Conventions of a Thriller

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Conventions of a Thriller by Mind Map: Conventions of a Thriller

1. Storylines

1.1. Disruption of equilibrium

1.1.1. Tolorov

1.2. Journey

1.2.1. Something goes wrong

1.3. Cliff hangers

2. Characters

2.1. Victim

2.1.1. young

2.1.2. vulnerable

2.2. Offender

2.2.1. Stalkers

2.2.2. Mass Murderers

2.2.3. Serial Killers

3. Settings

3.1. Dark, bleak places

3.2. Haunted houses

3.3. Abandoned places

3.4. Outside, open places e.g. forests

4. Themes

4.1. Investigation

4.2. Ransom

4.3. Revenge

4.4. Hostage

4.5. Kidnapping

4.6. Paranoia

5. Editing

5.1. Shadows

5.2. Use of dark colours

5.3. Quick cuts and changes

6. Sound

6.1. Non-diegetic

6.1.1. Music

6.1.1.1. Dark, creepy music

6.1.1.2. Fast paced music

6.1.2. Narrator

6.2. Diegetic

6.2.1. Voices(of people who can't be seen)

6.2.2. Screams

7. Examples of Thrillers

7.1. Da Vinci Code

7.2. Taken

7.3. Black Swan