Horror Film Aesthetics

Horror Film Aesthetics

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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.Bram Stokera#39;sDracula: The Film and the Legend, by Francis Ford Coppola and James V. Hart, Newmarket Press, New York, 1992, p. ... MySpace message from Daniel Zubiate, August 14 ... Not as nice as full manual shut- ter control, but ifyou need every bit of available light, at least you have the option of shooting at 18 fps.

Title:Horror Film Aesthetics
Author: Thomas M. Sipos
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-05-17

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