This richly informed study analyzes how various cinematic tools and techniques have been used to create horror on screen--the aesthetic elements, sometimes not consciously noticed, that help to unnerve, frighten, shock or entertain an audience. The first two chapters define the genre and describe the use of pragmatic aesthetics (when filmmakers put technical and budgetary compromises to artistic effect). Subsequent chapters cover mise-en-scene, framing, photography, lighting, editing and sound, and a final chapter is devoted to the aesthetic appeals of horror cinema.The flickering lights have helped athe unseena make a grand and scary entrance. Ifyoua#39;re a threat, and you want ... Its bluewhite, electrical lightning flickers in the window, echoing the fuse boxa#39;s blue-white, electrical flickering. In Gothika (2003), flickering lights suggest the presence ofa ghost. Miranda practices psychiatry in a anbsp;...
|Title||:||Horror Film Aesthetics|
|Author||:||Thomas M. Sipos|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2010-05-17|