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Thriller and Suspense Films

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No list of suspense or thriller films can be complete without mention of English film-maker/director Alfred Hitchcock. He helped to shape the modern-day thriller genre, beginning with his early silent film The Lodger (1926)

 

Hitchcock is considered the acknowledged auteur master of the thriller or suspense genre, manipulating his audience's fears and desires, and taking viewers into a state of association with the representation of reality facing the character. He would often interweave a taboo or sexually-related theme into his films, such as the repressed memories of Marnie (Tippi Hedren) in Marnie (1964)

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BFI Screenonline: Thriller

BFI Screenonline: Thriller | Research into thriller films | Scoop.it

'During the war, the thriller was pressed into service to guard people against complacency.

The most significant thrillers of the next decade or so often combined suspense with a social conscience. Particularly adept at this were the producer-director team of Michael Relph and Basil Dearden, examining the policeman's lot in The Blue Lamp (1950), racial prejudice in Sapphire (1959) and homosexuality in the groundbreaking Victim (1961).

It would be fair to say that the antics of James Bond rather overshadowed most British attempts to revitalise the thriller in the 1960s.

In subsequent years, some of the most interesting thrillers stiffened their suspense with political undertones.

Recent examples have tended to lack that political and social edge and have been slick but relatively conventional in their dramatic strategies, such as Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave (1994) and two popular gangster-thrillers, Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Jonathan Glazer's Sexy Beast (2000).'

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Art of the Title

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Art of the Title honors the artists who design excellent title sequences.

 

While title sequences come in all shapes and sizes, it is of course inevitable that similar topics and themes will emerge from the pile. These don't necessarily have to be genre-specific and in fact, their ability to transcend film genres is part of the lasting appeal.

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Movies - Donnie Darko

Movies - Donnie Darko | Research into thriller films | Scoop.it

The title character in "Donnie Darko" doesn't get along too well with his family, his teachers or his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen and has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion is Frank - a large bunny which only he can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie's escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie's mental illness, if that what it is, may never allow him to find out for sure. The film is the directorial debut of Richard Kelly and stars Jake Gyllenhaal.

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20 Examples of Inspiring Conceptual Photography

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20 Examples of Inspiring Conceptual Photography. Its "visual literature". You don't 'capture the moment' you rather 'create' the moment.
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Stephen King Discusses the Art of Storytelling

Stephen King Discusses the Art of Storytelling | Research into thriller films | Scoop.it

"If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented."

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readmusync's curator insight, March 24, 2013 6:11 PM

Some food for thought...