The dark and depressing vibe was a traditional style for film noir. Another tradition of film noir is making the audience think the movie is about a different topic than the actual topic of the movie. For an example, at the beginning of Double Indemnity I thought the movie was about a love story but it quickly turned in to a drama with serval
In the excerpt, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” written by Stephen King, he argues that that we all have a little bit of insanity in all of us, and we all express it in different ways, from the chills to the guilty pleasure. It’s like we are attracted to horror movies, but we never really knew it. So, King uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to support the allure of horror movies. He uses these strategies to describe what horror movies make us feel like and it’s impressive.
For instance, the very first sentence of Hollinger’s essay starts off with this quote, “As Stephen Neale suggests, an intimate relationship seems to exist among the filmic presentation of the horror monster, the castration anxiety it evokes, and the cinematic representation of the female form.” (Hollinger pg. 243 of the Monsters book), in which she uses to intrigue the reader and to give the reader an idea about the work. Hollinger tells the reader that Neale thinks that the usual origin of a monster in a film is due to a relationship that went wrong and also claims that men are more vulnerable to certain anxieties. The placement of her reference to Neale’s essay allows the reader to conduct an idea of what the essay is going to be about and makes the reader think about what is more threatening between feminine monsters or masculine monsters. I think it was creative of her to reference a well-known philosopher and that she was able to use it to have the reader thinking about movies they’ve watched and figure out whether they’ve actually seen any movie at all with a feminine monster and if they did, then they’d compare them to the masculine monster causing the reader to think even more!
No horror novel has achieved the notoriety of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Vampires today would not be so popular in horror if not for Stoker’s revamped version of the classic Eastern European bloodsucker. Having come at a time when xenophobic novels were extremely popular, Dracula has kept its relatability despite the test of time. Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society works alongside authority figures and the powerless, and from its definition of human values. The Victorian Era is known for a pious, sexless society where women were considered inferior.
As I stated, Tim uses cinematic techniques to specialize certain scenes of his films against the others. He uses lighting and camera angles to point out visual elements, and he uses composition to point out audial elements. Overall, Tim Burton has a very differentiated style compared to most modern American directors. He uses the cinematic tools given to him in unique ways and that is why so many people love his
Whats better the original or the copy? Todays topic will be the classic cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I will be directing both the original film and the adaptation and choosing which is best in my opinion. The films have many differences. Such as costumes, actors, and delivery.
Frightening motion pictures help the audience live different lives in the comfort of their own homes. In the story, Why We Crave Horror Movies, by Stephen King, the issue involves how thriller films appeases oneself. Whereas, the article, Horror Movies Take Escapism to the Next Level Meditation to Destress Allows the Mind a Break, by Amber Appleby, relates to why humans relish suspenseful movies. Thus, both the story and the article indicate similar yet different ideas regarding how horror movies affect us. In the story, Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King apprises the audience that potential lynchers reside within them.
Kristan Buford AP LIT and Comp IV September,10,2015 How Frankenstein changed the Filming Industry Since there are many modern day films based on the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley society has a different outlook on what the book is really about. In this essay there will be a comparison between the films, and the book itself. The world seems to be obsess with idea of crime and murder. Frankenstein tends to fall in that category. The novel brings about a visual representation of a corrupt character.
Overall Burton’s dark style is obviously seen in his films like Edward Scissor hands And Beetle juice. It is very clear that the best ways he shows this is through low key lighting, music, and dialog. A dark and old house with no light gives a better example of fear than a glimmering mansion. Dark music helps enhance the mood of helplessness and suspense. Lastly dialog helps create a feeling of reality and meaning to the pictures and music that fly off the screen toward you.
Suspicion can be fascinating but haunting. Since Victorian times, the suspicious death case of Sir Charles Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskerville has intrigued/compelled vast amounts of readers. However, recent audiences are more compelled to stories with a modern twist of horror and gruesomeness. Because of less main characters, a fast-paced plot, and the differing point of view of Atwood’s The Hound of the Baskervilles film adaptation, the film has a frightening, intriguing mood with a new perspective compared to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novel. The novel’s point of view is Watson’s perspective, whereas the film adaptation is told in third person, making the events less involved with Watson.