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Suspense in Steven Spielberg's Movie Jaws - Suspense in Steven Spielberg's Movie Jaws Steven Spielberg, the creator of Jaws, uses many different techniques to draw in the suspense of viewers and to capture their imagination. These techniques include special effects – to create tension, different camera angles – to show facial expressions and group shots. The classic Jaws music, known by millions of people, also helps build up tension, to let us know when the shark is approaching. He uses colours, so that we can associate signs and symbols to forthcoming events, e.g....   [tags: Movie Film Suspense Spielberg Jaws Essays] 2836 words
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Tension and Suspense the Novel and the Opening Scene of the Film Jaws - Tension and Suspense the Novel and the Opening Scene of the Film Jaws Peter Benchley wrote "Jaws" the novel before it was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. "Jaws" is a thriller with the main aim being to build up suspense and tension. In the novel Peter Benchley uses many variations of language techniques to emphasise important points that build up suspense. He also uses sentence and paragraph structure to affect the reader in many different ways. Steven Spielberg on the other hand uses different camera angles and shots alongside lighting effects to create atmosphere and tension....   [tags: Jaws Film Novel Suspense Essays] 4433 words
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Suspense and Tension in the opening scene of 'Jaws' - ‘Jaws’ a thriller based on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg. In a beach resort of Amity Island, a young girl named Chrissie is the first victim of the shark’s vicious attack, when it strikes for the second time, the police refuse to put out warning about the shark. It then returns and kills again, the mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the great white shark before it kills even more victims. The fishermen are satisfied when they catch a Tiger shark the mayor reopens the beaches despite the warning from the ichthyologist when he suspects it was from a formidable great white shark....   [tags: Jaws, Steven Spielberg, director, suspense, ] 687 words
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The Creator of Suspense - The Creator of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most well known directors of all time bringing murder and mystery to a new light. His films, starting in 1925 with "The Pleasure Garden" and ending in 1976 with the film "Family Plot", set a precedent for all other directors in the film industry. Many story lines and techniques within the cinematography of Hitchcock are common standards for films of today. However, Hitchcock did not start out as a brilliant director, but instead started from the very bottom of the business....   [tags: essays papers] 2121 words
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Suspense in Jekyll and Hyde - How suspense is built up in ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson was born on the 13th November 1850. He wrote Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886, with that 40,000 copies of the book were sold in the first six months. This was designed to mirror the Victorian secret and based on good and evil. Stevenson later died in 1894 in Samoa. Stevenson used the contemporary setting of Victorian London to write his gothic horror novel. The streets with the gas lamps were the perfect setting following the true horrific stories of Jack the Ripper....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1573 words
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Suspense In "The Last Night" - How does Stevenson create suspense in “THE LAST NIGHT”. Stevenson creates suspense in “The Last Night” by withholding information from the reader and by creating a gothic setting which reflects contemporary fears in London in the19th century. He also uses the character of Mr Hyde to create suspense by referring to the ideas of Darwin. Stevenson had already created suspense before the chapter had begun through the knowledge we have of Mr Hyde. His character we know of links in to the ideas of Darwin....   [tags: Literary Techniques] 1116 words
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Suspense In The Red Room - ... He describes them as something very gross, “I had scarce expected these grotesque custodians”, and he is also scared of them. He is not happy with the three weird people and he does he does not feel comfortable with them, “The three of them made me feel uncomfortable, with their gaunt silences, their bent carriage.” The old people in the house are described as ghostly figures “Their very existence was spectral; the cut of their clothing, fashions born in dead brains”, he also calls them ‘dead brains’ this suggests that they don’t know the proper meaning of fashion and it suggests they are dressed as something other than human....   [tags: h. g. wells, horror story] 1113 words
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Atmosphere and Suspense in The Reluctant Fundamentalist - How does Mohsin Hamid use ominous details and imagery to enhance the atmosphere and create suspense in The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mohsin Hamid, tells the story of a young Pakistani named Changez, who arrived at Princeton at the vulnerable age of 18. Four years later he graduated “without having received a single B”(4), and began working at the elite valuation firm Underwood Samson. Changez was, in the beginning, infatuated with the idea of the American Dream, but at length he realized that the new life he had adopted in New York constituted a betrayal of his deepest self, and finally returned home....   [tags: Literary Review] 683 words
