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With reference to Rasemary's Baby (1968) discuss the film's place both in history of horror genre and the american movie industry. In what ways did the film violate and/or adhere to the norms established within the genre up until the ea

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By describing the story that shocks by its unusual final and overall atmosphere, film’s director Roman Polanski entered the U.S. market as a talented and famous artist…
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Choose any book or film from the genres offered in the workshops; identify and analyse its importance within the history of the genre. (You may address any or all of the following features, or anything else you consider to be significant: author, director

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The movie was produced back in the late 19th century by John Carpenter. The horror genre script was co-produced with Debra Hill staring Jamie Lee Curtis…
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Analyses of Horror Movie Critics

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The author of this essay "Analyses of Horror Movie Critics" describes the history of the horror genre and two media critiques about Dracula 1931 and Frankenstein 1931. This paper outlines the origin of horror genre movies, characters of the movie, innovation in frightening scenes…
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Research on Author Bram Stoker
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Research on Author Bram Stoker Bram Stoker, world renowned for his gothic novel Dracula, was an Irish short story writer/ novelist. As an author, Bram Stoker symbolizes the gothic novel genre in English Literature. The usage of history and supernatural factors provide rich flavor of gothic elements to his works in general…
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Movie Critique on Gothika
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I am going to be doing a film critique on the movie, Gothika. I chose this movie because it is an excellent movie despite the fact that it falls into the horror genre and still delivers an excellent product that resembles a drama and psychological thriller…
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Film Art

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These critical perspectives articulate various elements of the film and examine how they interact to form the film’s overarching message. These perspectives additionally may…
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Genre Paper and Presentation

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 Date   Film1: The Silence of the Lambs Year: 1991 Director: Jonathan Demme Writer: Ted Tally Stars: Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling), Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter)   Film2: Ringu Year: 1998 Director: Hideo Nakata Writer: Hiroshi Takahashi Stars: Nanako Matsushima (Reiko Asakawa), Hiroyuki Sanada (Ryuji Takayama) Horror Genre Conventions   Setting…
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Review of the Film Young Frankenstein
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This movie review presents Mel Brooks's film "Young Frankenstein", in which rather than telling about Victor Frankenstein, Brooks chooses to tell about his grandson, Frederick. His use of theatrical elements mimic the tricks of the trade in horror film production from the 30s-50s while using them in a way that highlights his comic appeals rather than the psychological thrills of the older films…
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What is considered as
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Most attempts restrict it to audience discourses and textual attributes in relation to aesthetic transformation of the films…
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Comparison and contrast on two horror movies

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Horror movies have captivated a wide range of audience, feeding their curiosity of gore, dread, and fear. The realm of uncertainty instills feelings of terror and panic, often “challenging[ing] or suspend[ing] the natural laws by which we live (Walters 2004)…
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Comparing Genres
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The essay under the title "Comparing Genres" stats that horror and action genres of movies can be compared side by side as they encompass common issues of sex, racism, and violence. Both these genres slot in these very issues in a slightly different way. …
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The Story of Emily Rose Still Popular in 21st century
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It is rightly said that the struggle between mind and heart or known versus unknown has always pushed the mankind towards more progress and advancement. However as we conquer new feats of scientific achievements we still fear the unknown or there are phenomena around us which could not be explained with the help of science…
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Horror Films In American Cinema

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The present report would investigate the stages of development the horror movie genre throughout the history of cinematography overall. Additionally, an author of this paper would examine two particular movies: The Evil Dead 1982 and The Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn by Sam Raimi…
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Alfred Hitchcock

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Dial M for Murder (1954) is a film produced by Warner Brothers and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie was based on the almost identical stage play of the same title by English playwright Frederick Knott (1916-2002). Almost half a century later when we look back the inescapable feeling is that it is a masterpiece of mystery genre…
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Film Genre Analysis

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Movie genre analysis Name Institution The film industry is one of the most dynamic and broad entertainment industries in this current generation. The dynamic element is attributed by the fact that film technologies keep advancing to meet the audiences’ demand…
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Media, Culture, and Modernity

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That ‘seeding’ of thought could be influenced by the ‘environment’ in which the filmmaker lives. The filmmaker’s mind is like a visual interpreter, which ‘translates’ the…
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Research paper analyzing the writiing style of Stephen King
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Name Instructor Class 8 April 2011 Writing Style: Terrorize, Horrify, Gross-some Stephen King is possibly the most well-known American writer of his generation. He enters the bedroom, politics/romance age of novel writing with his horror novel, Carrie (1974), which he did not expect to be big hit…
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Possession of the Pubescent Female as Represented in The Exorcist
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This essay describes possession of the pubescent female as represented in The Exorcist. The film represents an ‘otherness’ through its monster, the possessing demon representing the development of adolescence and female sexuality explored combined with a sense of social alienation…
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Stephen Kings Novels Recreated into Films

