The thriller is perhaps the most popular and widespread movie genre - and the most difficult to define. Thrillers can contain gangsters or ghosts, space helmets or fedoras. They charge our familiar world with a spirit of exotic, old-fashioned adventure. They give us pleasure by making us uncomfortable - on the edge of our seats.Thrillers provides a comprehensive treatment of this genre, from silent serials to stalker films, from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino, from The Great Train Robbery to L.A. Confidential. This accessible, wide-ranging volume is designed to appeal to students and general filmgoers alike, and shows how this visceral, double-faced film genre has aroused our intense sensations throughout decades of American cinema.Read more
- First in new Genres in American Cinema series
- Readable, comprehensive, accessible
- Covers well-known, popular films and directors
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- Date Published: June 1999
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521588393
- length: 336 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.5kg
- contains: 70 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Critical overview
3. Historical/cultural overview
4. The detective thriller
5. The psychological crime thriller
6. The spy thriller
7. The police thriller.
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