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Hitchcock's Use of Suspense in "Psycho" - ... It is clear that this mind game Marion is playing is causing great distress and even leading her to act out of character. Running away to another city without even mentioning the situation to her sister, with whom she lives with, is mistake number one. The entire time Marion is on the run she is anxious and paranoid and constantly second guessing herself. She even questions her own judgment. Stealing the forty thousand dollars that her boss asked her to deposit on her way out of town is error two in character....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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"Derailed" - Packed With Suspense and Surprises - Derailed is a story about an innocent man who works in an advertising company, and suddenly involves in something he would not imagine; having an affair, being terribly blackmailed, and wanted by the police for a murder, all because he misses his usual train to work one day. Charles Schine, a husband to a schoolteacher named Deanna and a father of Anna, his adolescent daughter who suffers diabetes. One day, he is late for work, so he rushes to catch his usual train. As the ticket inspector asks for his ticket which he forgets to buy, he finds himself penniless....   [tags: Literature Review] 921 words
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Suspense of Stephen King - ... The last steps before a prisoner sits in the electric chair to be killed are normally called the last mile. In this particular penitentiary, the path to the chair was floored with tile. The planks on the floor had a lime green color to it, and that is why they called it the green mile (King Pg 85). King describes the distance for the person that had the bad fortune to walk it being a miserable long pace. The author also says that the look on the prisoner’s face when he or she is sitting down on the chair is awful and that the guards always cover the prisoner’s head when the electrocution is finished....   [tags: Biography ]
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Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books - Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books There is nothing more relaxing than finding a good book to read. Suspense fiction books are easy to get lost in and a good one will have you turning pages all night until it is finished. A good book will be one where the story keeps you guessing until the very end. There is nothing like a book filled with suspense and wonder unlike a non- fiction the characters in fiction are made up so they could be anyone the author intends. They can be a vicious and cruel as the imagination of the writer....   [tags: Writing] 509 words
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Tension, Anticipation, and Suspense in "Oliver Twist" - Charles Dickens wrote ‘Oliver Twist’ between 1873 and 1839. Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens second novel. Oliver Twist began as a sketch; later on chapter by chapter it came on magazine and became a serial and eventually the whole novel was published. Charles Dickens childhood was terrible; he had to work in a factory for some months. The novel exposes a lot of Victorian attitudes which Dickens experienced as he was in poverty himself. Oliver Twist suffered for nine years in the baby farm treated like an animal....   [tags: Classic English Literature] 1504 words
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Darkness of Stephen King-The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon - King makes numerous connections with the darks romantics. In The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, he creates a structure of hope and fear in order for Trisha to play out the game. The book is set up in baseball innings catering to the baseball themed experience Trisha has in the woods. Up until the end everything seems to be going against Trisha, she has to face things that most people are terrified of, or in other words, their worst fears. Throughout the book, he supports the “Spiritual facts” that “lie behind the appearances of nature, but can be dangerous.” (Holt 149)....   [tags: horror, suspense, book review] 1158 words
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How Does Edgar Allen Poe Create a Feeling of Madness Throughout "the Tell-Tale Heart"? - Edgar Allen Poe was an American Writer who wrote within the genre of horror and science fiction. He was famous for writing psychologically thrilling tales examining the depths of the human psyche. This is true of the Tell-Tale Heart, where Poe presents a character that appears to be mad because of his obsession to an old mans, ‘vulture eye’. Poe had a tragic life from a young age when his parents died. This is often reflected in his stories, showing characters with a mad state of mind, and in the Tell Tale Heart where the narrator plans and executes a murder....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, suspense,] 1094 words
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Boom! The Plane's Wing Was on Fire - It was a quiet night in the Carribean while a plane was traveling across the Atlantic Ocean transporting a group of young students from a dangerous situation involving war. Then, all of a sudden, Boom. One of the plane’s wing was on fire. Everyone on the plane was screaming for their lives. The plane’s wing was deteriorating constantly while the pilot was reminding everyone to stay calm and prepare for emergency landing. At the time people where saying their last prayers. The ground was approaching them at an incredible speed....   [tags: suspense, ] 1049 words