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A young family, the Creeds have recently moved to a new neighborhood where they very quickly lose their cat, which is run over by a speeding truck. The Creed's neighbor, Jud (Fred Gwynne), feeling bad for the family, tells Mr. Creed (Dale Midkiff) about the secret Indian burial ground in the neighborhood, which has mysterious rejuvenating powers…
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Romanticism and Transcendentalism Era of Literature
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Romanticism and Transcendentalism Era of Literature Even while romanticism and transcendentalism emerged during the same early 19th century period, there exist considerable differences between these literary and cultural movements. One of the most prominent distinguishing features between these movements is the nature of their overarching epistemological framework (Reuben)…
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Elements of Short Stories
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This essay discusses elements of short stories. Therefore, there are various standards that are applied to qualify certain genre of short stories as Horror. Without these elements, a literary work cannot qualify to be regarded as a good quality Horror story…
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Nathaniel Hawthornes Works
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The essay "Nathaniel Hawthornes Works" is going to analyzes the works, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne’s writing seems to challenge many assumptions from his time period: gender roles, parent-child relationships, social and scientific progress.
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Cause and effect
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Analysis of King’s statement: “Why we crave horror movies” Name University Analysis of King’s statement: “Why we crave horror movies” Stephen king is a renowned horror genre author. Mostly his novels deal with the in-depth study of the psyche of a character and also something supernatural, which enhances the personality, not overshadows it…
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Genre Analysis a Key to a Theory of ESP

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The following essay under the title "Genre Analysis a Key to a Theory of ESP" dwells on the peculiarities of genre analysis. As the author puts it, the written text is a projection of the writer’s emotions, which can either be gloom, joy or apathy. …
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The Rules of the Game (1939)
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University Name: Instructor Name: The Rules of the Game (1939) Introduction The Rules of the Game is a movie which is based on a parody of the then-modern or contemporary higher class French society in the late 1930’s and just prior to the World War II…
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Horror Films In American Cinema: A Brief Peek Into History Using The Evil Dead Franchise

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This research is being carried out to evaluate and present a brief peek into the history of horror films in American cinema using the evil dead franchise. This research will begin with the statement that horror films have been around from their inception in the 1890s…
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Assignment Title: Starting with a discussionof Chapter 14, identify and explore the range of narrative techniques used in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' to engage the reader

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Although the short novel The Hound of the Baskervilles celebrates the exploits of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, the story is told indirectly, through the somewhat biased eyes of his assistant Watson. This allows the hero to remain at a distance to the main plot, and…
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The Evil Dead
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Evil dead is a classic horror movie that revolves around five friends that venture into a remote cabin. During their stay in the desolate cabin in the woods, they discover a Book of the Dead, which eventually ends up summoning a vast number of evil spirits lurking in the woods. The evil souls possess the teenagers and they are forced to fight for their survival. …
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The Exorcist
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The paper "The Exorcist" focuses upon the novel "The Exorcist" in which the author illustrates the abnormality associated with the powers of darkness through Regan, to imply to the existence of supernatural evil, but he also convinces the reader of a more realistic supernatural good power. …
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The Tell-Tale Heart: An Analysis
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This paper revolves around the theme of the story and analyzes the different types of methods adopted by Edgar to portray the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". The narrator of the story is depicted as an insane man who cannot control his inner thoughts and manifests his inner struggles as a real man…
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Horror Exam

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Lovecraft. Classified as a gothic film because of its characteristic horror-and-romance theme, the story takes place in a…
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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the American Horror Film

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The following paper “Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the American Horror Film” tries to analyze the reasons behind the movie “Psycho” turning out to be a benchmark film, not only for its introduction of a new genre but for the presentation of art in such a unique and unconventional manner…
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From Dracula to Gangsracula
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Vampires have existed in folk lore, literature, and popular culture since time immemorial, and have acted as metaphorical representations of societal concerns or beliefs regarding life, as well as, death. As a result, the image used to depict vampires has evolved from one…
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The Cask of Amontillado
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In the paper “The Cask of Amontillado” the author analyzes the short story, which belongs to a horror genre, and depicts a crime committed by the narrator, Montresor against his friend, Fortunato. As any terror story, the aim of “The Cask of Amontillado” is to frighten the reader…
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Prejudice Vs. Tolerance, God And Religion, Violence And Creulty Themes in A Good Man is Hard to Find

