Thursday, 13 January 2011

Psychological Thriller Conventions

As well as all the regular thriller conventions, a psychological thriller also plays around with other themes, such as:
Identity; where mistaken identities, dual identities, amnesia and stolen identities are explored.
Memory; the torture of an individual of bad or traumatic memories. Also the trauma of a lost memory.
Reality and perception; a persons perceptions of what is and isn't real is also explored. Events are shown from the viewpoint of multiple characters.
Stream of consciousness; Internal thoughts.
The tourist
The prestige
Shutter island
Inside man
Bourne identity
Catch me if you can

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