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Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw - Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw There are many techniques that are used to create tension and suspense in 'The Monkey's Paw'. From the very beginning we can see that the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; "the night was cold and wet". Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil and creates tension as it intrigues the reader. We can see that the language used helps the story to become fast paced which contributes to creating tension and suspense....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Suspense in "The Most Dangerous Game" - Suspense, used to change the story drastically, prevents “The Most Dangerous Game,” from seeming too predictable and boring. Author, Richard Connoll, creates suspense by conveying unsettling emotions that the audience can relate to and that give a false sense of predictability. The title of this story, a major factor of suspense, tells the audience exactly what will happen. The interior suspense gives hidden meaning to the title and adds many twists to its foreboding plot. The element of suspense, leaving audiences guessing about future events, allows the audience to get emotionally involved in the story line....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Writing - Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Writing Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. Most of his books were written in the mid-eighteen hundreds and some of them include Great Expectations, Hard Times, and Little Dorrit. The three I will be referring to are Oliver Twist, The Signalman and A Christmas Carol. Back in Dickens' time there was a lack of education, a huge wealth divide between the rich and the poor, and the environment was unpleasant compared to todays. Dickens' creates mystery and suspense in his books through techniques of writing language, the background, the characters, and the weather....   [tags: Papers] 884 words
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Suspense - The Signal Man - Suspense - The Signal Man The author of The Signal Man immediately creates suspense by using anonymous quotes, which gives a sense of mystery. Dickens begins by avoiding using terms that identify ownership, i.e. “When he heard a voice thus calling to him”. The 2nd person in the story is the signal man, who at this point is acting in a very peculiar manner. This produces suspicion amongst the reader and thus generates interest or suspense. Throughout the entire novel, Charles Dickens is using language that is very obviously uncomfortable, i.e....   [tags: English Literature] 623 words
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Suspense in The Signalman by Charles Dickens - Suspense in The Signalman by Charles Dickens I am going to be studying "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens in 1866. I will be looking at, and analysing, how he creates suspense in the story and how effective this is. "The Signalman" is a short story written amidst an exciting time period in British History: the Victorian, Industrial Revolution. This was a time of great innovation and invention, a time of modernisation and a time of which many of the everyday items that we use today, were invented such as; telephones, toilets and trains....   [tags: Papers] 2316 words
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Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho - Suspense in Hitchcock's Psycho The film Psycho was produced in the 1960’s by the famous director Alfred Hitchcock, and was based on the book by Robert Bloch. It was a groundbreaking film, as it was the first film to have shown a woman in a bra and slip which was to be censored, and a toilet being flushed, it was promoted in a number of ways. People were queuing to see this film “psycho” even when pouring with rain. So they started to promote the film by giving out umbrellas to them to make them stay....   [tags: Papers] 1261 words
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Suspense in the Film Jaws - Suspense in the Film Jaws The film is called “Jaws”, which is about a very large shark, that’s attacking people in the town of Amity. The film is set in 1975 and is building up to the 4th of July, Independence Day in America. With Amity being a seaside town with a large beach and it coming up to Independence Day, it is going to be more heavily populated for the holidays, which is good news for a hungry shark. I think Spielberg uses music very well to build suspense in this film, the theme music is very good because the pace can be sped up or slowed down to give the desired effect ....   [tags: Papers] 1152 words
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Tension and Suspense in Monkey's Paw - Tension and Suspense in Monkey's Paw The writer is able to create tension and suspense through various ways. In the opening sentence of the story we are given a brief description of the surrounding area. In gothic stories, they are usually set in a remote and isolated area, as in the ‘Monkey’s Paw’ it is set in a remote village were there is only 2 houses inhabited. ‘Without, the night was cold and wet’ sets the scene of the story. A gloomy background has been given to set the atmosphere....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Drama and Suspense in The Steel Windpipe - How does the author make use of drama and suspense effectively, in The Steel Windpipe. “The Steel Windpipe” Is the story of a youthful, recently qualified Russian doctor, who is forced to perform his first genuine operation, much sooner than he anticipated, when a young girl is unable to breath. Throughout the story the doctor is portrayed as a very nervous and hesitant young man. He is unsure of his ability to complete the operation successfully; this shows him as a very self-conscious person. This self doubt and uncertainty in the doctor increases the suspense and in particular the tension in the story....   [tags: English Literature] 2052 words
