Monday, 10 January 2011

Definitions of Suspense

Using dictionary, the word suspense means a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by adegree of apprehension or anxiety. 
So in another word, it is a narrative trick used in films or nolves involving periodic suspension. It share the course and its emotional tranquility used to increase tension or suprise of the viewer or reader. It also include the unexpected twist before the moment of horror. It allows the audience to achive a snowball effect of drama.
Thriller movies promote lots of excitement with high level of anticpation, anxiety and nerve-wracking tension.
The level od suspension can make people jump off their chair. However, suspense is used in very standarlised way with similar characteristisc and features, which helps to fulfill audiences expectation. 
The moment of suspension is the most important emotion felt as part of the situation in the thriller movies. 

Alfred Hitchock is a MASTER OF SUSPENSE.
He used lots od suspense technique in his psychological thriller film. 
"Psycho" made in 1960, is one of the biggest suspense movie I ever saw.    

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