Shadow of the Vampire Essays

  • German Expressionism: Film Analysis

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    Count Orlok wanting to drink Hutters blood after he cuts himself just to name a few. Nosferatu insert scenes with little direct connection to the story, except symbolically. One involves a scientist who gives a lecture on the Venus flytrap, “the vampire of the vegetable kingdom.” Then Knock, in

  • White Zombie Film Analysis

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    Mise-en-scene has often used for to achieve realism and audiences have been attracted to fantasy. The setting, décor, props, costume and make-up provide contribution to the overall story narration. Most effective contribution of depth and shadow and lighting are provided. Settings in the White Zombie mainly use in studio and the decoration can shape to the narrative expectation of film. The setting in the film supports to the characterisation and decoration effect to the horror narration

  • City Of Bones Character Analysis

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    Santhiago, a vampire to save himself. Though he is rescued, he already tasted the vampire blood. Simon constantly feels sick and soon came to the conclusion that he might be changing into a vampire. In City of Ashes, Simon goes to the Hotel Dumort and was bitten and nearly killed by the vampires’ clan, but was saved by their leader Raphael. He took the nearly dead Simon to the Institute and passed to Clary, Jace, and Isabelle the option to either let Simon die or have him resurrected as a vampire. Clary

  • Dracula And The Vampire Literature

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    fact that tales or myths about vampires arose in the beginnings of the 1700’s, with literary works from authors such as Robert Southey, who is well known for being the first writer to ever mention Vampires in the English Literature with his poem “ Thalaba The Destroyer ”, till today the most significant and outstanding pieces of literature to mention vampires rose in the 1900’s. In 1897, the tale “ Dracula ” by Bram Stoker soon became known as the birth of the vampire literature and carried on to

  • Literary Analysis Of Daddy, By Sylvia Plath

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    alternates among her idolation and fear, and her love and rejection for him, feelings that she constantly struggles between. The work reveals the destructive nature of the memory of the speaker’s father, and portrays her final attempt to break free of its shadow. The poem is one big apostrophe directed at the speaker’s dead father, and in doing so she regresses into her childhood self. She addresses her father as “daddy” like a little kid, speaks in a child-like abrupt manner, and begins the poem with “you

  • Desire In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    desired. Throughout the story, the vampire sisters are able to captivate, not only readers but other characters within the story as well when it comes to the shape of their bodies. In the article, “Sins of the Flesh”: Anorexia, Eroticism and the Female Vampire in Bram Stoker's Dracula by: Emma Dominguez-Rue, readers learn—through descriptions and examples—about the ways in which the vampire female anatomy is appealing to many characters. When talking about the three vampire sisters Dominguez-Rue explains

  • Summary Of The Film 'Black Swan'

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    is the motif of the double and transformation in the film Black Swan, Fin de Siècle Gothic is of most interest here. In these turn of the century Gothic works, the monster is a recurring and very integral theme. Gothic monster as such are Doubles, Vampires, and Shape Shifters or other forms of transformed part humans. These creatures can have their origin in the supernatural realm or come about through ominous scientific experiments, often times the two are very hard to differentiate(cf. Hurley 192)

  • Bram Stoker's Place In Dracula

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    who, upon fact, legend and fiction brought to life his eponymous vampire: Count Dracula, a sinister and monstrous predator who thrived on the blood of living souls. Regarded by many as the defining work of Gothic fiction, Stoker’s fin-de-sìecle novel achieved a pervasive hold on Western

  • Vampire Movies: Similarities Between Fantasy And Horror Film

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    time. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, aliens, witches, ghosts have figured prominently in genre fiction for several centuries. The vampires in particular have had quite allure than other types. Nowadays, the vampire movies are becoming popular than the past. Time passed, the vampire films also have changed quite different way than 1990s. The first contrast is the appearance of the vampires in the movies. Compared to the old version of vampires with current vampires, the old version of vampires was not

  • Nosferatu Analysis

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    Nosferatu’s Meaning and Comparisons It’s easy to say that Germany led in experimentation of film making with Murnau’s Nosferatu. Filmed in 1922, it dealt with the outside world effects of post-world war and political uproar. With everything that was going on in Europe at that time, you can see that Germany was scared with what was going to happen to their country, and that’s where Nosferatu is symbolic for Germany. Count Orlok’s characteristics like his hooked nose, long ears, and bushy eyebrows

