Alien is a remarkable horror film that was way ahead of its generation with little to nothing to complain about. The scenery was remarkable, especially inside the space craft and egg chamber; it never failed to add to the mood of the environment. The violence, from the chestburster scene, to the crew being killed was natural and paced, not overdone and in your face. Though there were small parts that could use touch ups, like all films, there was one scene that seemed unnecessary, that being on the escape pod where Ripley was stripping down in preparation for cryonic sleep. Being the half-naked vulnerable woman with a monster trying to eat you seemed to horror cliché and that it was merely trying to broaden their appeal to the male audience, but no film is perfect and it still sits very high on my favorite movie list as well as other film critics.
I thought that the movie was a good example of the protocol for a real epidemic occurrence. It was realistic in the representation of transmission of the disease, question asking from the scientists, problems occurred during the tracking of the disease, and the problem solving/ protocol of what to do in these situations. The movie did a good job showing the transmission and how easy it is to spread disease among people, for example how a man who had the disease went to a movie theater and infected all of the people there, causing for them to become sick. The questions asked by the scientists allowed for them to find the host and then later find an antiserum for the disease. In the movie, many problems occurred during the process of finding the host, antiserum, as well as a way to produce the antiserum.
It was not until Kate the FBI agent, found the dead body. The director and producer did a great job in even disgusting the audience with what Kate had found, dead bodies all over the house. Not only did it disgust the audience, but in my perspective it gave me the chills. Throughout the movie the music did not get any happier from there it just got darker, like if you were being observed and you did not know. Scared to life, not secured, is what the music of the film made me feel.
His trademark employment of voyeurism was a part of his means of breaking down standard cinematic trends and achieving a much higher form of storytelling. A classic example of this occurs in Psycho when Norman spies on Marion as she undresses for her shower. The audience views Norman remove a painting from the wall, to reveal a convenient peephole. The camera then, quite literally becomes the extension of the eye of the viewer and character, as it focuses to a subjective shot, luring both into the deadly act of voyeurism. It is not until the sequence cuts to an extreme close up of Norman’s reaction, that the audience realises it has been placed in the viewpoint of the villain.
and it suddenly stops half way through, the audience wants it to keep sinking so the murder can be covered up. It is only then truely discovered how Norman is enslaved to his 'mother ' both emotionally and physically is and why he does what he does. Hitchcock in his groundbreaking film Psycho employed techniques such as mise-en-sćene and motifs to explore themes of voyeurism, dualism and good vs evil by positioning the viewers in each scene as a third perspective, outsiders looking in to reinforce the theme of Birds
The tone of the movie would be as trying to emphasize the point in where everyone was traumatize by the murders the anxiety brought by the chaos, the suspense and so on giving an impact on Germany. In my opinion, the tone was anxiety, horrific and maybe mysterious, brought by the perseverance of the actions throughout the movie. I found interesting that most of my peers came up with a different tone to the film and I would say are all-great because it all get to the same meaning. I would probably say that this movie is somewhat like a comic book, but converted into a movie. Mostly because of the way, it had the lines of the characters.
Watching science fiction movies bring out the other side of us we enjoy, even though it is sometimes predictive. Viewers of science fiction movies crave for the dying of animals and the fallen of building. This makes us enjoy the science fiction movies to the climax of it. Science fiction movies create suspense, in order for viewers to know the mystery behind.
Low-key lighting is described as extreme use of deep shadows, with contrast between the brightest parts of the scenes and the darkest parts. In one of the scene Belle asks Beast to come out in the light so she can see him. Before that Belle offered herself as the prisoner to save his father from the beast as the beast made her father sick. Since that scene the lights are more horrifying because they want the viewers to believe that beast is the character you should be scared of so that the viewers can relate to Belle’s fear.
The Horror Genre: Unmasking Fears Across Generations Horror films push social boundaries and exploit Americans worst fears in a way that excites, challenges, and makes viewers obsessed with terrifying themselves. The horror genre is a vehicle that allows people to cope with their worst fears, such as death outside of their everyday reality. Horror films provide us with unimaginable or impossible situations making our own fears seem less terrifying. Horror films caricature the current social problems that preoccupied people’s concerns during that time period and create their “monsters” to embody the current fears.
He designed such covers as: Psycho; It´s a mad, mad, mad, mad world; Bonjour Tristesse; Vertigo; Grand Prix and North by Northwest; Goodfella; Casino and many others. His unique style made them fun to look at, and enticed viewers to
“If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.(Hitchcock).” An Auteur has full control over the movie and puts some of themselves into each movie they make. Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock were masters of this. Truffaut with his 400 Blows and Hitchcock with his Psycho. There is one very famous scene in 400 Blows that Truffaut made that was very different for his time.
Suspense is a difficult art to master--that certain balance between nervousness and excitement is achieved by so few. Nonetheless, Alfred Hitchcock has the magic touch when it comes to keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Fifty percent of the time, when an audience is taken over by suspense, its thanks to one of his original films--the other fifty percent is only just watching Hitchcock's tactics re-stitched into modern movies. His film North by Northwest is a prime example of Hitchcock's intelligence and experience in this form of art, being "regarded by many as the very quintessence of a Hitchcock film," critically acclaimed reviewer for Films de France, James Travers, notes (par. 1). Through critical elements of the mis en scene,
Before Hitchcock’s film Psycho in 1960, many individuals watched the movies from beginning to end as if it were non important. Alfred Hitchcock grabbed the the audiences minds and created suspense, anxiety, horror, and leaving the viewers at the edge of their seats wanting more. Because of this newfound view of films, Alfred Hitchcock’s ideas inspired some of the scariest movies known today which you may know as The Exorcist, Halloween, The Shining, and more.