The film the descent uses a range of shots, sound, editing and symbolisation to create an ominous atmosphere; in effect this makes the horror aspect in the film really stand out as it leaves the viewer deciding what happens in specific parts of the film, which all ties in with the films ending.
This all makes the film very subjective and leaves much of the opening scenes open to interpretation which is very enticing for a horror movie.
The films opening sequence contains many things which symbolise the events in the movie and starts to define what genre the movie is, because the music is fairly ambient and deep suggesting danger which implies it’s a horror or a thriller movie. When the opening credits appear light effects illuminate …show more content…
Also in the final scene Sarah leaves Juno for dead to get revenge on what she did to Beth which also shows how what they are wearing indicates the loyalty aspect of their relationship. This subtle costume difference is very clever because even at the very start of the film characters are already being divided and given a specific role in the film to play.
Throughout the whole boating scene there are many different shots, edits, sounds and effects which make the whole scene upbeat and adventurous. A shot type which does this is the aerial (bird’s eye) view which in effect presents the tight squeezes in the waterfalls and the sheer size of the waterfall that they in. Also the edits in this scene are very fast keeping everything upbeat and to show how Sarah, Beth and Juno would be seeing things. These edits are also giving a very clear representation of white water rafting as a sport on a whole and that it is generally a very courageous, brave, adventurous thing to do. Through out the scene we see several shots of the little girl as if its Sarah’s point of view and she is looking at her keeping most of her attention on her showing that Sarah and her have a very strong emotional bond and yet again that the film is going to be a very female orientated film. There is one effect which is used in the
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The opening scene features visual effects in order to emphasise the theme of despair in the film. Initially we are introduced to the character of Alice Paul with a long-shot of her on a swing. The shot appears as a horror film, setting off a daunting tone. We are then eventually displayed with a montage of flash-forwards and flash-backs into Alice's future and past. A close-up is used of Alice's eye, which appears fearful and exhausted, blood-shot and struggling to remain open. This sets an initial sense of despair. Following this the montage features sped up passing storm clouds to foreshadow the darkness and despair to come. These editing techniques were used by Garnier to convey the theme of despair in the film by allowing little easing into the situation. In relation to the wider world, although this theme of despair was being emphasised by these
This open letter is directed at the directors of Horror films. This letter will discus the over used gimmicks and the lack of creativity on their part. It will be written in a conversational way with the use of pathos of how these movies are faulty with a touch of humor, and rhetorical questions to emphasize certain points of my discussion of this topic. I will also use ethos through my time as a film fanatic who is passionate on all that is film especially horror film which is my favorite film genre, and is the largest genre with so many subgenres within it that have the ability to use so much imagination. I have crafted this conversation to be directed towards the directors of horror films with the use of film lingo that is used for this genre, movie examples they should look at, and a deep analysis of what and how this problem cause movie of today to lack in appeal.
This film is a black and white film and the lighting is more towards dim effect which terrified the audience. Music plays the biggest effect in the film. Bernard Hermann’s theme is used for this film because it uses mostly high-pitched string instrument notes so the suspense and horror mood can be formed to the audience.
Although the violence in both films is quite obvious as the films progress, both film’s psychological horror is present in the early stages of the films, this form of horror is essential to both films in gaining the audiences attention and developing their own horror. This is portrayed effectively by the use of bland, uninteresting isolated settings. This isolation establishes the tense atmosphere of the films, and the everyday settings of a small village and a block of flats gives a sense of reality to the horror. This creates a relationship between the audience and the setting of the horror, and this is developed to create some effective jolts as both films progress. Characterisation can be used to isolate the audience from the horror, or develop a relationship with it, depending on how the characters are established.
One of the ways why cinematography made the film was the lighting. To get the feel, the lighting appeared to be fake shadows that were painted on the set. The fake shadows that were painted on the set gave the lighting appeared to be harsh and sharper to set the mood for the audience. If it weren’t for the painted shadows, the movie wouldn’t have been so successful in the horror genre. Since it was a silent movie, if it weren’t for the shadows, you wouldn’t of seen it as a horror film, but as an original film that was trying to be creative.
Critics tend to say it is too lazy and weak when defined as a horror film. Although these assumptions are brought up, there are factors proving otherwise. For instance, when director Robert Zemeckis uses the close up shot to minimize the audience's peripheral vision, it makes the scene more suspicious. For example, when Claire figures out that Norman does not really call the police, she looks around to discover where
Another feature was the video store it was located by a walkway by the water which it gave it a calming feel. The Comic Book Store had so much super hero comics to horror comics. The grandpa’s house was filled with taxidermy animals and the house was made out of lumber wood. Maxes house had fences around it and a dog outside to protect max while he was asleep since he was the head vampire. The whole change of scenes seemed to either lighten up the mood of the movie because it was centered around being a horror movie with vampires, blood, and gory scenes in which were to surprise an audience.
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These days scary movies have many things in common, including events, settings, and characters. Of course, there are just as many differences used to keep the audience interested. Two horror movies “Let the right one in” and “twilight” are taken for comparison and tried to prove that “Let the right one in” has more depth and meaning of human spirit, invokes feelings and thoughts that stay with you, long after the movie is over. These two movies have many similarities, but they also have characteristics to make them unique. Both movies are based on superficial acts, but “Let the right one in” has much better effects as compared to Twilight. “Let the right one in” is life changing in composition to “Twilight” because it shows remarkable acting
Horror films are known for their ability to scare audiences, to get the audience’s hearts racing, their blood rushing. A good horror film will cause viewers to be on the edge of their seats and having their perception of reality distorted as they attempt to understand the unraveling plot of the horror film. The tone of the film aides in the amount of suspense that a horror film produces, since a much darker film will create a more suspenseful atmosphere than one that is more focused on campy monster makeup. But the tone of a film is determined by the sound of the film, or in other words, the score. Sound or music in a horror film, or the lack thereof, make the intense scenes and without the addition
First of all, this movie does come off to a quick start, in which the portrayal of the undead is a one of a kind portrayal. The unique illustration of the undead is evident within the next few examples, as well
The film could also be seen as a response to the American Monogram Pictures, which is famous for B-movies, particularly film noir. In the sequence, the place is rapidly changing; the time is uncertain. What stays is a criminal (reducing to voice, and perhaps gaze) and a femme fatal (reducing to beautiful profile) in a relatively still car in a sunny day with the lasting jazz music. The jumping-cut is an elegant tool to simply the image with what to be focused, with which film noir is stripped down to bones. To begin with, the constant appearing fast-paced, hysterical Jazz music could be thought of as an acoustic signal, which seems to repeatedly remind the specter that it is a film noir cinema and that everything is happening under the structure of it. Music is counter-image here in the sequence. When the Michel and Patricia are talking about trivial things under sunny daylight, the unsettling music in the background brings the image back to the circle of film noir. Another obvious counter reflection on the genre would be the natural light light-weighted handheld cinematography. The high key cinematography, as well as the trivial conversation under the exaggerated music, seems almost absurd. This absurdity runs through the film: Michel killed a police for no reason, Patricia's sudden betrayal and Michel's