The documentary “Recipe Murder” includes 3 women who have murdered in Sydney with the contaminated source of Thallium, rat poisoning secretly. The composer of the documentary “Recipe for Murder” portrayed the women and their case study in a particular way, including Caroline Grills who is a grandma that has a passion for baking, as she keeps on cooking, people keep dying around her. Although, she is portrayed as innocent as a mice through the two film techniques voice over and music. BODY 1: The composer used the film technique of voice over to depict Caroline Grills, a serial killer and her case study as guiltless as possible. In the documentary, Caroline Grills is said to be a “loving, caring and harmless”, grandma who adores taking care of her welcomed guests by providing them with food and warm tea, her guests and victims unaware …show more content…
Through out the documentary, different scenes have background music that connects to what is happening. One example was a scene where Caroline is baking treats. Music was placed over top of the baking scene and was depicted as sweet, creating the vibe and sense of joy and innocence. The music placed in a cooking scene gave the impression of innocence and kindness that leads to having Caroline Grills, being kind hearted just as the music portrayed her to be. By including the joyful sweet music with Caroline’s case study; the composer has made sure that this is how the audience will sense both Caroline and her case, guiltless and kind hearted. CONCLUSION: The composer of “Recipe for Murder” has portrayed all murderous women in a particular way. Caroline Grills and her case study was portrayed as impossibly guilty due to the film techniques of voice over and music that clearly communicated she was not capable of doing such crime as well as was very sweet, therefore portrayed her as innocent and kind
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In Andre Dubus’s short story “Killings”, Matt Fowler would surely agree with Taylor Swift’s lyrics, “there is nothing I do better than revenge”. Ironically due to the many forms of killings, whether murder or love, every character impacted feels the need to seek revenge on the situation. However, connecting Dubus’s story with Todd Field’s film, In the Bedroom, which was produced to match the book, the audience is opened up to stronger symbols as well as the cinematography utilized. In Dubus’s story, the reader just reads about how Frank’s parents and Mary Ann feel, but through film, the viewer is able to notice symbols and the use of cinematography terms through various shots, angles, and editing techniques. Although Dubus’s short story, “Killings”
Murder Inc., or Murder incorporated was full of brutal relentless killers. For the mere ten years the Murder Inc. was active, they were responsible for hundreds of murders. There was only about twenty members that the U.S. knows were a part of it. Murder Inc. was a “hit squad” for the Italian-American mafia and the Jewish Mob. Louis “Lepke” Buchalter was a part of the “Gorilla Boys,” a gang that intimidated Manhattan and served as a sort of “farm team” for gangsters in the area.
This creates a sense of awareness, which makes the viewer realize that family is all about love and that you are willing to do anything, no matter what, for the ones you love. The pathos continued in the music selection for the ad in just thirty-second you are sent on an emotion roller coaster. The music began soft and up beat and then in the middle of it becomes darker and more serious and towards the end returns to soft and up beat. The sensation of the up beat music in the beginning gives off the feeling of joy and then it turns dark and then the view begins to feel all the pain involved with life struggles.
Notably, in Edward Scissorhands, the manipulation of background music that matches the climax of the scenario is used to demonstrate whether or not a scene is irregular. For illustration, when Edward is escaping from the police after the numerous reports of inappropriate behavior, such as the death of Kim’s ex-boyfriend, the music keeps on increasing in volume and drama, which allows readers to conclude that something grim may happen in the future. Unlike the use of diegetic sound which directly reveals the source of the music and prevents the drawing of inferences, non-diegetic sound allows viewers to conclude the probable cause and effect of the eerie music at hand. To add on, in Big Fish, the matching of mood music to the movement of the characters allows for the clear message of the alarming tone portrayed. For instance, when the father as a young adult goes out to find the monster that has been terrorizing the town in his cave, the music begins to climax and climax as the birds fly out until eventually the tall man is being lured into leaving the town.
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In this paper we will discuss the female serial killer known as, Aileen Wuornos. Aileen was considered to be the first female serial killer in America (biography.com, n.d.). She committed her first murder in November 1989 and between then and November 1990 she killed at least five and probably six more victims. It’s said that Aileen lived a very difficult childhood full of abuse and violence.
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Andre Dubus, short stories contain a common theme of revenge, morality, and justice. In “Killings” published in 1979, Andre displays the theme of revenge and justice through the development of characters, the title of the story, and the thrill of the suspense. Dubus neglects to take sides with the characters in the “Killings”, which leaves it upon the readers to make assumption whether the killings were justifiable. Dubus has a very unique style of writing, the main characters in “Killings” were given a choice that could’ve led them to a completely different outcome. Dubus keeps the readers on their toes because the opposite usually ends up happening.
This essay compares and contrasts two films, “Dial M for Murder” and its remake “A Perfect Murder” in order to analyse how these films depict the main female characters Margo and Emily. The paper especially focuses on the remake’s intention to present a modern version of women or wives, by looking at the changes in characters, settings and the use of phone as a medium. Firstly, “A Perfect Murder” makes several changes to the original characters in an attempt to revise the traditional gender roles. Although Margo from “Dial M for Murder” and Emily from “A Perfect Murder” are apparently similar in that they are both beautiful and wealthy blondes, Emily is portrayed as with more of a brain in the beginning of the film.
The judge declares the “Murder in the first degree—premeditated homicide—is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. One man is dead. The life of another is at stake. If there is a reasonable doubt in your minds as to the guilt of the accused … then you must declare him not guilty. If, however, there is no reasonable doubt, then he must be found guilty.