TF10 is a channel devoted to analysing The First Ten Minutes of significant movies, which is when the audience needs to be seduced and the story basics flawlessly laid out.
During the first key 10-15 minutes of any movie, the audience takes a fundamental decision: they make their minds about taking the film’s side or just disengaging.
10-15 minutes is the amount of time that filmmakers, in general, have to set the very basics of the drama which is to unfold.
As well, it’s the amount of time to convey the essential exposition which will make possible for the audience to follow the film. The main difficulty is that it needs to be done without the public noticing.
A very tricky stretch of time to seduce and to inform. Kind of a minefield.
Let’s see how the masters do it:
Below, another TF10 for you!
There’s more on the TF10 Vimeo channel: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, His Girl Friday, 12 Angry Men…
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