Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thrillers I Have Seen that Could be Potential Case Studies:

  1. Quantum of Solace/Casino Royale: These films contain elements of both thriller and action adventure films. The fact that they are quite gritty and realistic most of the time means that they do classify as thriller films. They have classic enemies, mystery, dark and gloomy environments, etc.
  2. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: A dark, sinister underlying mystery and tension mean that this film is a pure, great thriller. It has all the aspects of a thriller film: dark locations, a mystery, a fitting soundtrack, a femme fatale, etc.
  3. Animal Kingdom: This is a very effective, gritty thriller. It was one of my favourite films of 2011.
  4. Psycho: This noir thriller is one of the best, if not the best, of it's genre. Even now it is more tense and effective than most thrillers.
  5. Spooks: This modern thriller TV series was original and hard-hitting - you were constantly surprised, as it did not worry about killing off major characters.


  1. The two Bond films you have identified do indeed include generic aspects associated with classic thriller films.

    Tinker Tailor is an excellent example

    Sherlock Holmes- Do you mean the TV series which I thought was for an audience of 12 year old boys or a film version???? If it's the TV series then I'd strongly advise you to not use this version of the classic as a case study.

    Animal Kingdom which we will be viewing at Cinema City would be excellent.

  2. Mrs. Barton, I meant the recent film that was released 1 or 2 years ago. It is getting a sequel this year.

  3. The film version released 2009 is an action adventure film, lots of explosions, special effects, CGI's and so on and a hero who can defy gravity. Not appropriate for a case study.

  4. I have now removed it. I will find some other films to use instead.