For mine and Harrys opening sequence activity we have decided to base the film on the genre of psychological thriller.
The main themes we will be trying to identify during our opening sequence include:
Reality – this idea that the character will identify the realism of their life – Characters often determine what is real and what isn’t within the narrative.
Perception – the idea of the characters own opinions, point of views, and generally how they see the world around them. Usually characters may misperceive events which will affect their perception on the world throughout.
Mind –The idea of the characters location of consciousness (including personality, memory, intelligence, emotion etc..) Usually the idea of narrative conflict is used to further alter the characters perception.
Existence/purpose -the object for which something exists; an aim or a goal humans strive towards to understand their reason for existence. Usually the character will throughout from conflicted narrative, strive towards a purpose for their life.
Identity - The definition of one’s self. Usually in the psychological thriller genre the character will have doubts or are confused about themselves in some way, And try to rediscover there persona.
Death – The end of life’s journey. Usually a character will be in fear or are fascinated in death.