Opening sequence conventions:
The film opens with the name of the production which is shown in a broken, sketchy
font. This tells the audience that it is written by the killer who has a disturbed mind.
The close up of the book suggests the killer has planned the murder and that he is
2. Opening sequence convention:
The film title is shown during the middle of the trailer; it is shown in white writing on a black background, this makes it stand out as it is
is an important piece of information. The writing is old looking and is shown as being like an old police file.
The bold, sharp writing signifies that it is dangerous which is a typical thriller convention. The dark shade of colour used on the title tells
the audience the film is from olden days and may suggest that the story will be unclear and become clear throughout the film.
3. Genre convention:
The colour red signifies blood and tells the audience that the film will contain gory
scenes and that there will include a death. The blood is covering the figure of a human
which gives the impression that their will be a murder involved. The colour red also
connotes danger and death which is a thriller convention.
4. Genre convention:
The old money and the dark colours tell the audience that the opening is unknown to the
audience at this stage and the money could signify a illegal
Scene which includes money being given to someone which could then potentially lead to a
murder or chase which is a known thriller convention.
5. Opening sequence convention:
The credits showing who produces and stares in the film are shown at the start of the opening
sequence. They are placed on a black simple
Background which could suggest the film will be simple but will include different dark,
The writing on a black background is commonly used in thriller films to show the film will be
dull and will include unexpected scenes,
usually dark story lines including murders etc.
6. Genre conventions:
A picture of a person looking distressed and may be seen as being dead has been used to show
that murder is involved in this video which is a Convention of thriller films. The dark colours show
the mystery of the video.
7. Genre conventions:
this image of a paper burning could tell the audience that a death will be involved due to a fire but
could also suggest that
Someone is trying to burn the evidence of the murder, the newspaper tells the reader that the event
was in the news and that the murderer
May be on the run and wants to burn all clues to who done the crime. The blood on the paper gives
the impression that the murderer had blood
On his hands and that he is leaving traces everywhere he goes. The theme of death and murders is
a common thriller convention and is
Usually used to build suspense and to make the audience want to find out what has happened and
therefore why it has happened.
8. Genre conventions:
The image of the writing with certain words crossed off may give the audience the impression that
a murderer is going to
Kill certain people and is crossing off the people and places he has committed the murders. This
could also tell us that it is planned and that
They know what they're doing and therefore a clever main character which is used in all thriller
films. The blurry hand is used to make the
Person unknown and to show that their identity is anonymous and unable to identify.
9. The silence of the lambs
Opening sequence conventions:
The opening includes the which is always shown at the start of the film before the credits
10. Opening sequence conventions:
This shows the film production which is shown after the, this is written on black background which
tells the audience straight away that it will be a dark, mystery film.
Bold, rigid writing signifies anger and the aggression from the character as they are seen to write.
11. Opening sequence conventions:
Establishing shot of the scenery, showing the setting of where it is set and giving the
audience the idea of what they think might happen in the this setting.
The dark picture of the woods, trees and a river make the audience feel vulnerable to what
ever there is waiting for them and watching them. This is a typical place to be caught or
followed by someone commonly resulting in a murder or mugging. This is a thriller
convention, typically making the audience want to watch more as they are unsure about
what is going to happen and why. The trees make a spooky feel to the film and the river
makes you feel unaware of how someone could potentially die.
12. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the producer or director is usually shown at the start of the film of after
establishing where it is set. The name is backed onto an image of the setting making the
audience feel at risk to the person waiting for them.
The blocky, bold writing makes the audience understand the persons frame of mind and how
they may feel such as feeling anxious etc. the black writing also suggests the creepy
unknown situation their in.
13. Opening sequence conventions:
An establishing shot is usually shown at the start of the film for the audience to create an image in
their head of what might happen in this Environment.
A person running from an unknown person through mist shows them being weak and may be
attacked or killed, this is usually always shown in thriller Films.
14. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the director and main characters are shown on top of the setting image.
