Carmilla is the most obvious counter to the assumption that vampire horror stories began with Bram Stoker. In fact, Western Europe had been raking it in for at least a century before Count Dracula, thanks to terrors stemming from religious misgivings about the crazy amount of imperialism going on at the time. (More on that in a minute.) Remember that summer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley spent in Lake Geneva with her baby-daddy/future husband Percy and several other writers in 1816, during which she wrote Frankenstein. Poet Lord Byron, also in attendance, and his physician John William Polidori both came away from the summer-long ghost story competition with vampire stories very similar to those later tales credited with the genre’s genesis.
Meshes of the Afternoon is an experimental film made in 1943 by husband and wife; Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid. It is one of the most significant films established during the Avant-Garde movement, which is now known as the New American Cinema. The movie is non narrative, and is categorized to be a trance film because the central character is set to be in a dreamy state. The film somewhat repeats itself following a specific theme including main symbolic objects such as a key, knife in a loaf of bread, a flower, a long pathway, a phone off its hook, an unlocked door, ocean, record player, and a mysterious figure wearing a long hooded cloak with a mirror as its face. With diverse camera angles, distinct perspectives, and the use of slow motion, this surrealist film makes us question our dreams from reality.
The analysis of the two stories will attempt to generalize what elements of real and fantastic are in most, if not all of “lo real maravilloso.” Before we analyse how magical and real elements are used in short stories, we first need to point out the definition of this literary style. Magical realism was first coined by German Franz Roh in 1925 to refer to a style of painting. Later, Alejo Carpentier took the term and expanded on it thanks to his early influences of surrealism. Carpentier was in fact was not satisfied by his poor contribution to surrealism, so he took ideas from the literary approach. The South American termed the new literary style as “lo real maravilloso.” Even up to now, there is still no agreement on a clear definition of what exactly defines a story as magical realism.
Fig. 1 Nosferatu climbs the staircase The shadow of an elongated figure looms on the wall, and with agonising slowness, mounts the staircase to where his helpless victim lies waiting. This image (see Fig. 1) has been called “the most sinister use of shade in all Weimar cinema, a field crowded with strong competitors” (Jackson,91). Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, was made in 1922 at the height of German Expressionism, and while not a pure example of Expressionist film the way The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is, it still distorts reality to convey the inner experience of its subjects.
Lizi Minelli, in her 1972 debut as Sally Bowles in Bob Fasse’s musical-film “Cabaret” based on John van Druten’s play “I Am a Camera”, once so scintillatingly crooned: “Life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaret! Similarly, Jim Woodring once said in his remarks about pantomime that: “It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime.” Pantomime and Cabaret are genres of theatre that have captivated many European countries with its satirical and humorous dialogue, and its outright defiance of contemporary theatre conventions in its consistent metamorphosis of form to cater for modern trends of performance. However, both genres are inherently different in form and functionality, and serve very different purposes in both its history and
He married producer Susan Levin in 2005, and the couple welcomed their first child together on February 7, 2012. They named their son Exton Elias. On November 4, 2014, Downey and Levin welcomed their second child, a daughter named Avri. Despite his personal turmoil in the early 2000s, Downey continued working. He gave a memorable performance in Wonder Boys 2000 and had roles in several other films, Downey made the move to the small screen in 2000, becoming a regular cast member of the popular show Ally McBeal.
Montage is deemed to be a French transliteration of montage. It was originated from a French architectural term, and after being borrowed to apply on the clips and combination of films. In brief, montage is according to the content of the film wants to convey, and the audience 's psychological order, shoot a film respectively to be many clips, and then combine the clips in accordance with the original conception. The rise of the Soviet montage originated in 1924. In the Soviet Union in the 20th century, Lenin once said that in all the art films are part of the most important to us.”As Lenin regarded films as a powerful tool for education, therefore, films were promoted by the Soviet government.
Distortion, doctoring, and the exaggeration of the subject material make realism possible.” (13, Richardson) While the influence of German Expressionism is apparent, filmmakers borrowed heavily from French Poetic realism , as an art movement, emerged from the socio-poltical atmosphere of post-WWI France and gained precedence in the early 1930’s. In poertic-realist films, there is a notable emphasis on what was known as mise-en-scene, translated literally to “put into the scene”. This meant that the importance set-dressing, and lighting were de-emphasized. Poetic realism is supposed to be the recreation of realism, but not inthe same way as documentary film. Therefore, they tend to be studio-bound and stylized.
As Andre Breton states, “Surrealism…is a way of thinking, a way of transforming existence.” Surrealism is an artistic movement in which young artists wanted to “push the accepted ideas of reality” and present an image from un-normal worlds such as dreams, fantasies and held back feelings and free their minds from logical sense. The term ‘surreal’ or ‘surrealism’ was first openly used by the French critique Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-918) in a play titled ‘Les Mamellaes De Tirèscias’ and a ballet titles ‘Parade’. The term is also later used in the journal ‘Litterature’, which is written by the French writer and poet, André Breton (1896-1966). To discuss the philosophy of surrealism, surrealist (mainly in Paris) would regularly meet at cafés as apposed to a regular art school. The topics discussed include the art of ‘Laurtréamont’ and ‘Rimaid’.
Bringing him the honour and awards over the world, Ran won 1 Oscar (Best Costume Design) in 1986 along with another 28 wins and 21 nominations, for example, 3 nominations (Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration) in Oscar, and award-winning of Best Foreign Film Awards in BAFTA Film Award, Amanda Awards, and César Awards (IMDB, 1990). Accredited as a masterpiece, Kurosawa's Rashômon (1950) was the first movie I watched in his famous films. Due to the technology constraint, this monochrome movie was lack of expression of the colour element. Ran was the second movie I watched, which was regarded as the proficient manipulation of colour. The film had exhausted me with shock and reticence.
The Recipe for Achievement Wally Amos is a very well-known business owner. He stated making cookies at a very young age his grandmother use to make it for him all the time back in 1948. He thought the recipe was good, he decided to make it his own. At first it was hard and he didn’t have a lot of money so he dropped out of high school and went to the air force. When he came back to the USA, he started out on a minimum wage job he worked at that job for about 8 years.
His frequently repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are exceptionally feature and sincerely recognisable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complicated fields, without delay each a direct expression of the sensations of the looking at eye and an abstraction from discovered nature. The paintings convey Cezanne 's severe study of his topics, a looking gaze and a dogged conflict to deal with the complexity of human visual belief.
It received many great reviews talking about how her writing had matured since her first book the outsiders (s.e hinton biography).She didn 't write another book for 9 years. Within the nine year interval between her book tex and taming the star runner she spent her time advising on the set of several film adaptations of her book (encyclopedia of world biography). She also wrote the screenplay for the film version of rumble fish. Rumble fish was officially published in 1968 and 4 years later tex came
The last time I went to an AA meeting was about 6 or 7 years ago. At that time, my brother was having issues with both alcohol and drug use, and asked me if I would join him. I was felt very happy because after years of me trying to reach out to him, he finally reached out to me. I still remember when he received his golden chip for 10 months of sobriety. I must have attended about a dozen AA meetings with my brother.
He is using color to convey sense of space and create synesthetic sound and rhythm. Like Kandinsky, Wright is also trying to create sound and rhythm through abstract painting. They both seeks freedom from the traditional art’s narrative and description of the literal visual world. Trying to free painting from the limitation of representational association, Wright focus on the juxtaposition and reverberation of pure primary and secondary