As Jolly, Old Saint Nick stepped forward, desperate to escape his pain, he fell into the fifteen-foot pit you had dug so diligently just hours before. You turned your lamp back on, taunting the old fellow now entangled in a mesh of ropes. The ropes pulled tighter and tighter, your intricate contraption setting an excruciating pace. Saint Nick could feel his mortality as death stared him in the eyes. You ran out onto the street, deranged yelling waking up the entire neighbourhood.
Your Name Period Date Flashback Scene Final The squeal of tires and the bang of a door is heard as a truck peels away from the factory. The driver, in his late thirties, is wearing a simple T-shirt and Jeans, and as he drives away he looks behind him and hits a bump. The halogen lights of an oncoming vehicle appear from around a corner, and an SUV slides into traffic behind him. It reminds him of that morning. Where this story begins… ... *WUMP* *WUMP* … As the truck pulled onto the driveway up to the factory, maybe a little too quickly for the speed bump, the driver pulled it down the small road until he was upon the factory, the three story building sporting a large red ‘A’ on the side.
Before they finish, Mike tells everybody that Old Misery is on his way back home. When he arrives, T prevents him from entering the house by asking for his assistance, saying that one of his friends got stuck in the toilet at the back of the house. The gang locks him in there overnight, gives him food and a blanket. The next morning, a driver starts up his car and as he accelerates he hears a loud crash. Looking back Old Misery’s house got transformed into rubble because the gang tied a rope between the car and a support beam.
While speed walking, one of these Pleasantville abodes is demolished in the background as a result of a collision with an older model pickup truck bearing the snickers logo. The beaten up vehicle swerves and approaches the speed walker, a disgruntled, iconic Mr. T in the bed of the truck. The truck, complete with a man-made, ‘old glory’ machine gun that fires snicker bars, screeches to a halt earning the exercise enthusiasts attention. “Speed walking? I pity you fool”, begins the abrupt dialog of a clearly offended black male.
Following that, in a stormy night, van Garrett drives in his coach where his notices that his coach driver was just decapitated by an unknown. After noticing that, he jumps out of his coach, runs through a corn field where he eventually also gets decapitated. This opening scene is made mysterious and tense by adding key techniques to it such as music, camera shots/angles, lighting/color and the acting itself. First of all, and in my opinion the most important one, is the music that is being added to the scene. We can hear the music throughout the first part of the film the whole time.
Trappings and requirements of belonging. Billy’sCharacter: Billy | Belonging | Quote | Technique | Alienation and isolation caused by an abusive father | ‘gave me one hard backhander across the face, so hard I fell down… and slammed the door on my sporting childhood.’ (p. 15-16) | * metaphor | Physical dislocation on freight train | ‘I snuggle under the bow of this speeding speedboat and my teeth clenched in some wild frost-bitten grin.’ (p. 10) | * disturbing/grotesque imagery | Kindness of, and inclusion by, the train driver, Ernie | ‘Get your bag and come to the Guard’s van. there’s a heater that works, and some coffee.’ (p. 12) | * imperatives | Lack of control over destiny | ‘and wait for the three whistles todump me
The readied their ammunition and waited for the vehicle to drive by. Just as the car drove past them, they pummeled it with snowballs. Annie states, “Often, of course, we hit our target, but this time, the only time in all of life, the car pulled over and stopped. Its wide black door opened; a man got out of it, running. He didn’t even close the car door.” (Dillard, 100) The children were terrified and they began to run in different directions, but the man ran after them.
With the second blow came the sound of shattering glass and people. Two people got ejected from the car, and landed like a bug on a windshield, to the side of the road. My dad immediately stopped the car and all 3 of us ran over to help the two people that lay like ragdolls on the side of the road. As we approached I knew that one was gone for sure, due to decapitation, but the other lay motionless. He screamed and yelled for his mom who lay next to him.
Sly Chavey Mrs. Wunderle Inventor Research 27 Feb. 2018 The Gas Mask On July 24, 1916, a man struck a pocket of natural gas with a pickaxe in a tunnel and ignited it. The noxious fumes were flowing through the tunnel and choking the miners. No one had the equipment to go into the tunnel and save anyone. They only knew one man that had a chance to rescue these men and so they called him in. This man drove to the site in his pajamas and safety hood and ran into the tunnels to save as many men as he could.
He says his sorrow stems from old age—he has been waiting for Death to come and take him for some time, and he has wandered all over the world. The youths, hearing the name of Death, demand to know where they can find him. The old man directs them into a grove, where he says he just left Death under an oak tree. The rioters rush to the tree, underneath which they find not Death but eight bushels of gold coins with no owner in sight. At first, they are speechless, but, then, the slyest of the three reminds them that if they carry the gold into town in daylight, they will be taken for thieves.