Writing the Thriller Film: The Terror Within

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Discover the secrets of writing the thriller film in this book which will have your audiences on the edge of their seats.

Audience: Both new and experienced producers, screenwriters and filmmakers as well as university film students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188463
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Michael Wiese Productions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,562,416
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Hicks, a professional screenwriter, has worked on two of the No. 1 box office films in the world: Rumble in the Bronx and First Strike.

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Table of Contents

1 Who Makes This Stuff Up? 1
2 The Expectations of Genre 5
3 The Cosmos of Credibility 25
4 Narrative Trajectory 31
5 Bounded World 43
6 Timescape 83
7 Character Ethos 95
8 The Family Plot 123
9 The Quintessential Thriller 135
Epilogue 143
Referenced Films 147
About Neill D. Hicks 151
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    If you write fiction, get this book.

    Like all good scripts, Neill D. Hicks¿s ¿Writing the Thriller Film¿ cuts to the chase immediately and lays down the principles of the screen thriller. But his advice goes further. It applies equally to stage, radio, and novel. My question is: Why are these principles so often ignored? In a world increasingly like a thriller (person alone against the general insanity, fighting the terror within), we should demand more of our writers-the bearers of the flame. We need a fund that can supply a copy of this book to everyone who wants to be or is trying to be a ¿writer.¿

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