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  • 1. Conventions of Thriller Movies Analysis on sub genres
  • 2. Intro
    • Although it is apparent that the genre Thriller has its own generic conventions, the sub genres involved have unique conventions of its own.
  • 3. Psychological Thrillers
    • conflict between the main characters is mental and emotional rather than physical.
    • The Sixth Sense and The Talented Mr. Ripley are examples of psychological thrillers.
  • 4. Psychological Thrillers
    • The suspense created by psychological thrillers often comes from two or more characters preying upon one another’s minds.
    • This could be done either by playing deceptive games with the other or by merely trying to demolish the other’s mental state.
  • 5. Common Themes
    • Reality
    • Perception
    • Mind
    • Existence
    • Purpose
    • Identity
    • Death
  • 6. Action Thriller
    • Often feature a race against the clock
    • Violence and an obvious antagonist
    • Contain large amount of guns, explosions and elaborate set pieces for action to take place.
  • 7. Action Thrillers
    • Non Diegetic sounds- fast pace music to add to the action.
    • Hero- Male and/or female protagonist
    • Motives- Money, Secrets, object etc.
  • 8. TASK
    • Choose two thriller films which are within different sub genres.
    • Compare the films through a textual analysis on the conventions involved within each film.
    • How are the conventions different and/or similar?