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  Thriller film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience.
Thriller films are distinct from horror movies which emphasize fear, or action movies which emphasize exhilaration.
The motive force of a thriller can range from small-scale fraud to international conspiracy, but topics such as disasters (the disaster movie) or defeating criminals (the policier or crime film) are typically the preserve of other genres.
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Thriller and Suspense Films are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension.
Thrillers keep the emphasis away from the gangster, crime, or the detective in the crime-related plot, focusing more on the suspense and danger that is generated.
In Hitchcock's films, the main character(s) usually committed a crime or was caught as a victim of circumstance, from which there was the inevitable life and death chase concluding with a showdown at a familiar landmark (for example, London's Albert Hall, the Statue of Liberty, or Mount Rushmore).
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 ENG 277: The Thriller in Film and Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ENG 277: The Thriller in Film and Literature
The course:The term “thriller” is used constantly by reviewers, critics and the general public to refer to a certain type of novel or movie--often with a subheading like “spy thriller,” “legal thriller,” “psychosexual thriller” or “postmodern thriller.”Clearly “the thriller” is an extremely popular type of narrative--more popular today than ever, it may seem.
The essays are to be on films or books not studied in class, the first pre-1960, the second more recent; I will have a detailed assignment sheet for each essay.
www.uwc.edu /uwc/depts/english/Syllabi/milicia277.htm   (716 words)

The film begins with a threadbare expository sequence, in which a young girl, Madeline (Christina Lindberg) is raped by an elderly man. The police arrive, and the narrative then skips approximately ten years.
Given the lurid premise of the film and the inclusion of several hardcore sequences, it quickly becomes apparent that THRILLER is a film concerned with looking, forcing the viewer into the unrepentant voyeur.
Perhaps the most famous message appeared on the posters of Zarchi’s film, boasting "This woman has just chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition…but no jury in America would ever convict her!" Besides the obvious exploitation value, the quote hints at the film’s politics which are quite symptomatic of the era (the mid 70’s).
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 Thriller film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thriller films are movies that primarily uses exciting action andtension to engage the audience.
Alfred Hitchcock is considered by many to be the master of tension and the greatest director of thrillers of all time.Hitchcock's ability to create situations of tension are studied by many major film schools around the world.
Psycho,being one of his greatest works, established a new conception of horror an changed the monster in film from a marvel of scienceinto the disturbed mind of an ordinary man. This established the early beginnings of the slasher film which held great appeal from the 1970s through mid 1980s.
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 The Film Asylum Review - Saw (Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes)
The cleverness of this film is not just in its various twists and turns but in the fact that the villain, aptly nicknamed ‘The Jigsaw’ cannot actually be accused of murder, however he does create the scenario leaving the player to puzzle it out for themselves.
This is one of those films that doesn't need to rely on its musical content and to be honest although it is more than an adequate compliment to the film it is not essential.
The film goes out of its way to explain in greater detail the reasons behind the somewhat obsessive nature of Detective Tapp and his encounter with the malefactor which not surprisingly has unexpected results too.
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 Thriller - The Cult Film That Inspired Tarantino's Kill Bill - On DVD - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
THRILLER (AKA They Call Her One Eye) was one of the videos that Tarantino couldn't get out of his mind.
THRILLER tells the sordid tale of an innocent young woman who'd been rendered mute from a traumatic childhood assault.
THRILLER is presented by Synapse with all the violence, sex and action intact.
www.elitestv.com /pub/2004/Sep/EEN415ae45bc4cbd.html   (614 words)

