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What is a thriller

  1. 1. What is a thriller? Alexander Mohammed
  2. 2. What is a thriller • Thriller Film is a genre that revolves around anticipation and suspense. The aim for Thrillers is to keep the audience alert and on the edge of their seats. The protagonist in these films is set against a problem an escape, a mission, or a mystery. No matter what sub-genre a Thriller film falls into, it will emphasize the danger that the protagonist faces. The tension with the main problem is built on throughout the film and leads to a highly stressful climax.
  3. 3. What are the different types of thrillers? • Action Thriller: Violence, Guns, Explosions, Car chases, Aspects of mystery. E.g. Argo • Crime Thriller: Murders, Kidnappings, Unsuccessful crime. E.g. Taken • Erotic Thriller: Contains the more sexual side of life and also thrills • Horror Thriller: Fear, Villain has mystical powers, Fear factor, E.g. The conjuring. • Psychological Thriller: More mental than physical
  4. 4. • The hero of a thriller is often an ordinary person, allowing for easy audience sympathy, although sometimes the hero is a person with specialized training, such as a detective or spy. The Bourne series of books and films combines both, offering an amnesiac hero who is pursued by a mysterious and powerful organization. This sort of group often makes an ideal enemy. A main character who is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure whom to trust experiences the sense of desperation that is a key element in the thriller genre. Serial dramas often employ cliff-hangers, in which a chapter or episode will end with a character trapped or otherwise in jeopardy, with no apparent hope of escape.
  5. 5. Codes and conventions of a thriller • Mirrors, low key lighting, Shadows, Quick cuts, Different camera angles, tense music, flashbacks, obtrusive editing e.g. this is quick shots and are used to intensify suspense and tension. •
  6. 6. Christopher Nolan • Nolan's second film was Memento (2000), which he directed from his own screenplay based on a short story by his brother Jonathan. Starring Guy Pearce, the film brought Nolan numerous honours, including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay. Nolan went on to direct the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller, Insomnia (2002), starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. The turning point in Nolan's career occurred when he was awarded the chance to revive the Batman franchise in 2005. In Batman Begins (2005), Nolan brought a level of dignity back to the iconic hero, and his gritty, modern interpretation was greeted with praise from fans and critics alike. Before moving on to a Batman sequel, Nolan directed, co-wrote and produced the mystery thriller The Prestige (2006), starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as magicians whose obsessive rivalry leads to tragedy and murder. In 2008, Nolan directed, co-wrote, and produced The Dark Knight (2008) which went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Nolan was nominated for a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award, Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award and Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award, and the film also received eight Academy Award nominations. • (Cont’d)
  7. 7. In 2010, Nolan captivated audiences with sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), which he directed and produced from his own original screenplay. The thought-provoking drama was a worldwide blockbuster, earning more than $800 million dollars and becoming one of the most discussed and debated films of the year. Among its many honours, Inception received four Academy Awards and eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Nolan was recognized by his peers with DGA and PGA Award nominations, as well as a WGA Award win for his work on the film. One of the best-reviewed and highest-grossing movies of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises (2012) concluded Nolan's Batman trilogy. Due to his success rebooting the Batman character, Warner Bros. enlisted Nolan to produce their revamped Superman movie Man of Steel (2013), which is set to open in Summer 2013.
  8. 8. Thriller movie Review (Argo) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNWCJPJ 9VY
  9. 9. • Hope You Enjoyed 