Monday, 10 January 2011


At this point of our project we were looking at intertextuality and how it is incorporated into thriller movies. intertextuality is basically a term used to describe authors borrowing and transforming aspects of a prior text by another author; but in this case directors and producers borrowing specific aspects of prior famous thriller movies.

One of the most famous and most common thriller movies that aspects are copied/ imitated from is Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho. The reason for this i think this is because it is so well known and monumental and also it is a way of insuring traditional techniques of creating suspense in thrillers, are never lost.
Bellow is one of the most influential scenes from Psycho, when it comes to directors of the present day using intertextuality:

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