First off there are key technical elements found in later noir films: Most of the scenes are lit for night. Lights are dimmed, and outside light illuminates dark interiors. Oblique and vertical lines are preferred to Horizontal, as it was with the German Expressionist films. Light also is made into unsettling polygonal or broken shapes. The light is of great importance in the storytelling process.
Nosferatu’s Meaning and Comparisons It’s easy to say that Germany led in experimentation of film making with Murnau’s Nosferatu. Filmed in 1922, it dealt with the outside world effects of post-world war and political uproar. With everything that was going on in Europe at that time, you can see that Germany was scared with what was going to happen to their country, and that’s where Nosferatu is symbolic for Germany. Count Orlok’s characteristics like his hooked nose, long ears, and bushy eyebrows don’t help his innocence. Carrying death and disease with him is his rats that spreads a plague which is a theme that has went against Jews for centuries.
Starting Jonathan Harker, a lawyer who hired by the firm to assist count’s properties and plans. Little did he know that he is manipulated by Dracula, he is imprisoned clueless until unnecessary and things began to initiate, leading him what the real Dracula is. The antagonist, Count Dracula gives thrill to the story, making it undeniably suspense. The scene then shifted to England, where Mina, Harker’s fiancé lives. Mina Murray is a perfect embodiment of innocence, purity and virtuous being.
The tone of the story is aggressive, insulting and angry because it’s about a king who embarrasses his fools who end up getting him back for that. The reader starts to understand Hop-Frog’s pain after all his embarrassment and start to develop anger since he wouldn’t do anything to stop the king. It happens during the mid-1800s and the mood is frustrating and haunting. The mood is very and scary dark because the story happens in a medieval castle and it mostly focuses on a king and him punishing his jokesters. As they get revenge on the king and kill him, the mood starts becoming very eerie and frightens the readers.
1) Three elements that are of great importance to a successful screenplay are sex, patriotism, and violence. These three elements are what brings in the audience to the movies. Sex is an element which sells very well and has a huge audience already. For instance, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is surrounded by sex and captivates a huge audience to come in the theatre. Patriotism is also a great element because the audience is already rooting for somebody in the film.
Many critics have called it brilliant, and Lindsay Anderson even called it Hitchcock’s best Hollywood film. It is noted for being uniquely Hitchcockian. The notion that something dark lies beneath the surface is a plot device employed in many Hitchcock films, and Shadow of a Doubt refines these themes down to its essential components. Hitchcock loves plots of the wrong man accused, but this film left no doubt that Uncle Charlie was guilty. Some have criticized the movie for occasionally being implausible or unrealistic at times, but the director’s unique style of immersion and camera work is enough to have these somewhat stretched areas of the plot
Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ is testament to his incredible skill of forming images and symbols to further the plot, engage the reader, and communicate complex insights into humanity. The play is filled with vivid animal imagery, images of suffering and old age, all of which add to the enthralling nature of the dramatic ‘King Lear’. These memorable images are complimented by ingeniously constructed symbolism and metaphor. Shakespeare excellently communicates the intricacies of love, and emotional pain through thought-provoking symbols and incredibly presented metaphors. There is a stark juxtaposition of imagery as we witness love as a redemptive force but also images of cruelty and animals.
Also, this part prepares the audience of the following ending of each character. With the death of the mother, the viewers understand the cold-blood of the German, and it is not hard for them to guess the rest characters’ similar curtain calls. It is not only a moving and dire prophecy but also a solemn and stirring melody sang by the real-life heroes. Therefore, this particular scene marks the finale of the undercurrent of tension and blows the horn of future
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus offers a good insight in the elements of the sublime by means of a powerful and sensory imagery. According to Milbank, the “power is [therefore] seen to be the essence of the sublime style, which literally ‘moves’ or ‘transports’ its hearers [original emphasis]” (226-227). In fact, given a sublime experience, the reader might await something mysterious to happen. Besides, Gothic writings involve elements of the supernatural, underscoring anew the challenge of rationality and reason and hence, the contrast to classical literature. Unsurprisingly, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons, femmes fatales, or the Devil himself, inter alia, portray the main characters within the Gothic story, causing inexplicable events.
It was bad knowledge, bad advice, harmful ideas. Re-interpreted this way the story has more integrity. It seems to be basically saying, “Be very careful not to learn from Satan. This knowledge will appear very special; will promise power and riches and fine tastes. It will be seductive.