Blair Witch Project Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Comparing The Blair Witch Project 'And 10 Cloverfield Lane'

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    D) Content Research In regards to my content research, I primarily studied the trailers of two successful mainstream horror movies, 'The Blair Witch Project' and '10 Cloverfield Lane', which are two films which relate to the film in which I envision my own trailer being. While studying the trailers for these two horror movies I noticed consistencies, those being; Genre markers, language, characterisation and representation, narrative and music. I noted down my findings and implemented them into my

  • 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

  • Horror Movie Conventions

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    People enjoy immersing themselves in fictional stories, whether that be through books, plays, or movies. No two movies are exactly the same keeping people watching more and more of them. Even though the movies may be very different, each story in a specific genre includes the same conventions, constituting them as part of that genre. Horror movies are filled with darkness, suspense, and anticipation. These conventions keep the audience on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen next

  • Convergence Primitive Technology Analysis

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    Witch’s Existence Hunted by the unknown, lost and deprived of sleep, three amateur filmmakers Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams gradually break down as they undertake the task of documenting the Blair Witch in the woods in Maryland. According to The Blair Witch Project’s (BWP) opening, the “three student filmmakers disappeared” and “a year later their footage [this film] was found” (Myrick 00.31). Banash claims that the horror of the film comes from “our fears of and insecurities

  • First Ten Minutes of Blair Witch Project and What Lies Beneath

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    First Ten Minutes of Blair Witch Project and What Lies Beneath The director of "Blair Witch Project" has a very unusual way of engaging his audience in the first ten minutes. His main characters are 16-18 year old high-school students and they are making a documentary for a school project which supposedly did actually take place. The students are shown laughing about and having a good time. By showing them looking happy, the director strongly creates the impression that they are almost setting

  • An Analysis of Emily Dickinson's Poem 670

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    waiting to strike? Maybe you are crazy. More likely, though, you become scared by thinking of old tales or stories, like all the people who have gone into the woods and mysteriously vanished without a trace. I knew one girl who saw The Blair Witch Project and had to sleep with all the lights and the TV on that night, and still to this day won't go traipsing into the woods. Emily Dickinson dealt a lot with the notion of us being more scared of ourselves than of our surroundings. This was from

  • Paranormal Activity Case Study

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    Paranormal Activity was filmed in 2007, yet it was not widely released until 2009 when Paramount Pictures purchased the rights. However, fans of the film are the reason this film became an overnight hit. Paramount began showing the films in college towns to generate publicity among college-aged viewers. Once the company realized how successful that tactic was, they launched a campaign on the website, Eventful. Movie-goers would demand the movie in their city, and if the film got more than one million

  • Film Analysis Of The Dinosaur Project

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    The 2012 British science fiction drama The Dinosaur Project is about a group of explorers setting out on ill-fated journey in search of the elusive Mokele Mbembe; African’s own Loch Ness Monster. While exploring the region where the monster was last seen, the explorers happen upon a Jurassic world inhabited by creatures which were believed to be instinct for millions of years. The movie uses reverse chronology technology, where the ending is revealed in the beginning. The movie opens up news

  • Online Movie Marketing

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    Online Movie Marketing Films today are now relying more on the Internet for success at the box office and exposure for independent films. Today we are also seeing the copyright laws being pushed to the extreme. It is not uncommon to see the flash of a website at the end of a trailer for a major studio release, in fact is almost compulsory for any major studio to have its own website on the Internet. The Internet is really the only completely world wide marketing tool. "Also if the movie proves

  • Persuasive Essay On Horror Movies

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    Regardless of being enjoyed by whatever, we don't see numerous blood and gore flick discharges each year. From an executive's perspective making a blood and guts movie is dependably a twofold edged sword's amusement; it can make the group of onlookers trepidation or chuckle. Truth be told, we see numerous motion pictures of awfulness satire kind performing admirably in the cinematic world. The ghastliness - parody kind went to the presence coincidentally, and that was the disappointment of thriller

  • Mock Documentaries

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    Reception." Cinema Journal. v.35, n.1, p.92-94. This Is Spinal Tap. Dir. Rob Reiner, 1984, US. Man Bites Dog. Dir. Benoit Poelvoorde, Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, 1991, BEL. Waiting For Guffman. Dir. Christopher Guest, 1996, US. The Blair Witch Project. Dir. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999, US.

  • Film Analysis Of A Nightmare On The Elm Street

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    Our most primal emotion is that of fear. And the eeriest kind of fear is the fear of the unknown. Is that not what horror cinema is all about? All sub-genre of horror, have one thing in common, the power to effectively communicate the apprehension of the something. It could be a ghost, a demon, an aberration of the supernatural or even the monstrosity of human nature. This list comprises of horror movies which were considered landmarks in this celebrated genre. They have been chosen and ranked on

  • Movies Like The Bond Franchise

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    films have is the low cost. If an independent film produced at a lower budget gets critical acclaim in festivals it could reap the benefits of a larger profit margin. A great example of this is “The Blair Witch Project”; the movie was produced at $22,500 and grossed $250 million. “The Blair Witch Project” is a rare case, but proves that content and production can garner bigger profits if a film is produced well. While big studios have an advantage in buying airtime for film trailers, tours of leading