6th August 2018

German expressionist

  1. Make a list of expressionist film techniques that have become linked with gothic horror
  2. One particular technique, chiaroscuro (The contrast of light and dark) is particularly memorable in Sweeny Todds attic room. what new the key features of this setting that develop chiaroscuro
  3. Think about the same technique (chiaroscuro) and its presence in Sleepy Hollow. Can you describe a string in SH that utilises this same technique
  4. Expressionist film making also favours colour to develop an idea, How is colour used in Sweeny Todd and Sleep Hollow? Pay particular attention to the connection between past/present
  5. A feature of gothic horror is the claustrophobic fear  that there is no escape. Consider techniques that are present in both films that develop this fear
  6. What is the ‘Hammer Horror’ Style? Describe its defaming features and explain what influences you can see in the two films
  7. The red blood is a distinct feature of both films, what is its purpose?

 

 

Make a list of expressionist film techniques that have become linked with gothic horror:

Distorted shapes
heavy shadowing
The story world is twisted as a reflection of the storyteller’s emotional state
Chiaroscuro

 

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