Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Five Elements in a Thriller

Robert McKee, screenwriter guru, as quoted in the New Yorker Magazine, October 20th, 2003:

'...five elements without which a thriller was probably not a thriller: cheap surprise; a false ending; the protagonist shown to be a victim; a speech made in praise of the villan; and a hero-at-the-mercy-of -the-villan scene."

Actors be advised of the demands on an actor in performing a 'thriller'.


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