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Friday, 31 December 2010

RM - Deconstruction of Bride of Chucky

Bride of Chucky (Ronny Yu, 1998)
Link to imdb
Budget: $25,000,000US Takings: $32,400,000UK Takings: £525,600
Lightning – Horror
Only able to see/ read when flashes of lightning.
Horror writing – Opening credits
American flag – anchorage set in America – Horror undermines
Props from other films in the horror genre – intertextual
Establishing shot – high angle, close ups, low angles – contributes to feelings
Blue tint
22408 – Reference?
Unsolved – suspicious behaviour – will be solved
Policeman – paranoid, inside the locker, close ups, PoV, Dutch angle
Tension increases – done by camera angles
Empty roads, rain can’t see where he is going
Shot-reaction-shotPhone - lifeline in horror genre
Empty aircraft contains church references – danger/alone/isolated
Zipo lighter – Name? Mystery of person’s name.
Close up of eyes – paranoia, over the shoulder/shot-to-shot
Smoking cigarettes – Villain?
PoV shot from Chucky
Fast jump shots used – how quick he died. Verisimilitude
Light – audience can clearly see the man is dead
Feet first, fish nets, leather - Stereotype of a femmfertal
Taking control, countertypes “scream queen”
Tracking legs, pans up bodyLighter again – over made up
Classic shot – showing affection
Evil front vs Good background

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