Many adult actions occur throughout the movie that causes young Eve to begin to change and reform. Issues involved include: terror, jealousy, violence, death, abductions, seduction of virtuous young women in the sentimental novel tradition, and revelations of crimes and punishments. Eve’s Bayou is a classic example of good vs. evil and has a central theme and focus of the movie’s structure. The movie opens with an ominous black and white scene. This scene shows us bits and pieces of what seems like a vision.
An analysis of cinematography and sound from the 1996 film Scream The film is introduced by a blood-curdling scream when is played out over the film’s title. This is an immediate reference to the title, the word ‘Scream’, and instantly introduces the genre of horror to the audience. This slightly heightens the tension, as the audience now get a feeling that Wes Craven, the auteur, will not mess about when playing out dramatic and suspenseful sequences throughout the film. Following this, a harsh phone call interrupts the scream and brings the audience to reality, to focus on what is actually happening. This is followed by a rude cut to a phone to really pull in the audience and grab their attention, and makes them wonder about what is going on, and even ask questions of who the characters involved are.
Rick’s Metamorphosis Throughout the entirety of Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz, the audience is constantly trying to guess the nature of the protagonist, Rick’s, character. The movie leaves one guessing until the very end however there is a crucial scene that shows us how Rick used to be and what turned him into the stone cold man the audience believes him to be during the time the film takes place. Through the use of lighting, spacing, and the general props used during the Paris flashback sequence Curtiz crafts a sad and dynamic character out of Rick. One of the clues that is given about Rick’s character is the way the lighting changes during this sequence. During the scenes that take place in Casablanca, and especially the ones that happen in the café, harsh lighting is used on Humphrey Bogart (Rick).
Harry starts to snoop a little further than what he can handle and gets wrapped up in more than he thought he would. The Conversation used the element of sound to drive the movie being that the main character, Harry Caul, is a surveillance specialist. The opening of the movie includes sound pieces that actually make you feel like you are there with the actors. The movie focuses on key phrases to enrich the plot. For example, the phrase “He’d kill us if he had the chance” was one of the key aspects in making Harry go into a frenzy about the surveillance job he
Analysing a scene from Ridley Scott's Alien There are many techniques that contribute to the horror a film can produce in its viewer. One of the proclaimed masters of horror, Sir Alfred Hitchcock believed that to frighten the audience, the director needed to frighten the child inside the viewer (Television interview, 1964). Techniques to make films horrifying have been developing since almost the beginning of film itself (Babbis, 1990). The term 'art horror' can be attributed to a film entirely dedicated to creating that feeling of horror in its viewer (Carroll, 1987). Ridley Scott's Alien released in 1979 is a film that can be categorised as such an art horror.
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.
This can be seen through the lighting of Norman’s face, half-light, half dark, and the dialogue. “It's not like my mother is a maniac... We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?” These techniques have been cleverly assembled by Hitchcock to subtly hint at the idea of madness and help us to get to know Norman, but is not yet prepared to reveal the extent of Norman’s madness due to Psycho being a horror film. The complex relationship helps us understand Norman as a character and the idea of madness in the fruit cellar scene. The director reveals the situation when Lila, Marion’s sister, goes down to the fruit cellar to hide from the murderer and finds Mother’s corpse.
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.
How violence in entertainment affects our society by Andrew Bogucki This was a paper that I wrote for school pertaining to the topic of violence in entertainment. Excessive violence in movies has become a popular trend with Hollywood directors lately. Vivian C. Sobchack, author of "The Postmorbid Condition," wrote "Instead of caressing violence, the cinema has become increasingly careless about it: either merely nonchalant or deeply lacking in care. "(Sobchack 378) The violence displayed in these movies, such as the Kill Bill series, attracts a large audience worldwide because the viewers are guaranteed to see adrenaline pumping action and gore. Thane Peterson, author of "Too Much Kill in the Kill Bills," states "Kill Bill: Vol.
It scares the viewer through the use of extremely intense acting and well thought dialogue. The two movies have a number of similarities in the plot. Both stories are possession stories of a young girl. They are both based, in some way, off of actual events. They are horror movies and both use limited special effects.