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How does the director of "Friends" use the opening titles to promote a successful situation comedy and encourage the viewer to continue watching?

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F*R*I*E*N*D*S How does the director of "Friends" use the opening titles to promote a successful situation comedy and encourage the viewer to continue watching? The program 'Friends' is one of the most popular programs in the world. It is shown in every English speaking and other countries. Friends are translated into another languages. Everybody boys DVDs and videos so that is why the actors get a lot of money (about 1000000$ per episode) The program is especially aimed at teenagers and young adults., but it can be watched by everybody Genre is the type of programme, Friends is Sitcom (situation comedy), others are not so successful like 'Will and Grace', 'Fresh prince of Bel-air' and British 'Only fools and horses', 'My family', 'Mr. Bean'. Sitcom can calm you down, cheer up, help in situation or just laugh with your friend, that's why they are so popular. ...read more.

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Your Job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A. --- Rachel is working in a caf´┐Ż shop, Ross is divorced for 3 times. It's like you're always stuck in second gear. --- Joey's life is going slowly. And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. ---When you are depressed, your friends and this sitcom are there for you. But- I'll be there for you... When the rain starts to fall. I'll be there for you... Like I've been there before. I'll be there for you... Cause you're there for me, too. This summarises the theme of natural friendship and respect. We see the cast of the show during the opening titles. They are dancing all funny and joking. The actors are attractive to viewers and makes viewer laugh. The famous actors acted in Friend like Julia Roberts and others. ...read more.

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She often gets together with Ross her friend in the programme. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow): Phoebe is actually lost in her life that is why she is a lit a bit crazy, she grew up in the streets with her grandmother, she has a sister, but they almost never see each other. She wants to find her real dad and mother. The italic writing used for titles is important. It looks as if was written by hand. Italic writing is old Romanian writing which was used about two thousands year ago and it still stayed. Opening titles to TV programmes and films are important. This is because "Friends" is the most famous and successful sitcom in the world. I like "Friends" very much because this sitcom knows how to make funny situations. The produces tries to make better sitcom than 'Friends', but my opinion they will never make a better one. Andrejus Patasius 10GL ...read more.

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