Roger Ebert starts by calling the movie “Jaws” as a sensationally effective action picture and a scary thriller. He explains that it works all the better because it’s populated with characters that have been developed into human beings that we get to know and care about. He then compares the movie to as frightening as “The Exorcist” but he says it’s a nicer kind of fright yet somehow more fun because they’re being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone and vomit devil. 4. Summarize his or her evaluation of the film in
A myth is a false belief or idea. It is usually held within an old traditional story or it is a way to explain a natural or social phenomenon, typically involving supernatural creatures or events. Myths are stories of transformation. Many people are surprised to learn that ancient myth was often at least as violent, if not more so, than the mayhem of our modern fantasies. For example, The Godfather, and its companion, Godfather II, have been justly praised for excellence in such technical matters as acting and direction; their popularity is enhanced by less pleasant preoccupations: a lust for violence accentuated in recent years; an obsession with the details of organized crime; a cynical belief that only small distinctions separate lawless behavior from ordinary business practice.
It may not be Halloween, or October, but rather there are a few authentically good horror movies out there that are traumatizing and unforgettably frightening. I am not going to lie, I was quite the most sizably voluminous scaredy-cat. After visually examining a horror movie, I would become paranoid to be solitary. And sometimes I would even be frightened to scrub down. This was me as a child incidentally.
His insightful use of satire is the redeeming quality of the movie for me, which in turn allows me to appreciate the dark humor that encapsulates the film. I fear much of the American public will denounce the presentation as untimely and callous to the fears that are so widespread. I hope we can all take away something meaningful from this film and realize the shortcomings of certain ideologies like technological competition that we have clung to during the war. If nothing else people should leave the theatre after seeing this movie and realize that Kubrick actually takes the idea of nuclear war very seriously, and he challenges the audience to question the politics and ideologies that have dominated the country throughout the
Summary of “Why We Crave Horror Movies” In Stephen King's essay,“Why We Crave Horror movies,” King describes the reasons why people desire to watch horror movies. King elaborates on the fact that we are all mentally ill in our own way; going to horror movies just provokes those terrors. The young are more inclined to admire the excitement and thrill; however, as people grow older they lose interest. Horror movies, King describes, are for making oneself feel normal by comparison to the mentally insane. For entertainment and joy, people see horror movies, but the fun is morbid.
The film Rosemary’s Baby was a film produced in the late 60’s. This film is considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time and famously known because of the realism within the story. It challenges the mind causing it’s viewers to believe this sort of incident could happen in real life. Although the film is an obvious exaggeration, it triggers an alarm to sound within us and signals as a warning to the severity of the situation. The movie challenges our perception within the ideas of sexual discretion and deceit from those we trust the most.
Upon rewatching the film, we understand why his reality is so messed up, and as a result we realise that Jacob isn’t insane. And Instead we feel hopeful, as we realise that while his reality maybe getting more and more terrifying, we know that soon he will have his answer to what exactly is happening to him, and then hew will be able to move onto a better place. It’s like the old saying goes, things have to get worse before they’ll ever get better. Jacob’s Ladder shows us that not only is war hell, but death itself can be a living hell. Through a complex story full of hallucinations, government conspiracies, and demons we see just to what extent death can be hell.
Have you ever been on a trip where everything seems to be going wrong? How did that make you feel? Well in the story “The Most Dangerous Game” a hunter by the name of Mr. Rainsford feels the same way. In the movie, however his connections to his feelings and the outcome of the story may be a little misguided. The integrity of the story is affected by the many differences and similarities in the areas of initiating event, characterization, and plot between the story and the movie “The most dangerous game”.
Rear Window The film masterpiece “Rear Window” is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is known for its unique ability to connect to the hearts of many. The movie intrigues the audience from the opening scene to the dramatic amusement, Hitchcock’s movie is near impossible to predict and is composed of multiple plot twists and surprises. Despite being a harsh movie critic, I truly appreciated every single detail that is put forth by the Director. Unsurprisingly, Hitchcock is known for countless other amazing films such as, “Psycho”, “Vertigo”, and “North by Northwest”. However, what separates “Rear Window” from Hitchcock’s other films is its unique use of camera angles to show every suspenseful moment within the film.
Initially, I thought that this film was nothing but another action thriller generated by Hollywood to earn the big bucks off of a topical project (the Cold War). But once I got further into the plot, I began to have a change of mind. There is no doubt that some serious effort was put into the production of this film. A sense of realism was established early on in the film, essentially laying the groundwork for the tone and plot. Serious line deliveries by Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, and the rest of the cast contributed to this sense of realism by setting a tone of dread and suspense.