In cinema suspense denotes unresolved conflict, an undecided outcome, a vague and inexplicable feeling of anxiety. This effect became a popular instrument in the years following WWII and was instantly used and reinterpreted by the second wave of European existentialism to perfectly define the uncontrollable melancholy that descended on the post-war world.
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