The first way in which we decided to connote the neo-noir genre is through hiding the identity of Stacey, our protagonist throughout the opening. We plan to do this by using varied camera angles and framing. Inspiration for this convention came from the opening of Se7en, shown as a timeline below, in which the identity of the man is hidden.
|Our Inspiration for Stacey's hidden identity - the film opening for Se7en.|
|Our Inspiration for the dark graphics, from 'Skyfall'|
|An example of the graphics in the opening of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'|
The last method we plan to use is by creating the protagonist to be a femme fatale character, getting dressed and putting on make up in the opening, shows Stacey as glamorous. The glamorous, sexy female is typical of a manipulative femme fatale who we later see Stacey to be, through her possible bad intentions with this unknown man, Ryan, who she appears to be stalking in our opening sequence.
|Some femme fatale characters that inspired us, Kitty Collins (left) in 'The Killers', Cora Smith (middle) from 'The Postman Never Rings Twice' and Laura (left) from 'Brick' a more modern, neo-noir independent film.|