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  1. 2. This pie chart shows the results from our quick interviews we carried out. We walked around our school and asked a range of ages what they thought was the best thriller genre and what interests them the most. We found (and as you can see from the pie chart) that the most popular thriller genre was Action; we came up with the reason that this may have been because it was either the first on the list and saved people from reading the rest of the list if they couldn’t be bothered. Also Action thrillers are probably the most popular because they are advertised the most and most films are categorised under Action thrillers, so are well-known to the public. Action = 11 Conspiracy =1 Crime = 4 Disaster = 5 Drama = 3 Eco = 1 Erotic = 8 Legal = 1 Medical = 1 Political = 0 Psychological = 2 Spy = 5 Techno = 1
  2. 3. As part of our primary and secondary research, we researched using the internet the top 50 rated thrillers. After finding the top 50 thrillers we them broke them down into categories of their genres. From this will be able to identify the most popular thriller genre. Below is the list of The ‘Top 50 Thrillers…’ <ul><li>The God Father (1972) </li></ul><ul><li>The God Father, Part 2 (1974) </li></ul><ul><li>Pulp Fiction (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Knight (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Rear Window (1954) </li></ul><ul><li>Fight Club (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Psycho (1960) </li></ul><ul><li>The Usual Suspects (1995) </li></ul><ul><li>The Silence of the Lambs (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>North By Northwest (1959) </li></ul><ul><li>The Matrix (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>Memento (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Se7en (1995) </li></ul><ul><li>Léon (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi Driver (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Vertigo (1958) </li></ul><ul><li>Double Indemnity (1944) </li></ul><ul><li>M (1931) </li></ul><ul><li>The Third Man (1949) </li></ul><ul><li>Alien (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>Das Leben der Anderen (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>The Shining (1980) </li></ul><ul><li>China Town (1974) </li></ul>26. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 27. The Departed (2006) 28. Aliens (1986) 29. LA Confidential (1997) 30. Reservoir Dogs (1992) 31. Rebecca (1940) 32. El laberinto del fauno (2006) 33. Some Like it Hot (1959) 34. Metropolis (1927) 35. District 9 (2009) 36. Touch Of Evil (1958) 37. The Prestige (2006) 38. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 39. The Great Escape (1963) 40. Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) 41. Strangers on a Train (1951) 42. Safety Last! (1923) 43. Les diaboliques (1955) 44. Notorious (1946) 45. Sin City (2005) 46. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 47. The Big Sleep (1946) 48. Hotel Rwanda (2004) 49. Jaws (1975) 50. Le salaire de la peur (1943)
  3. 4. This Slide Shows us each film in the top 50 thrillers again but this time with their genre… <ul><li>The God Father (1972) = Crime/Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The God Father, Part 2 (1974) = Crime/Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Pulp Fiction (1994) = Crime/Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Knight (2008) = Crime/Action Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Rear Window (1954) = Crime/Mystery/Romance Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Fight Club (1999) = Mystery/Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Psycho (1960) = Horror Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Usual Suspects (1995) = Crime/Mystery Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Silence of the Lambs (1991) = Crime Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>North By Northwest (1959) = Action/Mystery/Crime Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Matrix (1999) = Action/Adventure/ Sci-Fi </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>Memento (2000) = Mystery Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Se7en (1995) = Crime/Mystery Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Léon (1994) = Crime/Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi Driver (1976) = Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Vertigo (1958) = Crime/Mystery/Romance Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Double Indemnity (1944) = Crime Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>M (1931) = Crime Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Third Man (1949) = Mystery Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Alien (1979) = Horror Sci-Fi Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Das Leben der Anderen (2006) = Drama Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) = Action Sci-Fi Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>The Shining (1980) = Horror Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>China Town (1974) = Mystery Thriller </li></ul>26. A Clockwork Orange (1971) = Crime/Drama Thriller 27. The Departed (2006) = Crime/Mystery Thriller 28. Aliens (1986) = Crime/Action/Horror/ Sci-Fi Thriller 29. LA Confidential (1997) = Crime/Mystery Thriller 30. Reservoir Dogs (1992) = Crime/Drama Thriller 31. Rebecca (1940) = Mystery/Romance Thriller 32. El laberinto del fauno (2006) = Mystery/Drama Thriller 33. Some Like it Hot (1959) = Crime/Action/Drama Thriller 34. Metropolis (1927) = Action/Drama/Sci-Fi Thriller 35. District 9 (2009) = Action/Drama/ Sci-Fi Thriller 36. Touch Of Evil (1958) = Crime Thriller 37. The Prestige (2006) = Mystery/Drama/ Sci-Fi Thriller 38. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) = Crime/Drama/ Mystery Thriller 39. The Great Escape (1963) = Action/Drama Thriller 40. Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) = Crime/Drama Thriller 41. Strangers on a Train (1951) = Crime/Mystery Thriller 42. Safety Last! (1923) = Comedy/Romance Thriller 43. Les diaboliques (1955) = Crime/Horror/Mystery Thriller 44. Notorious (1946) = Romance Thriller 45. Sin City (2005) = Crime/Action Thriller 46. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) = Mystery/Drama Thriller 47. The Big Sleep (1946) = Crime/Mystery Thriller 48. Hotel Rwanda (2004) = Drama Thriller 49. Jaws (1975) = Horror/Drama Thriller 50. Le salaire de la peur (1943) = Action/Drama Thriller
  4. 5. Genre Tallied Ratings Ratings Action IIIIIIIIIII 11 Crime IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 24 Mystery IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 18 Sci-Fi IIIIIII 7 Drama IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 21 Romance IIIII 5 Comedy And Adventure II 2
  5. 6. As you can see from the table on the previous page the most popular Thriller Genre according to out online research was a Crime Thriller . Top Thriller Genre 1. Crime Thriller 2. Drama Thriller 3. Mystery Thriller 4. Action 5. Sci-Fi 6. Romance 7. Comedy and Adventure Crime Thrillers may be the most popular because they are probably advertised and promoted the most. Also there are many films around which are said to be Crime Thrillers, so are known the most. Examples of Crime Thrillers are: Jaws, The Bourne Identity, The Punisher, The Football Factory, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V.
