Category:LGBT-related thriller films
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The following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Black Swan (film) – The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovskys Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. Nina is overwhelmed by a feeling of pressure when she finds herself competing for the part, causing her to lose her tenuous grip on reality. Aronofsky cites Fyodor Dostoyevskys The Double as another inspiration for the film, the director also considered Black Swan a companion piece to his 2008 film The Wrestler, with both films involving demanding performances for different kinds of art. He and Portman first discussed the project in 2000, and after an attachment to Universal Studios. Portman and Kunis trained in ballet for several months prior to filming, the film premiered as the opening film for the 67th Venice International Film Festival on September 1,2010. It had a release in the United States starting December 3,2010. Black Swan received critical praise upon its release, particularly for Portmans performance and Aronofskys direction, the film received five Academy Award nominations and Portman won Best Actress for the film, as well as many other Best Actress awards in several guilds and festivals. In addition, Aronofsky was nominated for Best Director and the film was nominated for Best Picture. It is the horror film to be nominated in the Best Picture category, following The Exorcist in 1973, Jaws in 1975, The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. Nina Sayers is a dancer in a New York ballet company. Nina lives in New York City with her mother, Erica. The company is preparing to open the season with Swan Lake, the director, Thomas Leroy, is looking for a new principal dancer after forcing Beth Macintyre into retirement. Thomas wants the ballerina to portray the innocent, fragile White Swan as well as her mysterious, sensual twin. Nina auditions for the part, performing flawlessly as the White Swan, upset, Nina approaches Thomas and asks him to reconsider her as the lead role. Thomas forcibly kisses Nina, and she displays a change of character and bites him, Nina begins to witness strange happenings, and her mother finds scratches on Ninas back. An intoxicated Beth angrily confronts Thomas and Nina, Nina is worried that Beths fate will eventually befall her, too, but she stays quiet. Thomas tells Nina she needs to give herself to the sensuality of the Black Swan and he tells her to go home and masturbate, which she does. The next day, Nina finds out that Beth was seriously injured in a car accident, Nina realizes Beth will never dance again, and tearfully unpacks her belongings in Beths former dressing room
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film) – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American psychological thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and written by Steven Zaillian, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, it tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist s investigation to find out what happened to a woman from a wealthy family who disappeared 40 years prior. He recruits the help of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, Sony Pictures Entertainment began development on the film in 2009. It took the company a few months to obtain the rights to the novel, while recruiting Zaillian, the casting process for the lead roles was exhaustive and intense, Craig faced scheduling conflicts, and a number of actresses were sought for the role of Lisbeth Salander. The script took six months to write, which included three months of analyzing the novel. Pre-release screenings occurred in London, New York City, and Stockholm, Critics gave the film favorable reviews, praising its bleak tone and lauding Mara and Craigs performances. With a production budget of $90 million, the film grossed $232.6 million over its theatrical run. In addition to being included in several publications best-of lists, the film was a candidate for numerous awards, in Stockholm, Sweden, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, co-owner of Millennium magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled investigator and hacker, compiles an extensive background check on Blomkvist for business magnate Henrik Vanger, who has a special task for him. In exchange for the promise of damning information about Wennerström, Blomkvist agrees to investigate the disappearance and assumed murder of Henriks grandniece, after moving to the Vanger familys compound, Blomkvist uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers that no one has been able to decipher. Salander, who is under legal guardianship due to diagnosed mental incompetency, is appointed a new guardian, lawyer Nils Bjurman. Bjurman, a sexual sadist, abuses his authority to extort sexual favors from Salander and violently rapes her, not realizing she has a hidden video camera