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Thrillers (Motion pictures)


  • Here are entered works on films that feature a build up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety as primary elements and in which the audience is kept on tenterhooks. Works on the use of suspense in motion pictures, television programs, and video recordings are entered under [Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.]

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    • Film thrillers
    • Movie thrillers
    • Psycho thrillers (Motion pictures)
    • Psychological thrillers (Motion pictures)
    • Psychothrillers (Motion pictures)
    • Suspense films
    • Thriller films
    • Thriller movies
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    • Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
  • Sources

    • found: The moving image genre-form guide, via WWW, Mar. 17, 2004(Thriller. UF Psychological thriller. Related to the crime genre in that the subject is usually some aspect of criminal activity, but with the emphasis away from a detective, gangster, caper, or even the crime itself. An individual or group is placed in a dangerous situation whose outcome hinges on sudden reversals of fate. Frequent themes are political conspiracy, terrorism, innocents on the run, romantic triangles leading to murder, and individuals suffering from psychosis)
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993(Thriller (suspense film, suspenser, suspense thriller). To qualify as a thriller, a film requires a substantial degree of suspense as its main ingredient. Most thrillers are found in the subgenres of the crime movie, the horror movie, and the adventure film)
  • LC Classification

    • PN1995.9.S87
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on films that feature a build up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety as primary elements and in which the audience is kept on tenterhooks. Works on the use of suspense in motion pictures, television programs, and video recordings are entered under [Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2008-07-23: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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