The directors have kept in mind that what makes a successful villain is that they look the part, be insanely brilliant, and push the protagonist to the edge. The first and most obvious characteristic that makes an amazing movie villain is their appearance. When is the last time there was a movie villain that look like a normal human that left a lasting impact on cinema? The most iconic villains are either cripplingly disfigured or hidden behind a mask or the shadows, and the 'Big 3' of horror villains, Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers, personify this perfectly. In fact, in a recent survey when asked what was most frightening, surveyors were split 50/50 between a facial deformity and a man in a mask.
Tim Burton’s Unique Elements Every individual can reach within to seek their dark and mysterious side. In general, people feel the obligation for conformity. For this reason, many are attracted to the work of the unique film director, Tim Burton as he shows throughout his work that he is a non-conformist. He brings out the dark and bizarre emotions in his characters. Mr. Burton uses exaggeration of reality in his work to satirize society.
This conversation foreshadows later unfortunate events. The main characters in this film are played by Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker. Like most of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, the genre of the film ‘Strangers on a Train’ is a thriller. Thriller is a genre which gives the audience suspense, tension, and excitement while watching the movie. It tends to be adrenaline rushing, fast paced, gritty, and have an unexpected plot twist.
Analyse the editing style and technique of a film, describing its effectiveness and commenting on its function in respect to the film’s narrative construction, focussing on one sequence in particular. (Films: Hitchcock’s Rear Window) “What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out” Alfred Hitchcock. This quote from Hitchcock resonates throughout Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, USA) as it is a prodigious example of his auteur style as he turns the mundane and ordinary lives of the protagonist’s neighbours into a suspenseful thriller. This essay will provide an insight to the effectiveness of the editing style and technique also in relation to its function with the films narrative. The film is set around L. B.
Nonetheless, Hitchcock was keen to consider the 22% of theatres worldwide which did have sound, and predicted that more would follow. Alfred Hitchcock was known for his manipulation of viewer expectations, and sometimes did this by intentionally withholding sound information to heighten curiosity. In Blackmail, he uses dramatic iron by allowing the characters to keep secrets from us, and each other. The viewer is cued early in the film – when Alice laughs as the doorman whispers into her ear – that some information is going to be kept from us. This is the opposite of dramatic irony, where the character knows something the audience doesn’t.
Topic: “It is the style of ‘On the Waterfront’ that gives the film its power. Discuss The dark and gloomy “On the Waterfront” is a film revered for its raw power. Though narratively and structurally exceptional, this power should be most accredited to the stylistic nature of its making. Director Elia Kazan employs various techniques encompassing the disciplines of mise-en-scene, film noir, and naturalism that deliver an authentic and gritty work of art. The actors equipped with the newly found, ‘method acting’ disciplines, most notably Marlon Brando, further showcase an honesty and precision of the feelings felt and predicaments overcome by their characters.
In the end, the viewer is the one who chooses for themself if the movie was scary to them or not. There are many key elements that both directors and movie makers insert into the movie to add suspense to it. These include background music, which normally goes from pleasant/relaxed to suspenseful (duh nuh duh nuh duh nuh...) Depending on the director and movie plot, they may also inject the movie with heavy doses of foreshadowing. Another widely used tactic is exaggerating character nature, making their personality and daily life quite obvious, sometimes even showing the character’s financial situation. These elements, along with many others, are what make a horror movie horrifying to audiences of all ages, from the seasoned movie go-er to the amateur, they are almost all guaranteed to love a good scare when these elements are in a movie.
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
The great French director Francois Truffaut once said: “You respect him because he shoots scenes of love as if they were scenes of murder, but we respect him because he shoots scenes of murder like scenes of love.” While it was a playful statement by Truffaut, he makes a good point. A Hitchcock film normally has incredible characters on moral journeys that shatter the laws of black and white expectations and subsequent answers. In Rope, the moral journey happens in one room in one evening. The film makes a large statement about morality in a small intimate setting, ironic in itself that the film makes a big statement about debilitating moral philosophies of the world post World War II. This certainly isn’t the first time Hitchcock has dealt with international governments (This is apparent even in early works such as the early masterpiece The 39 Steps) and this also isn’t the first time Hitchcock would film an entire movie in one room (the well-renowned Rear Window).
The story often features a male protagonist with a secret past who is trying to move on, but is forced to return to his past because of the occurrences of an event or a character, often the famme fatale, with whom the protagonist shared a past. Most noir films are hard-boiled crime thrillers that follow a flash back narrative style. Film noir rely heavily on the use of shadows and dimmed lights as part of the mise-en-scene to create an image that gives the audience a sense of fear and paranoia. Often the frame of the shot is very distinguished between light and shadows, the outlines are bold. When the famme fatale appears on screen, it