This is my blueprint for the horror genre
This is my blueprint for the horror genre
Overall, I believe that this essay was a lot better that my first final essay. I got 16/28 on this one. In my Pan’s Labyrinth I got 15/28. Although it doesn’t seem that much better at first. You have to consider that they are more elements involved in this essay compared to the last. This essay did have some issues like not using enough macro elements in my essay as well as not mentioning the big picture or the narrative. All of which are fairly easy to solve. Next time I will put for focus to the narrative as well as have a separate paragraph focused on the macro features and the effect to the overall message.
Batman mostly fits the superhero archetype however does have some differences.
Overall he does fit some of the superhero archetype however tends to change the way we see those elements. I would prefer to call him a tragic hero that has a superhero disguise over him than anything else. It is his own flaws that cause him to suffer.
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In the scene we can see that most of the guests in the shot are wearing very similar outfits. The Joker truly standout in this scene with his purple jacket and green waist coat because of how contrasting the outfits our. This shows the audience how important the Joker feels about himself. He feels the need to standout. Another reason for his contrasting look is because it represents what that Joker wants disorder.
Another thing to focus is how the camera is used with the Joker. When Joker is giving his monologue the camera shakes a bit and goes around with him moment. This makes the audience feel as if they are in the scene with him. The rushed movement also shows us how the Jokers thought are running through his mind. A clear moment is when he attacks Rachel and the camera spins around his head.
One more thing to note is the props, in particular the Jokers knife (more like a shiv). Although it does look threatening he doesn’t use it. It seems more like an add on to his hand more than anything. Yes, he does use it to threaten Rachel as its right in her face it’s his own hands that hurt her when he’s harshly grabbing on to her face. The shiv is symbolism for the jokers craziness and his sketchy life.
Overall the Joker makes Batman better. It makes us (the audiance) understand Batman. We may see Batman as a hero or just a dick but either way we understand his reasons more because he doesn’t seem to be a powerful being. The Joker brings him down a peg and makes his character more human.
]In the dark knight the hero’s journey is only completed to an extent. When compared to the five point story arc it fits in perfectly however when compared to the hero story arc The Dark Knight only fits with some of the points and tend to skip over key points that most superhero movies have. For instance the crisis (which is suppose to happen at the end of the movie) happens at the end of the movie. Yes you could argue that Rachel death is a crisis and that is true however the two boats is a true crisis. I would argue that The Dark Knight is the first half of the journey and the squeal is second half of the journey.
In the rocky movie there is an amazing montage scene which shows Rocky’s development as he tries to get fitter. During this montage we are given a sense of place as we travel with him. We get to see more of the world around him and see how he interacts with it.
The impact of lighting:
Lighting is a huge thing in cinema and can change our perspective on a scene. For instance low key lighting causes the object or person to be seem mysterious and/or evil. This is due to the fact that not everything can be seen. In high key lighting everything can be seen. This means that nothing is a mystery or can be a surprise. This makes the audience feel safe and comfortable.
Another part of lighting is the colours used. Gels could be used to cause meaning to a scene. Different colour mean different things.In the video there is a warm light and a cold light used. The warm lighting makes you feel safe and is calmer. The cold lighting makes the person or object it’s on feel more distant.