Film genres give the audience information into the type movie it may be, this in turn helps them to decide whether the movie is suitable for them or not. The Maltese Falcon, a film categorised as Film Noir and The Searchers, a Western genre film, are both from different genres but both reinforce and challenge dominant social and cultural beliefs and values throughout each film. Each genre can be broken down into; codes, conventions and narrative conventions. Codes are aspects of the text that help the audience make meaning. These codes can be shown as symbolic, written, audio and technical.
Pan’s Labyrinth is a significant movie that tells the story of a young lady 's mission to get away from the brutalities of Spanish Fascism. In the same way as other fables, Pan’s Labyrinth is a metaphorical story that can be deciphered from different points of view and on numerous synchronous levels. While looking into this film, I went over mental, sociological and political elucidations of Pan’s Labyrinth. Del Toro himself depicted the movie as a parable and the various references to mysterious secrets. Pan’s Labyrinth is a fairy tale that shows behaving ethically requires willingness to accept pain and suffering as the cost of doing good.
The five authors, Skloot, Dyer and Flynn, Capote, and Dillard each present enticing storylines, yet the people, place, and subject matter within their books stand at polar opposites. Skloot uncovers a story of injustice for a family alongside a scientific discovery that alters history; Dyer and Flynn bring to mind the pain of a horrific tragedy from the viewpoint of those who suffered it firsthand; Capote shares a brutal account of mass murder and the truth to be found within it; and Dillard offers words of discovery of both herself and the world through the art of writing itself. Yet among these seemingly unique and different authors, a similar thread within their books connects them all. Through the language they convey and feelings they arise from the heart of the readers, these authors share a similar unspoken story through their writing.
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!
More than Murder In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote exposes the dark worlds of murder and mayhem. More common themes such as abuse and failed plans clash with purity and stability in this novel as portrayed through the differences between its characters. Capote interweaves the idea of one’s upbringing impacting their future throughout the story. Familial ties play a key role in displaying the explicit and symbolic differences among members of the Clutter family and their murderers in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Truman Capote expertly presents the contrasting upbringings of the Clutter children and Smith and Hickock to demonstrate how one’s specific situation defines their lives.
In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor creates a story where the roles of good and evil blend together. In the short story, a family in the rural South gets caught up with a criminal named the Misfit after their wreck and they end up getting murdered. The clash between the grandmother and the Misfit highlights the religious aspects of the story and also O’Connor’s beliefs. Her stylistic traits of violence, distortion, and religion are used to convey a corrupt world that needs salvation. O’Connor’s trait of violence is used throughout to reveal the corrupt and criminal world that emanates the need for salvation.
Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays obsession in “The Tell Tale Heart” through the narrator as he expresses his thoughts leading up to the murder. After the narrator argues his case to why he is not mad, he begins his story with an “idea” which “entered his brain,” which is the start of an obsession that “haunted him day and night” (2.1-2). The narrator speaks as if the eye of the old man is latching itself onto the him.
The method is to make the structure of the essay similar to the structure of filmmaking and pay attention to many elements and symbols that influenced the viewers, consciously or unconsciously. The concentration is on comparing and finding the changes that history made to this movie genre, especially considering the gender roles. Results will clearly explain the psyche of society in two different periods, which confirms that people reflect the movies as movies have an impact on people. The Introduction It is often said that the element of surprise makes the movie more interesting and leads the plot. There are many masters of storytelling
In order to show this, I will analyse two fostering aspects which play a big part in his development and setbacks, these include punishment as well as encouragement. We get to know characters through scenes and descriptions, as well as speech and actions. We get to follow Willies mental state as well as his physical development through these aspects. Willie is the protagonist of the story; he is the main character the plot is addressing. His mother in London is depicted as the antagonist who causes him pain as she believes he needs to be punished for his many sins, which consequently seems to relate to her own mental issues.
In the film The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, the main message in the film is hope and fear. The main purpose of the opening scene is to introduce us from Andy Dufrense the main character who has been accused as a murderer of his wife and her lover. Moreover, the opening sequence is significant because it shows Andy 's transformation from being a regular civilian to a criminal in high security prison. Basically, this report will focus on the opening scene were the director has mainly focused on the film techniques to show the message of hope and fear. The director has used visual technique to get his message across.