For over 71 years now, her murder has been a mystery and her death hasn’t failed to bring speculation, as to who did what, among the people who come across her tragic life story. Such speculations can be categorized into two theories: George Knowlton murdered Short, or Dr. George Hill Hodel did. BACKGROUND In December 1946, Dorothy French, who worked at San Diego’s Aztec Theater, spotted Short and found herself feeling sorry for the beautiful and mysterious woman, for she noticed, ¨she had been there for hours on that day in early December 1946, and she appeared to have nowhere else to go. French brought her to the home that she shared with her mother Elvera at Camino Padera in Pacific Beach¨ (Katz 184). Over the course of her stay, the Frenches noticed that Short kept to herself and didn’t say much about her past, but she did mention that she was engaged to a Major Matt Gordon who died in a plane crash days after WWII ended.
I propose the ‘Cronus Complex’ as a theme through which the symbolism that permeates Pan’s Labyrinth acquires a universal dimension. I analyze del Toro’s film in light of the ‘Cronus complex,’ an overlooked psychopathological condition, and illustrated how this motif commands two narratives that bleed into each other as the diegesis unfolds: one at a historical-realism level, and the other at a fantasy-psychological one. To do so, I will focus on the characters of
His first murder happened at night, on December 20, 1968. He shot David Faraday, who was 17 years old at the time, and his girlfriend, Betty Lou Jensen, who was 16 years old. They were shot near their car on Lake Herman Road, on the outskirts of Vallejo, California. The police were unable to come up with motives. The second murder happened on July 5, 1969, in the morning.
“Mommy is gone and the kitchen is covered with red paint,” four year old Lillian Risch said after discovering that her mother, Joan Carolyn Risch had mysteriously disappeared from their home in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The ‘red paint’ turned out to be blood matching Risch’s specific blood type, introducing a whole series of questions into the minds of investigators from all centuries. To this day, the case remains unsolved, but there are three main theories on what actually happened on that melancholy, leery afternoon. This disturbing case could be perceived in three different ways: Joan Risch was secretly a troubled woman who faked her disappearance and fled home, she was brutally killed in an accident on a construction site near her home, or Risch simply suffered an abduction that will never be avenged. One theory on this compelling case assumes that Joan Risch actually faked her own disappearance.
He has been twice married, tying the knot with a famous actress after the death of his first wife. While Coffin has come to represent the entire series of 29 books, he did not take a leading role in the first four books. An Inspector Winter took the lead role in the first four books before the mercurial John Coffin became the leading man starting with The Murdering Kind that was published in 1958. Coffin really comes into his own when Gwendoline Butler moves him from South London and promotes him to Chief Commander of the Second City of London Police. It can be argued that the author’s decision to phase out Inspector Winter, and replace him with John Coffin is what made the series gain much popularity.
Texas Servant Girl Murders - (HDSI) In a Public Service Broadcasting History Detectives documentary, a team of forensic scientists and detectives decided to attempt to solve a case more than 130 years old. The “Texas Servant Girl Murders” are a series of murders that took place in Austin, Texas in 1885. These murders have remained a mystery until modern day forensic scientists look back and may have been able to solve this crime easily today. The murder of seven Texas servant girls occurred throughout the year of 1885. The first murder occurred on New Year’s Eve when a twenty-five-year-old woman was brutally ripped from her bed and dragged outside.
3.2 Form and Narration In the first episode of Twin Peaks, FBI agent Cooper is sent to a small town to lead the investigations of the murder of Laura Palmer. He analyses many things which are not related with the murder, like cake, the hotel room or coffee. Cooper speaks to a voice recorder and is addressing a woman named Diane, the mythological goddess of hunting, which might leave the impression that he is writing for a magazine which releases critiques for hotels. At least he appears to the viewer as an analytical person and the name of Diane might been chosen to mark him as a hunter. In the ongoing story though, in episode three of season one, he used the so called “Tibetan method” to find a first hint for who could have murdered Laura.
"I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? (Nietzsche) Christopher Nolan’s Batman Dark Knight Trilogy shows inimitable cinematic thinking whereby he uses fictitious plot which is deeply embedded in philosophical thought. Nolan adapts the comic book superhero and uses thrillingly emblematic tools to redefine the ‘hero’ and the ‘villain’, the rational and the irrational, the moral and the immoral, the right and the wrong.
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 movie also contains a mysterious and archetypal images telling another story, one of elusive light through a trial of a character. We will take a gander at the mysterious and prototype symbols found throughout the film and their connection to Ofelia 's mission. This pain and suffering is presented as the blood associated with childbirth. This film is a passage to adulthood.
Scream 4 takes the meta aspect of the previous three films and adds a whole new layer of meta, pointing out that this time, the killer would be making his own films of the murders. [CHANGE SLIDE 29] PRESENTER-In both Scream and Scream 4 there are some scenes that have been repeated as you can see in these stills. Craven reinvented a well-known and popular film which was Scream and bought it into a new age. The repetition of the shots are symbolic of Craven’s classic film values [CHANGE SLIDE 30] PRESENTER- So why is Wes Craven an auteur and a pioneer of the horror genre? Through my research I have learnt that Craven had completely reinvented