Archive | November, 2010

Script for thriller Opening

11 Nov

*Mobile Phone Rings* *Jack Answers*

Charlie:

Are you sure you don’t want a lift mate?

Jack:

don’t worry about it, ill be fine getting home.

Charlie:

 ok then, tell me if you change your mind.

Jack:

Ok, thanks I’ll see you next week.

Jack continues walking down the street and eventually comes across the phone box. 

The phone box rings and the victim assumes its his friend trying to call him again.

*Jack answers phone*

Jack:

 I told you already, I’ll be fine.

Villain:

This isn’t Charlie, now don’t hang up, I think you and me need a little chat.

Jack: 

Why would I want to talk to a random stranger in a phone box? And how did you now my friends name?

Villain:

Trust me, I know a lot about you Jack, I also know a lot about your self.

Jack:

Alright this is ridiculous, I’m leaving

Villain:*Shouting*

 Don’t hang up!

Jack:

Why shouldn’t I?

Villain:

 You have a girlfriend don’t you Jack? I can see her right here, she’s in the park eating her lunch, you don’t want her harmed do you Jack?

Jack:

 Ok, im listening, what do you want from me?

Villain:

 Listen carefully Jack, there are three bombs planted in populated areas of Bristol, the timers have just started and they will all explode in exactly three days from now. You can have three choices Jack, you can either leave this phone box and pretend nothing ever happened, many people will be killed. Choice two, You pay me a ransom of exactly 1.5 million pounds and the bombs are diffused. Choice three, you decide to take the situation in your own hands…

Jack:

 Wait, why have you chosen me?

Villain:

 I know what you do for a living, you have more than enough money to pay that ransom. I also know that you have a lot of experience in the military, that’s why I gave you the option of taking this into your own hands. Goodbye Jack, good luck and don’t be a fool.

Jack:

Wait what if… *Villain Hangs up*

*Jack puts head into hands*

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Thriller Opening Planning

7 Nov

Plot

As a group we decided that our thriller opening would be about a bomb plot and a villain wanting a ransom in exchange for the bomb to stop. Our main the character the ‘Hero’ is a wealthy business  man who has been targeted by the villain because of his wealth. The villain contacts the hero by using a phone booth, at first the hero doesn’t take the call seriously until personal details about him are mentioned by the villain. The villain can see the hero starting to break down in the phone box from a distance. The title sequence starts after the phone is put down and the hero puts his head in his hands. The camera shot zooms out from the phone box and fades into another shot of scenery with titles being displayed.

Characters

There are only two characters in the opening sequence of our thriller film.

Hero: The hero is an innocent man, he is a successful businessman who has a lot of wealth to his name. During the opening sequence he is wearing a suit. Despite him having a significant amount of wealth and success he is actually not strong in character. When the film continues after the introduction he begins to show more signs of courage and bravery.

Villain: The villain in the opening sequence can’t really be fully seen as he is hidden by dark lighting and clothing (hooded coat). The villains voice is slow and has a dark tone to it, his voice is very intimidating to the hero. The villain is a very smart man and after the introduction he will set smart puzzles for the hero. His clothing is dark, he will wear a large hooded coat.

Music

At the very start of the introduction quiet orchestral music will be playing, the music won’t be scary or give away signs that anything bad will happen. This music will be playing as he is walking in the city and up to the point when the phone box rings. When the phone box rings the music stops altogether, only the hero and the villain can be heard having their conversation. When the bomb plot is mentioned, a more up-tempo piece of orchestral music will start playing, the music will give of a sense of fear and confusion. The same piece of music continues through out the title sequence.

The music has already been created by myself, I created it using FL Studio 9 after getting ideas from the rest of the group.