Psychological thriller Essays

  • Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock Analysis

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    in the history of American cinema. His knack for producing dramatic, psychological thrillers earned him the apt title of “Master of Suspense”. While his films were wildly popular upon their releases, one was a notable failure at the box office, only later to be deemed “Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece”. In 1958, Paramount Pictures released Vertigo, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions’ latest thriller. Mysterious, suspenseful thrillers were not uncharted territory for Hitchcock—the plot twists and turns

  • Gender Roles In Rear Window

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    Gender roles and marriage- a thematic approach Alfred Hitchcock was a successful English film director and producer. He was often known as “the master of suspense.” He filmed psychological thrillers, one of these thrillers include “Rear window” which in mostly all of his films, he portrays women to look and act a certain way. Two significant themes portrayed throughout this film include marriage and the gender roles within the film. Rear window is about Jeffries, a man who is isolated in his own

  • Guy De Maupassant's Psychological Thrillers

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    according to different perspectives. But it might not be too far off the mark to say that this particular branch of fear is the basis of every other kind of fear and all of them sprout of it only. Psychological thrillers and mysteries are a mix of drama, thriller, and mystery genres thrown in with the psychological elements meant to confuse readers and make them uncomfortable in its similarity to the deeper and sub-conscious parts of their own minds. They are read not just because it gives an insight into

  • Ordinary People Psychological Analysis

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    has been almost three decades since the release of Ordinary people and it still remains one of the most well-written movies not only from an entertaining but also from a psychological perspective. Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. The movie won several Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Timothy Hutton). The film has also attracted much critical acclaim.

  • Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Analysis

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    Released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was a film centering around lies and obsession. After being released from his job as a detective after he got acrophobia, John “Scottie” Ferguson is asked to follow his friend’s wife, Madeleine. Scottie starts up an affair with her, being drawn to her mystery. After she commits suicide, Scottie struggles with guilt. When he sees another version of Madeleine, his obsession pushes him to remake the woman into Madeleine. His obsession leads him to uncover

  • A Psychological Analysis Of A Thriller Film, Vertigo

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    Vertigo is a thriller film produced by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958... Define spectacle, who coined it? The film’s main protagonist, John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson, is a detective impaired with a severe acrophobia that the entire plot revolves around. This paper argues that Madeleine and Judy function more than just simple female characters placed in the film to drive the plot. Rather, they are objects of desire for the male gaze of both Scottie and the Spectator, to serve and to be punished to feed the male

  • Film Authorship Theories

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    Q1: MacCabe and Caldwell both analyze film authorship as a collective process ad a collaborative effort, but this does not mean that their ideas are interchangeable. Compare and contrast one key difference and one point of significant overlap between MacCabe and Caldwell’s theories. Film authorship is a fascinating topic for discussion because it had an enormous influence on the development of the industry. MacCabe and Caldwell propose similar film authorship theories that highlight the importance

  • Se7en Analysis

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    One thing that makes this movie special is the genre used in Se7en. Compared to other David Fincher’s work, this movie is more to a psychological thriller. I kind of like this movie because it deals with the human’s mind. Even though this film is a little bit disturbing or sickening but it also blend a well put together of dark visual style, intense plot development and polished acting, remains tight and focused throughout the film, from beginning to end, never straying outward into unimportant issue

  • 1408 Film Analysis

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    Emine Arslan Dr. Pieter Verstraete Introduction the Film Studies 227 23 November 2015 Directed by Mikael Håfström, 1408 is a movie that would contain the genres of psychology and thriller. The movie is adapted by Stephen King's short story. It is seen as a successful movie due to having many awards by many film contexts. 1408 was nominated 8 awards and won 4 It won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Fajr Film Festival International

  • Passage In The Secret History Of An Irish Countess Analysis

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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess: Through the lens of Sigmund Freud’s The Uncanny The emergence of the Gothic Literature in the 18th century set the stage for one of the most prolific Irish writers of the 19th century, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, whose “work is squarely in the nineteenth-century Gothic tradition” (Begnal 27), and to whose name can be ascribed The Purcell Papers, titled so due to “being attributed to the Reverend Francis Purcell of Drumcoolagh”

