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COMPARE THE OPENING SEQUENCES OF WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE AND BLIND DATE Game shows in todays society are becoming increasingly popular with the likes of Big Brother taking the spotlight Two of the most popular game shows today are Who wants to be a millionaire and Blind Date Who wants to be a millionaire is a quiz show shown on ITV at 8 00 pm weekends The object is to try to win 1000000 hence the name who wants to be a millionaire However Blind Date is conducted in a very similar way to chat shows on ITV at 730 pm Saturdays As the sequence is of a brand news series of Blind Date the audience clearly notices new attraction-based features to the shows content The CGI at the beginning has been updated now showing heart-shaped images within each letter of the words Blind and Date proving to relate to the show It also seems a lot brighter and more colourful than previously This was done intentionally to portray a new freshened look for the show as if it has been spring-cleaned so looks cleaner fresher and contains new content However the opening sequence begins with a mediumclose -up shot of a woman in her mid-thirties She is walking slowly and there is a spotlight behind her The camera zooms out quickly and a big is being shone onto the ground There are lots of people looking at something that are slightly away from the camera and are walking towards it slowly Lines of light mainly purple and blue appear across peoples faces and the shots are mainly close ups and medium shots of peoples faces however there is also the occasional long shot behind people where the audience catches a glimpse of what they are looking at Eventually the audience sees what it is they are looking at and it is an intricate symbol with signs woven into the
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