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    Fear causes people to do bizarre things. In literature, fear can be used to make the reader feel sympathetic towards the protagonist. In Edgar Alan Poe’s book, The Pit and the Pendulum, Poe uses fear to captivate the reader into wanting to know what happens next. In the Crucible by Arthur Miller, fear is used in two ways, overcoming fear and letting fear ruin your life. There is always some sort of fear in literature, even if it isn't obvious. You can never escape fear, you can only overcome it…

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    Edward Scissorhands Theme

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    About twenty-seven years ago, Johnny Depp played the main role in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the 20th century. Edward Scissorhands is a film directed by Tim Burton. It is a story about an artificial man named Edward-an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. The main themes behind the film deal with self-discovery and isolation. Tim Burton uses a point-of-view shot which pans from the grandmother’s house and sweeps over the cookie cutter suburbs, ending with a new…

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    Suspense thriller is one of the subgenres of a film that is popular for its excitement and tension. It usually includes crime scenes that trigger audience’s curiosity. Not only that, it also has been known to give a sense of tension that can cause the audience to feel uneasy and disconcerted. One film that can be taken as an example is a film titled Fracture (2007) by Gregory Hoblit. This film tells about an attempted murder case of the wife of an aeronautical company owner named Ted Crawford…

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    Violence is a commonly used theme that has various ways it’s represented in fiction and film. Brutality allows films and stories to move forward through endless suspense as each part is a surprise. However, when you add violence and comedy together, you get a suspense-filled story with random moments of comical relief before or after a violent moment. “No Country for Old Men” and “Good Men Are Hard To Find” showcase an up-and-coming genre filled with both violence and comedy that creates a new…

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    Black Mirror Analysis

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    Black Mirror is a psychological thriller and science fiction anthology series created in 2011 by Charlie Brooker. An anthology series depicts a different story and separate characters in every episode, making each one a standalone plot by itself. It ran for two seasons on Channel 4 before the show was made popular for its latter two seasons when it was purchased by Netflix. This dystopian series quickly became a hit through its focus on the controversial truths of modern society, as well as its…

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    death and monsters. In his movies, his use of color and low angles invoke an unusual contrast between fear and excitement. This is important because the movies show that appearances and the things the we believe in can be deceiving. In many of his films, Burton uses color in order to achieve the contrasting effects between fear and excitement. For example in Corpse Bride, the World of the Living is barren and gray. Burton rarely uses any saturated colors. Instead, he used shades of gray and…

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    One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a film directed by Milos Forman. The film was formed based on the novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest written by Ken Kesey. The movie, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is considered as the best American movie of the 20th century. The film was the second to win every five main Academy Awards that include Best Picture, Actor in a Lead role, and Actress in a Lead Role, Director and Screenplay after It Happened One Night in 1934. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest…

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    An example of this is “Since its beginning, the MPAA process of rating films has never been free of controversy” (Sneed. U.S.News.com). The MPAA should re-think its system. It is needed for the greater good for movie ratings. This really should be addressed to the MPAA directly. People need to start taking charge to make things…

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    These novels could suggest many things about the United States in the year 2016. For example, the effect of popular culture in the society that Collins created versus today’s society. Harmon describes “popular culture” as “The phenomenon of what people really but unofficially do and say,” (Harmon 372). The idea presented by Suzanne Collins in, The Hunger Games feeds the idea of popular culture. The game makers would control many of the elements. People from the Capitol would take excitement from…

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    with death being celebrated and the overall darker themes that were present in this movie. 3. This movie was a lot darker than most films you see coming out of Hollywood. It also used different cinematic techniques such as the presence of over head shots to bring a different perspective to the scenes. 4. This film lacked the clarity that is in most Hollywood films there was a lot of ambiguity thru out…

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