Feature Ryan Lambie 8 May 2014 - 07:11
Thrillers may be increasingly rare in Hollywood, but the genre continues to thrive in the hands of great indie filmmakers, Ryan writes...
Fatal Attraction. Presumed Innocent. Basic Instinct. Double Jeopardy. They’re all Hollywood thrillers of the 80s and 90s, and were all, to a greater or lesser extent, sizeable box-office hits. It’s easy to forget, in the current era of superhero-led blockbusters, that the humble thriller was once a go-to genre for Hollywood - its mid-budget bread and butter which could reliably turn a profit in both theatres and on VHS (or later, DVD).
The past 20 years, however, have seen a sizeable shift in the way Hollywood makes and sells its films. There’s an increased need to hook the biggest possible audience in on a movie’s opening weekend, resulting in a greater emphasis on loud, flashy moments which can be »
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