In the movie Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) the director is able to show the message that no matter how innocent or evil a man might seem to be they are made up of both these elements in order to be considered a whole man. From the opening scene of the movie Hitchcock, Bruno and Guy are able to show how they are innocent yet evil at the same time through the conversation they have when they first meet on the train. Hitchcock is able to do this by using certain angle camera shots, shadows, lighting, types of imagery and how he chooses the attire for his characters. A signature move by Alfred Hitchcock is to incorporate x imagery (Yacower, 1977) in his films which is no surprise why he uses this technique to show the main theme of strangers on a train. The x imagery technique in this movie is used to show that if a person acts innocent they still have the capability of doing evil things and the unity of both these attributes is what makes that man whole. This technique is also represented in movies by an actual x. Before the scene on the train begins the camera angle is from the train’s point of view and from this point of view we see the train tracks in the shape of an x. While we are in the train’s point of view it shows the train driving straight on the tracks then takes an unexpected turn to go in the other direction. This shows that this train ride is not going to be what the main characters expected and is going to steer their lives into a different direction. Guy and Bruno are also able to show how their characters are innocent and evil by the way they use tone while they are acting out the scene. The way Hitchcock, Guy and Bruno use these techniques in such a perfect way is how they are able to portray that every man has evil in them even if they appear to be innocent and that is the only way a man can be considered to be whole. In the opening scene of strangers on a train Hitchcock is able to make Bruno seem innocent yet evil at the same time simply by using techniques such as lighting, shadows and the way he has dressed him. The scene begins with the camera doing a low angle shot just showing us everybody’s feet moving inside the train station. By just shooting the people’s feet in the beginning scene Hitchcock shows the spectators how many people go in and out of the train station and how you are able to run into just about anyone. After the shot of the people’s legs walking around in the station Hitchcock introduces us to the main characters of the film for the first time by doing a cross cut of both characters leaving their taxis and walking to the station. During the cross cut Hitchcock uses a technique called mickymousing (Understanding Movies, 2011) to mimic the characters actions with musical equivalents to build up the moment for when Guy and Bruno first meet. When both the characters exit their taxi’s the music is a soft tone but as they get closer to each other the music begins to get faster and is now producing a darker sound. This foreshadows that when the two characters get together they are going to bring out a darker or more evil side from each other. While the music is playing the camera continues to do a low angle shot only giving the spectators a view of each characters shoes. Hitchcock uses a technique called mise en scene by using the characters outfits including their shoes to give the spectator an opinion on what the characters are like. Bruno is dressed in white shoes which symbolize that he represents good. To go with Bruno’s white shoes he is wearing a tie with his name on it and explains that he only wears it to keep his mother happy. By making Bruno wear white shoes and a tie just to keep his mother happy portrays him as an innocent character however the cinematographer is able to show that Bruno can also have a dark side by the way he uses the lighting and shadowing throughout the conversation. After Bruno moves beside Guy and begins to talk to him there is a dark shadow…
“Edward Scissor Kicks” Exam Revision
“Incomplete and all alone”
Connections from Edward to his castle
when he is introduced into new house he likes the photos etc
he is overwhelmed from his new room
Kim changes emotionally
at first she doesn't like Edward because he is weird and different, but after a while she sees that he is a nice guy and then she likes him.
My 3 scenes…
Essay writing, by Ektoras Arkomanis, November 2014
The outline is NOT a marked component. That is to say, its aim is not to hem you in, but to help you in writing your essay. So, don’t make it too formal—give it an organic form:
Include notes (typed or handwritten) that you add over time so that you don't forget your observations.
Include passages that you write, possible titles of chapters, keywords, names of key works, etc.
In short, include anything that can go into the essay under…
Intro. to Humanities
17 March 2014
The Road to Red Rocks
For this final paper, I have chosen to utilize the outstanding musical talents of the amazing band “Mumford & Sons” and I will be specifically talking about their live performance of the song, “Little Lion Man” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just outside of Denver, CO. For me, this live performance is the closest thing that I have ever came to being considered a, “religious experience.”
In this performance you have…
identified and suggestions for improvement
and/or for means of remediation are offered. Assessments of the student’s writing competence shall be used in
determining the final course grade”
Required text (see above)
Completion of written essay work and exams
Periodic meetings with Supplemental Instruction Leader (if possible)
Weekly reading assignments from the text (imperative to understanding the material covered in this course) are listed in
the class schedule found…
Value: The paper is worth 35% of the total course mark
Length: Papers will be 6 pages in length, 12 point Times New Roman, not including bibliography or title pages.
Students who BACK-UP their opinions with research, use detailed examples from the film, and clearly explain the theories will receive the best marks.
Due Date: Papers are due March 12th, at 11:59 p.m. and are to be submitted both electronically via Blackboard and via turnitin.com
Submission: Students will submit all papers electronically…
• Students will be able to write a well-organized, well-written analytical 3-5 page comparison and contrast essay using two of their fall texts .
• To practice methods of a writing process and to help students become strong critical thinkers and writers.
• Describe the use of and main components of a comparison and contrast essay ( Bloom’s Comprehension)
• Take quiz on Grammar ( Bloom’sComprehension)
• Review own work using proofreading guide ( Bloom…
American fiction, non-fiction,
and film. We will investigate how attitudes toward war have evolved throughout American history: our timeline
begins with the Civil War—the traumatic event that birthed the modern American state—and ends with the recent
conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In particular, we will attend to the ethics of representation, asking who is assigned
the roles of hero, villain, and victim in the works we study, and why the writers and film directors have made the
Where the Red Fern Grows Essay explanation and Prompt
Throughout the novel, Billy exhibits many positive and admirable characteristics. He would be considered a dynamic character because he has grown and learned so much by the end of the story. Any character who has many sides to his/her personality is a dynamic character; authors create and develop these kinds of character because they are more interesting to read about and more like real people. A dynamic character is not completely wonderful…
CONDUCT AND EXPECTATIONS
1. COMPUTERS MUST BE SHUT IF NOT TAKING NOTES. THIS IS MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE. ***Points will be deducted when I see computers open if you are not taking notes and if your phone is out during lectures, work time, films etc.
2. Be sure to check your LMS account regularly. I would advise linking your LMS account with your LAFS email account so that you are notified when there is a new message from me. This option can be located on your LMS profile page. This will…
Essay Writing Guide
(Credit also to Natalya Hughes, Lawson Fletcher, James Meese and Raya Massie)
An essay is a persuasive piece of writing. That means it must have an argument. All of the advice below is oriented towards this basic definition.
Submission and Presentation
Keep the assignment within the one document. Just start a new page for each section. Cover sheet should precede every digital essay, within the file – it’s no different to a physical one.
The essay should be formatted…