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The Evolution of Cinematography in the Genre of Psychological Thrillers

ФИО студента: Penechko Iana

Руководитель: Konstantin Leyfer

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Программа: Media Communications (Bachelor)

Год защиты: 2021

The academic paper covers aspects of camerawork evolution in psychological thrillers filmmaking. Since the first thriller movie was shot, this genre has undergone significant changes which related to cinematography. This research is devoted to the study of which psychological thriller movies became pioneers of new techniques of shot and how did the scene construction and composition of thrillers develop through history. More than that, in this study the definition of psychological thriller is given. In the first chapter, the research contains information about the history of psychological thrillers and its definition, according to theory. The next section enlightens information about cinematography techniques and its evolution during history. In conclusion, the paper provides most authoritative psychological thrillers such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Thus, there is analysed the most outstanding examples of cinematographic work that subsequently influenced the entire genre.

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