John Carpenter

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of John Carpenter 's ' The Thing '

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    John Carpenter is one of the 21st century most original directors and cinematographers. Carpenter is known as the master of horror narrative, but he offers the viewer more than a good scare. Carpenter leaves his audience questioning their beliefs and identifying with the characters he personifies. Carpenters use of allusion in his films plants direct messages into our subconscious. Carpenter has a particular flare for slaying the innocent in his films and playing on the irony of the lease guilty

  • The Slasher Film : The Modern Day Fairy Tale

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    fairy tales. Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about direct link to morality tales and the slasher film genre. Thesis Statement: Slasher films are modern day morality tales, rooted deeply in urban legends and fairy tales, as clearly depicted in John Carpenter’s Halloween, where characters are punished with violence for their risky behavior. I. Introduction A. When asked to describe the two types of horror films, director Guillermo del Toro stated: “Much like fairy tales, there are two facets

  • Research Paper On John Carpenter

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    A great way to pass the time is to watch a John Carpenter movie. It has a great story line, easy to follow, and parent’s with young children can watch this film if they can differentiate costumes. It has loads of action, weapons, magicians, sorcery, magical elements and mystical beings. There is no blood and gore, just minimal scenes of bone breaking. The movie has a bunch of love interest but no nudity or adult content; just a high point of a love tango between Kurt Russel and Kim Cattrall characters

  • Commodification Of Halloween

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    With the increase in reinterpretations of death and Halloween symbols, two fundamental things occurred, the mass commodification of Halloween and a decontextualization of the symbols of death. In 1978 the premiere of Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, directly placed the holiday itself in relation to horror and gruesome death, more so than the introduction of gothic horror ever did (Rogers 110; Khapaeva 58). The introduction of explicit horror, according to Rogers, created. “a coded language

  • A Short Story : A Story?

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    His ankles were so broken that the bone was sticking out making a puddle of blood. One day on a foggy and rainy night in a ranch Tucson 2 kids decided to look on their phone while playing Call of Duty. The phone said that there was a killer on the loose that killed with a sword only. The kids didn’t think much of it because they thought it wasn’t near them, so they kept playing. “ Noooo, how did you kill me I was across the map from you.”Said James angrily. “ I’m just better than you at everything

  • The Film They Live, Directed By John Carpenter

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    Directed by John Carpenter, this 1988 film titled “They Live”, is a science fiction classic. It portrays our society in LA being secretly taken over by robotic-like extraterrestrials that cannot be distinguished from authentic humans with the naked eye. A drifter named John Nada (played as Roddy Piper) discovers this with a special pair of sunglasses that allows him to see these aliens. His friend, Frank (played as Keith David), joins him in a journey as they discover a formation of rebels who plan

  • Descriptive Essay On The Abandoned House

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    The Abandoned house stood there, with fog rising to the sky. Lights flickered being the only light in the dark….. The fog dragged a cold breeze, that sent a chill up my spine, this house has been here forever and nothing like this has ever happened before, I gulped and strolled into the cold night fog. As I approached the house, the door slowly opens and a Shadow steps towards me. The weather just dropped like 40 degrees, I don't like this at all. I turned on my flashlight, it was the first thing

  • How to: Escape a Combine Harvester Essay

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    How to: Escape a Combine Harvester One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey explores the tendency of humans to conform to ideals proposed by popular society. The participants in this society process their new members, shunning those who deviate from the norm. Ken Kesey uses the image of a combine harvester to symbolize the organized way society classifies its inhabitants. As a person excluded from society, Chief Bromden feels pressured by the representatives of society who try to ‘fix’ him

  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    There are three major conflicts in the novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest, by Ken Kesey. Both internal and external in nature their causes, effects, and resolutions are explored in great detail. The cause of the conflict between Mac and Ratched begins immediately. As soon as McMurphy enters the ward he shows his individuality. He 's loud, brassy and the chief says, "He sounds big." McMurphy publicly introduces himself and stands out from the rest of the men. He shows that he wont be controlled

  • Analysis Of One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest By Ken Kelsey

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    Healing Methods One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kelsey, is a novel that exposed the mental hospitals in the 1960s. The main nurse in the story is Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched believes in three forms of healing known as group therapy sessions, lobotomy, and ETC, Electroshock therapy. The novel displays the use of therapy and how sometimes physical therapy isn’t the best therapy for patients. The nurse uses the ward and her therapy methods cohesively to bring the patient 's back to “normal”