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Monday, 26 April 2010

Media Evaluation - Akash Changlani

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Media Evaluation - Akash Changlani

Monday, 19 April 2010

Thriller Movie Group Questionnaire

Target Audience
15+

Answers

1) What thriller sub genre are you most drawn to?
Psychological thriller - 12
Horror thriller - 5
Action thriller - 2
Sci-Fi thriller - 1
Religous Thriller - 2
Crime Thriller - 4
Drama Thriller - 1
Political Thriller - 1
Spy Thriller - 2

2) What do you like about the thriller genre?
Confusion - 3
Mystery - 4
Suspense - 6
Compelling Characters - 13
Hero vs. Villain - 4

3) Out of the choices, who is your favourite thriller director?
Martin Scorsese - 4
Alfred Hitchcock - 8
Steven Speilberrg - 5
Quentin Tarantino - 2
David Fincher - 4
M.Night Shyamlan - 7

4) What makes thrillers appeal to you?
Challenging Storyline - 9
Actors/Actresses - 3
Directors - 4
Interesting Title - 6
Suprising Twists - 8

5) How important are props costume and makeup in a film?
Very Important - 14
Important - 11
Fairly Important - 5
Unimportant - 0

6) What is the most important element in a thriller?
Setting - 8
Acting - 3
Special Effects - 4
Props/Costume - 6
Plot - 9

7) For you what builds up suspeense in a film?
Music - 6
Lighting - 6
Sounds - 6
Camera Angles - 8
Pace - 4

8) Should the story of a film unfold quickly or slowly?
Quickly - 23
Slowly - 7

9) How do you think the opening of the thriller should open?
Chase Scene - 3
Everyday Life - 6
Flashback - 12
Flashforward - 5
Present Time - 4

10) In the opening of the thriller, how much of the plot should be revealed?
As much as possible - 3
As little as possible - 16
None at all - 11

Thriller Movie Group Questionnaire

Target Audience
15+

Questions

1) What thriller sub genre are you most drawn to?
Psychological thriller
Horror thriller
Action thriller
Sci-Fi thriller
Religous Thriller
Crime Thriller
Drama Thriller
Political Thriller
Spy Thriller

2) What do you like about the thriller genre?
Confusion
Mystery
Suspense
Compelling Characters
Hero vs. Villain

3) Out of the choices, who is your favourite thriller director?
Martin Scorsese
Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Speilberrg
Quentin Tarantino
David Fincher
M.Night Shyamlan

4) What makes thrillers appeal to you?
Challenging Storyline
Actors/Actresses
Directors
Interesting Title
Suprising Twists

5) How important are props costume and makeup in a film?
Very Important
Important
Fairly Important
Unimportant

6) What is the most important element in a thriller?
Setting
Acting
Special Effects
Props/Costume
Plot

7) For you what builds up suspeense in a film?
Music
Lighting
Sounds
Camera Angles
Pace

8) Should the story of a film unfold quickly or slowly?
Quickly
Slowly

9) How do you think the opening of the thriller should open?
Chase Scene
Everyday Life
Flashback
Flashforward
Present Time

10) In the opening of the thriller, how much of the plot should be revealed?
As much as possible
As little as possible
None at all

Thriller Influences

The thrillers that influence me and make the most impact upon me which watching them are thrillers, which are hybrids. The movies, which have two genres, interlinked which makes the movie more unpredictable. This makes the movie stick into your head and creates many enigma’s about what is going to happen next or why did something just happen.
The most important part of the movie is the beginning and the ending as the beginning creates lots of questions and then slowly the questions through the movie until the end where all the questions are answered. I enjoy it more when the movies ends answering most of the questions created but then ending creating a brand new question because then your brain starts to think of many different ways of what the answer to the question that the movie ended on would be. Also some movies do this, as they want to make a part two and would like to start the movie with the question that they created in the part one.
A Few Thriller Movies that I have watched and enjoyed are listed below.

Ø Godfather
Ø Godfather II
Ø Pulp Fiction
Ø The Matrix
Ø Terminator 2
Ø L.A Confidential
Ø North By North West

Research On Directors - Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born on the 13th of August 1889 in Leytonstone London. His first job outside of the family business was 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals.
In 1920 Hitchcock joint the film industry and we was drawing the posters and title signs for the movies that were coming out.
In 1923 he directed his 1st film which was called "The Number 13". Even though the production of this movie was stopped; Hitchcock never gave up and he pursued his career and started to direct another money in 1925 called "The Pleasure Garden".

Throughout Hitchcock’s life he has made many different films and he has won many different awards throughout his life.

Below are a list of the movies he has made:
The Lodger (1926), The Ring (1927), Easy Virtue (1927), Champagne (1928), The Farmer's Wife (1928), Manxman (1929), Blackmail (1929), Juno and the Paycock (1930), Murder! (1930), Skin Game (1931), Rich and Strange (1932), Number 17 (1932), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935), Secret Agent (1936), Sabotage (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Jamaica Inn (1939), Rebecca (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), Suspicion (1941), Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Bon Voyage & Aventure Malgache (1944), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), The Paradine Case (1947), Rope (1948), Under Capricorn (1949), Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train (1951), I Confess (1953), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), The Trouble with Harry (1955), The Wrong Man (1956), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), Torn Curtain (1966), Topaz (1969), Frenzy (1972), Family Plot (1976)