Sam Raimi Essays

  • Analysis of Halloween by John Carpenter and Evil Dead by Sam Raimi

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    Analysis of Halloween by John Carpenter and Evil Dead by Sam Raimi The horror genre is characterized by the attempt to make the viewer experience dread, fear and terror. Some of the most common elements include vampires, zombies and werewolves. One of the films which I am going to analyze is “Halloween” by John Carpenter which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. This film was made in 1978; this was considered the film which started the “slasher film” genre. This genre was continued

  • Boogeyman

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    Boogieman Boogeyman opens with one of the most effective scare sequences in recent memory, one that recalls us to the fears of childhood and sets the tone for the rest of the picture. In the traditional old, dark house, eight-year-old Timmy (Caden St. Clair) is in bed, too scared to sleep. Commonplace items in the room take on a sinister appearance until he turns on his bedside lamp, revealing the hulking shape across the room to be just a chair strewn with clothes and sporting equipment. But when

  • Spider-Man Essay

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    The director of Spider-Man (Sam Raimi) has introduced the audience to a feeling of aspiration through a variety of different techniques and captures the viewer’s attention to the smallest details with great success and deliverance to become the character that is Peter Parker. One of the ways that make the audience aspire to be Spider-Man is the set. The idea of the director is to involve the viewer in the story; he does this by having a set that most people at home can relate to, as the family

  • An analysis of the form of ideology of Evil Dead 2

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    Evil Dead 2 Evil Dead 2 is a film directed by Sam Raimi who has set out to make a film of the comicall horror genre. The story is obviously the sequel to Evil Dead and follows the exploits of the same character ?Ash? as he takes a trip with his new girlfriend ?Linda?. Raimi has a history for making these types of films with obvious style similarities being seen between ?Evil Dead? and its sequel. ?Evil Dead? was the first feature length film Raimi made after quitting university to proceed with its

  • Aesthetic Distance In American Horror Movies

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    The Importance of Aesthetic Distance in American Horror Movies What then do we make of American horror movies? In the canon of horror pictures they almost always come second in respect to foreign horror movies and any American horror film that is considered to be artful is the one with the most aesthetic distance. Upscale slashers like Johnathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991) or David Fincher's Seven (1995) are both gruesome and bloody borrowing many of the same shock techniques as

  • Infamous Second Son Essay

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    Infamous: Second Son is an open world, action-adventure video game. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The story follows the protagonist Delsin Rowe; Delsin is your average day hooligan who is a burden to his older brother who happens to be a police officer. Over the course of the game, Delsin acquires various different superpowers which will eventually allow him save the people from his village and get revenge for them. Overall

  • Patriotism in Spiderman Movies

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    The portrayal of the feelings of the general public is constantly used in film to stir the audience. If the filmmaker can rouse their feelings, people will be more engrossed in the movie than they would be otherwise. What is arguably the strongest emotion in many people is the feeling of patriotism. As George Bernard Shaw said, “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” Though this feeling is not necessarily based on logic, it

  • Making A Horror Movie 'Scary' By Sam Raimi

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    Making a Horror movie Scary The movie Army of Darkness by Sam Raimi is mainly a fantasy horror, mixed with comedy, set in medieval times. Just because it is a comedy does not mean the scenes will be less scary, but it challenges the director to use every element to achieve the horror. The fantasy genre opens the doors to different monsters who will let the story become horror easily and we can focus on the way this are portrayed. I will be analyzing how the director exaggerates the horrors and what

  • Fred Gipson's Old Yeller

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    OLD YELLER This was one of my favorite books during my childhood days. The book is a classic, and Disney later made it into a motion picture. the story’’s climax develops quickly by telling stories and adventures of a boy named Travis and his old stray yellow dog named Yeller.At the introduction of the book Travis is plowing corn in the garden when an old yellow darts bye and causes the mule to jump. He chases the dog out of the garden and curses at him. Then a few days later the stray dog ate

  • The Color Red in American Beauty

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    implications that takes place in this seemingly happy home. The film is masterfully directed by the famous theater director Sam Mendes and encompasses a great number of cinematic techniques that appear fresh and exciting. Critics have mentioned many of these techniques. However, they failed to notice the clever use of color used throughout the film--especially the color red. Sam Mendes effectively uses the color red; as a central motif to accentuate mood and theme, to contrast families, and to reveal