The dark woods and lake is shown to make the audience feel sorry for the character and show that
their at risk and portray the fact they are on their own And are vulnerable to the thing threatening them.
This image is spooky and makes you feel afraid.
15. Opening sequence conventions:
A close up of the main character is shown to allow the audience to feel sorry for them straight away as
the close up makes them feel vulnerable And at risk.
The camera being at eye level with the character shows their equal and therefore shows his power
compared to the threatening person.The man being in a dark woods is usually associated with a
murder taking place in that environment, which makes the audience feel afraid for Him.
16. Genre convention:
Dark scenes are used to tell the story and create a image in the audiences mind and what is
going to happen. The trees and the dark sky behind them
Give the impression there is something that needs to be revealed.
17. Opening sequence conventions:
The production is shown at the start of the film.
Dark colours and a black background is used to straight away give the idea that the film is
mysterious and unknown of what is going to happen.
18. Opening sequence conventions:
Names of the director and producer and shown before any of the credits. These are in red,
which signifies blood and death and could connote
The names been written in blood.
19. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the film is shown after all the credits have been shown, this is written in a red,
orange colour which is the same colour as the sun rising
Which could suggest the start of a new beginning of could give the impression that the name
has been written in blood and that there is a fire scene
Involved. The writing is thin and in block letters this could tell the audience that the
characters in the film are independent and strong.
20. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the actors are presented on the back part of the image, this is in order to
suggest that something may happen to this character.
This is shown before the film starts.
The setting is being shown but only from a low angle making the audience feel vulnerable
and scared as they are looking up from the grass.
The rising sun signifies the start of something new or a new life which may tell the
audience that one is also about to end.
21. Genre conventions:
This image is of a boat, with a dark misty background. This could lead to a dangerous event
happening, which is a common convention for
22. Opening sequence conventions:
The producers names written at the start of the credits as they are important to the film.
The establishing shot of the city shows where the crime is going to happen and the shot makes the
audience feel weak compared to the person as They are a little thing in a big city.
23. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the production company is always shown before anything else and is placed
on top of an establishing shot of the city, this sets the
Scene and makes audience think that the main character is weak and vulnerable in this big
24. Opening sequence conventions:
The credits are shown over the image of the setting which is usually done when presenting the
credits at the start of a film.
Dull, old fashioned picture tells the audience that the may be spooky, dark and may deal with
crimes differently to how they would now. Thriller films include deaths and murders, this may
suggest that this particular film has a different old way of killing someone.
25. Opening sequence conventions:
Shows the production company and the name of the production, these are shown at the start of
the film and are presented on black background To show the genre of the film without showing
26. Genre conventions:
A hooded man waiting for someone, allowing the audience to think he is waiting to hurt someone as
this is always a convention in thriller films.
27. Genre conventions:
An image of a man holding a gun up to someone, showing violence and portraying the character
as being a man with the power and strength Which is commonly used in thriller films.
The bad person having the power and out smarting the good guy which is a thriller convention.
28. Genre conventions:
The dark alley is shown to show the audience the setting that crime has taken place and allows them
to decide what they think may have happened.This is common place for an attach of murder to take
place and causes the audience to feel threatened or at risk.
29. Genre conventions:
A fire is used in the film to show the thriller genre. Fires and deaths and other dramatic situations are
used in thriller films. This image tells the audience That the film will include dramatic scenes and
gives the suggestion that something bad will happen to the main character and portrays that no one is
30. Opening sequence conventions:
Editor is shown before the credits which is shown on an image of the what is happening.
A gang fighting and hurting someone in the middle of the street. This is used in a lot of thriller films as
violence is commonly always used.
31. Opening sequence conventions:
The production name is shown before the credits and is written in rigid writing which shows the anger
and emotion of the characters.
The image of the people laying down on the floor give the impression that the characters are weak and
vulnerable and may be threatened by
Whoever is after them. An attack or death is a common convention of thriller films.
32. Opening sequence conventions:
The name of the director is shown at the start of the film.
The blurry picture portrays the unstablility of the person in the film.