  • Thrill And Suspense In The Film Jaws

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    Jaws is an American thriller/suspense that plays into human fears, the fear that people sometimes do not even know they have until they have to face it. The blockbuster describes the summer story that turned into a disaster and put fear into people partially because of water, but more because of the inhabitants of the water. So to what genre does Jaws actually relate to? Many sources describe the film Jaws as a thriller film and other sources describe it as a suspense film, however there could

  • The Role Of Music In Furious 7

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    Creation of any film is not a simple task involving work of many people. A great film is not only about the setting and the plot. A great film is far more about bringing the idea of the film towards the viewer and creating respective feelings. Music in the films is used to perform several functions, like establishing the mood, supports emotions, and assists to identify what is going on in the film. Music in general can manipulate one's emotions, creates respective mood, and identify people. The use

  • Vivian Bearing Analysis

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    Vivian Bearing is a woman with extreme intelligence and a passion for seventeenth-century poetry. She is passionate about her work from the sheer effort she puts to understand and grasp the concepts of the holy sonnets. She taught at a university where her class mentioned in the movie to be one of the hardest classes on campus. She also lacked compassion for her students who could not grasp the complexity of the sonnets or had serious life matters. Vivian became so indulged into the literature that

  • Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window Analysis

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    With Rear Window (1954), Alfred Hitchcock proved himself to be one of the best directors of suspense thrillers filled with mystery and humour. He himself called the film his most cinematic one because it was told only in visual terms (Morrow), but it was also a challenging “editing experiment” as the entire film was shot from one place, Jeff’s apartment that overlooked his backyard. The Film follows L.B. Jeffries “Jeff” (James Stewart), a photographer confined to a wheelchair in his apartment after

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane: Movie Analysis

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    This apocalypse thriller movie about a possible attack was okay a plot and had its own nerve wrecking scenes. This movie was definitely exhilarating to watch. The title brought back memories about “Cloverfield” which seemed to be a sequel which it wasn’t. Although it had its own twists and turns, it still had the same feel like “Cloverfield”. The well-furnished

  • Shelter Character Analysis

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    “Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi recited in hopes of inspiring youth. Mickey Bolitar, the main character in Shelter by Harlan Coben, becomes strongly affected by his words. Mickey takes action when no one else will, and in the end, saves the helpless. Coben’s 2011 suspense novel, Shelter, features a girl gone missing. Ashley's disappearance boggles the minds of many. Until, the crime pulls together a mismatched group of friends. United as one, the three work together through the

  • Blaise Paschal's Wager Argument Analysis

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    Blaise Paschal was a French mathematician and philosopher who building an argument on why one should believe in God, it is named Paschal’s Wager. According to Paschal’s Wager, it is better to have a belief in God than not believing in Him. God is known for punishing those who go against or do not believe in Him. Therefore, Paschal stated you should believe in God because after death you can be rewarded with an eternity in heaven. However, if you do not believe in God and he does exist you will be

  • Ecenbarger's Kids For Cash: Victimless Reform

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    gone awry. The author incorporated seamlessly reform arguments and a plea for good practices by pointing out the things that did not work in Luzerne and suggesting what are known to work best with the kids. The book also examined adolescent’s psychological development and also provides critiques to policies of zero tolerance and the pipeline of school to prison. Ecenbarger (2012) believes that that evidence that support diversion and community-based services are much more effective in recidivism

  • Sick Sociopaths

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    15 Sick Sociopaths You Thought Were Hot Come on, admit it, we love the crazies. And since the 1970’s movies have introduced us to a slew of twisted, depraved killers and sociopaths that shock us but also deeply intrigue us. Sociopathy (sometimes also known as a psychopathy) is defined as a type of personality disorder. People with this disorder often display extreme antisocial attitudes (which many times result in criminal acts) and a lack of conscience. They are unable to feel guilt or have empathy

  • The Importance Of Bullying

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    problems and take out their anger on other kids to make them feel less bad about themselves. What is bullying? Bullying is repetitive, unwanted, aggressive behavior towards another person. There are many types of bullying including physical, psychological, emotional, verbal and cyber-bullying. Physical bullying is mostly self-explanatory; it’s when somebody hurts a person with their body. Emotional and verbal bullying is somewhat