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Suspense and Tension in film Psycho - Suspense and Tension in film Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 1960 horror film ´Psycho` is one of the most celebrated and scary films of its time. Hitchcock’s psychological thriller, psycho was and still is the mother of all modern day horrors. It cost Hitchcock around $800,000 to make the film. Psycho broke all film conventions by showing a leading lady having a lunch time affair in her underwear and also in the shower scene it was rejected on the grounds of nudity but was later with no alterations was accepted....   [tags: Papers] 1426 words
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Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws - Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws The second attack starts with the boy, who is about to get attacked walking up to the beach to talk to his mother. In this very first tracking shot of the scene we see all the main characters: the boy who is attacked (Alex Kintner), his mother, the dog and its owner. All of these main characters and a one other who meet a bit later all have something on them which is yellow. I think that Spielberg has done this for three reasons firstly to make them stick out from the other people on the beach, secondly because we usually signify the colour red with danger, so, as they are wearing yellow they obviously don’t feel that there is any danger, this is a form of dramatic irony, and thirdly because July 4th is approaching and this day represents independence and new life for the Americans, the color yellow it’s often used to signify Easter and new life....   [tags: Papers] 593 words
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Mystery and Suspense in Heart of Darkness - Mystery and Suspense in Heart of Darkness It seems like everywhere there is something in life that seems to be left behind. In the books I read about mystery or suspense, this always seems to be the case in such. The Heart of Darkness draws me into such depths of suspense and unknown that seem to associate with my life. This whole book is full of mysteries. Marlow has a heart that is full of mystery when he is stuck in Africa, and looking for a man named Kurtz. Marlow is waiting, he learns about where the place is at, what could be coming ahead....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 549 words
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Fear and Suspense in A Single Shot - Fear and Suspense in A Single Shot      Matthew F. Jones' novel A Single Shot is a disturbing tale of one man's unfortunate mistake and the hellish consequences it brings him. John Moon, in need of money to support his estranged wife Moira and their infant son Nolan, sets out early one morning to hunt an impressive buck he has recently spotted grazing near his mountain home. Having weighed the value of the deer meat against the thousand dollars in fines and two months in jail he can expect to serve if caught shooting the animal out of season on state land, he decides it is worth the risk....   [tags: Single Shot Essays]
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Horror and Suspense in Bierce's Work - Horror and Suspense in Bierce's Work A novel is divided into different chapters and usually has different plots to focus on. In a novel there are lots of characters and the time scale is constantly changing throughout. Because there is more than one theme and there are different messages coming across of combined themes, makes the novel denser and more complicated to understand and to take in all the description. Ambrose Bierce wrote a lot of short stories and some we have studied and analysed....   [tags: Ambrose Bierce Short Stories Writers Essays] 1630 words
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Development of Suspense by Hitchcock in Psycho - Development of Suspense by Hitchcock in Psycho 'Psycho,' the somewhat infamous film by Alfred Hitchcock was produced in 1961, a time when the American censors, The Hays Office, still dominated the film industry with their strict rules and principles. It earned its notoriety by defying the traditional cinematic convections of that time and pushing the boundaries of what could be shown in mainstream cinema. The rules implemented by The Hays Office were far stricter than they are today, and Hitchcock uses all available means to reach and go slightly beyond the set limit....   [tags: Papers] 2047 words
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The Suspense In The Sixth Sense - The Suspense In The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense is a psychological thriller. It follows a very simple set of conventions that are associated with all psychological thrillers. The hero or anti-hero is always present in psychological thrillers and is there for the audience to relate to. Vulnerable characters are often depicted as small children. Children are seen as innocent and un-knowing, it is easy for the audience to be aware of what the children are going through as they were all one once....   [tags: Papers] 2213 words
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Suspense and Mystery in The Call and The Signalman - Explore the way in which Westall and Dickens create suspense and mystery in the two ghost stories, The Call and The Signalman. The two ghost stories "The Call" written by Robert Westall and "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens, both create suspense and mystery to engage the reader's attention. "The Call" is narrated by a person who did not experience the events of the story but heard it from other people, and he also knew the characters. In contrast "The Signalman" is narrated by one of the characters in the story, and is therefore in first person....   [tags: English Literature] 1520 words