  • The Influence Of World Cinema

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    World cinema is a term used to refer to any film and film industry that is not based in Hollywood. For example, German cinema, Hong Kong cinema and other national cinemas outside of the United States. The films are made, funded and consumed in that particular national cinema. These films usually reflect the locals’ history, politics and cultures while incorporating local aesthetics qualities. For this essay, German cinema will be my primary focus. Hollywood on the other hand is the locale for mass

  • Lilith Vs Lamia

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    earliest references to vampires was in ancient Greece. They refer to a creature called "Empusa" or "Lamia" that has the appearance of a horrible winged female demon that attracts young men to their death in order to drink their blood and eat their flesh. Also, Lamia was a mistress of Zeus who was driven to madness by Hera. In hers madness, Lamia murdered her children, so at night she goes hunting human children in search of revenge (118). Lamia was the first female vampire who seduces men and drink

  • Essay On Halloween Make Up Ideas

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    Sally 's face. Once drawn; use a gel liner to go over the stitches to make them more dramatic. For lips, give your lips sally 's lip outline by using a cherry coloured liner. Then use a lip brush to apply red lipstick. For eyes, use a reddish-brown shadow to fill your eyebrows, then use a dark grey

  • The Importance Of Dracula In Stoker's Dracula

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    Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. What does Stoker achieve by keeping his title character in the shadows for so much of the novel? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the title character makes only several relatively short appearances, some of which are while in disguise. Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively. This essay will describe these appearances and analyze Stoker’s use of them to determine

  • German Expressionism In Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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    3. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) Metropolis is an important example of German Expressionism and of early science fiction. A great inquiry on future of humanity, a critique of society, a prominent dystopian film. Fritz Lang’s remarkable work has dazzlingly designed sets, costumes and unpredictable characters. Beneath its magnificent artwork and set design, the film tells the eternal conflict between oppressed and oppressor. The movie depicts the story of Freder, son of the ruler of the city and Maria

  • Female Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    The author objectifies the female characters in the novel to be over sexualized and portrays sex to empower women. Stoker may present the theme of female sexuality; however, he demonstrates gender inequality triumphs at the end leaving women in the shadows again. Women in the eighteenth century hardly had any type of power outside of overseeing the household and they probably contained much less power expressing any type of sexual emotions. Stoker’s novel gives readers a different perspective of

  • Modernism In Dracula

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    History has great influence over modern day; the shadows of the past are very noticeable in the present. Throughout the novel, Dracula, there is symbolism and contrasts that include the intertwining of history and modernity. Dracula and Transylvania represent history old ideologies and ways of life. The rest of the characters, such as Jonathan Harker, Mina and Van Helsing, and the setting of England represent modernity and progress. Dracula’s shadow-like presence and magnetism prove that history never

  • Georg Wilhelm Pabst Film Analysis

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    Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) was a landmark film that has become the epitome of the Expressionist movement, with its dreamlike sequences and distorted set design with painted buildings and landscapes (including painted-on light and shadow) that resemble abstract art. Wiene’s lesser-known Genuine (1920) had sets designed by Expressionist painter César Klein, using the same artistic methods as Caligari, while Wiene’s The Hands of Orlac (1924) used highly stylized direction and dreamy

  • The Importance Of Revenge In Cassandra Clare's City Of Bones

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    Have you ever looked at your history teacher and thought he was a little pale? Not your average pale, but ghostly pale, almost vampire pale? Is the delivery man a little hairy? And toothy? An unable to deliver on full moons? These scenarios are fully plausible in Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. It was originally a trilogy, with the City of Glass being the finale, but readers begged for more, and Clare added three more books to the series and included

  • Heliophobia Speech

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    manual work. It is one of the most difficult phobias to live in this social world. 16. Heliophobia- fear of Sun: The fear of Sun rays can be called Heliophobia. The heliophobics tend to live shrouded with darkness and would mostly be thought of as vampires or night owls. They have an uncanny fear for sunlight and hence they mostly restrict themselves to their houses during day times behind blackout curtains. 15. Ephebiphobia- fear of youth: You find many people around you who have persistent fear