Essays Tagged: "The Blair Witch Project"

Narrative and Narration.

NARRATIVE AND NARRATIONNarrative and narration in films are the way in which the audience follows the plot. The difference between narrative and narration is on ... tive and narration is only really clear when both are understood properly.Narrative is basically the way we see all the events in a film unfold. E.g. 'Blair Witch Project'. A group of film students ... E.g. 'Blair Witch Project'. A group of film students go into the woods to film a documentary about the myth of the Blair Witch. What we see is the people film everything that they do. We see (in a nu ...

(10 pages) 137 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Who makes meaning in a film - the director or the audience?

It is my opinion that a director makes meaning in a film, although the audience will apply their own reading of it. Film has its own "language" and there are a wide ra ... . Film has its own "language" and there are a wide range of techniques a director can use to enable the audience to understand his meaning. The director uses mise-en-scène to contribute hugely ... es mise-en-scène to contribute hugely to how meaning is made in a film - a large part of how the story is told comes from visual content. The elements covered by mise-en-scène are settin ...

(4 pages) 145 2 4.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Movie review (The Poltergeist)

The PoltergeistPoltergeist is one of those slightly enigmatic films, chock full o' flaws from many p ... ts countless gaffes and play like a minor masterpiece. Unfortunately, it's much easier to point out the problems than it is to say why it works. Part of it may be more generational than due to anythin ... it may be more generational than due to anything inherent with the film. I first saw Poltergeist in the theater as a fifteen-year-old; many of the people who love this film are close to me in age and ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review- "The Ring"

Ahhh... they don't make movies like they used to. This is my third movie review, you wont see a pattern in t ... ovies I like to watch as many of you have rated my 'Gangs of New York' review, and less my 'Lord of the Rings- The two Towers' review. Yet, here is a new one for the collection. Its not a fantasy or a ... ion. Its not a fantasy or a action movie, but a horror, one I never usually watch, yet this movie, 'The Ring' stuck out, so here is number three in my movie reviews, enjoy.I don't know why, but direct ...

(2 pages) 51 1 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Realistic Analysis of "Lost in Translation"

The movie "Lost in Translation" starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansen, directed by Sophia Coppol ... Murray and Scarlet Johansen, directed by Sophia Coppola, is a wonderful movie about platonic love. There is an incredibly strong theme in the movie and essentially it is that a friendship and a bond ... r any number of reasons and yes in reality a man and a woman can foster a non-sexual bond for each other. When I began thinking about this assignment I concluded that I would use "Lost in Translation" ...

(2 pages) 50 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Suspence Story worth C Grade in GCSE Coursework - 'House Of Spirits'

I opened my eyes. I couldn't see because I was blinded by the darkness that shun in front of me. Darkness accompanied me all around and I then realized I was ... me. Darkness accompanied me all around and I then realized I was in the forest. The Black Hills as they were known as. I can now see why but how have I ended up here? I made myself get up. The moon w ... but how have I ended up here? I made myself get up. The moon was full and the stars were bright and the howling of animals surrounded. Not a cloud in the sky and it added effect to the bitterness of t ...

(6 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Blair Witch

This film has used many different techniques to express itself, from the random shootings of footage, to the huge drama of it being a real documentary. That is what made ... at is what made this film so realistic. It was concocted during a time of graphical revolution when the director could have made a truly gruesome and lifelike witch by using special effects. Our alrea ... and lifelike witch by using special effects. Our already established fear of darkness and witches, the public drama, and raw realistic footage are what give this film its unique horror that instills ...

(3 pages) 347 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Witch Craft

Picture yourself stranded in the woods, paralyzed by the night, and faced with the physical evidence of your deepest, darkest pho ... ight, and faced with the physical evidence of your deepest, darkest phobias. If you have ever faced the demons of the night then you'll understand the fear of the Blair Witch Project. The film that sh ... the horror of the mythical Blair Witch.In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later the footage was fo ...

(3 pages) 4 0 5.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

horrror

Horror is a genre of text that has specific conventions. Some of these conventions are separation from reality, set in isolated places, filmed in darkness, having po ... powerful protagonists, and elements of supernatural. Directed by Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick the film "The Blair Witch Project" from 1999 adheres to some of these conventions as it is filmed in ... s filmed in an isolated place, has a strong and powerful protagonist and is often shot in darkness. These genre tropes are demonstrated through various film techniques, such as lighting and setting th ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Is the representation of women in contemporary horror films like Scream 4, post-modern or problematic?

Bryony RobertsIs the representation of women in contemporary horror films like Scream 4, post-modern or problematic?" ... n never have sex… Sex equals death… Number two: You can never drink or do drugs. It's the sin factor, it's a sin, it's an extension of number one. And number three, never, ever, under an ... ht back', because you won't be back". - (1) Randy played by Jamie Kennedy. This quote is taken from the Wes Craven horror film, Scream (1996), a part parody, part pastiche, part postmodern thriller. I ...

(13 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies