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