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"A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the title selection of O'Connor's 1955 collection, has received a great deal of critical attention…
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Stanley Kubricks Philosophical Vision
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This essay, Stanley Kubrick’s Philosophical Vision, therefore, demonstrates that despite the seemingly diverse characteristics of Kubrick’s films, coherency can be found in his philosophical vision. The philosophical vision identified in his film is existentialism. …
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Monstrous Women in Horror Films

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This paper "Monstrous Women in Horror Films" discusses the view that Horror raises the abject nature of the female body. Draw on at least two theorists in your answer and give examples from films. Some Hollywood movies of the horror genre showcased the monstrous-feminine…
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Wartime and Postwar British Cinema

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It seems that the beginning of the Second World War posed a real threat to British film production industry. The result was the general decrease in home-grown British cinema industry during the period 1937-1939. Shepperton was not in use, Pinewood was closed, and Amalgamated Studios were beaten by the more powerful competitors…
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Postmodernism Cinema
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The essay discusses the postmodernism in cinema. Today, most advocates stipulate that were live in ‘postmodern’ times. Though the term may have been regarded as concise in the past, it is today thinly spread over a broad range of cultural contexts…
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The Critique Of Horror

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The writer of the essay "The Critique Of Horror" suggests that horror takes birth when humans utilize these supernatural factors in a brutal manner for their own selfish sake and on the stake of someone else’s life. The writer also analyzes Jane Austin’s “Northanger Abbey”…
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Summary of The Shining by Stanley Kubrick
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The paper "Summary of The Shining by Stanley Kubrick" states that isolation effects are more than a closed stay in a hotel. The mental ghosts in the Shining contribute to isolation. Deeper isolation progresses from human isolation to mental isolation…
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Illogical Terror (or invent another topic if you like)
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After all, they trigger the primal fears among people. The authors play with the fear of death and the unknown through the creatures of darkness. Zombies, demons, vampires give these terrors shape and…
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Bram Stoker's Dracula Compared to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

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The former is described as having an exterior of a man but by night it’s a horrible creature that subsists on the blood of living beings…
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Edgar A. Poe - The Masque of the Red Death
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The essay "Edgar A. Poe - The Masque of the Red Death" discusses the story "The Masque of the Red Death", which makes an eloquent statement on the situation of isolated, grief has ridden humanity and on the archetypal fear of death, thereby taking the mystery and horror genre to new heights. …
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Textual Analysis
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The Shock of Oliver Stone's JFK Instructor name Date By mixing truth with rumor and historical records with heavily directed scenes, Oliver Stone created a film that comes close to defining its own genre in JFK. He does this by using historical footage, recordings and photographs within the film itself to capture a sense of the historic or documentary…
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Identify and analyse its importance within the history of the genre (Horror Film Carrie)

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Brian De Palma's 1976 Carrie is a film that has had profound influence, and also is reflective of social and cultural anxieties of that time. One way that the film has had influence is through queer appropriation. This means that many queer productions are based upon the film, mainly because the lead girl, Carrie, is representative of the gay male's experience - bullied , maligned, and gets revenge, which is a gay male fantasy…
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Dark Water
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Dark Water Introduction The movie Dark Water is a 2002 movie that was directed the famed Japanese director Hideo Nakata, who had previously directed two other very popular movies of the same genre, The Ring 1 and The Ring 2 which featured Sadako, a troubled girl who haunts people through a videotape…
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Comparison of the characters in Sleepy Hollow
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The signing of the will should signify calmness because of the preparation for the future, and yet the music that plays diegetically produces a suspenseful mood, which serves as the foreshadowing of the horror genre of the story. In the scene where Van Garrett (Dirk Van Garrett) runs for his life, the music becomes more upbeat, as if he would escape, but he does not.
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The concept of genre in studying Die Hard. (1988)

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I intend to discuss on what genre is, its usefulness with regards to film and specifically the application to the Die Hard film. The other objective of this…
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Movie research final project

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Despite the increased death rate during 1996, depression in the age group is greatly under-diagnosed and leads to serious difficulties in school, work and personal adjustment, which may often continue into adulthood. Adolescence is a time of emotional turmoil, mood swings, gloomy thoughts, and heightened sensitivity…
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