The Thriller album is still the biggest album of all time. That is still returning huge royalty cheques.— Martin Bashir
Surprising Thriller quotations
In every thriller written about Washington, particularly after 9/11, there are good guys and there are bad guys, and there's no gray area at all.
You can't do psychological thrillers.
There's no audience. I've heard this. I've heard this from studios.
I'd have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.
I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.
It's absolutely fun to walk around and have people respect you.
When Michael Jackson did Thriller, I was in the park one day, and a girl came up to me and said, "Man, the only people they talk about around here are Michael Jackson and you." It was pretty flattering to be considered in the same light as the king of pop in my area.
The strongest human emotion is fear. It's the essence of any good thriller that, for a little while, you believe in the boogeyman.
It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
He was one of the masters of the thriller and he really was one of the great signposts, because he took the spy thriller out of the gentility of the drawing room and into the back streets of Istanbul and where it all really happened, ... The Day of the Jackal.
It's a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it's full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you.
When you're watching an action movie, you experience an action movie more outside of the aquarium, you're out of the aquarium looking in at all the swimming fish that are in there. Whereas horror films and thrillers are designed to put the audience into that box, into that aquarium.
I think it is immensely difficult to get the U.
S. interested in non-U.S. topics. I dont think this is because the average American reader is disinterested, but more because of publishers playing it safe: if a thriller based in L.A. is a sure winner, why spend money plugging one based in Paris - or Bangkok?
Many Scandinavian writers who had made their name in literary fiction felt they wanted to have a go at the crime novel to show they could compete with the best. If Salman Rushdie had been Norwegian, he would definitely have written at least one thriller.
For the best part of my childhood I visited the local library three or four times a week, hunching in the stacks on a foam rubber stool and devouring children's fiction, classics, salacious thrillers, horror and sci-fi, books about cinema and origami and natural history, to the point where my parents encouraged me to read a little less.
The wildest ride in modern crime novel exoticum.
A novel so steeped in milieu that it feels as if you've blasted to mars in the grip of a demon who won't let you go. Read this book, savor the language-it's the last-and the most compelling word in thrillers.
Allthough that doesn't happen often lately, I like to read exciting thrillers and those kinky magazines.
Thrillers are like life, more like life than you are.
I was in a movie called 'Vanishing on 7th Street,' and that was my first leading role in a movie. It's an apocalyptic thriller, and it's really cool. It's the first movie I ever shot.
I like comedies, I like thrillers, I like love stories.
Everything is beautiful; it depends if the film is good, who cares? Everything is interesting.
I'm not interested in parts where they are looking for a good-looking guy.
I want to be a weird little sidekick in a crazy comedy and then play like a dark drama or a thriller.
The intricacy of plotting a thriller is akin to writing formal poetry.
I want to do my Blade Runner, which is like a future Berlin film, which is like a thriller, but it's much deeper characters, I think.
I have a graduate degree from Penn State.
I studied at Penn State under a noted Hemingway scholar, Philip Young. I had an interest in thrillers, and it occurred to me that Hemingway wrote many action scenes: the war scenes in 'A Farewell to Arms' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' come to mind. But the scenes don't feel pulpy.
My first obligation is to entertain but as far as science fiction goes, it's much easier to comment on today from another time because people then aren't focused on 'did you get the details right?' It's sort of a Trojan horse approach to ideas because it's wrapped in the future, it's wrapped in action, thriller.
At the core of investigative journalism is exactly the same thing that drives a page-turning thriller: telling a great story.
Thrillers are an enormous amount of fun for filmmakers.
It's a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it's a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you're told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.
The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful.
They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.
I would love a little bit of a change.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to work so much, particularly in the horror-thriller genre, but I would love to be able to do something perhaps a little more dramatic or even a romantic comedy.
I'm not a horror fans as much as I'm a fan of thrillers.
If you look at the best-seller list, it is mostly thrillers.
Very few books attempt to create an image of the life we live. I knew there were writers who wore tweed coats and lived in Connecticut and somehow made a living, and that's what I aimed to do. I've tried to write as well as I can with books that say something to any reader.
All the plays that have ever been written, from ancient Greece to the present day, have never really been anything but thrillers... Drama's always been realistic and there's always been a detective about... Every play's an investigation brought to a successful conclusion.
I actually did an Agatha Christie monologue for my audition showcase at Guildhall, and that's how I got my agent. Some people said 'ooh it's old hat' and 'too risky'. Some people think she's all about the narrative and thriller aspect at the expense of character and I disagree. I did it anyway and it worked well.
In a thriller, the camera's an active narrator, or can be.
Killing Lincoln is a must-read historical thriller.
Bill O'Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.