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Thrillers (Motion pictures)

LC control no.sh2008005607
LC classificationPN1995.9.S87
Topical headingThrillers (Motion pictures)
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Variant(s)Film thrillers
Movie thrillers
Psycho thrillers (Motion pictures)
Psychological thrillers (Motion pictures)
Psychothrillers (Motion pictures)
Suspense films
Thriller films
Thriller movies
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
See alsoMotion pictures
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Crime films
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Scope noteHere are entered works on films that feature a build up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety as primary elements and in which the audience is kept on tenterhooks. Works on the use of suspense in motion pictures, television programs, and video recordings are entered under Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.
Subject example tracingNote under Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.
Found inThe 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)
Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993 (Thriller (suspense film, suspenser, suspense thriller). To qualify as a thriller, a film requires a substantial degree of suspense as its main ingredient. Most thrillers are found in the subgenres of the crime movie, the horror movie, and the adventure film)
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