by "a faviourte trick of film noir" this trick is starting with the ending.The film shining creates suspense because the person is being followed.

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