Research on Thrillers


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Research on Thrillers

  1. 1. Research Ashleigh, Becky, Scott & Stephen.
  2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>Thriller - a suspenseful adventure movie </li></ul><ul><li>The Thriller fiction genre, sometimes called suspense fiction, is a genre of literature that typically entails fast-paced plots, numerous action scenes, and limited character development. </li></ul><ul><li>The plot of a thriller is usually driven by the villain, who presents obstacles that the hero must overcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more powerful and better equipped villains </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hannibal (2001) <ul><li>Ridley Scott (director) </li></ul><ul><li>16 January 2001 (release date) </li></ul><ul><li>Having escaped the asylum in &quot;Silence of the Lambs,&quot; Dr Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) goes into hiding in Florence, Italy. Back in America, Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), an old victim of the doctor's, seeks revenge. Disfigured and confined to a life-support system, he plans to draw Lecter out of his hiding place, using the one thing he truly cares for: Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore). Trouble strikes again when he is discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns back to America to once again make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI official/rival as well as the media. Meanwhile, Hannibal must survive the advances by a disfigured and vengeful victim he first came in contact with years ago as a patient. He finds himself being tracked down not only by his wealthy victim and his henchmen but also by Agent Starling and the American authorities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hannibal (continued) <ul><li>This thriller shows the conventions of a thriller through the way that the villain is more complex then a horror villain would be, the plot is thickened in Hannibal in the way that the known villain that is Hannibal lector is threatened by one of his victims in this sequel. The film is still fast pacing and keeping the audience in suspense. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Movie Posters Red to show evil or danger. Shown in the text and the eyes, red eyes being a symbolic of demon or evil possession etc.
  6. 6. The Godfather (1972) <ul><li>Release Date: 24 March 1972 (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 17 nominations </li></ul><ul><li>Filming Locations: 110 Longfellow Road, Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA  </li></ul><ul><li>Company: Alfran Productions </li></ul><ul><li>Director: Francis Ford Coppola </li></ul><ul><li>Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sub-genre or thriller <ul><li>Action thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Conspiracy thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Crime disaster thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Drama thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Science-fiction thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Horror thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Erotic thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Legal thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Medical thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Political thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Rape and revenge thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Religious thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Spy thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Techno-thriller </li></ul>
  8. 8. Target audience <ul><li>This is providing research into the thriller genre and its target audience's for different films. It is now possible to make a target audience profile for our thriller film in production. The age group of the target audience is around 16-25 years, as 75% of the thriller-viewers sample were students. For our film, this can be related to by the audience, as our main characters are teenagers/young adults, providing a pathway for connection from the audience. The gender of the target audience isn't as specific as age ranges or demographic classification, but is important nonetheless. For our film, the gender of the target audience would mainly be males, though females could be attracted to the film also. This is because, research done into the films we were &quot;inspired&quot; by, showed that males enjoyed the type of film more than females. </li></ul>