In the book, the main character is named Victor Frankenstein, but in the movie he is called Henry Frankenstein and his friend is shown as Victor Moritz. If someone read book as a first, and saw the movie later, he may feel a little bit confused. This change, could take place by the fact that director wanted to soften the image of the main character, which was portrayed as an insane, desire to compare himself with the god man, the name Victor in itself sounds rather scary and very seriously, and the name Henry sounds friendly and nice for the
Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies” discusses factors that persuade people to watch horror films to help their mental state. He first explains that people watch movies to show that they are brave and can witness unpleasant scenes. He compares this sense of bravery to the sense of riding a roller coaster, they may get scared at first but they continue on doing it. Secondly, he talks about how watching horror films restores the sense of normality, which is trying to find your place in society. An example, he presents is although people aren’t as pretty or successful as actors and actress, they aren’t as ugly or evil as monsters and villains played in horror films.The example shows how people fit into society just like everyone else.
Psychological conditioning is one of the most controlling studies of science. It is the theory that most learning revolves around programmed reactions to certain stimuli. An incentive for a certain action, for example, will encourage continuation of that same action even when the incentive is eventually gone. Being able to perfect this science would prove that the human mind can be solved and manipulated. One of the most popular pieces in literature giving a position on psychological conditioning is Aldous Huxley’s satirical fiction novel, Brave New World.
Many critiques develop connections to societal, religious, and biographical references while explicating the importance of setting and location to the plot; however, character analysis proved to have the greatest support and draw more deep, thought out analysis. Specifically, the sexual interpretation of the sometimes seemingly innocent Dewey Dell, and the self transformation of Cash are two viewpoints that have gained attention for this novel. Some analysts have developed a different approach than
However, film critic, Robin Wood, argues that ‘since Psycho, the Hollywood cinema has implicitly recognised horror as both American and familial’ he then goes on to connect this with Psycho by claiming that it is an “innovative and influential film because it supposedly presents its horror not as the produce of forces outside American society, bit a product of the patriarchal family which is the fundamental institution of American society” he goes on to discuss how our civilisation either represses or oppresses (Skal, 1994). Woods claim then suggests that in Psycho, it is the repressions and tensions within the normal American family which produces the monster, not some alien force which was seen and suggested throughout the 1950 horror films. At the beginning of the 60’s, feminisation was regarded as castration not humanization. In “Psycho” (1960) it is claimed that the film presents conservative “moral lessons about gender roles of that the strong male is healthy and normal and the sensitive male is a disturbed figure who suffers from gener confusion” (Skal, 1994). In this section of this chapter I will look closely at how “Psycho” (1960) has layers of non-hetro-conforming and gender-non conforming themes through the use of Norman Bates whose gender identitiy is portrayed as being somewhere between male and female
Other times we watch the movies for enjoyment, which is a very weird enjoyment since we are watching people get killed. Horror movies are a “fairytale” to us and allow us to “ become children again, seeing things in pure blacks and whites.” Insanity is a matter of degree.
For a book marketed as a horror comedy, and after reading the first half of the book, I didn’t think that I would get that scared reading the rest of the book. What interested me is Hendrix managed to draw similarities between being trapped in a prison hell and trapped in a retail store. When you think about it, the parallel between the two is
For those of us who had to navigate the innumerable errors of adolescence during the early-to-mid ‘00s, Donnie Darko dredges up a lot of feelings. Though the 2001 sci-fi flick bombed at the box office, it’s kept a steady cult following over the years. There’s an enduring appeal to the time-travel drama, despite the fact that the movies’ attempt at physics is seriously flawed, according to actual scientists. If you ask three people what Donnie Darko is about, you’ll probably get three very different responses. It was the Bush administration and a confusing time for everyone, especially us nascent teens trying to navigate hormones and Green Day.
The director of The Godfather parts one and two are classics, and have become engraved in the legacy of Francis Ford Coppola. As described in an online article, The Godfather films revolutionized new ideas in cinematography for future films by the use of minimally lit rooms that were often used in the movie (Konow, Filming The Light and Dark Side of The Godfather). However, while Coppola had the potential to become the iconic auteur with many critically successful films to last into the coming years, Coppola’s career spiraled downward. Financial problems cause his next few films to be received differently among critics, he couldn’t recreate the masterpiece and influence that The Godfather
Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a provocative narrative on the topic of censorship. It is written elegantly and successfully using Freytag’s triangle. Freytag’s triangle, which gives the formula for writing in a narrative style, states that an author should have: an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and finally a resolution. Ray Bradbury not only uses this formula to write his novel, he also uses it to allow readers to form their own opinions on the topic of censorship. Regardless of the decade when this novel was written or of where the story takes place it is successful because of the ability of the reader to relate to the events in the book.