Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:14 AM
My graduate essay is on directing Thrillers (not horror movies such as Saw or Scream but thrillers like Psycho, The others, sixth sense, etc) and I desperately search for books, articles or essays on the subject.
Any online or printed article or book about thrillers and Direction of Thrillers, even Cinematography on Thrillers would be a GREAT help!
If anyone knows something please tell me!
Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:19 PM
I'm not aware of good books specifically on this topic (though I have no doubt some exist), but in the short term I'd suggest doing a periodical literature search on the names of several well-known directors and cinematographers, as most of them have at least been interviewed if not directly written about their experiences. There should be at least several books' worth of material out there, if you've got access to a library with a good periodicals section.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:41 AM
In my unsolicited opinion, you need to iterate the difference between a horror film (horrifying) and a thriller (thrilling), but be wary of the subsets (psychological thriller, action thriller, comedic horror) etc., and really define what you are looking for.
to me, Psycho was a horror movie when it was released, but by today's standards, it is a thriller. the bar for gore has just moved so far.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:48 AM
- Derry, C., The Suspense Thriller, Jefferson NC, 1988 old but useful
- Rybin, S., The Cinema of Michael Mann, Lanham MD, 2007
more about writing, but still: reading up on Syd Field can be very illuminating
and Vogler (The Writer's Journey), see Shapeshifters