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  • 1. What is a genre? A genre is a type of film that they arecategorised usually by distinct conventions for that particular genre. There are many different types of genres some of which include: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Romance. Sometimes these genres combine to create Hybrids, some classic Hybrids that have developed include rom-com, dark fantasy and action comedy.
  • 2. ThrillerThriller films use mainly suspense, tension and excitement as the mainelements to create the typical conventions of this genre of film.Thriller films tend to be adrenaline-rushing, gritty, rousing and fast-paced.Devices such as red herrings, plot twists and cliff-hangers are usedextensively.Common subgenres are psychological thrillers, crime thrillers andmystery thrillersThe horror and action genres often overlap with the thriller genre.
  • 3. Conventions of a thriller filmThe narrative centres around a crime e.g.. a theft or a murder.The protagonist is fallible and has an Achilles heel that is exploited by the antagonist.The title of the thriller may relate to this weakness e.g. Vertigo and Insomnia.The protagonist will be seen in peril in one or more scenes before the resolution.The antagonist ensnares the protagonist in an increasingly complex web, until the protagonistfeels isolated and helpless.The narrative presents ordinary situations in which extraordinary things happen.Micro elements combine in a build up of suspense. ( Micro means film elements like camerawork,sound, narrative, genre, mise-en-scene, lighting, costumes, actors and facial expressions, etc.)Themes of identity are common: mistaken identity, doubling/doppelgangers, amnesia.• set up in the opening sequence
  • 4. I am so mainstream it hurts my ballsThemes of seeing, reflection and mirroring. Manipulation of perspectives, visual McGuffins, and opticalillusions are common.The audience of a thriller is placed in the ambiguous position of voyeur. Voyeurism can also be a themeand the objectification of female characters is common especially in earlier thrillers.A series of important enigmas are set up in the opening sequence of the film, is further complicatedduring the first part of the film and only resolved at the very end.Micro elements combine in a build up of suspense. ( Micro means film elements like camerawork,sound, narrative, genre, mise-en-scene, lighting, costumes, actors and facial expressions, etc.)Themes of identity are common: mistaken identity, doubling/doppelgangers, amnesia.Themes of seeing, reflection and mirroring. Manipulation of perspectives, visual McGuffins, and opticalillusions are common.The audience of a thriller is placed in the ambiguous position of voyeur. Voyeurism can also be a themeand the objectification of female characters is common especially in earlier thrillers.A series of important enigmas are set up in the opening sequence of the film, is further complicatedduring the first part of the film and only resolved at the very end.
  • 5. Alfred HitchcockTypical styles:Breaks cliché of characterskeeps the story simpleHumour to add tensionCamera is not a camera(moves freely)Point of view editingSurprise the audience
  • 6. Examples of thrillers:Sin City – 2005Eyes wide shut – 1999Pulp Fiction – 1994Snatch – 2000Frenzy – 1972The Dark Knight – 2008Goodfellas – 1990Inception – 2010
  • 7. Analysis of a thriller posterLooking at Pulp Fictionposter the first thing youare drawn to is the nameof the film. This is becauseof the contrasting coloursof red and yellow that attractyou to it, so you instantlyrecognise the name of thefilm. This main image of Uma Thurman who, in this image, portrays a sexy(her pose) sophisticated (cigarette) and the gun (dangerous)
  • 8. Questionnairedo you subscribe to a film service
  • 9. Gender 4 Female Male16
  • 10. Age 2 2 16 4 17 18 1912
  • 11. Favourite Genre 2 Thriller4 10 Horror Action Comedy 4
  • 12. What kind of music would you expect? Orchestral Rap Pop Rock
  • 13. What is the best method of advertising Posters leaflets film Trailer Website
  • 14. Favourite Thriller filmss Pulp Fiction Batman Inception Goodfellas
  • 15. What Genre do you think this poster represents? Horror Thriller Comedy Adventure Romance Action
  • 16. How would you rate it out of 10? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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