Representation In Halloween

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This would appeal to the audience to watch the film as it would then challenge the representation. According to Carol J Clover, Halloween have set of fixed tale types. However, John Carpenter says ‘That’s what people want to see. They want to see the same movie again.’ [6] This suggests that Carol J Clover does not like the representation of women. John Carpenter suggests that this is what the society wants and will feel more involved. He also used these codes and conventions in the film as Steve Neal stated the film will be easy to market and success can be predicted if there are repertoires of elements. [7] The film Halloween 1978 is of a horror genre, directed by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill. The narrative is well…show more content…
Her code of clothing suggests that she is visually sexualised. There are close up shots used in the death scene of Judith for the purpose of creating emotion and tension. The close up on Judith’s face makes the audience feel catharsis with the characters feeling and shows the representation of Judith as weak and defenseless.[9] Also, before she is murdered there is a stereotypical representation of Judith brushing her hair from the murderer’s perspective and a low angle shot is used to show her clothing on the floor. The audience is given clues that she is sexually objectified and there is a point of view shot from Michael which suggests power. This hints she will be unable to escape and is destroyed at the end, the time setting suggests this to the audience[10]. The soundtrack has been selected to suggest action codes which will develop and to place the audience in a…show more content…
S. Anderson. It is based on the Capcom survival horror video game. This film challenges the representation of women. At the development of the narrative there was a corridor fight, Alice uses a long chain to safeguard herself. A high angle shot has been used to allow the audience to view the character and the surroundings. It shows her facial expressions and she is serious and isn 't afraid of anything. The medium close up shot has been used to show her power. As well as, the point of view shot is from her perspective because she is the protagonist. The audience is unable to see the other characters until she is watching. Overall, it shows her dominance in the film.
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