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us: Thrillers (Television programs)


  • This heading is used as a topical heading for works about television programs that feature a build up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety as primary elements and in which the audience is kept on tenterhooks. When used as a topical heading it is subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.
  • Works about 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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    • us: Psycho thrillers (Television programs)
    • us: Psychological thrillers (Television programs)
    • us: Psychothrillers (Television programs)
    • us: Suspense television programs
    • us: Television thrillers
    • us: Thriller television programs
    • us: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
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    • Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
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    • 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)
  • General Notes

    • This heading is used as a topical heading for works about television programs that feature a build up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety as primary elements and in which the audience is kept on tenterhooks. When used as a topical heading it is subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.
    • Works about 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
    • 2009-03-10: revised
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