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Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws - Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws The film “Jaws” was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Peter Benchley. The film made in 1975 and is set on the East Coast of USA in New England, north of New York. The film is about a shark which starts to attack people. The first attack is at night when the shark attacks a lone female swimmer. After that the police become involved and this is where we meet the main character, Chief Brody. We see him at home with his family. He is in a new area with a new job but he is afraid of the water....   [tags: Papers] 721 words
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Suspense in the Film Jaws - Suspense in the Film Jaws In this essay I will be analysing the film Jaws. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg whose other works include Indiana Jones and E.T. Jaws is a fascinating and entertaining film mainly because of its interesting and diverse plot. The people of Amity Island used to live a peaceful and quiet life in the small summer resort town in America. Now however, the people of the small town have become victim to a man-eating Great White Shark. The town officials hesitate to warn people about the shark for fear of losing business during their busiest time of year, Fourth of July weekend....   [tags: Papers] 1584 words
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Suspense and Tension in The Others - Suspense and Tension in The Others In the film "The Others", there are three scenes, which are particularly good because they show different types of shots, how the director controls the audience and various other features. Also featuring in these scenes is how music along with shots creates tension in a scene. The director Alejando Ameriabar also has techniques where he is in control of the audience this is very powerful in a film like this as it can bring up the rating of the film....   [tags: Papers] 1488 words
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Suspense and Mystery in 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Red Room' - In this essay, I am going to compare ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W Jacobs with ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells. I am going to examine how both the writers create suspense and mystery in the stories. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is basically about a paw which can be used to grant wishes for its owner. In humour, the White family make their first wish without considering what had happened to the people before them, also they are ignoring that the consequences will be disastrous. ‘The Red Room’ is about a man determined to prove that there are no ghosts in Lorraine Castle....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1532 words
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Feelings of Suspense in “Dead Simple” by Peter James - The novel “Dead simple” by Peter James is a gripping novel which keeps the reader on the edge of his seat throughout. The story is about a young man named Michael who is on his stag due with his friends and when they play a harmless prank on him (burning him in a coffin.) It goes seriously wrong when they are killed in a car accident and the question remains, where is Michael Harrison. This essay will examine how Peter James creates suspense throughout the novel using various literary techniques....   [tags: Dead simple, Peter James, ] 711 words
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Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Short Story The Signalman - The Signalman was first published in the Mugby Junction Christmas Edition book in eighteen sixty six. The Clayton Tunnel Crash in eighteen sixty one is believed to have inspired Dickens to write the short story the Signalman. During the time that Dickens was writing the Victorians had a fixation with the paranormal also there were many technological advances one of them being the steam train. The Signalman has two main characters in it, one is the narrator who speaks in first person, and the other is the Signalman....   [tags: Short Story Analysis] 506 words
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Suspense Examples In A Prayer For Owen Meany - Different Ways John Irving Creates Suspense in A Prayer for Owen Meany In John Irving's novel titled, A Prayer for Owen Meany, suspenseful events are of abundance, and there are multiple ways the author creates this suspense. Among these methods of creating suspense, four that stand out are the use of setting, the pace of the story, the involvement of mysteries to be solved, and the ability of the reader to easily identify and sympathize with the protagonist. By placing a character in a gloomy or solitary place, uncomfortable feelings are created, which append to the suspense....   [tags: Book Novel Analysis John Irving] 1482 words
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The Suspense in Chapter 56 of Tess of the D'Urbervilles - The Suspense in Chapter 56 of Tess of the D'Urbervilles Chapter 56 builds up the suspense all the way through as it involves a very important part of the story. The consequences of this chapter lead to the end of the story and Tess's death. Alec and Tess have been living together as husband and wife. Alec has helped support Tess's family and convinced her that angel has left her for good. Angle has just come to see Tess and try and get her back. She sends him away and tells him he is "too late" as she is with someone else and she didn't think he was coming back for her....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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The Creation of Suspense in Different Film Genres - The Creation of Suspense in Different Film Genres We humans demand a lot nowadays where a film is concerned. No longer do we want simple, traditional storylines (well at least I don’t!), but instead we expect big explosions, top-notch special effects and quality acting. Film directors have a tough task keeping its audience happy; however the more suspense they create in their films, the more appreciative we will be of it. A classic horror or an intense thriller tends to leave us all on the edge of our seats and this is how suspense affects viewers; what will happen next....   [tags: Papers] 1869 words
