What is a thriller? <ul><li>The thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, gaming and television. It includes numerous, often overlapping sub-genres. </li></ul><ul><li>Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. Literary devices such as suspense, red herrings and cliff-hangers are used extensively. </li></ul>
Types of thriller: <ul><li>Spy thrillers (also a subgenre of spy fiction), in which the hero is generally a government agent who must take violent action against agents of a rival government or (in recent years) terrorists. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming </li></ul>
Type of thriller <ul><li>Political thrillers , in which the hero must ensure the stability of the government that employs him. For example: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth which is a novel </li></ul>
Types of thriller: <ul><li>Military thrillers , in which the hero is typically a uniformed military officer operating behind enemy lines alone or as part of a small team of specialists. The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean </li></ul>
Types of thriller: <ul><li>Conspiracy thrillers , in which the hero confronts a large, powerful group of enemies whose true extent only he recognizes. </li></ul>
Types f thriller: <ul><li>Medical thrillers , in which the heroes is generally a principled physician who must fight corrupt drug companies or colleagues engaged in unethical experiments. For example:Coma </li></ul>
Types of thriller: <ul><li>Forensic thrillers , in which the heroes are forensic experts whose involvement with an unsolved crime puts their lives at risk. Balefire by Ken Goddard </li></ul>
Types of thriller: <ul><li>psychological thrillers , in which (until the often violent resolution) conflict between the main characters is mental and emotional rather than physical. The Alfred Hitchcock films Suspicion </li></ul>
Types of thriller : <ul><li>horror thriller , in which conflict between the main characters is mental, emotional, and physical. Horror Thrillers can incorporate all of the other Thriller elements. For example: The Silence of the Lambs . </li></ul>
Types of thriller <ul><li>And there are Action thriller( such as James Bond films). Crime thriller , Disaster thriller </li></ul>
Famous thriller director : <ul><li>Steven spielberg for: </li></ul>
Characteristic : <ul><li>Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories, but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. Thrillers also occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the overthrow of governments. Jeopardy and violent confrontations are standard plot elements. While a mystery climaxes when the mystery is solved, a thriller climaxes when the hero finally defeats the villain, saving his own life and often the lives of others. In thrillers influenced by film noir and tragedy, the compromised hero is often killed in the process. </li></ul>
Characteristic <ul><li>Thrillers often take place wholly or partly in exotic settings such as foreign cities , deserts , polar regions , or high seas </li></ul>
Convention of thriller <ul><li>· Protagonist is at the mercy of the antagonist. · Cheap surprise – an easy shock generated by an sudden unexpected action/movement/sound. · False ending – where is appears the case is solved, but it is not. · Speech in praise of the antagonist – often done by the protagonist and is used to build up the villain, even if the speech ultimately dams the villain. · Make it personal – where the crime/plans draws in aspects of the protagonists life/emotions to change the plot from a professional action to a personal quest. This can be taken even further by taking it from personal quest to making the protagonist also become the victim. · Theatre of the Mind – don’t show everything to the audience, force them to image some things. </li></ul>
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