Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dracula-Nosferatu Comparison Essay - 650 Words

Dracula-Nosferatu Comparison I have recently watched clips from the beginnings of two vampire movies. The two films were, of course, very different things. One was Nosferatu a product of the 1920s. I am lucky to have seen it considering how it was banned by a judge of the time and all copies ordered destroyed. Of course as attitudes change in cinema and with the introduction of the BBFC censorship system it was released again. The other movie though was a completely different kettle of marine life; it was Bram Stokers Dracula and bore about as much resemblance to Bram Stokers story as myself to a chimp. If it was named Parody Of Bram Stokers Dracula, Allegorical Tale Featuring†¦show more content†¦These and other social factors influenced the making of the films to a great extent, while Nosferatu was considered scary at the time of its making, most of the enjoyment derived from it by a modern audience is either amusement at the primitiveness of the effects or a vague and slightly misplaced nostalgia for a era of time most never witnessed. Technology of course allows the audience to be shocked in every more inventive ways until eventually old techniques seem simple and become ineffective. The approach to castles in the film is a good example of this. Nosferatu is of course all soundless so the coach journey features many statements to explain whats happening (held up on card of course). The journey is filmed in daylight so at the beginning the driver announces it is almost midnight! This is slightly bizarre as the sky is rather bright but fortunately the effect is aided by the bats which were specially trained to fly in daylight. The coach is of the normal old cavern time with the familiar Semitic figure this time cowled in black driving. The effect of a magically fast journey is created by fast violin music and someone turning the handle on the camera (a hand winder considering the era) faster than normal. The effect is simple and rather jerkyShow MoreRelatedSexuality In Bram Stokers Dracula1082 Words   |  5 PagesSexuality in Bram Stoker s DraculaBram Stoker s Dracula, favorably received by critics upon publication in 1897, entertained its Victorian audience with unspeakable horrors such as vampires invading bedrooms to p rey on beautiful maidens under the guise of night. The novel s eroticism proved even more unspeakable. Received in the era of repression, it remains questionable whether Dracula s readership perceived the sexuality flowing from the page. An advocate for the censorship of sexual materialRead MoreReview Of Jemaine Clement s The Shadows 1482 Words   |  6 Pagesdesire to kill, and consuming blood. Within these four characters we notice the intertextuality of the film. Petyr represents an early film representation ‘Nosferatu’ from the 1922 film titled ‘Nosferatu’ as well. Nosferatu is derived from the greek word Nosophoros and means ‘plague carrier’ (Hampl Hampl). Vladislav can be compared to Dracula, We can see these features of the vampire predator consistently throughout the characterisation of the vampires within What We Do In The Shadows but in theRead MoreTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen1588 Words   |  6 Pagesover 30% of the entire series’ sales. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s famous comic book series Superman, originating in 1938, was popular, ranking in at #40 on Comichron’s June 2013 Comic Book Sales Figures list of 360 comics. However, it paled in comparison to Scott Snyder’s comic Superman Unchained. Snyder’s comic was released in June of 2013, the same month in which the blockbuster film â€Å"Man of Steel† hit theatres. Snyder’s comic was an impressive hit, ranking in at #1 on the same list (comichron

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