Many believe that it’s Tom Buchannan to be blamed because he lies to Wilson who killed his wife Myrtle to get his revenge towards Gatsby by getting him killed for trying to take Daisy away from him. Gatsby could have prevented his own death if he didn’t lose to his own ego to claim Daisy, as his own to claim dominance over Tom would later seal his fate in a death bed. During chapter 7 things get heated when Tom and Gatsby started arguing “Your wife doesn’t love you …. she’s never loved you. She loves me”(131-7).
Sunset Boulevard is a classic black comedy/drama, the most acclaimed, but darkest film noir story about Hollywood and what happens behind the scenes written by Billy Wilder. It shows the true deceitfulness, emptiness, the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition it really takes to be an actor or actress during the 1950’s in Hollywood. Norma Desmond was one of the main characters and she showed viewers how easily they can perceive their characters on screen for their real life and get them twisted. In the 1950’s fans of the film wanted the actors to be just as perfect as they appeared on screen. The classic, tragic film was highly regarded at its time, honored with eleven Academy Award nominations and the recipient of three Oscars: Best
Film noir movies often have stylistic characteristics such as exaggerated lighting and shadows. Scarlet Street contained many subjective camera shots while also using exaggerated shadows, for example during the first scene in the movie, there is an emphasis on the mans shadow as he walks into the room. Which brings me to a crucial point, Black and white filmmaking. Black and white style is considered to be an essential attribute for a film noir movie, black and white allows the director to emphasize on distorting images, for example use of the venetian blind shot. Another continuous pattern of film noir is to include main stock characters, this film contains: an anti-hero and a femme fatale, these stock characters are always seen in noir films.
Hitchcock films are most often thrillers, pegged as such because of their suspense, psychologically complex characters, and twist endings. In a career spanning six decades he directed over fifty feature films. A film auteur is usually a writer and a director who use unique and personal styles in their films, so when someone was to watch another film of that person they will instantly refer to that filmmaker. Alfred Hitchcock is a perfect example of this because of several reasons. Firstly, the music which Hitchcock uses is very dark and dramatic, creating an overall creepy and suspenseful mood and atmosphere.
In 1944, Billy Wilder directed an award winning film noir Double Indemnity. Film noir was a popular genre of film during the 1940’s. Film noirs were crime dramas placing an emphasis on sexual motivations. In addition, film noirs were recognized by movie critics for the dark lighting and themes expressed throughout the films. In Double Indemnity, Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, perfectly fits the role of the anti-hero seen in many film noirs.
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.
The plot is far more complicated than that of a typical film noir- at the perfect timing it seems, the film manages to connect all the dots and pick up missing pieces to expose the true plot of the film which has everyone gasping and anxious i.e at the end of the film where Exley finds out Dudley’s involvement with the shootout, his father’s death and Jack Vincenne’s death before killing him). This is very much neo noir which contains more complicated plots and a certain hint of sophistication to
He is a creature unlike any before and thus others, even one as unassuming as Enfield, are left disturbed by his presence. There is something weird going on and it propels the reader to want to find out more. Overall, there are many differences between the novel and the film of, “ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” By Robert Louis Stevenson. Sexuality and violence are two ideas that play a big role in the movie and I believe that is why some of Hyde’s crimes are changed to rape, which were exemplified in the
The story is rather scary a theme that the author considers as a great way of expressing both the social and personal anxieties over war, bullies, parents, children, drugs, and sex. On the other hand, “Good Man is Hard to Find” is a somewhat cynical tale that is uncompromising especially in the way that it ensures effective bringing out of the manipulative characteristics of humans alongside pettiness. Both stories tend to have main characters having similar characteristics, and their dominant theme is death. The paper thus intends on looking at how the theme of death is brought out in both stories using the main characters. Edgar’s story tends to feature some of the significant issues that include death, love and plain horror.
Both Tony’s use cigarettes as a prop and are frequently seen smoking. Both Tony’s had an insane way about them in both ending scene they are seen as provoking or egging on the police or other crews to start shooting like he is invincible. Scarface (1983) has a more horrific gruesome murder scenes like with chainsaw murder in the hotel room. Scarface (1932) has killings with silhouettes or shadows however you don’t see the damage so you don’t get the same visual effects. Also the era in which the movies were made the earlier version was in black and white with very little music.