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  • 1. THRILLERCOURSEWORK TASK – KRISTINE GULDEN
  • 2. INDEX- Definition and aspects of classification- How does the film institution use genre?- How do audiences use genres?- History of thriller genre- Thriller and sub-genres- Codes and conventions- Famous thriller directors- Famous thriller films- Mood board- Use of research- BibliographyKristine Gulden 2012 «Welcome to Forbes», October 18, 2012. http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml.
  • 3. DEFINITION AND ASPECTS OF CLASSIFICATION Genre in film is a method to classify and divide films into categories based on its content. Any film can primarily be divided into two genres; documentary or fiction. The difference between these genres is whether the film is supposed to document an event that is happening/has happened in reality. A fictional film has contents that are written by an author. Furthermore, films can be divided based mainly on four variables: storyline, narratives, actors, production environment, mise en scene (costume, setting, props, lighting) and target audience. Some genres would be comedy, action, adventure, romance, science fiction and also thriller. However, a film can also be a categorized into multiple genres because its content has a wide range of elements that fits into multiple genres.SOURCES«Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 16, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre.«Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger.«What is Genre and Gulden Used in Film - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com», October 16, 2012. http://voices.yahoo.com/what-genre-used-film-16152.html. Kristine How is it 2012«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis.
  • 4. HOW DOES THE FILM INSTITUTION USE GENRES? Genres makes it easier for film institutions to limit the range of producing films, as some genres are more expensive to produce than others. Some independent film producers might not even be able to produce films in the action/thriller genres because of a low budget, and such genres require expensive special effects to be able to compete at a certain level with other production companies which specializes within these genres. Genres also limits the audience and makes it easier for film institutions to focus on certain audiences. If they were to advertise a film they would show the trailer related to other films of the same genres, for example showing a comedy trailer in a cinema exhibiting a comedy film.SOURCES«Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 16, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre. Kristine Gulden 2012«Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger.«What is Genre and How is it Used in Film - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com», October 16, 2012. http://voices.yahoo.com/what-genre-used-film-16152.html.
  • 5. HOW DO AUDIENCES USE GENRES? Genres also help audiences choose the film they would like to view because genres the audiences will be familiar with the general situations of the film based on which genre it is in, and they would therefore immediately be able to tell whether or not the film would be of their liking, although the level of liking depends on the individual and film itself.SOURCES«Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 16, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre.«Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger.«What is Genre and Gulden Used in Film - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com», October 16, 2012. http://voices.yahoo.com/what-genre-used-film-16152.html. Kristine How is it 2012«Connection Café: My Audience is My Community», October 18, 2012. http://www.connectioncafe.com/posts/2011/08-august/my-audience-is-my-community.html.
  • 6. «Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-HISTORY OF THE THRILLERGENRE One of the very first thriller films was a comic by Harold Lloyd from 1923, «Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 13, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre. titled Safety Last!, but the breakthrough of the thriller as a film genre did not come until Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang made films that set the standard of the modern thriller genre, starting with The Lodger (1926) «Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 13, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger. and M (1931). Throughout the decades, more thrillers were made, and in the 1950’s, Hitchcock added Technicolor to his films, casted big film stars and fancy thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis. locations which took the thriller genre to a whole another level. After the assassination of President J. F. Kennedy in 1963, political and paranoid thrillers became very popular. SOURCES:Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 7. «Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-HISTORY OF THE THRILLERGENRE «Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 13, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre. Throughout the 1970’s and the 1980’s the thriller genre in general became very popular, and suddenly the film industry had many new «Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 13, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger. thriller film directors, who’s behind some of today’s biggest thrillers over all, such as ‘Jaws’ (Steven Spielberg, 1975) and ‘Taxi Driver’ (Martin Scorsese, 1976). In the 1990’s, crime and mystery thrillers became more popular with thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis. serial killers and investigations. SOURCES:Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 8. «Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-HISTORY OF THE THRILLERGENRE «Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 13, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre. As of today, many thrillers borrow previous themes from earlier decades, «Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 13, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger. but many thrillers also borrow aspects from the horror genres with sadistic violence and terror. However, action thrillers and spy thrillers have also increased in popularity with thrillers such as ‘Batman: The Dark Night Rises’ (Christopher Nolan, 2012) and ‘Taken’(Pierre Morel, 2008), ‘X-men: First Class, 2011’ (Matthew Vaughn) and ‘Casino Royale’ thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis. (Martin Campbell, 2006) SOURCES:Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 9. THRILLERS AND SUB-GENRES Thriller is a genre in film which emphasizes on suspense and leaving the audience ‘at the edge of their seats’ in excitement as they film they are viewing and the story they are following is reaching the climax. They often have a protagonist with a weakness which the antagonist is trying to exploit to prevent the protagonist from escaping a dangerous situation. Some main subgenres within the thriller genre could be conspiracy thriller, disaster thriller, legal thriller, medical thriller, psychological thriller, supernatural thriller, crime thriller, mystery thriller, and the list goes on.SOURCES:«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html. Kristine Gulden 2012«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers.«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis..
