Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 9: Let Me In, Buried and Genre Look at Thriller Films

On this week's episode of the podcast I have a look at current releases including the vampire remake Let Me In and the very literal Buried starring Ryan Reynolds along with continuing genre exploration by having a look at thriller films.



MP3 File


0:00 – 1:20 - Introduction
1:30 – 9:10 - Let Me In Review
9:10 – 13:30 - Buried Review
13:30 – 25:10 – Thriller as a Genre
25:10 – 26:20 –Faster Trailer
26:20 – 29:00 – DVD This Week
29:00 –31:00 – Upcoming up Next Week
31:00 – 32:27 – Outro

Show Notes
Faster Trailer (release date: November 24, 2010)


Thriller as a Film Genre Show Notes:
  • Thriller film definition from Wikipedia "Thriller is a genre of literature, film and television that uses suspense, tension and excitement as the main elements. Thrillers are mostly characterised by an atmosphere of menace, violence, crime and murder by showing society as dark, corrupt and dangerous, though they often feature a happy ending in which the villains are killed or arrested."
  • Thriller-centric directors include: Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan
  • Notable thriller films: Rear Window, Vertigo, Strangers on a Train, Night of the Hunter The Manchurian Candidate (1962), and the Dirty Harry films.
  • More recent thriller include: The Dark Knight, Memento, Signs, Unbreakable, Fight Club, Seven Brick, Donkey Punch and Zodiac.
  • 2010 thrillers so far: Edge of Darkness, Shutter Island, Chloe, Cactus, The Square and The Disappearance of Alice Creed.
  • List of all thrillers reviewed
  • If you like thrillers, other genres to explore & enjoy include: mystery, horror & crime films
IMDB Top 50 Thrillers (as of October 6, 2010)
1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
3. Inception (2010)
4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
6. Rear Window (1954)
7. Fight Club (1999)
8. Psycho (1960)
9. The Usual Suspects (1995)
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
11. Se7en (1995)
12. Memento (2000)
13. North by Northwest (1959)
14. Léon (1994)
15. Taxi Driver (1976)
16. M (1931)
17. Double Indemnity (1944)
18. Vertigo (1958)
19. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
20. Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
21. The Shining (1980)
22. The Third Man (1949)
23. Aliens (1986)
24. Chinatown (1974)
25. The Departed (2006)
26. L.A. Confidential (1997)
27. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
28. Rebecca (1940)
29. The Prestige (2006)
30. Touch of Evil (1958)
31. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
32. The Great Escape (1963)
33. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
34. Le salaire de la peur (1953)
35. Safety Last! (1923)
36. Strangers on a Train (1951)
37. Les diaboliques (1955)
38. Sin City (2005)
39. Oldboy (2003)
40. Jaws (1975)
41. Yôjinbô (1961)
42. Notorious (1946)
43. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
44. Die Hard (1988)
45. Batman Begins (2005)
46. Blade Runner (1982)
47. The Big Sleep (1946)
48. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
49. Pushpak (1988)
50. No Country for Old Men (2007)

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