Friday, 31 December 2010

Research - Thriller sub - genres



There are many factors that create a sense of suspense in a thriller. suspense is created in the movie Jaws, the slow bilud up of coming out of the water creates a sense of tension as the viewers are interiged whats to come. There is also a false sense of security created by the production crew, after thinking the worst has gone, then suddenly the real thing appears (Jaws). This creates phsical movement from the audience, this causes an increased heartbeat which is made from the tension and fear.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Definition of Suspense













Definition

Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. Suspense may operate in any situation where there is a lead up to a big event or dramatic moment, with tension being a primary emotion felt as part of the situation.

In broader definitions of suspense, this emotion arises when someone is aware of his lack of knowledge about the development of a meaningful event; thus, suspense is a combination of anticipation and uncertainty dealing with the obscurity of the future.


Monday, 27 December 2010

Definition of suspense

Thriller films commonly use techniques such as camera to build suspense for the viewing audience. Suspense is the anxious/nervous feeling and mental uncertainty that the audience feel in the build up to a shock event in a film. It is usually created through camera, sound, mise en scene and editing. An example of the use suspense is seen continuously in the film Jaws. The famous theme music from the film is an example of how suspense is created through sound. The music automatically connotes that something is going to happen it then builds up and becomes louder and has a faster tempo, causing the audience to start feeling the nervous uncertanty and be unaware of what is going to happen next and shock them.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Analysis of Thriller clip

The clip that i will be analysing is one from the movie Jaws. The clip starts off at the beach where the film makers use a technique named 'false sense of security' to make the audience create suspense. We see many people happily enjoying their time at the beach when there is a spotting of a shark. After a mad rush and frantic panic it is found out the shark was infact a prank pulled by two children. People are then calm , but then a woman shouts that she sees a shark, a real shark, so the danger comes flooding back. This is the false sense of security. The suspense continues as two boats , one containing three children and and another containing a man are threatened by the attack of the real shark. They are all thrown into the water and the audience watches as they wait to see what happens. The male is killed and we see his leg fall to the bottom of the sea. Overall this scene is a perfect example of what should happen to make the audience feel suspense within a thriller film.

Thriller Sub-Genres Research

Thriller films sometimes have a sub-genre. This means that as well as being a thriller film it also has aspects as other genres, these include:
  • Psychological
  • Romance
  • Action
  • Supernatural
  • Political
 A film that inspires me at the moments comes from the sub-genre of supernatural. What lies beneath falls into the supernatural sub-genre due to the use of camera,sound , mise en scene , editing and the titles. The use of camera shots such as close-up,high angle and aerial shots create a sense of suspense allowing it to be defined as a thriller. The music during the opening scene is very atmospheric and mid tempo, again creating the feeling of suspense Also in the clip we get a quick glimpse of a face , almost scaring the audience creating the supernatural feeling to the movie.The editing of it starts off slow and mysterious but when it gets to the climax it speeds up, adding to the supernatural feel of the film.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Definition of Suspense



Definition:
Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. Suspense may operate in any situation where there is a lead up to a big event or dramatic moment, with tension being a primary emotion felt as part of the situation.

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