Thriller film conventions What we typically find in a thriller genre film
scream <ul><li>Stereotypical female victim </li></ul><ul><li>Wide open house showing she is vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>S...
jaws <ul><li>Very recognisable theme music to build tension </li></ul><ul><li>Victims are surrounded and isolated making t...
Nightmare on Elm street <ul><li>Low key lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypical protagonists, teenagers </li></ul><ul><li...
psycho <ul><li>Female victim </li></ul><ul><li>Very vulnerable in the shower (naked) </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting is hiding ...
1408 <ul><li>Male protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>He is isolated and vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Changes between low key an...
Pulp fiction <ul><li>Male characters a very stereotypically dressed e.g. suits tie ect </li></ul>
The Birds <ul><li>Very stereotypical female protagonist  </li></ul><ul><li>Male hero introduced later on </li></ul><ul><li...
Alien <ul><li>Very low key lighting a  majority of the time </li></ul><ul><li>Eerie backing noises and music such as the a...
The dark knight <ul><li>Low key lighting throughout the film </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonists is masked or has an alternate i...
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Thriller Film Conventions

  1. 1. Thriller film conventions What we typically find in a thriller genre film
  2. 2. scream <ul><li>Stereotypical female victim </li></ul><ul><li>Wide open house showing she is vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>She is all alone in the house </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonist is a mystery male </li></ul>
  3. 3. jaws <ul><li>Very recognisable theme music to build tension </li></ul><ul><li>Victims are surrounded and isolated making them vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Killer is hidden most of the time, builds tension for when it appears </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nightmare on Elm street <ul><li>Low key lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypical protagonists, teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Male antagonists </li></ul>
  5. 5. psycho <ul><li>Female victim </li></ul><ul><li>Very vulnerable in the shower (naked) </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting is hiding the killers identity </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1408 <ul><li>Male protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>He is isolated and vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Changes between low key and high lighting create a tense sensation when needed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pulp fiction <ul><li>Male characters a very stereotypically dressed e.g. suits tie ect </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Birds <ul><li>Very stereotypical female protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>Male hero introduced later on </li></ul><ul><li>Male and female dress code is typical e.g. male in suit and tie and female in dress with jewellery </li></ul><ul><li>Victims are surrounded and isolated </li></ul>
  9. 9. Alien <ul><li>Very low key lighting a majority of the time </li></ul><ul><li>Eerie backing noises and music such as the alien’s sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Aliens are black to make them easier to hide </li></ul><ul><li>Use of complimentary colours such as green and black also the green can represent the aliens </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  10. 10. The dark knight <ul><li>Low key lighting throughout the film </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonists is masked or has an alternate identity </li></ul><ul><li>Protagonists is a strong male figure </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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