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  • Analysis Of The Blair Witch Project

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    The Blair Witch Project remains, undoubtedly, one of the most successful and debate-provoking horror films. What is of interest to this study is the question of how this film was able to achieve such an impact, especially since it lacked Hollywood actors, special effects, or even a conventional narrative structure. How was this film able to touch such a nerve with filmgoers? Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students venture

  • Analysis Of The Blair Witch Project

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    completely innovative cinematic style, which has captivated audiences with its new approach to filmmaking. This new cinematic style was first introduced in Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s The Blair Witch Project. Here I will focus on breaking down the various levels of realism within The Blair Witch Project, in order to convey why it had such a monumental impact on the cinematic world, while still remaining a popular and modern horror film to today’s audiences. In order to achieve this I will pay

  • The Blair Witch Project

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    town folks. They did a good job of telling the story of the Blair Witch. On October 21, 1994, three college aged students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams) go to the Black Hills Forest of Maryland, to make a documentary video of the local legend, the Blair Witch. They were never seen again. One year after their disappearance their video footage is found. The video footage is about the documentary of the Blair Witch. The footage contained interviews of the local town folk. They

  • Analysis Of The Blair Witch Project

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    Cloverfield, the screams and images of smoke heaving through the city of Manhattan hint at post-September 11th. To understand the growing popularity of Found Footage Cinema and why we discover these political undertones, this paper will examine The Blair Witch Project (1999, Myrick and Sanchez) in the context of theorists Robin Wood and Jürgen Habermas’ discussion on humankind’s senses of truth and what our society represses or oppresses. Both Habermas’ essay “The Public Sphere” and Wood’s “Introduction to

  • Controversy Surrounding The Blair Witch Project

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    Surrounding The Blair Witch Project There is much controversy surrounding the legend of the Blair Witch. This is all brought on by the latest movie and book called The Blair Witch Project. Is this interesting movie and book real? Is the legend real? That is what we all are wondering. Through careful reading of the book and careful examination of the movie a conclusion is ready to be made. The movie is a documentary. Three student filmmakers in search of the truth of the Blair Witch make it.

  • Similarities and Differences Between the Movies Sorority Row and The Blair Witch Project

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    The Blair witch project is different to Sorority Row. The Blair witch project is more of a documentary than a polished film trailer. Most of the colours are black and white. It also has very shaky camera work because of the stress and fear going through the girls mind as she is trying to interview herself while being haunted by the Blair witch. The Blair witch project is about three college students who disappear in the woods while shooting a documentary about the Blair witch. In the Blair witch

  • The Blair Witch Project

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    The Blair Witch Project As writers and producers saw the amazing popularity and success of the movie Scream many other copy cat versions were made. Movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend all followed the same teen slasher format. Nothing is being left up to the movie viewer’s imagination anymore. Everything for the past thirty years was spelled out and given to the viewer, leaving the identity of the killer as the only form of mystery. The genre of horror was losing

  • Witchcraft Portrayed in Films

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    sort of mischievous plot involving the people that live in the nearest village. This is the familiar image of the fictional witch - the evil, ugly crone, the "wicked witch" from Wizard of Oz, and it's the image that's engraved into our culture as an association to the word "witch." This caricature is what we see in drawings when one wants to reference Halloween, and the witch costumes we always see around that time are those of black capes an... ... middle of paper ... ... what bugs most Pagans

  • Horror Films Provoke Fear, Alarm, and Panic

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    Camera Angles: Horror Films Horror films are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horror films effectively centre on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our revulsions

  • The Ring

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    Recently, American Cinema has been the victim of countless horror movies that are aimed at the teen audiences and based on some type of urban legend. Films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream, and The Blair Witch Project pollute numberless aisles of video rental stores. These films are badly conceived and produced; they fail to elicit any emotion resembling fear, doing a better job at causing a movie viewer to chuckle at the mediocrity of their inherent horror. The Ring is a screenplay