Rope (1948) follows two wealthy bachelors as they plan and execute “a murder for murder’s sake”. One of the villains Granger is appealing in Rope but not in Strangers on a Train. This seems intentional by Hitchcock as he wanted Granger to be seen as an opportunistic playboy. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) in the film gives us the distinct impression that Hitchcock preferred the villain. The more attractive and poetic portrayal is suggestive of Hitchcock’s adroitness in casting villains.
According to Flanders, Penny dreadful found success with stories of true crime, especially murder. Furthermore, Penny Dreadfuls were then blamed for inspiring the youth to commit crimes. Parker argued in 1853, that Penny dreadful tempted and gratified the morbid appetites of the youth population. However, when a youth did
Alfred’s Psycho was one to shift classic form of horror and lead to transformation of horror conventions. The horror genre used to involve “monster movies” where man battled with supernatural creatures. Hitchcock however portrayed the ‘monster’ as a soul living in the head of Norman bates. Psycho, taken from its name has psychological horror. The motivation of this production was to simply entertain people, giving them the fear experience they want.
Meticulously directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo a film-noir psychological thriller has become the greatest movie of all times in America. A police detective John Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) gets crushed with vertigo and acrophobia after chasing a criminal on the rooftops of San Francisco, and watching his colleague fall to death. Criminal Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore) places reliance on Scottie’s mental illness in order for the murder of his wife Madeleine ( Kim Novak) to appear as a suicide. Manipulation, obsession and guilt accompany Scottie during the pursuit of Madeleine. Throughout the film, Alfred Hitchcock brilliantly emphasizes the spinning effects of Scottie’s vertigo obviously with strong visual images, and figuratively through
Temptation and Sin: Temptation is the origin of Macbeth’s tragedy. At the beginning, Macbeth is a loyal citizen who has a conscience. However, ever since Macbeth hears from the Weird Sisters about his prophecy to be ruler, he experiences an ongoing struggle with temptation. He hesitates before his first act of murder, but greed gets the best of him. The temptation to have the crown encourages him to murder, a mortal sin.
In the novel Sixkill, Robert B. Parker uses techniques from Edgar Allen Poe. Spenser is a private investigator working on a case involving the big movie star, Jumbo Nelson, who seemingly killed Dawn Lopata. Spenser is an unusual detective possessing skills that many other detectives do not have. Not like most detectives, Spenser is an exceptionally good fighter. Spenser confronts Jumbo Nelson on the charges of him potentially killing Dawn while having sex with her.
Neff Said: Mise-en-scene and Sound in Double Indemnity Film Noir is a genre filled with many interesting conventions. The films within Film Noir use narration, performance, lighting, and blocking in order to tell tales of murder, betrayal, and questionable morals. In this sense, Double Indemnity is a classic Film Noir film. It is a story of two ill-fated lovers lured by lust and greed to commit a heinous act: murder. The main focus of the film (and of this essay) is on Walter Neff and Phyllis Dietrichson and how Phyllis uses Neff.
Scarface is a crime-drama film that is famously known for being one of the most violent and profanes films during its time of release. Focusing on the rise of Tony Montana (Al Pacino) on the criminal ladder and becoming more psychotic as his career as the leader of his drug empire progresses, leading to his eventual downfall. Directed by Brian de Palma, written by Oliver Stone and with performance of the cast with the lead Al Pacino, Scarface became a cult classic among the masses.
Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino uses shock, surprise, and mystery, all paired with bizarre humor to surprise and possibly offend his audience. The film is supported with ample suspense and sincerity; Tarantino tells three interrelated stories of thieves, mobsters, and power that are filled with violence, sex, and drugs but also an underlying of religious representation. Compelling roles are utilized to construct a sense of reality and entertainment, and the interest of the film is increased by various implausibility’s that only seem possible in Hollywood. As the main character Mia would suggest, this film commands the audience to “not be square” and to step outside of the box. The film originates to another level, supported by
The Silence of the Lambs was an unbelievably chart topping favorite in the early 90’s. Although, it is an exaggerated theatrical performance it is slightly realistic. For instance, Hannibal Lecter portrays the criminal Ted Bundy while Buffalo Bill is a figure consisting of a few criminals to make up his unique character. The summarized plot of this movie is that rookie FBI agent, Clarice Starling, seeks assistance from Lecter in the Buffalo Bill case. The Buffalo Bill case is the nationwide search for a transgender serial killer who skins his heavier set female victims and sews the skins together to make garments.
Jose Hernandez English 4 Mrs. Crockett February 3, 2016 Violence Violence is a behavior that involving physical or mental force, intended to hurt or even kill another. In the play Macbeth violence is a way of life. It is the major factor because it is the key to what makes Macbeth king. He wants to be king but also recognized as a noble and hardworking worrier. He went from being a great soldier in defense of Duncan to a selfish murder.
Howard Hawk’s The Big Sleep is one of many films that has taken the crown for best film noir genre. The story is about a private investigator who’s hired by General Sternwood to deal with a blackmailer. Marlowe has to track down the man trying to blackmail Carmen (one of Sternwoods’ wild daughters) over some gambling debts. This is just the beginning for the Marlowe as he is being led deeper into shadows of Los Angeles. Sorry for the spoiler alert but our character isn’t your ordinary hero this world-weary private eye with his sarcastic attitude and cigarette and wisecracks isn’t looking for a happy ending.
Genre: The film that I analyzed was Slumdog Millionaire. The genre(s) that this film applies to are thriller, drama, and romance. It is considered to be a thriller because several criminal acts take place such as murder, robbery, and trafficking. Such moments in the film offer a "thrilling" effect because the viewer is eager to know, perhaps, the consequences and future outcomes that may come to be. Drama also falls in this category because of the exciting and unexpected events that take place during the plot.
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