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What is a thriller

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What is a thriller

  1. 1. What is a Thriller? By Tyra Chuck
  2. 2. What is a thriller? ANTICIPATION • A thriller is a movie that revolves around anticipation or suspense to ‘what is going to happen next?’. • This leaves the audience intrigued to what is going to happen next and keeps them interested in the plot of the movie and where about of characters and events. • Anticipation and suspense is carried out from the start to the end of the movie. It is on-going in order to keep the audience interested, on the edge of their seat and allows them to follow the plot of the film and/or the characters and events. CHARACTERS • Characters (main) are often faced with a series of challenges or task in order to complete in order to solve the mystery in the movie. • Female characters are often show as being a venerable damsel in distress or as opposite, to which they are shown as to having masculine behaviour such as being violent.
  3. 3. Examples of a thrillers • Crime Thriller • Action Thriller • Film Noir • Psychological Thriller • Science Fiction Thriller • Religious Thriller
  4. 4. Action Thriller • An action work will generally have a fast-paced, centred, and definite plot. • It generally follows to the hero cycle faithfully, and its plot revolves around character development. • Packed movies that keep the audience on the edge of their seat. • The plots of most action thriller films are the same which contain (typical code and convention); exploration, crime fighting , explosions, psychopaths ect.
  5. 5. Crime Thrillers • Thriller and crime combined. • Features mainly a robbery, serial killer or a murderer. • Associated with high levels of psychological and action of which combined creates tension and suspense for the audience.
  6. 6. Film Noir • Distinct type of drama thriller. • Was popular during the 1940s &50s. • The main theme is black and white but has effective lighting. • The main character is typically the hero. • Has a complex plot but is normally explained through flashbacks and over voice of character.
  7. 7. Psychological Thriller • Drama and Mystery film • The main character relies on knowledge to solve a situation or mission. • Often has a crossover with horror films due to the above.
  8. 8. Science Fiction Thriller • Has science based themes. Theme Typical codes and conventions: • Mainly revolves around alien invasions • Suspense is created through the use of unexplored locations.
  9. 9. Religious Thriller • Has elements of religious themes, that normally reflect on questions, ceremonies and conspiracies. • Includes supernatural events, demon possession and church secrets/ cover ups.
  10. 10. Main Themes Narrative Themes • Complex theme that questions the audience into what is happening or going to happen next. • Often add false clues to deceive the audience show how something may be finished/gone away but its not.
  11. 11. Key Characters • • • • • • • • • • Psychopaths Killers Innocent victims (e.g. females) Convicts Escaped convicts Criminals Stalkers People involved in a twisted relationship Police Terrorists
  12. 12. Codes and Conventions • • • • Low key lighting Shadows Quick cuts Tension music to add suspense
  13. 13. Alfred Hitchcock • English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. • Examples of his movies directed are: Psyco, The birds, rear window and notorious.

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