the demise of the erotic thriller genre (drama,romance,thriller)

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  1. ramthegamer

    ramthegamer Ancient Guru

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    This is something i always talk about, at a time when i enjoyed movies like fatal attraction, body double, body heat and basic instinct which is a personal favorite not just for the beauty of sharon stone but for paul verhoeven s effort in this to create the perfect romance thriller film, those voyeuristic erotic movies we used to have back in the day.

    I saw lately "to catch a thief" and i felt how many scenes between the two leads showed that sexual tension which is demonstrated later on in the film with a rather funny and opportunistic way.

    Do you guys think that alfred hitchcock created the romance thriller genre and eroticism was added to it during the 70s and 80s which made the softcore thriller movies?

    Does the internet and access to porn movies etc has made this genre s demise afterall?
    Or could we have a rise of hitchcock type of thrillers back, or is it a lack of ideas to create new movies something which havent been previously explored before.

    I would like to add that these kinds of movies are the ones being put on tv during my teenage days i grew up watching these on the moviechannel back then, i liked the femme fatale premise and what could bring to the screen of mystery and suspense.

    Is the erotic thriller still on a demise and what do u think could make it rise again?
     
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    The thing is I guess it's greatly influenced by the general society's state. Since the beginning of the 2000s the world is more about terrorism, war, economics and politics then it seemed to me it was before (although I'm barely old enough to really judge anything before it I have to say). In hindsight the 90s were the height of western culture, where crime and sex were everywhere, yet there was a strife for improvement. These days it's all about visual effects, and movies with tension and good storytelling often come down to indie movies and commercially less successful movies. Sadly the studios are more interested in selling the X'th iteration of action without much story than to try something new.

    I personally think that this genre will be coming back, but not now. We might see it once the general tone of society moves away from being threatened by poverty and terrorism, and gets back to the feeling of "trying to build a better humankind", where the depths of human phsyche and social interactions will once again have some space in people's everyday lives. What I do think will be coming more often are movies about natural desasters and catastrophies, as people slowly should realise that these will be more prevelant, and brutally destructive than in the past.
     
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    Good ole red shoe diaries on Channel 5.

    If not, it would be something similar on a Friday/Saturday night at 10:30PM.......those were the days lol
     
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    ramthegamer Ancient Guru

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    Another may be related question - what is the balance between money return and artistic/creator itching? Have writers, directors desire to create such movies? Do sponsors want to spent their money on such movies?
     
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