 Writing the Thriller Film - Neill D. Hicks - Books from Michael Wiese
Writing the Thriller Film concentrates on the Cosmos of Credibility, those not-so-obvious elements of screenwriting that contribute the essential meaning to a script.
"Thriller" is a book for people who have an interest in, and want to know more about, the thriller genre.
Hicks explores every aspect of the classic Hollywood thriller, from the biological basis of raw human fear to the morality of the unwilling protagonist.
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 Thriller a.k.a. They Call Her One Eye
Soon the floodgates were open, and a glut of “artistic” Scandinavian films like Quiet Days in Clichy, complete with occasional bits of XXX naughtiness, unspooled in projectors around the world.
Filmed and paced like an art film (not surprising since director Bo Arne Vibenius studied with Ingmar Bergman) but crammed with outrageous sex and violence visuals, this is one of the most distinctive if not exactly tasteful entries in the woman-fighting-back strain of ‘70s exploitation.
Seen today, the film’s greatest asset is certainly the striking Lindberg; she’s lovely and appealing enough during the opening act to elicit sympathy for her plight, but once she loses her eye and begins sporting an array of colorful outfits with eyepatches to match, she becomes a shotgun-toting icon for the ages.
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 Thriller-A Cruel Picture, they call her One Eye! David Zuzelo praises Bo Arne Vibenius and his Masterwork with ...
Thriller came directly out of the mind of its producer and director, Bo Arne Vibenius of Sweden, forged with the tools that he could muster with his own production company.
Thriller-A Cruel Picture was sinking into obscurity on the Drive In circuit though it certainly does have some fans that never forgot it.
Her performance as Madeline in Thriller is the element that brings the impact and depth of the film together.
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 Thriller Film Cells   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film cell details: John McClane, a Los Angeles police officer, is awaiting the arrival of his wife at Washington Airport.
Film cell details: Things aren't going well for John McClane: his marriage is breaking up, he's been suspended from the forc...
Film cell details: Retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graci...
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 Film Jobs and Television Employment in New England
Feature-length film trilogy with major local TV/news coverage seeking dramatic actresses/actors to play in story of Quincy dominatrix whose client died of a heart attack in her dungeon.
Film will be shown at several film festivals for exposure and screen credit will be given.
Film chronicles the struggle of a teen to form a gay-straight alliance at her Jewish high school.
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 Q13.com | KCPQ TV | Q13 FOX News | 'Firewall'
One of the most deservedly popular of modern leading men, the marquee face of films with a reported $5.5-billion worldwide gross, Ford's last two pictures were 2003's "Hollywood Homicide" and 2002's "K19: The Widowmaker," ventures which did not exactly set anyone on fire.
For though it is a reasonable facsimile of a successful thriller, this film (named after a barrier that protects computers from hackers) never manages to be more than mildly effective.
Richard Loncraine, with nearly 40 years of TV and film directing and at least one great film, the Ian McKellen-starring "Richard III," to his credit, is nothing if not a seasoned veteran.
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 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - What's your favorite all time thriller film so far and why?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Where you draw the line in defining genres is up for film theorists - but genre is handy: it gives the film a frame of reference, a link to cinema history, makes it presentable to a wide audience and also, a genre comes packed with a load of conventions.
The film is consistently entertaining, Freeman and Pitt have great chemistry, and the ending is so much more provocative than the usual surprise endings, which just pull the rug up from under you.
The film is one of the most potent psychological thrillers ever made, and will leave you with some mindbending questions.
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 Writing the Thriller Film : The Terror Within
He also offers an explanation of the differences between an action film, a detective film, a horror film and a thriller -- and he provides examples and script excerpts from great thrillers (such as North By Northwest and Breakdown) to demonstrate his ideas.
If you want to write a thriller script, or just get a better idea of what it takes to create and structure a solid thriller, this is the book for you.
If you understand Jung and psychology, you'll find this to be an excellent resource in the way Hicks creates the psychological levels of conflict resolution through his labeling of plot components and the protagonist's journey.
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 Rising Sun (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When the suspect dies in a chase the investigation seems over but a closer investigation of the evidence shows that the case is far from closed.
Wise is OK but he forces it and didn't convince me as much as I would have liked – still did the job asked of him though.
Overall this is a slick and enjoyable film even if it is as much style and pace as it is substance.
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 Arlington Road (1999): Reviews
While this film's conception of a terrorist threat is apparent early on, its strength lies in a string of ingenious little surprises.
Though a thematically ambitious and deftly acted thriller, the film is also shockingly coldblooded and not a little reactionary.
A clumsy and incompetent thriller for nine-tenths of its length, but it has an ending so clever and that goes so wildly against expectations it almost exonerates the film.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/arlingtonroad   (878 words)

