What makes a good thriller

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What makes a good thriller

  1. 1. Codes and Conventions of
  2. 2. What is a thriller? <ul><li>Thriller is a genre of literature, film and television that uses suspense, tension and excitement as the main elements. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What goes into a thriller? <ul><li>Surprises & Twists </li></ul><ul><li>Plays With Viewers Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Cuts & Change Of Camera Angles </li></ul><ul><li>Music To Add Tension </li></ul><ul><li>Use Of Lighting To Create Shadows </li></ul><ul><li>Mirrors </li></ul><ul><li>Stairs </li></ul><ul><li>From Killers Point Of View </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Backs </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Of Time Sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Make Audience Think </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Thrillers can be divided into different categories: </li></ul><ul><li>- Action Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Psychological Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Military Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Spy Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Romantic Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Crime Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Western Thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>- Film-Noir Thrillers </li></ul>
  5. 5. What makes a good Thriller? <ul><li>A good thriller showcases intense excitement: building up suspense, tension and anticipation of things to come. As a movie genre, it provides thrills from various circumstances presented in the story, where the protagonist or main character encounters certain types of menacing, mysterious or dangerous situations. When making a thriller movie, you need to keep the question of what comes next foremost in the viewers' minds as the movie progresses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What makes a good Thriller? <ul><li>Focus mainly on editing and sound </li></ul><ul><li>Editing tends to be fast paced and quick cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Tension is very significant when it comes to thrillers </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White are conventions of thrillers. They bring a more dark feel to the movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Mirrors and Stairs are quite often used in thrillers especially psychological thrillers. </li></ul><ul><li>Thrillers usually have a great deal of action cinematic landscapes or cityscapes or interior ‘mindscapes’ </li></ul>
  7. 7. What makes a good Thriller? <ul><li>Music is always essential to help build up tension </li></ul><ul><li>The use of lighting helps to create shadows etc building suspense and mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Usually see thrillers from killers point of view but not always </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a lot of flashbacks to help develop the storyline. </li></ul><ul><li>Story not elongated otherwise could be boring. </li></ul>
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