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15 '80s Thrillers You Definitely Need To See

In his conversations with Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock defined suspense as a bomb under a table that only the audience sees, with a timer that only the audience knows about. "In these conditions this same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene," he said. "The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen." That participation, a suspense by helpless omniscience, is what makes thrillers thrill. 

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    15 '80s Thrillers You Definitely Need To See - /Film

    15 '80s Thrillers You Definitely Need To See - /Film

    In his conversations with Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock defined suspense as a bomb under a table that only the audience sees, with a timer that only the audience knows about. "In these conditions this same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene," he said. "The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen." That participation, a suspense by helpless omniscience, is what makes thrillers thrill.

    The 14 Greatest Thrillers Of The 21st Century - /Film

    The 14 Greatest Thrillers Of The 21st Century - /Film

    The thriller is one of the hardest genres to define, because thrillers cross over so much with other genres. From the erotic thriller, the psychological thriller, the cold war thriller, the detective thriller, and all the way through to the action thriller — and let's not forget to take a detour into the seedy underbelly of the neo-noir — this really is the genre that has something for everyone.

    Remembering Mr. Brooks, The Bonkers Thriller Where Kevin Costner Is A Serial Killer With An Imaginary Friend - /Film

    Remembering Mr. Brooks, The Bonkers Thriller Where Kevin Costner Is A Serial Killer With An Imaginary Friend - /Film

    By day, Earl Brooks (Costner) is a beloved businessman, a pillar of his community, and a loving husband and father. By night, he's the infamous Thumbprint Killer – a serial murderer who stages his victims in artistic poses. That premise isn't exactly novel, or all that original. But it's what "Mr. Brooks" does with that simple setup that makes it sparkle. So come along with me, won't you, as I explore the many details and subplots that make the wonderfully silly "Mr. Brooks" something special.

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