Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Text 7 - Halloween (1978)

Text 7 - Halloween (1978)

Ratings: (0)|Views: 94|Likes:
Published by api-19865899

More info:

Published by: api-19865899 on Dec 01, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PPT, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/18/2014

pdf

text

original

HISTORIC TEXT 7
HISTORIC TEXT 7
\u201cHalloween\u201d (1978)
\u201cHalloween\u201d (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter
Directed by John Carpenter
Media Studies
Media Studies
A2 Genre Study
A2 Genre Study
How was \u201cHalloween\u201d
created?
\ue000Director John Carpenter had
Director John Carpenter had
just found success with his
just found success with his
second film \u201cAssault on
second film \u201cAssault on
Precinct 13\u201d (1976).
Precinct 13\u201d (1976).
\ue000Following a conversation
Following a conversation
with Irwin Yablans,
with Irwin Yablans,
Carpenter and Debra Hill
Carpenter and Debra Hill
started to write a screenplay
started to write a screenplay
about a babysitter being
about a babysitter being
stalked.
stalked.
\ue000The result of this
The result of this
collaboration was initially
collaboration was initially
called \u201cThe Babysitter
called \u201cThe Babysitter
Murders\u201d, but was changed
Murders\u201d, but was changed
to be called \u201cHalloween\u201d.
to be called \u201cHalloween\u201d.
\ue001\u201c
\u201cPsycho\u201d (1960)
Psycho\u201d (1960)
Links are seen in the use of the name SAM LOOMIS
Links are seen in the use of the name SAM LOOMIS
(Marion Crane\u2019s boyfriend), the casting of Jamie Lee
(Marion Crane\u2019s boyfriend), the casting of Jamie Lee
Curtis (Janet Leigh\u2019s daughter), and the minimal use of
Curtis (Janet Leigh\u2019s daughter), and the minimal use of
onscreen bloodshed for maximum psychological effect.
onscreen bloodshed for maximum psychological effect.
\ue001\u201c
\u201cNight of the Living Dead\u201d (1968)
Night of the Living Dead\u201d (1968)
This influence is seen in the ending, where \u201cHalloween\u201d
This influence is seen in the ending, where \u201cHalloween\u201d
chooses not to maintain convention and leave the ending
chooses not to maintain convention and leave the ending
open. According to Carpenter, this ambivalence is due to
open. According to Carpenter, this ambivalence is due to
the notion at the heart of the text \u2013 \u201cThat true evil never
the notion at the heart of the text \u2013 \u201cThat true evil never
dies\u201d.
dies\u201d.
\ue001\u201c
\u201cThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre\u201d (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre\u201d (1974)
The character of Michael Myers is similar to Leatherface in
The character of Michael Myers is similar to Leatherface in
terms of wearing masks to hide their true identities, the
terms of wearing masks to hide their true identities, the
variety of means used to kill characters, and most
variety of means used to kill characters, and most
importantly that neither villain has a line of dialogue.
importantly that neither villain has a line of dialogue.
Intertextuality: what other texts
Intertextuality: what other texts
influenced \u201cHalloween\u201d?
influenced \u201cHalloween\u201d?

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->