Codes and conventions of a thriller
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  • 1. CODES ANDCONVENTIONS OF ATHRILLER
  • 2. Codes and conventions• The conventions of the thriller genre are to do with sound and editing. e.g. quick cuts and camera angle changes with music that gives tension.• It can also be lighting, especially the use of shadow, mirrors and stairs are also conventions of thriller movies. For example: The Dark Knight
  • 3. Codes and conventions• Phone Booth in particular is a thriller that does not play to the conventions of a thriller film. Phone Booth is a 2002 American suspense/psychological thriller film about a man who is held hostage in a telephone booth by a sniper.• It avoids darkness and shadow etc. The way it does link to a standard conventions is the story from the killers point of view; as the audience you are made to feel sorry for the male protagonist. Also you are told the story with the use of flashback and quick passed editing.