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The Thriller: Scripting Seat-Gripping Suspense plumbs nine-score thrillers for recurring features that build nape-prickling, heart-pounding suspense. Fodder for analysis embraces domestic and foreign fare, classic and contemporary, ranging from Ghost, Speed, Seven, Psycho, and The Silence of the Lambs to La Femme Nikita and Yogen [Premonition].

Text eschews a connecting-the-dots, painting-by-numbers approach, in belief that formulas drain the lifeblood of creativity and inevitably spawn a ho-hum product. That said, the eight factors culled from the covered films constitute useful tools in the screenwriter's arsenal.

Perhaps the best groundwork for a thriller is infiltrating the ATF/FBI/IRA, or a brigade of arms-running mercenaries. Short of that, watching films and reading scripts will work wonders. In that spirit, the book debuts three feature-film scripts for critical scrutiny: mystery thriller 'Stateline'; police thriller 'Cashing Out'; supernatural thriller 'Birthmarks.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780595856411
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc.
Subject:
Performing Arts-General
Author:
Sarno, Gregory G.
Subject:
Performing Arts-Screenplays
Subject:
Performing Arts : Screenplays
Subject:
Performing Arts : General
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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