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  • King Kong Themes

    shift from horror to an overall emphasis on mood and tears defines the remake as a whole”, (Erb, 2009). In the original film, it is clear that the main focus is the overall horror. As an audience, we see a shift, in the remake, as director Peter Jackson heavily implements, a melancholy type mood. There is a lot more emotion depicted in the remake compared to the original. The remake film pivots instead around the idea of melancholy, apparent in Kong’s status as a grieving, melancholy hero. As an audience we can see the translation of mood and theme exemplified in the contrast between the two versions of the screen-test scene, where Carl Denham films Ann Darrow on the deck of the ship. In the original scene of the film, Ann (who is played by Fay Wray), wears a fairy-tale like costume depicting her persona as the beauty. When ordered by the self-aggrandizing and hard-hitting Carl Denham (who is played by Robert Armstrong) to look up, up, and scream for her life, Ann throws an arm across her eyes and screams. In the remake, a quieter, less certain Denham (who is played by Jack Black) shoots at sunset, giving the whole scene a rose and amber glow. Ann (Naomi Watts) wears a sparkling modern-day gown and emotes silently, her face streaked with tears. Watts does little screaming in this version of Kong, but she cries profusely in major scenes. Erb goes on to explain that, Peter Jackson’s reformatting of the original King Kong, is more intricate than any Hollywood remake, she states…

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  • King Kong Film Comparison

    create the effect of King Kong being over twenty-four foot high the ever so talented special effects engineers used two specific techniques; rear projection footage and miniature projection. To produce the effect of rear projection, previously shot footage would be projected onto a translucent screen from behind while the action of the actors would be filmed in front of the screen. For example this was used in the scene where the T-rex is attempting to attack actor Fay Wray while she sits in a…

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  • Arthurian Legends: Analyzing Morgan Le Fay's Story

    Synthesis Essay It is true that no matter what legend one is studying, the story is bound to change over time. When studying the various tellings of Morgan Le Fay, this proved to be true. Reading multiple stories of the character revealed many differing aspects to each tale. Specifically talking about her stories, the way they change is parallel to how the view of women has changed overtime. In works before 1900, Morgan Le Fay is portrayed as a simple being. Though she has some extraordinary…

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  • The Role Of Morgan Le Fay Changed In Vita Merlini And King Arthur?

    Morgan le Fay is one of the Arthurian Legends and is known for being an evil enchantresses and a witch. Morgan le Fay’s legend goes that she is the half-sister of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay uses her lover, Accolon to steal King Arthur’s sword when this plan does not go as accordingly she throws the sword into the lake. Morgan le Fay is also considered a healer because in Vita Merlini by Geoffrey Monmouth she heals King Arthur’s wounds from the last battle of Calman but the only way that she can…

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  • Women In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    women led to the downfall of Sir Gawain. In his experience, Gawain’s downfall was caused by two women. Lady Bernlak, the Green Knight’s wife, deceived Gawain and was an accomplice of her husband and Morgan Le Fay, who set up this test. Lady Bernlak led to his downfall because she seduced him, trying to take away his purity. She does this when she goes into his bedroom, “she shut the door softly behind her, and turned towards the bed, and Gawain was ashamed, laid him down softly and made as if he…

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  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Analysis

    contemplate about the times when they are missing a loved one in their life. This is also an important quote because throughout the novel, there are very few moments such as this one, where we find out more about the main character on a more personal level. 4. There have been many times throughout my own life when I have missed someone who is very dear to me. Such as when I was a young boy, my father would take various business trips during the entire year and I would miss him every single day…

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  • Motifs In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    the same breath, the knight is described as holding a holly branch, this would seem to indicate that this strange knight is meant to represent nature, as so his challenge to Gawain and company somewhat can be seen as the unpredictability of nature. The knight’s attire is heavily compared to vegetation during Gawain’s description of him when the Green Knight first barged into the court. As we find out later on in the story, we the readers come to find out that Morgan le Fay plotted the entire…

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  • Narrative Essay On Alfalfa's Shadows

    that her father is in the audience. A man then walks down the stairs towards us with his camera ready. Everybody was laughing so hard she might’ve gotten away with sneaking back to her seat. She was laughing as well and just got the ritual over with. Finally, everyone is back to their seats and the lights dim. The real work for me is about to start. The projector lights up and the cast are all ready for action. “LET THERE BE LIPS!” The audience yells out as the movie opens with red lips mouthing…

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  • Silence Of The Lambs Comparison

    party guest he would give value for money (if he didn't eat you). He does not bore, he likes to amuse, he has his standards, and he is the smartest person in the movie. He bears comparison, indeed, with such other movie monsters as Nosferatu, Frankenstein (especially in “Bride of Frankenstein”), King Kong and Norman Bates. They have two things in common: They behave according to their natures, and they are misunderstood. Nothing that these monsters do is “evil” in any conventional moral sense,…

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  • Symbols In The Empire State Building

    “The Empire State Building makes more money from ticket sales for its observation desks than it does from renting office space” {http:en.m.wikipedia.org] The Empire State Building is also famous because of the lights on top of the building. “In 1964, floodlights were added to illiminate the top of the building at night. Since 1976 the spire has been lit in colors chosen to match seasonal and other events, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Independence Day and Bastille Day. After the death of…

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