Codes and conventions of a thriller film

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Codes and conventions of a thriller film by Mind Map: Codes and conventions of a thriller film

1. Themes

1.1. Terroism

1.2. Political conspiracy

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1.4. Psycological mind games

1.5. Supernatural events

1.6. Crime

1.7. Spies

1.8. Chase

1.9. Suspense

1.10. Assaination

2. Characters

2.1. Resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of the more powerful and better-equipped villains.

2.2. Convicts

2.3. Soldiers

2.4. Spies

2.5. Law enforcement officers

2.6. Stalkers

2.7. Men associated with danger

2.8. Criminals

2.9. Assasins

2.10. Innnocent citizens that get dragged into danger

2.11. Psychotic characters

2.12. Prison inmates

3. Iconography

3.1. Cars

3.2. Weapons (e.g guns)

3.3. Urban settings

3.4. Tension building music

3.5. Fast paced editing

3.6. Low lighting

4. Feelings thrillers create

4.1. Excitement

4.2. suspense

4.3. Anticipation

4.4. Nerve wracking tension

4.5. Anxiety

4.6. Uncertainty

5. Thriller Narratives

5.1. A genuine thriller is a film that relentlessly pursues a single-minded goal - to provide thrills and keep the audience cliff-hanging at the 'edge of their seats' as the plot builds towards a climax

5.2. Tension usually arises when the main character's is placed in a threatening situation, mystery, or an dangerous mission from which escape seems impossible

5.3. Life itself is threatened, usually because the principal character is unsuspecting or unknowingly involved in a dangerous or potentially deadly situation

5.4. Plots of thrillers involve characters which come into conflict with each other or with outside forces