It was during this conversation that Hitchcock outlined his famous surprise versus suspense scenario—the bomb planted in the cafe. He used this example to demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief, suspense is far more engaging than surprise. Say you have a scene where two characters are talking in a cafe, and a bomb suddenly goes off under the table. The unexpected action will make the audience experience surprise. Can you remember your first time?
Creative writing prompts – 10 of the best activities and resources for KS1 and KS2 English
Click here to download this Worksheet PDF. Will they ever be able to set aside their differences? Will it work? Will he get caught? Will the child give the game away? Will the dog manage to get help? Can they hold on for long enough?