 JIVEMagazine.com - BT Composes Original Score for Highly Anticipated Thriller Film "Monster"
Starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci, Monster is a shockingly moving film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid-sized headline stories on Aileen Wuornos (Theron), the drifter prostitute executed last year in Florida for murdering seven men.
The film is based upon the true story of Aileen Wuornos, who was convicted of the murders of seven men in Florida, and was executed in 2002 after 12 years on death row.
Monster premiered Sunday night in Los Angeles as a close to the AFI Film Festival, and was one of the most sought after tickets at the festival.
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First, some background: THRILLER is a reportedly nasty and brilliant piece of revenge cinema from 1974, made in Sweden oddly enough.
The film details a vulnerable mute woman who is picked up by a smooth talker, only to be drugged and forced into a life of prostitution.
THRILLER has been resurrected recently when Quentin Tarantino began screening the trailer at his annual film festival in Texas.
www.horrorexpress.com /news.php?newsid=500   (1186 words)

Universal City, CA -- Universal Pictures'/Working Title Films' thriller "The Interpreter" -- the latest from Academy Award(R)-winning director Sydney Pollack and Oscar(R) winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn -- came in first at the box office over the past weekend, opening with an impressive three-day total of $22,822,455.
Outside of North America, the film continued its hold on first place as the number one film worldwide, with an international cumulative box office to date of $25,742,647.
The past weekend saw the film grossing $12.6 million at 2,378 dates in 35 territories, with "The Interpreter" in the top spot in most of the markets, including the U.K., Australia, Germany, China and Brazil.
www.filmmakers.com /news/film/article_367.shtml   (792 words)

 AALBC.com's Guide to African American Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Even if you don't want to write a Thriller, this work will help you grasp the nuances of genre in general.
He outlines the narrative structure of a solid thriller in clear, helpful language, and goes on to explain the characteristics of a strong protagonist and antagonist.
He also offers an explanation of the differences between an action film, a detective film, a...
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 Thriller and Suspense Films
The spy film was most popular during the 1960s when the Cold War was in evidence, and audiences demanded more action/thriller-suspense pictures.
Espionage films could either be serious, fact-based stories (i.e., The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) or films based upon novelists' fictional or fact-based works), or fanciful-escapist films (such as the James Bond series).
As already noted, many of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense/thriller films, especially during his early years, were espionage/spy subgenre films, and he was responsible for the popularity of this kind of film.
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 Amazon.com: Thrillers: Books: Martin Rubin,Barry Keith Grant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Suspense Thriller: Films in the Shadow of Alfred Hitchcock by Charles Derry
The thriller is perhaps the most popular and widespread movie genre--and the most difficult to define.
Thrillers provides a comprehensive treatment of this genre, from silent serials to stalker films, from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino, from The Great Train Robbery to L.A. Confidential.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521588391?v=glance   (938 words)

 Thriller film
Thriller film is a genre of movie which primarily uses exciting action and tension to engage the audience.
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 Karan-Soham thriller's final cast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There had been several alterations in the cast right from the inception of the film and now the final cast has been declared.
The film does not star Priyanka Chopra as we had talked about the possibility a couple of days back.
The film may be genuinely different in the sense that this will be the transition of the Johar's production house - Dharma Productions from their regular feel-good factor formula to attempting a full-fledged thriller.
www.indiafm.com /scoop/04/jul/1507karan/index.shtml   (223 words)

 The DVD Maniacs - Forum - Locale in Horror film/Thriller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One favorite horror film, which uses its train locales very nicely is Horror Express.
I think the locale in a horror/thriller should be able to blend with the atmosphere or whatever emotion or sense the h/t is trying to create.
Even better is an island being cut off from the rest of civilization by a huge storm or other man-made obstacles (cut phone wires, smashed boats, etc).
www.dvdmaniacs.net /forums/printthread.php?t=4438&pp=40   (737 words)

 From the E! Series That Killed Reality Each Week Comes the Supernatural Thriller Film They've Been Dying for You to See!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now the film that heralds, "Hell hath no fury like a dead woman scorned," comes to E! Entertainment Television when "The Scorned" makes its debut on the ultimate night for a scare, Halloween, Monday, October 31, from 9:00-11:00PM ET/PT.
It is a perfect blend of thriller, suspense, humor and wit.
Fishbowl Films will also release an un-rated DVD of the film after E!'s movie premiere of the thriller.
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