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The Suspense in ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells - The Suspense in ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells ---------------------------------------------------------------- ‘The Red Room’ is a pre – 20th Century short story written by H.G Wells. ‘The Red Room’ is an example of a traditional gothic ghost story. These types of stories were very popular in the 19th Century. Traditional ghost stories are usually set in a gloomy old castle with a haunted room. There may also be an element of darkness in the castle. These features are common in most pre 20th Century gothic literature....   [tags: Papers] 753 words
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How Dickens Creates Suspense in The Signalman - How Dickens Creates Suspense in The Signalman I am going to be studying "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens in 1866. I will be observing an analysing how he creates suspense in the story and how effective this is. 'The Signalman' is a short story written in the middle of an exciting period in British history, the Industrial revolution. This was the time of great invention, modernisation and a time, which many of the everyday items that we use today were invented, such as trains....   [tags: Papers] 2285 words
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Build Up of Suspense in the Film Jaws - Build Up of Suspense in the Film Jaws The film is called ‘JAWS’ and is successfully directed by Steven Spielberg. I will be analyzing how Spielberg builds up suspense and scares the audience throughout this film, considering how camera shots, music and characters’ reactions help to build this effect. The film is purposely named ‘JAWS’ as it is about a supernatural predator that killed many people with his deadly jaws without prejudice and discrimination. ‘JAWS’ is a masterful, visceral and realistic science-fiction suspense, horror-disaster film tapping into the most primal of human fear....   [tags: Papers] 2636 words
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Hitchcock's Tension and Suspense in the Film Psycho - Hitchcock's Tension and Suspense in the Film Psycho Of all of Hitchcock's films "Psycho is certainly the most critically acclaimed. It is thought of by many as 'genre-defining' and it certainly introduced many of the popular horror conventions used by filmmakers today. It is about a young woman named Marion who has stolen money from her employer and plans to run away with her boyfriend. On her journey she stays in a motel where she meets Norman Bates, a seemingly innocent man who lives with his mother and runs the hotel....   [tags: Papers] 922 words
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Suspense and Tension in Charles Dickens' The Signalman - Suspense and Tension in Charles Dickens' The Signalman In the Charles Dickens' story the narrator meets the signalman who is confessing to him his problems. The narrator comes every night to find out that the signalman was seeing a ghost of a man, who was pointing out that certain train accidents are going to happen. After a few days the narrator goes peacefully to the signalman's shed, and finds out that he mysteriously died. The signalman at the train station sees sightings of a ghost in the distance....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Build Up of Suspense in the movie Jaws - Build Up of Suspense in the movie Jaws The film “Jaws” has been directed and produced in 1975 by Steven Spielberg. It is about a police chief that has been assigned to a hot resort on one of New England Coast’s beaches. His job is to make sure that the killer shark, which has already eaten a person in this area, does not have a chance to attack again. The film is set on the 4th of July because it is a national holiday in America – The Independence Day. Lots of people organise picnics, go for holidays etc....   [tags: Papers] 1881 words
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Creating and Maintaining Suspense in Great Expectations - Discuss the ways in which Dickens creates and maintains suspense in chapter 39 of Great Expectations. Charles Dickens was born on the 7th February 1812, during the Victorian era. He was born in Portsmouth but spent most of his life in London. He was considered to be the best author of Victorian times and his work is still very famous today. His father was a well paid clerk in the Navy and his family were well off and very high up in the social classes. But in 1814 his father fell into a lot of debt and ended up in prison....   [tags: English Literature] 2937 words
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Anticipation and Suspense in the Adventure of the Speckled Band - How does Conan Doyle create a sense of anticipation and suspense in the Adventure of the Speckled Band. The Adventure of the Speckled Band is a classic mystery novel. It is so in the way that it uses several writing techniques to create a sense of ambiguity and vagueness. Conan Doyle makes sure to leave the reader with as little information as possible and to make it hard to foresee what will happen next. This is all to have them anticipate the ending and the solving of the mystery, to keep them gripped....   [tags: English Literature] 1789 words
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