The excerpt from The First Betrayal by Patricia Bray conveys a mood of suspense through her word choice and use of [figurative] language. She creates a mood of suspense by choosing words such as “consume,” “engulf,” and “swallow,” among others. These words provide a feeling of frailty and powerlessness. All of these words as well as many other expressive ones are used to portray the darkness. Bray offers vivid imagery [and figurative language(personification)] that causes darkness to be more prevalent in the story.
Tim Burton is one of the most unique film directors in the film industry. He is best known for his peculiar, twisted style in film directing that seems attract people’s attention. He directed successful films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Vincent. Before he could even walk,, Burton fell in love with horror films and never found them to be scary. Burton was influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price.
Overall, he uses connotative diction to produce a horrifying mood to the reader. To conclude, in the Tell-Tale Heart, Poe produces a horrifying mood. He uses dark details, figurative language, and connotative diction. His story is a bone chilling thriller that will give you mixed
The Wrong Man was a film of Alfred Hitchcock 's that I had never seen before until the screening. The Wrong Man, although an anti-suspense film, is arguably thrilling by "chance itself" (Godard 1). The way the viewer thinks and reacts to the film echoes what would really be occurring in Manny 's head as he wonders what will happen next. When comparing The Wrong Man to Hitchcock 's Psycho and The Birds, the type of suspense Hitchcock employed within it is a very fearful kind. The audience will be on the edge of their seats, awaiting fright.
The editing here is reminiscent of Russian montage editing and creates a panicked feeling in the audience. The second edit I will look at is when ray drives out to a field and buries Ray alive which through the use of editing becomes one of the most suspenseful moments in the movie due to the shorts being much more drawn out. The camera also switches between being at Marty’s perspective and Rays perspective. The final edit
However, when Joe is visiting another scriptwriter in the night, secretly and against Norma's wishes the style becomes much darker and much more shadowy. This again helps to back up the point of Joe being the central noir figure. An unusual noir in both style and content, much can be learned about the themes and styles of noir when viewing Sunset Boulevard in comparison to many other film noirs. One thing is for sure though, Sunset Boulevard remains just as enticing and fascinating and is truly one of the great
Damon Salvatore one of the main actors in the Vampire Diaries. He is an attractive and yet a selfish vampire. He plays a strong role in show that portrays both good and evil throughout the twists and turns of the story’s plot. Damon is tall dark and handsome. His eyes are a blue color that will melt you if you look into them.
In the past, most of Gothic works take place in castles. But in modern times, they are set in caves, covert passageways or tour where it can be easy to draw horrifying images of supernatural or gloomy unexplainable events such as ghosts and weird scary spirits. The setting of Shutter Island includes lots of Gothic elements represented in the island itself in addition to its surroundings such as the lighthouse, caves, secretive passages, highly secured prisons, graveyard, and ferry. Islands evolve stories ' characters to extreme isolation either physically or emotionally to a much wider range than other locations. It introduces fright and dread for it can be a dark and gloomy uninhabited landscape,
The narrator uses light to commit a dark atrocity. This adds layer of depth to the mood by expressing a more complex sense of horror and evil, showing how positive things can be used in negative ways. Another symbol in the story is the bed. In the story, the narrator uses the light to frighten the man, then, “[the narrator] dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him,” (Poe 3). The bed is much alike the lantern in what it symbolises - a positive force being used in a negative fashion.
It became the most widely used leading theme for suspense and danger. In the words of Williams himself: “[the theme] grinds away at you, just as a shark would do, instinctual, relentless, unstoppable." Another case point, and in my opinion John Williams greatest composition so far, is Schindler 's List’s main theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNSsv86lsok This one is a collaboration between Williams and Itzhak Perlman, composed by the former and preformed by the latter. There is hardly anything can be said when it comes to the score, to the whole movie even.
Overall, there was entire revolution in media. Movies were having some of the biggest changes. They were switching from silent to sound. Some of these revolutionary movies were “Frankenstein”, “Nosferatu (A Symphony of Horror)”, and “The Invisible Man”. “Nosferatu” was revolutionary in the fact that it was scarier than other movies of it’s time.
Everyone has their demons. The Dark Romantic Movement brought that evil into literature in an enticing and spine-chilling way. “The Pit and the Pendulum”, by Edgar Allan Poe, is emblematic of this movement. Poe’s expert use of literary elements and techniques creates a feeling of terror and fear. Three of the strongest elements present are the use of first person narration, imagery, and symbolism.