Creating an Opening Sequence of a New Thriller
Thrillers, what is a thriller?
Essentially thrillers are films that primarily are focused on creating
tension. Thriller filmmakers create tension through the use of various
techniques and placing their characters in peculiar and precarious
situations. I.E. the protagonist is pursued by a serial killer, the
film will generally be an account of the events which led to the
villain becoming the villain, it then proceeds to the hero or heroine
discovering the killer and then concludes with the hero or heroine
attempting to escape from the villains clutches or trying to bring
them to justice.
One can argue that this is the definition of a thriller; I was able to
locate this information through the use of Internet search engines
such as, ‘Google’ or ‘Ask Jeeves’. They were the effective in
providing me with the relevant information thus enabling me to
contribute relevant and useful information towards this assignment.
Now I have established what a thriller is I will discuss what
audiences find so captivating about them. Perhaps the element of fear
and fantasy attracts the audience towards these films.
One of thrillers, which I have utilised in my research, which
possesses these elements, is Stanley Kubrick’s, “Clock work Orange”.
Kubrick was renowned for his production of shocking and innovative
thrillers prior to his demise. “Clockwork Orange” produced in 1971
explores the themes of violence extensively.
Set in a future Britain, decrepit and reactionary, it cuts close to
the bone when it comes to Englishness. Alex is the aesthetic hooligan,
a sci-fi Mod, a Regency dandy who stalks the Thamesmead housing estate
before going home to the grotesque working class kitsch of his
parents. Perhaps it’s the reality of the setting of the film, which
made it such a memorable masterpiece and the accessibility towards the
working classes due to the fact it explores their mundane environments
and presents them in a shocking and innovative way. Directed with
assurance and filled with the cynicism, paranoia, visual flair (and
lurid titillation) that characterised so much of his work, this is
vintage Kubrick and classic cinema.
Our film is aimed at individuals between the age group of the fifteen
to twenty five, both male and female with a taste who liked to be
shocked and disturbed. However before we can commence work we must be
aware of the guidelines which we must follow in order to fit into the
fifteen age certificate category of film.
. Is able to show mild nudity
. Adult and offensive language can be used moderately.
. Explicit scenes of violence can also be used moderately
. References to drugs are slightly restricted
The eighteen-year-old film category provides film makers with the