  • American Beauty by Sam Mendes

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    American Beauty by Sam Mendes This essay has problems with formating      In American Beauty, 1999, directed by Sam Mendes, we are confronted with the permeating images that have consumed mainstream American life. Mendes exploits these images as constructions that we created around ourselves as a means of hiding our true selves. Mendes is able to implicate us in the construction and make us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic

  • Death of a Salesman and American Beauty

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    are very similar and characters do reflect in the other works. American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes and Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller are pieces of work that have many similarities that blend in together to make to different stories with a lot of the same things regarding love, money, and the pursuit of happiness, all mashing together to create the American Dream. Works Cited Mendes, Sam, dir. American Beauty. Film. Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. Performance.

  • Sam Houston

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    with the Cherokee Indians in East Texas, establishing peace on that front. On March 2, while serving as a delegate from Refugio to the convention at Washington on the Brazos, was when the Texas Declaration of Independence was promulgated. In addition, Sam Houston received the appointment of major general of the army, becoming the leader organizer of the republic of Texas’s military forces. In his first battle against Mexico General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna made him taste his first Texan defeat defeated

  • Review and Analysis of Maltese Falcon

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    as the greatest when it was published and still has critics affirming to the novel’s importance. It defines the conception of Sam Spade, the American private investigator, Brigid O’Shaughnessy, the femme fatale and of a hard boiled style. The novel is written during the Depression, and its famous objective point of view being the forced technique (Hammet 1). In the novel, Sam Spade acts like a jerk when he is tough with women, hits his clients, and shows that he doesn't care about anyone. This results

  • Powerful Female Characters in Theater

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    Powerful Female Characters in Theater A craving for life and the pursuit of happiness are concepts everyone cherishes in one way or another. Everyone’s goals and ambitions for the future vary from one to the next, yet each person shares a common bond, each hope for their own personal happiness. The search of the truth and the power it produces cause internal conflict during one’s pursuit of this so-called happiness. The search for this is not made without obstacles along the way. One must

  • The Brothers Lee and Austin in Sam Shepard's American Siblings

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    The Brothers Lee and Austin in Sam Shepard's American Siblings True West is an intense dramatization of the relationship between two brothers: Lee and Austin. As each scene progresses, the brothers rivalry and animosity towards each other become more and more apparent, building towards a single emotionally involving climax. Throughout the play, the characters undergo subtle changes as each brother subconsciously attempts to absorb the part of the other brother's life which he feels might complete

  • The Piano

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    A Mail Order Bride “The strange thing is I don’t think myself silent, that is, because of my piano” (Campion 9). This beloved instrument is central to the plot and plays a major role in the movie The Piano. It is a symbolic instrument that Campion uses to tell a complex tale.. The film is a story of shyness, repression, and loneliness, of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen, and of a willful little girl who causes mischief. Ada’s verbal silence is a complicated issue in the film

  • Walmart

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    In 1945, Sam Walton opened his first variety store and in 1962, he opened his first Wal-Mart Discount City in Rogers, Arkansas. Now, Wal-Mart is expected to exceed “$200 billion a year in sales by 2002 (with current figures of) more than 100 million shoppers a week…(and as of 1999) it became the first (private-sector) company in the world to have more than one million employees.” Why? One reason is that Wal-Mart has continued “to lead the way in adopting cutting-edge technology to track how people

  • Dan Rather

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    questions. Academics aren't like you and me. At least, they're not like me. Such things are way over my head. I am a proud graduate of Sam Houston State Teachers College Huntsville, Texas. While those of us who went there know it to be the Yale or UConn of our part of the world, we're perfectly well aware that most people this far north have never heard of the place. Sam Houston State has about as much ivy growing on it as your average Burger King or McDonald's. I say all these things to underscore one

  • The Story Of Sam Patch

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    fame from his many daring stunts. This daredevil, Sam Patch, would become an American icon through folklore and storybooks for his magnificent jumps from the tops of waterfalls into the waters below. The book begins with a look into Sam Patch’s lineage. The most important of Sam’s ancestors’ was his father, whom was a drunkard and ultimately a failure to the family. He lost everything and left the family to fend for themselves. As a young boy, Sam began working in a mill, where he eventually became