Alfred Hitchcock is famous for the quality of not only his film production, but in particular his opening sequences. He once said:
"It must always be remembered that the primary aim of pictures is to provide entertainment. To entertain people, one must first capture their interest." -Alfred Hitchcock.
I think that this is very important because, like a book, if the audience is not captured within the first part of the storyline then they are reluctant to carry on to the end.
Some important ideas that hitchcock felt strongly about when producing his films were:
- Break the conventions and stereotypes when it comes to the characters.
- Have more than one thing happening at once in order to build up tension.
- Have the camera take on human characteristics.