Tuesday, 25 January 2011

" Watching" Documentray Research

" Watching" Documentary on Film Openings.

Whilst watching the documentary on film openings, we were given questions about the documentary which we had to answer. The following questions were:

Q1-What does Thomas Sutcliffe mean when he says " Films need to seduce their audience into long term commitment. while there are many types of seduction, the temptation to go for instant arousal is almost irresistible"?

A1: Thomas Sutcliffe thinks that film makers try and grab the audiences attention from the first 5 minutes of the film which is a technique shownn through movies today.

Q2- According to Director Jean Jacques Beineix, what are the risks of " instant arousal"?

Q3- Explain why " a good beginning must make the audience feel that it doesn't know nearly enough yet , and at the same time make sure that it doesn't know too little"?

Q4- What does critic Stanley Kauffman describe as the classic opening?

Q5- What is Kyle Cooper's title sequence to the film Seven sp effective?

Q6- What did Orson Welles want to achieve with his opening to the film A Touch of Evil? What did Universal Studios do to it? Why?

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