   The protagonist in danger   Antagonist cleverer than protagonist   Storyline revolves around a mystery   Dominated ...
   Crime Thrillers   Psychological Thrillers   Spy Thrillers   Paranoid/Conspiracy Thrillers
   These are films which focus on solving a    crime or puzzle, commonly a murder.   They normally aim to deceive the au...
   “Whodunit”   Deceiving audience   Investigations   Suspense
   Notorious (1946) – Alfred Hitchcock   Rear Window (1954) – Alfred Hitchcock   Rebecca (1940) – Alfred Hitchcock   T...
   They focus on the unstable emotional state of    characters.   Typically overlap other genres such as horror    and d...
   Perception   Reality   Identity   Insanity   Purpose
   Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock   Repulsion (1965) – Roman Polanski   The Machinist (2004) – Brad Anderson   Shutt...
   Typically involving a mix of action and    mystery.   Focus on espionage.   Revolve around solving a crime or myster...
   The protagonist unravels a mystery.   Usually involves getting “in too deep”   Characters have difficulty in figurin...
   Used camera in ways to create suspense and    maximise anxiety and fear.   Moved camera to mimic people’s gaze. Viewe...
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Thrillers

  1. 1.  The protagonist in danger Antagonist cleverer than protagonist Storyline revolves around a mystery Dominated by protagonists perspective Focus on justice and morality of characters Innocence within a corrupt world Protagonist and antagonist face off against each other
  2. 2.  Crime Thrillers Psychological Thrillers Spy Thrillers Paranoid/Conspiracy Thrillers
  3. 3.  These are films which focus on solving a crime or puzzle, commonly a murder. They normally aim to deceive the audience by placing “red-herrings” within the plot. 2 types : open and closed Open – the culprit is revealed to the audience who then watch the crime unravel. Closed – the culprit isn’t revealed, plot usually revolving around suspense.
  4. 4.  “Whodunit” Deceiving audience Investigations Suspense
  5. 5.  Notorious (1946) – Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window (1954) – Alfred Hitchcock Rebecca (1940) – Alfred Hitchcock The Prestige (2006)– Christopher Nolan Unbreakable (2000) – M . Night Shyamalan The Departed (2006) – Martin Scorsese Blood Simple (1984) – Coen Brothers
  6. 6.  They focus on the unstable emotional state of characters. Typically overlap other genres such as horror and drama. Focus on solving a mystery, usually involving insanity or mistaken identity.
  7. 7.  Perception Reality Identity Insanity Purpose
  8. 8.  Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock Repulsion (1965) – Roman Polanski The Machinist (2004) – Brad Anderson Shutter Island (2010) – Martin Scorsese Insomnia (2002) – Christopher Nolan
  9. 9.  Typically involving a mix of action and mystery. Focus on espionage. Revolve around solving a crime or mystery, the protagonist usually placed in danger.
  10. 10.  The protagonist unravels a mystery. Usually involves getting “in too deep” Characters have difficulty in figuring out the truth. Involves rumours and lies. Climax after revealing a secret.
  11. 11.  Used camera in ways to create suspense and maximise anxiety and fear. Moved camera to mimic people’s gaze. Viewers forced into voyeurism. Career lasted longer than 50 years. Appears in all of his films. • The Lodger (1926) • Vertigo (1958) • Blackmail (1929) • North by Northwest (1959) • The 39 Steps (1935) • Psycho (1960) • Rebecca (1940) • The Birds (1963) • Notorious (1946) • Marnie (1964) • Strangers on a Train (1951) • Torn Curtain (1966) • Rear Window (1954) • Topaz 1969) • The Wrong Man (1956)

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