Detective Genre Essays

  • Mystery and Detective Genre Elements

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    mystery and/or detective fiction genres. The usual mystery or detective stories use suspense and tension to build up to the resolution of the puzzle that is present within the plot (Turco 58). Detective stories typically involves “following a detective through the solution of a crime” (Baker, Frye and Perkins, 140). The “Man of the crowd” and “In a Grove” does not have suspense or tension. In both stories the mystery or puzzle is not solved in the end, and the identity of the detective is not even known

  • The Detective Story Genre: Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Stories

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    The Detective Story Genre: Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Stories One of the most popular literary forms is the detective genre. The most remarkable detective author of all time is the late nineteenth century writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His most prominent works are the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. These novels and short stories set the standard for the genre. Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories can be considered a model for detective fiction because each is centered

  • Analysis of The Maltese Falcon

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    not only a detective film, but a film that displayed many different aspects of the female and the male character in the movie. The film was more than a story, but a story that explored the ideas of the detective genre and the different characteristics of femininity and masculinity. It also brought forth subjects of sexual desires and the greediness of money. The characters and the visual motifs in the film contributed to the developing of the plot and assisted in creating a more detective and gender

  • The Typical Detective Genre Portrayed in Sherlock Holmes' Literature

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    The Typical Detective Genre Portrayed in Sherlock Holmes' Literature The late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a phenomenally successful writer, not only in the Victorian era but is still popular today; his Sherlock Homes stories were perhaps his most successful, in which he combines realistic situations of murders and scandals with the improbable situation of such a successful detective. Victorian London was an exceptionally dangerous place to live. Prostitution, opium dens and murders were inescapable

  • Robert Altmans The Long Goodbye As A Genre Revisionist Film

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    to do a very interesting thing. It tries to be all genre and no story… It makes no serious effort to reproduce the Raymond Chandler detective novel… it just takes all the characters out of that novel and lets them stew together in something that feels like a private-eye movie." ---ROGER EBERT (REVIEW) The period of American cinema between 1965 and 1975 produced many films that almost completely restructured classical Hollywood’s accepted genre conventions. A fine example of this would be Robert

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band

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    Speckled Band, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses certain conventions expected of the detective genre to bring the story an exciting dénouement. Discuss and consider the moral twist in the tale of the story. In analyzing “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and in the view of the background to different detective genre stories it becomes clear that generic conventions are attached to them. This is one of many excellent detective stories written. It stands out making the audience excited and urged to

  • Detective Fiction

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    Why Ask Why? The most important part of any type of book or story is that it be interesting. This proves to be particularly important in detective fiction as well. What could be more interesting than having a crime committed in front of you, given all (or most) of the details and still not be able to figure it out? This is exactly how detective fiction authors draw people into these stories and books. By weaving an intricate and interesting plot full of fascinating characters, and all types of details

  • More Like Sterile-ing!: Detective Starling in Silence of the Lambs

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    Silence of the Lambs can be placed within many genres. One of which is the “Thriller” genre. A huge contribution to why Silence of the Lambs is a thriller film is the character of deranged genius Hannibal Lecter. Played by Anthony Hopkins whom won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, Lecter holds the key to the case Detective Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster whom also won the Academy Award for Best Actress, is determined to solve. With such a situation, interrogation is essential

  • Crime Drama Fiction

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    The main elements of the crime drama genre which contribute to the audience’s pleasure, with detailed references to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-present), The Wire (2002-2008) and Waking the Dead (2000-2011). Crime drama is a genre that is hugely popular across the world and can been seen through CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000- present), The Wire (2002-2008) and Waking the Dead (2000- present). The different television genres, like a lot of other cultural forms, including literature

  • Identifying the Narrative and Genre Characteristics in a Film

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    Identifying the Narrative and Genre Characteristics in a Film Film is undoubtly the reflective illusion of life and its complexities brought to a facade of psychological reality for its audience. It is an art form which plays with mans very definition of semiotic meanings, codes, signs, signifiers, connotations and popular ideologies to create a mental association with its audience and transport the spectator through the door way of a cinematic recreation of the “real world” This is more

  • Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

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    Love’, Ian McEwan fuses three different genres: love story, detective story and thriller. Each genre I believe has a set of expectations that captures the reader urging them to read on, for example a thriller genre would stereotypically be led by a fast, tense pace with characters easily identifiable as ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. Different, fresh and ‘novel’ McEwan establishes his break up of typical genres as he mixes the elements of the three main genres and purposely doesn’t stick to their

  • Film Noir: Semantic And Syntactic Conventions

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    crime featuring characters such as a detective and a femme fatale. Film noir mixed these stories with filmic elements such as expressionistic lighting, shadows and odd camera angles to create dark and mysterious environments. However, some say today that film noir is not a genre but a type of style of film, which one it is a matter of debate. First of all, what is genre? Genre is created around certain conventions within a film to create an emotional response. Genre can be defined in three different

  • The Perfect Bank Robbery

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    His name was Michael he recently planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. Why? Beyond the obvious financial motivation, he could. Michael planned the astonishingly precise robbery months in advance before the robbery took place. Michael was quite an abstruse person. Nevertheless He adhered to the robbery quite profoundly. He had the right people the right equipment the plan, everything was clear cut, and the plan was flawless. This would engender the finest bank robbery

  • A Brief Analysis Of Detective Melvin Suggs

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    takes a dynamic leap. Upon close analysis of Detective Melvin Suggs, His character is perceived to be one of power that cares and has concern for the work he does. Not one that is just doing the job he does for the money. He seems to really want to help people and that’s why he is in the field that he is in. Because of the time and effort that he put into the case with Nola Payne. Not only did he try to solve her murder but through his great detective work and genuine concern he manage to dig deeper

  • Analysis Of A Private Missing Person Investigator

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    I am doing my future job report based on a Private Missing Person Investigator, also known as a Detective, which is a person who basically helps find anybody that has once been a part of a cold case, a run-away, kidnapped, or eve sold children who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This career caught my by watching a movie called “Prisoners”, it’s about 2 little girls about the age of 5 (Alyssa & Marcie) on Thanksgiving Day they go to their neighbors (Marcie’s House) to celebrate

  • The Investigation of William McGuire's Murder

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    suitcase from Henkle and Connors, he looked inside and called his superior asking for a homicide detective. Virginia Beach Homicide Detective Janine Hall joined by senior technician of the Forensics Unit, Steve Stockman, and Dr. Turner Gray, Virginia Beach Medical Examiner, arrived at the scene. The suitcase was photographed, then the body parts were taken back to Dr. Gray’s office for an autopsy. Detective Hall took the Kenneth Cole suitcase to the Virginia Beach police headquarters for forensic examination

  • Eyewitness Testimony Essay Examples

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    Introduction A robbery has been committed. Lucky for the investigating officers, there’s a room full of eyewitnesses. One by one they are interviewed meticulously. The investigators are seasoned officers with a great deal of expertise in this field. All the right questions are asked and all details are recorded correctly. Still, at the end of the day, the officers are left with an empty cash register, a frantic victim, fifteen different suspect descriptions and no leads. Why did a room full of witnesses

  • The Batman Theatre Shooting

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    This theory is about an idea of which social interactions over the course of a person’s life shape behavior. The real world example I will be using to describe this theory is the “The Batman Theatre Shooting”. On the day of July 20, 2012, “Dark Knight Rises” a movie was just released to movie theatres around the world. Many people were waiting for the movie to come out but not knowing what was going to be in store for them later on that day. James Eagan Holmes was a student out of University of Colorado-Denver

  • Eliot Neess Biography

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    (Cox, 2014). Ness gained a love of investigation after 1925 when he graduated from the University of Chicago. This love drew him to a job as a credit investigator for Retail Credit Company, which did not pay much but gave him an outlet for his detective skills. Later, he decided he wanted to pursue a higher career along those lines and he went to work for the U.S. Treasury Department. Before long Ness had become a special agent in the Prohibition Bureau in Chicago. Chicago at that time was plagued

  • Camera Techniques Used in Hitchcock’s Thriller Movie, Vertigo

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    fit into the stereotypical genre of thriller. Vertigo, often viewed as an experimental film because it was one of the first major thrillers of that time that used many different and innovative camera techniques. These techniques used in this film are different types of lighting, montage, intense music, etc. Vertigo is known to be one of Hitchcock’s best movies because of his unique sense of style and his famous “Hitchcock signature” The movie Vertigo is about a detective who is hired to follow his