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Thrillers

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  • 1. Exploring Thriller Movies<br />
  • 2. Genre is the classification of things according to their similar characteristics. Each dissimilar genre has separate codes and conventions that allow us to differentiate between their categorization.<br />
  • 3. Codes and conventions in Films<br />Codes are systems of signs that create meaning and can be divided into two categories – technical and symbolic: <br />•Technical codes - the camerawork in a film. <br />•Symbolic codes- show what is beneath the surface of what we see: a character's actions show us how the character is feeling. <br />
  • 4. Conventions are the generally accepted ways of doing something. <br />Codes and conventions are used together in any study of genre – it is not enough to discuss a technical code used such as camera work, without saying how it is conventionally used in a genre. <br />For example, the technical code of lighting is used in some way in all film genres. It is a convention of the horror genre that side and back lighting is used to create mystery and suspense – an<br /> integral part of any horror movie.<br />
  • 5. Codes and Conventions of Thrillers<br />Thematic Elements<br />Thriller movies are meant to be enigmatic, tension- creating and exciting.<br /> They promote moods, e.g. a high level of anticipation, adrenaline rush, arousal, uncertainty, anxiety, ultra-heightened expectation, and sometimes even terror. <br />The tones in thrillers are usually gritty, slick and lurid. <br />
  • 6. Narrative Elements<br />Thrillers have literary devices like plot twists, red herrings and cliff-hangers. <br />They usually show society as a corrupted and dangerous place that has violence, crime and murder: a menacing atmosphere. <br />However, they often feature happy endings where the antagonist(s) are either killed or arrested.<br />
  • 7. Technical Elements<br />The thriller genre usually have quick cuts, elliptical (invisible) editing, change in camera angels.<br />The music are often those that creates tension but again, it depends on which sub-genre the movie lies in.<br />Also, the lighting (especially the use of shadows), mirrors, flashbacks, fight/chase scenes, twists, surprises and stairs is a vital component. <br />
  • 8. The primary subgenres of thrillers are: mystery, crime and psychological thrillers and each of them has its own characteristics and methods though some of the conventions mentioned in the previous slides are common to all.<br />In crime thrillers, there are mainly ransoms, captivities, heists, revenge, kidnappings. <br />In mystery thrillers, there are investigations and elements such as conspiracy theories, false accusations, paranoia.<br />Paranoid thrillersalso have the above elements and sometimes action are found in them too.<br />Common elements in psychological thrillersare mind games, psychological themes, stalking, confinement/deathtraps, horror-of-personality and obsession. <br />
  • 9. Top Rated thrillers<br />The Godfather<br /> The Silence of the Lambs<br /> Memento<br />Pulp Fiction<br /> Inception<br />Rear Window<br />Psycho<br />

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