“I undid the lantern cautiously-oh, so cautiously --cautiously (for the hinges creaked)”(Poe). A grand amount of imagery is used in the quote to show the darkness of the story. Hinges creaking create a picture of an old, spooky house, therefore eluding to a darkened
One of the main similarities of the movie and story is that Harrison is shot and killed in both, an important difference in the movie is that Harrison plants a bomb in the movie.The main points of this are that Kurt Vonnegut was showing us that governments are to controlling and that we as people are too tolerant of the government. Throughout this story I interpreted that Vonnegut was trying to show us what true equality is and how to stand up for what you believe
In the painting titled, “The Scream,” the artist Edvard Munch, uses colors, the structure of the bridge, and the horror reflected in the face to create an image of filled with drama. The bridge suggests that the individual might be fleeing from something on the other side of the bridge, or perhaps she is afraid of something she sees ahead of her. Also, the structure of the bridge is something that connects not only land, but also the past, present, and future. Where the subject is standing, it is dark as is the clothing. Although the painting does not have a lot objects in the picture, there are still several visual elements and principles of design.
Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
One example of this is when he wrote “He reached the house just as another flash of lightning changed the night to day for an instance, then returned the graffiti-scarred building to the grim shadows.” This sentence helps develop a sinister mood, and also reveals the condition of Greg’s town. Another instance of descriptive writing is “...Greg could see a squarish patch of light on the floor.” The singular patch of light in the otherwise dark structure builds up suspense. It sets the mood to be mysterious, and eerie. Another example of mood development is when the story said “Squinting, Greg could see an old table on its side against one wall, what looked like a pile of rags or a mattress in the corner, and a couch, with one side broken, in front of the window.” The old furniture clumped up together creates an eerie mood for the reader as they wonder why it sits there in one place leaving the rest of the room empty. Walter Dean Myers uses descriptive writing to develop the create an immersive setting, and set the mood in his story “The Treasure of Lemon
In this artwork, Van Gogh uses strong vertical lines to give the sense of unease. These lines are present in the floor boards, the chair and in the wall. The lines give an unnerving feel to the room as vertical lines suggest that the room was not a place of tranquility, or calmness, but a rather gives a sense of despair. Furthermore, In the room there is also horizontal lines to suggest peace, and calmness. This also found on some parts of the chair.
Furthermore, Hitchcock choose to controversially shoot his film in black and white. Not only did this help him maintain his low budget, but also contributes to the dark mood of the film whilst creating disturbing contrasts that add to the suspense. Alfred Hitchcock uses the camera extremely creatively and effectively in Psycho to create
Style Analysis Tim Burton’s unique style grabs many movie watchers attention. When he was a child he always enjoyed monsters because he always felt like an outsider. His early inspirations and influences were Vincent Price who played in many horror movies,and the author Roald Dahl. He displays his character and setting in non conventional way giving him a unique style. He gives off this unique unorthodox dark style and theme of everything is not what it seems,or don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
The music often supports wide shots, like scenes with landscapes, or the most important dialogues, like the moment when Danny asked Jack if he wants to hurt him or Wendy (“The Shining” 56:30); or when he called Wendy and looked in the room 237. Such type of the soundtrack is quite unusual for modern movies, where the music is the major (if not the main) part of the development of the plot. In The Shining music only supports the intension created by the acting, dialogues or background sounds. For example, Jack’s burst of anger (“The Shining” 1:19) started without the background music; man’s feelings were demonstrated with his face expression, aggressive movements and the sound of falling saucepans he threw off the table. Filmmakers also did not use the “pattern” of quite dialogues and loud, “dramatic” music accords in speechless scenes, which is a common choice for modern horror