Savages crossing

Jarrett, Cody (2010) Savages crossing. [Film/Video]

Description

For a screenwriter, the key challenge of writing genre movies is balancing formulaic convention (familiar plotlines, character types, themes) with generic invention (introducing novel generic elements or devices). The thriller genre is built around the elements of tension and suspense, and plot devices such as twists, red herrings, and cliff-hangers evoke uncertainty, anxiety and anticipation from the audience.

For the feature film Savages Crossing, the question driving the screenplay was “How can the psychological thriller genre be renewed through elements of the family drama to challenge audience expectations?” While there are numerous sub-genres, each with thematic nuances, the psychological thriller typically revolves around a central antagonist. Taking this element as the focal point, the screenplay turned to family drama to revise this convention.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

9 since deposited on 22 May 2014
0 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 48921
Item Type: Creative Work (Film/Video)
Refereed: No
Measurements or Duration: 90 mins
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 22 May 2014 05:04
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 05:04

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page