While many critics were upset at the “commercialization” of one of the greatest characters in the history of American cinema, an even more interesting change may be indicated through the character's acceptance in mainstream culture. Hannibal Lecter is a different type of cannibal monster than those previously seen in horror films, as shown through his motivations and criminal actions, and has been accepted by the audience as an “anti-hero” instead of the antagonist of the movie. Cannibalism has become a prevalent theme in horror movies since the 1960s. According to Robin Wood, “[t]he cannibalism motif functions in two ways. Occasionally, members of a family devour each other [ .
'Tomorrow When the War Began' was written and directed by Stuart Beattie in 2010 which provided a much different view on the teenage fiction novel written by John Marsden in 1993. Stuart Beattie gave the film a much different look to the book because a film has to appeal to a teenage/adult age-span in order to get more views. Additionally they made the movie have a lot more suspense, action and sexual references, as they’re the main factors that sell in a film industry. Compared to the book, Stuart Beattie changed many of the character’s personalities and looks. In the book, Ellie was pictured as being practical and rough around the edges.
Media and Television in America and Its Moral Decline As our nation and the media within it has evolved and grown over the past few decades we have slowly, but surely, turned away from the nice, family-friendly television shows we were used to seeing for so long. Instead, the media and television have turned towards an immoral and more-or-less vile direction, with shows such as: Family Guy, a famous animated show that airs on TBS and Adult Swim as well as other stations, “which contains plenty of profanity. One of the children has an ambiguous sexual orientation…” (Alexander); The Big Bang Theory, which airs on TBS and includes “frequent discussions about sex including masturbation, and is sprinkled with profanity” (Alexander); and last but least NCIS, which airs on the CBS network and features crime and death as well as “profanity, plenty of sexual hookups and frequent discussion of kinky sexual fetishes” (Alexander). These are just a very few of shows that are considered “entertaining” to the American public nowadays. Foul language, sexual references, sexual acts, drug references, violence, and death have completely taken over the national media and televisions all across the nation.
“How effectively does Outfoxed position its audience to question the ethical behaviour of the Fox News Corporation?” The Fox news Corporation was founded by Rupert Murdoch on the 7th of October 1996 and has been criticised by a number of sources for its unethical practices. The film OUTFOXED is a movie length documentary which exposes the Fox news network’s immoral behaviour using a number of film techniques. The film reveals how the Fox news network is politically biased and this is shown using footage from various episodes of the show as well as an interview which was conducted with one of the men who opposed Fox’s views. Another issue the film raises is how Fox blackmails its employees so that they are not able to leave the network. They also bring up the issue of the deceit and lies the network tells, seeing as their motto is that they are “Fair and balanced” and they are anything but.
There was no rating for the movie at time of release; In recent years Psycho hit the Big screen again, but with a new director Gus Van Sant decided to remakes, version of the infamous Bates motel. Therefore in this essay we will be addressing and comparing the scene, the casting, and theme in both film (Hitchcock ’60) vs. (Van Sant ’98) to show the difference and the similarities in both movies. It’s really isn’t a surprise when horror movies are remade. Therefore director Van Sant did choose to remake this film through similar camera appearance; updating this movie with modern style and contemporary colors to the film that added a new spin on the old film. In the original film (Hitchcock) the old dark and colorless film, the creep music provide the viewers an idea that something wicked is about to happen.
However, they are slightly different, in that Spielberg had to make some adjustments to the plot in order to suit a more modern and tougher audience. One of the many parallels between Oedipus the King and Minority Report is the use of eyes as a motif. For instance in Spielberg’s film, everyone was identified by a machine that scanned their eyes, and the government had a database with everyone’s eye “fingerprint”. There are many other minor examples, such as the drug that John Anderton is addicted to, which is called Clarity. Additionally, the drug dealer where John bought the drugs poked his own eyes out so that these eye-scanners wouldn’t recognize him.
The film was originally going to be filmed in colour, but because of the excessive violence and graphic nature, mainly the shower scene, it would not be allowed, so they filmed it in black and white. The film was so frightening that they also had to lock the doors and the cinema to prevent people from escaping in terror. Jeepers Creepers is a film directed in 2001 by Victor Salva the genre is a Teen-Slasher/Horror, it is also produced by Francis Floyd. In this essay the areas I will be analysing are, Use of Lighting and colour and the use of camera angles and pace of shots. Because I feel that these will be the most interesting to write about.
Modern day exploitation films often come with a cult following such as slasher films like the Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies during the 70’s. More recently however the success of the Scream franchise in the 90’s continues to this day. These types of films serve to operate outside of mainstream Hollywood, the stories depicted act to legitimatise the extreme violence and or sexual undertones of the movie. The concept of Exploitation cinema can be difficult to define however many of us are easily able to distinguish them by their subjective ‘trash aesthetic’ which permeates the films look. In contrast to mainstream cinema exploitation films seek to undermine the established quality of Hollywood movies, attacking them with perversity, superficial storylines and references to 'forbidden' and cheap production values.
[My question is how do these different aspects influence movies and the characters within the movie?] The [films] I’m going to talk about that are affected by these things are Beauty and the Best by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, The Blind Side by John L Handcock, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Ron Howard. These movies have characters that show fear of abandonment, fear of intimacy, and low self-esteem. Not all the movies have these anxieties in them but they have two or three that are spotted throughout the movies with the characters. [In the Psychoanalytic chapter of the book Critical Theory Today author Lois Tyson does a wondering job defining Fear of Intimacy.]
A large number of these young people are easily influenced. As soon as a new fad or way of speaking is shown to look cool on television, these young people and sometimes even older people try to copy these trends. When the show “Jersey Shore” televised in 2009, it contained fighting, humor, relationships, and excessive drinking. This show has been popular with a large number of today’s college students. Even though the show only aired once a week, it portrayed a bad image that parents did not want their children to be idolizing.