on her bag. At their next meeting she stuns him with a gun, rapes him with a dildo. Threatening to disclose the video recording, she blackmails him into writing a glowing progress report, Blomkvists daughter Pernilla visits him and notes that the numbers from the notebook are Bible references. Blomkvist tells Vangers lawyer, Dirch Frode, that he help with his research. Blomkvist hires Salander to investigate the notebooks content and she uncovers a connection to a series of murders of young women from 1947 through 1967, with the women either being Jewish or having Biblical names, many of the Vangers are known antisemites. During the investigation, Salander and Blomkvist become lovers, Henriks openly national socialist brother Harald identifies Martin, Harriets brother and operational head of the Vanger empire, and Blomkvist marks Martin as a possible suspect. Salanders research uncovers evidence that Martin and his father, Gottfried, committed the murders
3. Maps to the Stars – The screenplay was written by Bruce Wagner, who had written a novel entitled Dead Stars based on the Maps to the Stars script, after initial plans for making the film with Cronenberg fell through. This is also the third Cronenberg film made with Canadian actress Sarah Gadon and it is the first Cronenberg film shot partially in the United States, although most of it was shot, like his other films, in his native city of Toronto, Canada. The film concerns the plight of a star and a washed up actress while commenting on the entertainment industrys relationship with Western civilization as a whole. The film premiered in competition for the Palme dOr at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on May 19,2014, Moore won the festivals Best Actress Award. Following its premiere at Cannes, the film had a release in France on May 21,2014. Agatha arrives in Los Angeles and employs limousine driver Jerome to take her to the site of the house of child star Benjie Weiss. Agatha has severe burns to her face and body, and takes an amount of medication. Benjie visits a child suffering from lymphoma in the hospital, however. Benjie’s father, Dr. Stafford Weiss, is a TV psychologist who is treating aging actress Havana Segrand for abuse she suffered at the hands of her deceased mother, Havana’s agent struggles to get Havana a role in a remake of her mother’s film Stolen Waters. Havana routinely hallucinates about the younger version of her mother. Benjie and his mother, Cristina, negotiate a role for Benjie in a film as his comeback after drug rehabilitation, at the suggestion of Carrie Fisher, Havana hires Agatha, whom she had met on Twitter, as a personal assistant. Agatha continues to see Jerome, and a romance forms, though Jerome appears resistant at first, using Havana’s role in Stolen Waters to gain access to the production lot, Agatha visits Benjie on set. A schizophrenic, Agatha tells him that she has returned from a sanatorium to make amends for setting the fire that burned her and nearly killed him when he was seven. When Stafford learns Agatha visited Benjie, he visits her in a rage and warns her to leave L. A. Benjie breaks his sobriety, getting high on GHB, Agatha visits her mother, Cristina, to make amends. Cristina reveals that she and Stafford are brother and sister, making Agatha, Stafford comes home, and when Agatha tells him she knows about their familial relations, Stafford violently beats her, until Cristina intervenes. During the altercation, Agatha steals Cristina’s wedding ring, on set, Benjie is haunted by the girl from the hospital, and, during a hallucination, he strangles his young co-star. The child survives, though Benjie is now to be replaced in the film, Havana requests Jerome as a driver and seduces him in the backseat of his parked limo in the driveway of her home, as Agatha watches from the window. Havana enters the house and berates Agatha for her performance at work
4. Rope (film) – The film was produced by Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein as the first of their Transatlantic Pictures productions. It is the second of Hitchcocks limited setting films, the first being Lifeboat, the original play was said to be inspired by the real-life murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Two brilliant young aesthetes, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan, strangle to death their former classmate from Harvard University, David Kentley and they commit the crime as an intellectual exercise, they want to prove their superiority by committing the perfect murder. After hiding the body in an antique wooden chest, Brandon and Phillip host a dinner party at the apartment. The guests, who are unaware of what has happened, include the victims father Mr. Kentley and aunt Mrs. Atwater, also there are his fiancée, Janet Walker and her former lover Kenneth Lawrence, who was once Davids close friend. Brandon uses the chest containing the body as a table for the food, just before their