Thursday, 20 November 2014

Initial research on Thriller

A thriller is a movie, TV show or book that uses suspense tension and excitement as its main elementsA thriller provides the sudden rush of emotions, excitement, and exhilaration that drive the narrative. It keeps the audience on the "edge of their seats". As the plot builds towards a climax.Literary devices such as red herringsplot twists, and cliffhangers are used extensively.

Common sub genres are psychological thrillerscrime thrillerserotic thrillers and mystery thrillers. Another common sub genre of thriller is the spy genre which deals with fictional espionage. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Top ten thriller movies:

  1. Redirected (2014)
  2. 1 (2014)
  3. Drishyam (2014)
  4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  5. Waar (2013)
  6. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
  7. The Zohar Secret (2014)
  8. O21 (2014)
  9. Inception (2010)
  10. Haider (2014)

Top ten most Popular thriller movies in 2014:

  1. Gone girl (2014)
  2. Nightcrawler (2014)
  3. Foxcatcher (2014)
  4. John Wick (2014)
  5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  6. The Imitation Game (2014)
  7. Jessabelle (2014)
  8. X-men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  9. Predestination (2014)
  10. Divergent (2014)

Action Thriller
Guys love these for the guns and explosions.  Women will usually tolerate the violence for the (almost always) male protagonist. - The Expendable 3 (2014)

Conspiracy Thriller
The protagonist uncovers something that someone - or lots of someones - want them to stay out of. - The Bourne Identity (2002)

Crime Thriller
Bad guy is frequently a serial killer.  Good guy is frequently a cop or FBI agent. - Pulp Fiction (1994)

Disaster Thriller
Someone is trying to destroy the world.- The Matrix (1999)

Eco Thriller
The world is about to self-destruct.

Historical Thriller
At least part of this book does not take place in the present (even if the "past" occurs as distant flashbacks or narrative).

Mystery Thriller
These have the pace and ticking time bomb of a thriller, but the protagonist also has something to solve.  Frequently a crime.  Frequently, specifically, a murder.- Gone Girl (2014)

Psychological Thriller
The serial killer comes to mind again.  The bad guy is often an evil genius who is smarter than the good guy in every way, until the last scene in which the good guy miraculously wises up.- Se7en (1995)

Romantic Thriller
Typically two characters fall in love, while one wonders if the other will kill him or her. - The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Supernatural Thriller
Any thriller that incorporates something that doesn't really exist on Planet Earth can fall here.-Insidious (2010)

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The main ascents of a thriller is suspense and tension. The suspense gives the audience unanswered questions.

Thriller conventions:

  • the protagonists go through obstacles, this builds up tension and empathy levels.
  • there is narrative development, the protagonist becomes ensnared (trapped).

- amnesia
- wrong identity 

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