  6. 7. For the second part of our primary and secondary research, we created and handed out surveys to 40 people and asked them to complete it. An example of our survey is on the left... We had 3 different survey for 3 different age groups. The one on the left is for the lower age group. We did this because we wanted a wider variety of results. We put our found results into graphs to give us a clear picture of what is the most popular; genre, opening of a scene and setting.
  7. 8. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each type of genre and what was the most popular. Number of people picking each Genre People’s Favourite Genres
  8. 9. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each ideal opening to a thriller and what was the most popular.. People’s Ideal Opening to Thrillers. Types Of Openings Number Of People Picking Each Opening.
  9. 10. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked which theme they think makes a thriller and what was the most popular. People’s Thoughts On What Makes A Thriller . Types Of Themes In Thriller Number of People Picking Each Theme.
  10. 11. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each type of setting to a thriller and what was the most popular.. People’s Thoughts On The Best Thriller Setting. Different Settings Number of People Picking Each Item
  11. 12. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each type of genre. These results are from our online survey. Types of Genres Number of people picking each Genre People’s Favourite Genres
  12. 13. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each ideal opening to a thriller and what was the most popular.. People’s Ideal Opening to Thrillers. Types Of Openings Number Of People Picking Each Opening.
  13. 14. The Results The Graph below shows the number of people who picked which theme they think makes a thriller and what was the most popular.. People’s Thoughts On What Makes A Thriller . Types Of Themes In Thriller Number of People Picking Each Theme.
  14. 15. The Graph below shows the number of people who picked each type of setting to a thriller and what was the most popular. The Results People’s Thoughts On The Best Thriller Setting. Different Settings Number of People Picking Each Item
  15. 16. From all of the results we collected by interviewing, online surveys, handouts and internet research we can conclude our final results. Action = 54 Crime = 47 Drama = 27 Mystery = 18 Spy = 11 Disaster = 10 Erotic = 10 Psychological = 9 Sci–Fi = 7 Conspiracy = 7 Techno = 7 Romance = 5 Political = 4 Medical = 2 Comedy and Adventure =2 Legal =1 Eco = 1 From our research we found that the most popular thriller genre according to the people we Surveyed and asked was Action thriller . We as a group felt that Action thrillers may have been the most popular Thriller genre because it is the most advertised genre and has many and probably the most popular films around which are categorised under this genre.
  16. 17. From all of the results we collected by interviewing, online surveys, handouts and internet research we can conclude our final results. From our research we found that the ideal opening to a thriller is either an explosive scene or being left with an enigma . Both of these results tie in which each other as an explosive scene can be an enigma as, as the audience we don’t know what is going on or the causes of the explosion; it’s all a mystery to us. Opening titles showing the setting: 8 A Nice Introduction to the characters: 15 Explosive Scene: 23 Murder scene: 9 Left with an Enigma: 23
  17. 18. From all of the results we collected by interviewing, online surveys, handouts and internet research we can conclude our final results. From our research we found out peoples thoughts on what makes a good thriller and this was; Suspense . Suspense keeps the audience intrigued in the film and also keeps the audience interested and wanting to carry on watching the film. Suspense: 48 Death: 4 Lots of Stunts: 13 Gore: 2 Jumpy: 1 2
  18. 19. From all of the results we collected by interviewing, online surveys, handouts and internet research we can conclude our final results. From our research we found that the best and most popular setting for a thriller is in a city . A thriller being set in a city makes the film more realistic and maybe makes the audience more frightened as it’s in a real life situation. The city gives more places to include in your film and varies the scenes. Other: 4 Factory: 3 School: 3 Forest: 9 A House: 5 Underground: 19 City: 37

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