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The Most Successful Print & Advertising for Psychological Thrillers of All Time

4 Jul

Last article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

The most successful Print & Advertising (or P&A) for the psychological thriller genre always aims to have an emotional impact on the largest audience.  P&A or Print and advertising is usually hired by the studio to develop campaigns along side the films development. To achieve this success, these marketing or advertising agents must collaborate with filmmakers to maximize the disturbing sociological implications of the plot while accomplishing their promotional effort.  For anyone who wonders how P&A is paid for or where it stems from here is a short explanation from SoCalScribe a blog member of the entertainment blog Done Deal Professional

states:

P&A is not part of the production budget. The production budget will
often have money allotted for dailies, the answer print, etc.,. but
P&A – for all intents and purposes – is a distribution expense, not a
production expense (and therefore not a part of the production
budget).“[1]

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Are You Scared Yet? A Look Back on Oscar-Winning Thrillers: Part-2 What Happened Next!

25 Jun

6th article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

In the previous article we looked at five Oscar winning psychological thrillers, in this one we’ll look at the winners to see if they went on to do anymore movies, in the same genre that were Oscar nominated or won. As there are many talented people who have worked on these movies and won, we thought it best to narrow it down to one person of each film and one or two movies that they went on to work on. If we didn’t we’d be here for a very long time! Also, Inception hasn’t been included because it was only released in 2010 and the winners haven’t had time to make other psychological thrillers. Feel to add more or even discuss their past work in the comments!

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Are You Scared Yet? A Look Back on Oscar-Winning Thrillers: Part-1

20 Jun

5th article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

By Parisienne

Why do we like to be scared out our minds?  Is it because we cannot control the surge of panic that our bodies go through when we are scared?  Or is it because we do not know how the film will end?  Whatever the reason is for liking thrillers, the Academy Awards loves them.  Let’s take a look down memory lane at some of our favorites and the awards they have won.

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Hitchcock and Herrmann

13 Jun

4th article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

By Littlebells

These films are timeless classics.  They have just the right touch of Hitchcock that leaves you on the edge of your seat despite how many times you watch them.  We are all familiar with the themes of Psycho and can name it with just the raise of a hand and imitating the shrieking  “Ree! Ree! Ree!”  Hitchcock had thrilling composition for not only Psycho, but Vertigo and North by Northwest.  For each of these films he used the great composer, Bernard Herrmann.

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Master’s Mind Manipulation Poster Campaigns!

7 Jun

Alfred Hitchcock: The Master’s Mind Manipulating Poster Campaigns

3nd article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

It’s well established that Alfred Hitchcock was a genius in the psychological thriller film genre and still leads the field today, but what made us want to go and see them in the first place? What ways did he lure us in? We’ll take a brief look at five of his film, from the 1950’s to the 1960’s, (which are considered to be when he produced his best work) to find out the many techniques he used in his posters to entice us into the movie theatres!

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