Like other noir we’ve seen, it doesn’t conform neatly to one genre. There’s violent crime, yes, but there’s also pure romance (from Ann’s point-of-view) and comedy. But first and foremost, what makes this film a true noir is its roughness. The world Jeff Markham inhabits is not a pleasant one. Deception and betrayal are taken for
To pinpoint the exact influences of what we know today as film noir can result in a convoluted mess. Film noir itself is not necessarily a genre in the same way the western or musical is. Film noir is characterized by shadowy cinematography, thematic elements, and a generally somber and cynical mood. The notable films generally accepted as the characteristically noir include White Heat, Double Indemnity, The Big Heat, Detective Story, The Maltese Falcon and several others. Modern viewers might be familiar with noir-inspired films like Chinatown, Who Framed Roger Rabbitt, L.A.
The use of contrast and the play with light and darkness is fascinating. It has a great psychological effect on the audience. The Don Corleone’s office is submerged in darkness and the characters in the scene come in and out of the light, thereby directing the focus onto them. A very large part of the film is shot in low key lighting, to emphasize on the theme of the film which is essentially, the life story of the Mob in
One of the most evident cinematic techniques that Tim Burton uses to develop his hopelessly bleak style is the use of a strong contrast of high and low-key lighting or colors. Tim Burton 's use of this helps show the contrast of the insider and outsider world. When the viewer is watching they get a sense of suspense and start to second guess whether or not they should trust the outsider. In Edward Scissorhands Burton uses a high-key low-key light contrast when Peg is in her car and sees Edward 's house in her side mirror. When the viewers are watching they get a frightened sense and wonder whether or not Edward or whomever is in the house will
This shows that he is an extremely flawed character as he is being dishonest and destructive to those around him. In terms of film noir, this flaw both drives the plot of the film and portrays him as an antihero. This is a commonality between most films in this style as they often present a darker view on the world. A second element that this film uses is a femme fatale who tempts the hero away from their goals and eventually helps to cause their downfall. The femme fatale in this film is Morgan Taylor, as she was unwillingly involved in the first murder, as well as causing Dixon to try to deflect blame off her father when this had a chance to expose him.
Dark, foreboding alleyways, creepy villains, and sinister music are all things one would expect to find in a Tim Burton film. But do you know why? Every aspect of his films are carefully thought out to give off a specific effect. One example of this is how Burton uses camera angles and lightings to create an ominous and lonely mood in his films, because he wants his audience to connect with the strange, or “different” characters. Burton uses a variety of different camera angles in his films to get his point across.
“The Skin I Live In” Looking from the film title “The Skin I Live in,” and the film poster which presents a gentleman behind a bald woman looks frightened covered with mask, the first image of this film that I got is a cliché horror-thriller film selling disgusting scenes—cutting the body and showing blood splashing which have in general horror film. However, it does not like my expectation; likewise, it is totally beyond what I have expected. The director Pedro Almodovar can make audiences feel creepy without these things. First of all, I will defend that I am a person who is always attracted by picture; that is why I love the pleasing pictures and composition in this film. Pedro uses blue tone to cover all along the film is not only raising
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcocks powerful and complex psychological thriller, horror film “Psycho” (1960) was classes as the first sub genre of horror, the slasher. The film ushered in the era of slashes with graphic content of blood-letting and shocking killings of the time. Although this was Hitchcock’s first horror film, he was labelled as a horror film director ever since. The film contains disturbing themes of corruptibility, confused identities, voyeurism, human vulnerabilities and victimisation. These themes symbolise the effects of money, oedipal murder and the dark histories.
The techqniue used in order to connect the scenes in Slacker, were done through a circulation of ideas and the conceptions of slacking. The lack of narrative structure made this film expeirmental , and by using the medium to play around. Quentin Tarantino, a director who finds great pleasure in form and motion, music and violence and mixes and matches. Pulp fiction (1994), a four-part film with a montage of bizarre characters which emphasis the focus on the Negativism of an American. This film makes use of its character-based plot, including two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife and diner thieves all intertwined into four stories to represent on how the director viewed the world, corrupted with violence and redemption.
At the end of the movie we see a fight scene in a very dark cave. The way this scene is captured is epic. The lighting of the scene is very dark, which that in itself increases the level of suspense we feel as viewers. Furthermore, the choice of music elevates
An Investigation of the Sociopath and the Psychopath in American Literature and Film American media today is flooded with the use of the sociopath as a main character, and for a liable reason; they’re charismatic, manipulative, powerful, and have an extremely different personality than most people. They’re charming and entertaining to watch, so it is a logical choice for authors and producers alike to use sociopaths and psychopaths as leading characters. Many of the most popular television shows, films, and books in American culture today feature a morally corrupted and, often times, cruel main character. However, this contradicts the personality of most American citizens and it is likely that if faced with a sociopathic or psychopathic