Firstly I’d like to discuss a sequence where the director employs a non-linear way of piecing the story together, and how the use repetition and subtle manipulations of speech and phonetics are utilized. In a pivotal moment leading up to the finale of the film we see three characters frolicking in a pool and we begin to hear Alien ask ‘Ya’ll wanna do this or what?’, with Candy and Brit teasing him back saying ‘You’re scared aren’t ya? Scaredy pants’. What follows is a sequence that is structurally more reminiscent of a pop song than a linear narrative film. The dialogue is repeated and becomes somewhat of a motif, or a chorus, while scenes flow in and out of each other.
Text Analysis – Psycho Chosen Question: “How effectively does Hitchcock manipulate the audience in the film ‘Psycho’? What techniques does he use and are they successful? Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’, adapted from the Robert Bloch Novel by Joseph Stefano, has been described as the mother of the modern horror film. In the film, Alfred Hitchcock forces the audience into becoming a subjective character to intensify the film’s psychological effects. “The point is to draw the audience right inside the situation instead of leaving them to watch it from outside, from a distance.
We understand from the title of the movie that “Freaks” is most probably a controversial story and we have this feeling reinforced in the opening of the movie. The movie starts with a classical “What’s In The Box” enigma, and there is an orator talking about an unusual attraction: “We told you we had living, breathing monstrosities. You laughed at them, yet but for the accident of birth, you might be even as they are! They did not ask to be brought into the world, but into the world they came.” (Freaks) We don’t know what to expect, but we already know that it is going to be something strange, abnormal and even shamefull. The action takes place in a circus but we never see the actors performing on the circus scene.
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalans “The Sixth Sense” is a suspense film that is about a child with a special, but scary gift to see things others can’t. With the clues given, you can tell this movie will have some heart racing parts and parts that will make you tear up. With symbols and clues throughout the film you really have to pay attention to what is going on so you can know what is going to happen later on. In the opening credits the tone in the music is a minor key, which portrays a kind of sadness and then switches over horror as “The Sixth Sense” appears in the credits. The credits at the beginning of the film kind of manifest onto the screen in a ghost like way, to show the movie will be scary.
but by uising funny music like clown/circus music the scene ends up beeing funny. types of music used in film is determend for the expression in the film. we know that music effekts our way we watch a film and that musik can make the movie look at it. Famous horror films and their music Stephen King According to Stephen King there are three types of horror: Terror: the audience doesn’t know what is going on behind ‘the closed door’ ilm Horror there is a monster, but still there are limits to what it does to its victims. (scared/terrified) The gross out: animals like worms and maggots are used to make people feel sick/ nauseous.
Lady Gaga – Paparazzi The camera work is used in this video to show different aspects of the “celebrity” character, when the camera is above the character in the video the video still shows him as an innocent character, using facial expressions and sub-titles. After this point he is mainly shot form below because he then tries to murders someone after seeing the paparazzi. This shows the relationship between the lyrics and the images because the song is about the paparazzi having a need for the celebrity, and visa versa. The unsteady movement of the camera at time is to create the haste and movement of the paparazzi, this works well with the lighting (flashing) to put the audience in the paparazzi shoes and almost experience the panic they create, once again a theme from the lyrics. A lot of close ups and extreme close ups are used when the camera moving fast as well, this once again is to create effect from the lyrics, the close ups could connote represent the invasion of privacy the paparazzi create.
Perkin’s reading based on Psycho in suggestion of the Montage theory alongside the help of Carol J. Clover’s essay “Her Body/ Himself” suggesting similar to the Feminist theories of framework for horror films. As the feminist film theory suggests, “While male victims in horror films may shudder and scream as well, it has long been a dictum of the genre that women make the best victims. “Torture the women!” was the famous advice given by Alfred Hitchcock.” The infamous shower scene from Psycho begins with Marion (Janet Leigh) flushing away the calculations of the money she had stolen. As she takes of her robe and steps into the bath a medium shot is maintained with constant close ups of the shower itself creating noise of constant flow of water which forbids viewers to hear any other sounds and pay attention to it. Marion stands in the shower purifying herself, washing away the sins, with the shower curtain in her background while she seems as a very minor element of the scene; our attention is grabbed towards the shower curtain where a shadow appears slowly as the noise of the door is blocked out on purpose due to the noise caused by the shower.
Three contemporary examples come to mind: Catherine Breillat's Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l’enfer, 2004), Michael Winterbottom's 9 Songs (2004), and John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (2006). These films can all be seen to hybridize Last Tango in Paris' "jabbing, thrusting, eroticism"  with Deep Throat's elements of "feature-length, hard-core, sound and color pornography" , as well as also being emotionally challenging dramas. I want to inquire: How does the salience of unsimulated sex alter these films' dramatic affect? And how do these films further blur or 'queer' the boundaries between erotica and
Historical Movie Analysis \ (Nightmare on Elm Street) Our bodies elicit reactions of tension and anxiety because horror films draw on a number of different methods to make them do so. They are filled with graphic murders that show the most obvious source of fear itself. The genre horror has a play on cultural taboo which constructs an underlying stress among the audience. The demographic of horror films was established as a young to middle class market because the genre refocused the content in the movies. It draws upon unsettling teen issues throughout history.
Critical Analysis Film: Vertigo Authority and manipulation is played strongly in one of the most classic Hitchcock’s films of all time, Vertigo (1958). Through the analysis of visual imagery and camera angles, it allows the audience to explore how the male protagonist, Scottie’s masculinity and power is used to control, manipulate and change Judy in order to succeed his replacement of the death of his lover, Madeline. Film techniques has been effectively used to portray Scottie’s use of authority in order to change Judy to fit his obsession with Madeline. When Scottie and Judy are at Ernie’s Restaurant having their first date, Scottie is spotted by Judy looking at a woman who was similarly dressed in a grey outfit as Madeline. This effectively portrays Judy’s vulnerability and pitifulness as she is a constant reminder of only Madeline through Scottie’s eyes; this is also supported through her sad facial expression and her looking downwards and then back at him.