Pee Wee Tim Burton
1,238 wordsAlthough the typical layman would immediately label him an oddball, those who are a little bit more familiar with Tim Burton would say that he's a beautiful mess. Burton was born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. He lived in typical suburbia, along with his brother and parents, although he never felt very attached to them. He felt much closer to the films of Vincent Price and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. While his parents wanted him to go play outside and be "normal, " he would rather ...
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Back And Forth Horror Films
1,145 wordsA Comparison of Beowulf, Alien, and Aliens: It would never occur to one to compare the great medieval tale Beowulf with the Common Era horror films Alien and Aliens, but in doing so you uncover some very striking similarities. Beowulf is the story of a Get who upon hearing of the horrific doings of this monster figure named Grendle, sails to Hrothgars land and prepares to do battle with the Grendle. Alien is the tale of a group of navigators on a space craft who receive an unknown signal from wh...
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Horror Films People Love
519 wordsMany people go to the movies. The movies are an escape into a fantasy world. Everyone has a different preference on what kind of movie is the best. Romance, horror, action, and comedy are different types of movies. The kind of movie someone goes to see can give clues to what kind of person they are. People who prefer horror films obviously like to be grossed out or like to be frightened. The horror fans probably tend to enjoy suspense and anxiety. One might suspect these people love to go on fri...
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Nightmare On Elm Street Film And Reality
1,373 wordsThe original A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an extraordinary series of unnoticed stories in the Los Angeles Times. A young immigrant male, early 20 s, usually from Southeast Asia, a son, would have a severe nightmare where he would wake up screaming. The next day, he would tell his family it was the worst nightmare hed ever had, and he had been terribly shaken by it. The next night when he went to sleep died. Six months later I looked in the paper and there was a very similar story. I...
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Nightmare On Elm Street Film And Reality
1,437 words... x Seven, eight, gonna stay up late Nine, ten never sleep again. As a teenage girl wanders around a dark boiler room in only her nightgown, as a screeching is heard as knives are scratched against the pipes. A badly burned man wearing a dirty hat and striped sweater with knives for finger grabs her from behind and she then wakes up screaming in her bed, it was only a dream. Not long after this, the same girl is in another dream where she is being chased by the same man, Freddy Kreuger. As the...
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Gender In Horror Films Carrie Alien And Amityville
2,094 wordsThe representation of gender in horror films varies from director to director, writer to writer. However certain characteristics of gender representation do, at times follow a certain theme. Whilst studying the evolution of horror films it struck me that in some cases the film, while appearing to differ only ever so slightly from the novel upon which it was based, would create images onscreen that would imply things that the novel had never done. Through the tiny differences between novel and fi...
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2,069 words... e escaped from, however, what is most interesting here and indeed unexpected is that while the novel by King provides no other maternal roles in the novel instead focusing primarily on Carrie and her mother, De Palma adds a mother for Sue and even creates a scene whereby the two mothers meet and Carries mothers extreme religious fanaticism is demonstrated more clearly against the backdrop of a normal home with a normal mother who after politely attempting to get rid of Carries mother eventua...
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Loss Of Identity End Of The Film
1,598 wordsThe Films of Alfred Hitchcock Psycho (1960) Psycho is one of the most famous Hitchcock's thrillers. The film is widely recognized by film critics as the etalon of the genre. Psycho has become almost the synonym to the definition of suspense. What is suspense? Suspense is synonymous to anxiousness, delay, let-up. Suspended (Latin) to hang. In such a way, suspense can be interpreted as a certain hung up suspended condition. According to Frances Truffle, it is an intensification of suspended expect...
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1,606 words... looks cheap not only by the plot but also by price. However, it doesnt look like other attempts to imitate the film. Alfred Hitchcock brings into the film a light vein of black humor. Moreover, the slightest gradations of the black humor are discovered when you re-view the film. No doubt, it is the film made by maestro, the incredibly talented producer. Alfred Hitchcock made this film with the purpose of technical joke: he wanted to know what will be the reaction of the public, if he kills t...
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Story Of A Man Wes Craven
2,338 words... may even enjoy it, or, according to some psychologists, benefit from it. Is it though, one of the higher human emotions? Is it noble? Mark Kermode, Radio One film critic and the maker of a BBC documentary on The Exorcist, reckons it is. And he scorns those who have a snobbish attitude to horror movies. (Cook & Bernink 84 - 90). "Horror is the most noble of genres and people who think it a lesser one because it is popular and successful are intellectual retards, " he said. "Terror is a fundam...
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Marlon Brando Rita Hayworth
3,086 wordsColumbia Pictures originated with a man whose coarseness and bullying earned him such unloving nicknames as 34; Harry The Horror, 34; 34; White Fang, 34; and 34; His Crudeness 34; : Harry Cohn. The New York-born son of Jewish immigrants, Cohn worked throughout the teens at numerous jobs, in and out of the entertainment industry. By 1918 he was an assistant to Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal, who also employed Harry 39; s older brother Jack. The Cohn's left Universal in ...
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Upper Middle Class Tabula Rasa
2,781 wordsFear is the quintessential human emotion. Some people live lives devoid of joy, happiness, and pleasure, but no one escapes the experience of fear and fear s companion, pain. We are born in fear and pain. Our lives are profoundly shaped by them, as well as our efforts to avoid them. Fear, experienced by every being of the human species, is an utterly unavoidable emotion. The extent and range of fears varies from person to person, but the emotion is the same. One person s reaction of seeing a sna...
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3,055 wordsAs a companion piece to the articles outlining the histories of the eight major film studios, this survey examines four low-budget studios. They produced mostly Grade- 34; B 34; films: genre efforts made quickly and cheaply for targeted audiences usually young ones, whether it was the fare aimed at juvenile cowboy enthusiasts, provided by Monogram, PRC (Producers Releasing Company), and Republic during the 1930 s and 39; 40 s, or the older teen crowds sold on AIP 39; s (American Interna...
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1,364 wordsHorror films have always been designed to frighten and invoke the audiences worst fears, often in a terrifying or shocking way. Yet at the same time, horror films are suppose to be entertaining, despite, or in addition to the scariness. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our terror of the unknown, our fear of death, or loss of identity. Horror films have developed out of a number of sources from folk tales with devil characters...
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2,324 wordsAt a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society? s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry an...
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275 wordsA Critique of Stephen King? s? Why We Crave Horror Movies? Elliot Potter In Stephen King? s essay? Why We Crave Horror Movies? he suggested that we are all mentally ill, demonstrated by those who talk to themselves on occasion, make grimacing faces or have hysterical fears of snakes, the dark, or tight places. King also stated that he believed that a horror movie appealed to all that is worst in us, allowing us to experience morbidity, basic instincts and fantasies in the darkness of the theater...
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1,147 wordsEssay 4: Synthesis Activity # 2 How often do you hear a person refer to a movie as a horror movie these days? Now that you think about it, you don t hear it very often. Usually, when you hear a person describing a movie categorized as a horror they refer to it as a scary movie. While working on this project I came to the conclusion that there is a noticeable difference between the two. Last week I invited some friends over for a night of scary movies. The first movie that we watched was Wes Crav...
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486 wordsIn the article that was required reading called Stephen Kings Why we Crave Horror Movies, the author gives us the audience a little overview of his many accomplishments in the film and writing world. In doing this he is letting us know that whatever his argument is in this persuasive article, he has some sort of background in this field and that he knows a little bit more than the average person, since it is his career. Throughout the article, he states his argument about how he feels about soci...
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