Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Conventions of a Thriller

- crime at the core of the narrative
- Enigmas (mystery) for spectator
- mystery usually solved at the en
- suspense - key to thriller
- micro elements - musical score, suspense and tension
- low key lighting, adds to mystery/suspense
- often oblique/canted angles, distorts image
- often POV shots, fast action shots and close ups
- protagonist (main character) and antagonist (villain or force e.g. paranormal)
- main characters often accustomed to danger e.g. law enforcer, spies, soldiers etc. or normal civilians drawn into danger
- hero usually beats the villain

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