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An Emerging Picture of Thriller Films

An Emerging Picture of Thriller Films

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Published by: jamesedgecombe on Mar 15, 2010
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Villain-driven plots Hero has to overcome a series of obstacles that the villain throws at him. Fast pace, frequent action, Climax of thriller hero defeats villain



Plot Characters Settings Music Visually Mood

Resourceful hero, thwarts the much better resourced villain Unlike murder-mystery, the identity of the villain can be known all along. Victims Often exotic settings polar, high seas etc Entrapment is a big factor e.g. a phone box, a car boot, a boat or a plane. Thrillers can be defined by the mood they elicit: fearful excitement. Emotions created of apprehension and exhilaration, Often the mood is reinforced through escalating action. Before the audience get bored, things have to heat up. Mirrors stairs multiple changes in camera angle rapid shot changes Dissonant music Pedal notes to sound warning Consonant Crescendo used Jerky music

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