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.

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