It received several awards for the cinematography and an Oscar nomination for art/set decoration (1979). This following paper will closely analyse a short, famous scene from the movie Alien and analyse the cinematography, mis en scene and relevance of the events to the storyline. It will also discuss those techniques effectiveness in helping to create a sense of fear in the viewer. Alien, released in 1979 still lies among the most popular science fiction horror movies. The American film institute recently declared it to be number 7 in the top 10 science fiction movies ever made (2008).
The scenes of the movie were “hackneyed scenes” as he says. There were repetitions of old movie scenes that are very generic in sci-fi fantasy movies. The infamous moments of crossing an almost destroyed bridge and the bridge collapsing as soon as everyone is across safely and degrading insults during mid battle. Pinkerton compliments the makeup department’s glommed-on plague pustules. However, the CGI demon they used was a lame cut and paste from a PC game called Diablo ll.
What society would deem as “the serious business”, as you would expect from a Tarantino movie, is cloaked in a cloud of superficial pleasures. The blood and gore are spectacular, almost exploitive of the time period. Tarantino seems to have developed a whole new technique of depicting a man being shot that scatters chunks of flesh along with the blood. He embraces his Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation roots to the full, though he expands the repertoire of his references to include Wagner and German fairy tales. The basic plot can be summarized as a classic revenge Western; Django, a slave, is rescued by a bounty hunter named King Schultz.
The normal program included beast-hunts in the morning, execution of criminals over lunch, gladiator in the afternoon. The thumbs up/thumbs down by the Emperor to signal that the gladiator could kill his defeated opponent was debated. Many people think it was the opposite of what the movie deppicted, however historics are still debating which way it really was. The Colosseum was not called the Colosseum until Venerable Bede's time, around AD 700. It was known as the Flavian Amphitheatre or simply, "the Amphitheatre".
In 2001, he hadn’t had much experience with large scale movies and decided to put the project on hold. During this time he wrote and directed Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige(2006), and The Dark Knight (2008). After completing these movies, he proceeded with the “dream stealers” project. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures back his movie for $160 million split evenly. Inception was released June 8th, 2010 in the UK and June 18th, 2010 in the US.
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). This emphasizes the façade he has created where he leads all those who know him to believe that he cares of nothing in the world except for himself. He is a harsh man and the lines and wrinkles in his face only help to lead the audience in a direction in which they almost dislike Rick. This changes drastically during the scenes in Paris. Soft lighting is used for these sequences implying that Rick is not so jaded at this point.
So in a musical film eruption of a song in the middle of the narrative is believable and is accepted by the audiences but it would be highly unacceptable in the horror, war or a thriller movie. Same goes with the narrative of a war film, there has to be a war sequence in the movie and the entire movie will be based on a war. Kill Bill mixes number of different and distinct genres in each of the chapters. It shows a glorious smorgasbord of Spaghetti Western, Japanese Samurai
Name book: Slawter Name author: Darren Shan Number of Pages: 255 Pages When it was written: In the year 2006 Where it was written: In the UK Publisher: Harper Collins Introduction My book report is going to be about Slawter by Darren Shan. I chose this book because I was reading it when we had to do a book report and I really like the book. This book is a horror book and it’s seen through the eyes of Grubsticsh (short Grubs) Grady. The title of the book is Slawter because the film they make in the book is called Slawter. The main characters of the book are Grubsticsh Grady: A 12 year old boy who’s parents we’re slaughtered by demons.
Evaluation Argument: White Noise White Noise was directed by Geoffrey Sax and written by Niall Johnson. Together they wrote this film in hopes of creating a horror film based on the phenomenon of EVP, which stands for Electronic Voice Phenomenon. EVP is the belief that in the white noise of a denatured radio or a television it’s possible to hear or see the voices or faces of the dead (White Noise). In this film an architect, by the name of Jonathan Rivers, loses his wife, Anna, to some sort of mysterious accident. Raymond Price, a man who claims to have been contacted by his wife introduces Jonathan to this idea of EVP.
Green Mile Movie Review Green Mile (2000) Cast: Tom Hanks (Paul Edgecomb), Michael Clarke Duncan(John Coffey), and Doug Hutchison(Percy Jackson). Director: Frank Darabont Review: “I just can't see God putting a gift like that in the hands of a man who would kill a child.”( Darabont) As Paul Edgecombe tells his fellow prison guards friends. The movie was directed and written by Frank Darabout in 1999, based on the novel by Stephen king, one of the best-renounced authors out there. The story is about a 8-foot giant John Coffey ("like the drink, only not spelled the same".”( Darabont)), on a death row for a crime he hadn’t done. Paul Edgecomb a Louisiana death row guard wonders why John Coffey is accused of such a crime.