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Thrillers

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Part of Genres in American Cinema

  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521588393

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  • 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.

    • 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

    1. Introduction
    2. Critical overview
    3. Historical/cultural overview
    4. The detective thriller
    5. The psychological crime thriller
    6. The spy thriller
    7. The police thriller.

  • Author

    Martin Rubin

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