opposed to if only the first half was suspenseful.
According to director Jean Jacques Beineix, there are risks to films which use "instant arousal". To him, "instant arousal" will leave the audience bored for the duration of the film. The lasting impression of the film will not be
related to the aspects of the film that were good, but of the whole film itself.
|Orson Welles "A touch of evil"|
To Stanley Kauffmann, a classical opening is when the camera shows the tall buildings of a city, then moves into a building, then through a window of that building and into the setting of the scene. To Stanley, a classical opening is used to show the audience the surroundings of the scene. It gives the audience an idea into what sort of surroundings and
atmosphere the scene will be set in.
Orson Welles wanted his film "A touch of evil" to not have credits and to plunge the audience straight into the
story. However Universal Studios put in it's indent which went against
The "favourite trick of Film Noir" is when films start with the ending from the film. The situation the character in the film has gotten into, is shown by the events that lead to the situation.