Essay on Review Of ' Max Cady 's ' The Night Of The Hunter '

2171 Words Nov 11th, 2016 9 Pages
According to the film, Max Cady is a sexual predator of young girls. Gregory Peck acts well by playing Sam Bowden, a lawyer, under which an ex-con terrorizes his family against whom the lawyer had initially testified in a rape case. As the tensions become more intensive, it is clear that the intended victim by Cady is not actually Bowden, but Nancy, a fourteen-year-old girl who is his daughter. Therefore, the main point of the film in regards to suspense is whether a man can assault a fourteen-year-old girl sexually.
The performance by Mitchum is creepy through an impressive different way similar to his famous psycho stalker in the film in The Night of the Hunter . By reframing Mitchum’s trademark affect of macho insouciance, laconic-adjusting the film by some degrees, Mitchum demonstrates the latent threat that was existing in the past. It was characterized by unselfconscious performance of natural and subtle terror to the level that the film is remembered currently as a classic (Bunge,2).
The 1962 Cape Fear relied mostly on things that were happening in nourish darkness. The opposite and different approach is evident on restraint, Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake, relying on bombast and relentless intensity, magnifying itself with graphic violence and over-the-top performances in most occasions. Among the films that Scorsese has made are films about violent men, noting that violence is nothing new to him, though his adaptation’s violence of Cape Fear feels more explicit and…

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