  • 10. CODES AND CONVENTIONS MISE EN SCENE Suburbs/urban cities: Thrillers often takes places in the suburbs or in urban cities as it makes it relatable for the audiences. Thrillers often takes places in the suburbs or in urban cities as it makes it relatable for the audiences. Low key lighting and shadows: Low key lightning causes shadows and dark colours can represent the inner darkness of a character, but can also add suspense as the darkness is ‘unknown’ in the sense that it is hard to know what is hiding in the dark and creates a mystic atmosphere.SOURCES:«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html.«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers. Kristine Gulden 2012«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis..«AS Thriller Film: Thriller Genre Codes and Conventions», October 28, 2012. http://asthrillerfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thriller-genre-codes-and-conventions.html.
  • 11. CODES AND CONVENTIONS MISE EN SCENE Flashbacks and black and white: Flashbacks create non-continuity in the storyline and can confuse the audience, but also clear things up as it allows the audience to understand more of the narrative. The black and white effect is a convention in the thriller genre as it gives greater contrast to lightness and darkness, but is also commonly used in flashbacks to inform the audience that this is not the present. Mirrors and stairs: Mirrors and stairs are conventions often used in psychological thrillers. The reflections in the mirrors can reflect the character’s inner self and can reveal the character’s hidden identity for the audience, which can for example be a dark identity, or a trapped identity. Stairs are used because it takes the character to a higher/lower level, and the stairs can also lead to something unknown.SOURCES:«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html.«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers. Kristine Gulden 2012«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis..«AS Thriller Film: Thriller Genre Codes and Conventions», October 28, 2012. http://asthrillerfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thriller-genre-codes-and-conventions.html.
  • 12. CODES AND CONVENTIONS CINEMATOGRAPHY Thriller films often have a recurring change in camera angles and an obtrusive editing with fast cutting rhythm to raise the tension in the current scene by giving the scene a quick movement.SOURCES:«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html.«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers. Kristine Gulden 2012«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis..«AS Thriller Film: Thriller Genre Codes and Conventions», October 28, 2012. http://asthrillerfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thriller-genre-codes-and-conventions.html.
  • 13. CODES AND CONVENTIONS MUSIC Thrillers use scores and soundtracks to raise the tension and suspense within a scene. A scene with action would include a score/soundtrack with fast rhythms, while a mystic scene would include a slow score/soundtrack with dark tones. The absence of music is also commonly used as it gives attention to the synchronous sounds parallel to the event on screen.SOURCES:«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html.«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers. Kristine Gulden 2012«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis..«AS Thriller Film: Thriller Genre Codes and Conventions», October 28, 2012. http://asthrillerfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thriller-genre-codes-and-conventions.html.
  • 14. FAMOUS THRILLER DIRECTORS , born 13th of August 1899, was an English film director and started his career as a title designer for silent films early in the 1920’s and debuted as a director in 1925 with The Pleasure Garden. Throughout the 1930’s he created a good image as a director with lots of good thrillers. He has got two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions in the film industry. Alfred died April 29th 1980 in LA, California. «Alfred Hitchcock - Television Tropes & Idioms», October 16th, 2012. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlfredHitchcock?from=Main.Alfre dHitchcock.SOURCE:Kristine Gulden 2012TopTenREVIEWS», October 16th, 2012. http://movies.toptenreviews.com/directors/list_thriller_director.htm. «Best Thriller Directors -«Alfred Hitchcock - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock.
  • 15. FAMOUS THRILLER DIRECTORS , born 18th of December, 1946, is one of the world’s most influential film directors. He started his career in the film industry as an assistant editor on ‘Wagon Train’ from 1957, but his breakthrough as an «Steven Spielberg Style & Fashion / Coolspotters», October 16th, 2012. international film director wasn’t until 1975 with ‘Jaws’. Some of his other bigger films http://coolspotters.com/directors/steven-spielberg. are ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993), ‘E.T.’ (1982) and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998).SOURCE: Kristine Gulden 2012«Best Thriller Directors - TopTenREVIEWS», October 16th, 2012. http://movies.toptenreviews.com/directors/list_thriller_director.htm.«Steven Spielberg - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/bio.