housekeeper. Now the fun begins, Brandon says when the first guests arrive, Brandon and Phillips idea for the murder was inspired years earlier by conversations with their prep school housemaster, publisher Rupert Cadell. He too is among the guests at the party, since Brandon in particular feels that he would approve of their work of art, brandons subtle hints about Davids absence indirectly lead to a discussion on the art of murder. Brandon appears calm and in control, although when he first speaks to Rupert he is nervously excited, Phillip, on the other hand, is visibly upset and morose. He does not conceal it well and starts to drink too much, much of the conversation, however, focuses on David and his strange absence, which worries the guests. A suspicious Rupert quizzes a fidgety Phillip about this and about some of the inconsistencies that have raised in conversation. For example, Phillip had vehemently denied ever strangling a chicken at the Shaws farm, Phillip later complains to Brandon about having had a rotten evening, not because of Davids murder, but over Ruperts questioning. As the evening goes on, Davids father and fiancée begin to worry that he has neither arrived nor phoned, Brandon increases the tension by playing matchmaker between Janet and Kenneth. Mrs. Kentley calls, overwrought because she has not heard from David and he takes with him some books Brandon has given him, tied together with the rope Brandon and Phillip used to strangle his son. When Rupert goes to leave, Mrs. Wilson accidentally hands him Davids monogrammed hat, Rupert returns to the apartment a short while after everyone else has departed, pretending that he has left his cigarette case behind. He hides the case behind some books on the chest, asks for a drink and he is encouraged by Brandon, who hopes Rupert will understand and even applaud them. A drunk Phillip is unable to take it any more, he throws a glass and says, Cat and mouse, cat, but which is the cat and which is the mouse. Rupert lifts the lid of the chest and finds the body inside and he is horrified but also deeply ashamed, realizing that Brandon and Phillip used his own rhetoric to rationalize murder
5. Mulholland Drive (film) – Mulholland Drive is a 2001 neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, and Robert Forster. It tells the story of an actress named Betty Elms, newly arrived in Los Angeles. The story includes several other seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually interlock, as well as some surreal, originally conceived as a television pilot, a large portion of the film was shot in 1999 with Lynchs plan to keep it open-ended for a potential series. After viewing Lynchs version, however, television executives rejected it, Lynch then provided an ending to the project, making it a feature film. The half-pilot, half-feature result, along with Lynchs characteristic style, has left the meaning of the films events open to interpretation. Lynch has declined to offer an explanation of his intentions for the narrative, leaving audiences, critics and he gave the film the tagline A love story in the city of dreams. Mulholland Drive launched the careers of Watts and Harring and was the last feature film to star veteran Hollywood actress Ann Miller and it is now widely regarded as one of Lynchs finest works, and as one of the greatest films of the 21st century. A. O. Scott of The New York Times writes that some might consider the plot an offense against narrative order. The film is a liberation from sense, with moments of feeling all the more powerful for seeming to emerge from the murky night world of the unconscious. A dark-haired woman is the survivor of a car crash on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she makes her way down into Los Angeles, later that morning, an aspiring actress named Betty Elms arrives at the apartment, which is normally occupied by her aunt. Betty is startled to find the woman, who has amnesia, to help the woman remember her identity, Betty looks in Ritas purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key. At a diner called Winkies, a man tells his companion about a nightmare in which he dreamt there was a figure behind the diner. When they investigate, the figure appears, causing the man with the nightmare to collapse in fright, elsewhere, director Adam Kesher has his film commandeered by mobsters, who insist that he cast an unknown actress named Camilla Rhodes as the lead in his film. Kesher resists, but after being out of his house when he finds his wife cheating on him, he learns that his bank has closed his line of credit. He agrees to meet a mysterious figure called The Cowboy, who urges him to cast Camilla Rhodes for his own good, later, a bungling hit man attempts to steal a book full of phone numbers and leaves three people dead. While trying to more about Ritas accident, Betty and Rita go to Winkies and are served by a waitress named Diane. They find Diane Selwyn in the book and call her