Dark Shadows

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  • Dark Shadows Compare And Contrast

    Dark Shadows (2012) is an interesting film, as Tim Burton (director) attempts to twist comedy and horror in this parody-like remake of an old TV series with the same name. The old TV series, Dark Shadows (1966–1971), was a gothic horror series that had over 1248 episodes and was considered quite popular during its air time. It amassed a significant fan base and even has its own wikia fandom dedicated to finding anything related to the series. The series also obtained a 7.6/10 rating which is impressive, considering it was a soap opera ("Dark Shadows (TV Series 1966–1971)."). The 2012 movie version had quite an amazing starting cast that the old series lacked, starring amazing talent such as Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green. The main character…

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  • Imagery And Symbolism In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

    In the short story, “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses imagery and symbolism to show that evil can be present in the most innocent environment, resulting in society being tainted with dark illusion. Superstitious tradition symbolized an important role to the people in this village. Mr. Summers a man that was in charge of the majority of the events in the town, always spoke about making a new black box but never did. (134) The people of the village would rather keep the same box rather than…

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  • Dark Shadows Scene Analysis

    In the final scene of Dark Shadows Barnabas returns to his home just as Angie and an angry mob of people arrive. Angie is there to arrest the family for harbouring a murder. Barnabas makes an offer of himself and Liz to be arrested if there is no harm to come upon his family. As he does this Tim Burton uses a centred close up camera shot of Carolyn closing their house doors building the tension of the audience as if there was going to be a war between the family and Angie, knowing that she…

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  • Godfather Scene Analysis

    The selected scene is from 37:51 to 39:53 in the film Godfather, Part 2; altogether, there are 15 shots in this duration. This scene is centered with the conversation between Michael Corleone and his step-brother Tom Hagen. This conversation is expected to be very “private”, only between Michael and Tom. Therefore, both lighting and camera shots have to create the sense of mystique. In order to do so, generally speaking, the lighting in this room is very dark. It has struck a responsive chord in…

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  • Creative Writing: The Mirror Of Avalir

    If her destiny were tied to finding the Grail, then Mirror would confirm it. Her gaze fell back on the map. In a straight line, she traced a finger from northern Drachnor, through the Kingdom of Bretagne, across the Gulf of Aruna to the Isle of Avalir. But the wheels of her original plan were already turning, and she couldn’t stop the momentum for the journey to Avalir. If only she could slow events until she found the Grail. Her eyes focused on the pass through the Black Shadow Mountains near…

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  • Ex Nihilo Creation Story

    of this bright energetic light began to form a faint shadow of a human form. The human form could be seen dancing around, jumping, hopping, and skipping every day. After many, many days the human form slowed in its dancing, jumping, hopping and skipping. The form could be seen sitting with head in hands as if to be thinking. After many more days the pure bright, white light that surrounded the…

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  • Archetypes In Lord Of The Flies

    remain civilized. In a society people often choose to behave in the same manner as those around them. If everyone is shouting then even the shy people will start shouting, but if everyone is being quiet and reserved, the loudest individuals will remain quiet. Authors use archetypes to show the effect of society on people and their decision to be moral or corrupt. Many novels use the fight between barbarity and refinement to bring human nature into the stories and simplify the way people operate.…

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  • Matthew's Nightmare Short Story

    figure was sleeping soundly, when a shadow came in and tied them up. The shadow put Duct Tape on this figure 's mouth as they struggled against the shadow. What was going on here? The shadow held up a knife and made a surgical cut on the figure 's arms and legs. Blood began spurting everywhere. The figure struggled to escape from the shadow, running out of the room into the living room, but was easily caught. The shadow let out a bone chilling laugh. "He 's coming." The silence and darkness…

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  • The Importance Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

    from the grave to him, and back again. ‘No, Spirit! Oh no, no!’”Scrooge was shown a future in which he did not only die, but was forgotten and loathed by those close to him. To not be shown love even after he died was mind shattering to Scrooge, who expected someone to have some love and compassion for him. This fear of being forgotten brought Scrooge to tears, and was one of the only things shown to him by the ghosts that he could not bear to look at. Readers now notice the sadness and fear in…

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  • Art Analysis: Design And Composition

    sizes from the rocks, but then, I see more shapes as the shadows cuts through the rocks. The oval shape of the rocks seems to look different after the cast of shadows. Just look at the bottom right rock of the artist’s artwork, it is a flat rounded rock but then if you look at the shadow it looks like a thick angled line. The artist used materials such as the rocks, table, plants, skyline, and the sunlight to complete her artwork. The horizon line rest on the skyline that is above the eye-level…

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