  • 16. FAMOUS THRILLER DIRECTORS , born March 27th, 1963, is an American film «Quentin Tarantino’s Best and Worst Films of 2011 - Nerd Reactor», October 16th, 2012. director. As a 21-year old, he started to work http://nerdreactor.com/2012/01/16/quentin-tarantino-best-and-worst-films-of-2011/. in a video-shop, and got into the world of film. After meeting a film producer at a Hollywood party, who encouraged him to write a script. The result was ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in 1992, which was a great success and his career as film director started with a boom. His most famous film came out two years later, ‘Pulp Fiction’ which won the Palme D’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for best picture, best director and best original screenplay atSOURCE:«Quentin Tarantino - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/bio. the 1995 Academy Awards.«Quentin Tarantino -Gulden 2012 Kristine Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino.: «Best Thriller Directors - TopTenREVIEWS», October 16th, 2012. http://movies.toptenreviews.com/directors/list_thriller_director.htm.
  • 17. FAMOUS THRILLER DIRECTORS , born November 17th, 1942 is a prestigious American film director. He debuted as a director with the film ‘What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?’ in 1963, but he is most known for films like ‘Goodfellas’ from 1990, ‘Shutter Island’ from 2010 and ‘Taxi Driver’ from 1976. He has been nominated for over two hundred awards, whereas he «Martin Scorsese - Page - Interview have won 106 of them. Magazine», October 16th, 2012. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/marti n-scorsese-shutter-island/.SOURCES: Kristine Gulden 2012«Best Thriller Directors - TopTenREVIEWS», October 16th, 2012. http://movies.toptenreviews.com/directors/list_thriller_director.htm.«Martin Scorsese - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000217/bio.
  • 18. «Pictures & Photos «Pictures & Photos «Pictures & Photos from Jaws - IMDb», from Pulp Fiction - from Psycho - October 18, 2012. IMDb», October 18, IMDb», October 18, http://www.imdb.com/ 2012. 2012. media/rm3161889792/ http://www.imdb.com/m http://www.imdb.com tt0073195. edia/rm3216480512/tt0 /media/rm24904724 110912. 48/tt0054215. «Pictures & Photos «Pictures & Photos from «Pictures & Photos from The Dark Knight Taken - IMDb», October from Inception - FAMOUS Rises - IMDb», 18, 2012. IMDb», October 16, October 18, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/me 2012. «Pictures & Photos from V for Vendetta - http://www.imdb.com/ dia/rm1321833728/tt093 http://www.imdb.com/ IMDb», October 16, 2012. media/rm834516224/ 6501. media/rm3426651392/ http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1691979008/tt04 tt1345836. THRILLER FILMS tt1375666. 34409.Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 19. «I’m Hunted by Shadow People Shadow People – The Haunting of Sunshine Girl», October 18, 2012.MOOD BOARD http://hauntedsunshinegirl.com/shadow- people/shadow4/. «Impossible world: Motion picture and animation films», October 18, 2012. http://im-possible.info/english/art/films/inception.html. «Two Dollar Cinema: August 2011», October 18, 2012. http://twodollarcinema.blogspot.co.uk/2011_08_07_archive.html.Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 20. HOW WILL I USE THISRESEARCH IN THE FUTURE?Now that I have analysed the thriller genre, and have improved myknowledge of the genre in general, I will use this research to make a thrillerof high standards. My newly gained knowledge will be transferred to theproduction of the film to make it with a professional quality as possible.I will use many of the conventions such as fast cutting rhythms and musicto create further suspense in my production. The setting will be somewherethe audience can relate and create a mystic thriller with low key lighting anddark shadows.Kristine Gulden 2012
  • 21. BIBLIOGRAPHY«Alfred Hitchcock - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock.«Best Thriller Directors - TopTenREVIEWS», October 16, 2012.http://movies.toptenreviews.com/directors/list_thriller_director.htm.«Conventions of a Thriller - Brief History - Mood Board & 9 Shot Ana...», October 17, 2012.http://www.slideshare.net/UsmanShah2/conventions-of-a-thriller-brief-history-mood-board-9-shot-analysis.«Film genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia», October 13, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_genre.«Filmsjanger - Wikipedia», October 13, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmsjanger.«IMDb: Genre: Thriller», October 13, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/genre/thriller.«IMDb: Most Popular Thriller Feature Films», October 13, 2012.http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=thriller&sort=moviemeter,asc&start=51&title_type=feature.«.: Codes & Conventions Of A Thriller», October 18, 2012. http://jwhite-suttonmediaas.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/codes-conventions-of-thriller.html.«Codes And Conventions Of Thrillers», October 18, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/CharlotteEmmaVicki/codes-and-conventions-of-thrillers.«Martin Scorsese - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000217/bio.«Quentin Tarantino - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/bio.«Quentin Tarantino - Wikipedia», October 16, 2012. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino.«Steven Spielberg - Biography», October 16, 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/bio.«What is Genre and How is it Used in Film - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com», October 14, 2012.http://voices.yahoo.com/what-genre-used-film-16152.html.«AS Thriller Film: Thriller Genre Codes and Conventions», October 28, 2012.http://asthrillerfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/thriller-genre-codes-and-conventions.html.Kristine Gulden 2012

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