Thursday, 21 October 2010

This is my splice

In the 1st week of the anatomy i was splice;s with a snail. This is my progress

week 1 i started with a monster then my perception changed
And i wonted a dramatic pose 

The monster


This was the change

This is the 1st one i come up with the spotlight on the top left hand side this to me means pointing

And this one means the monster in the lab

The Elephant Man (1980) Director: "David Lynch"

 This film was so deep in so meny level's. he was a frick a side show clawn you get to see how  "John Merrick John Hurt" 

"John Merrick John Hurt" 

turns in to a man. a man with intelligence.he stares with the ability to talk which his never done before when u see this u start to see the man behind the  disfigurement . you start to see a sensitive side to when he starts to billed a church out of cardboard. you see this to when he starts to talk to the acktris "Mrs Kenda"                    Mrs.Kenda                       
"Mrs. Kendal" From The Elephant Man (1980)
Mrs. Kendal: Why, Mr. Merrick, you're not an elephant man at all.
John Merrick: Oh no?
Mrs. Kendal: Oh no... no... you're a Romeo.

theirs no transformation subconsciously from the monster to a man. this film is sad and happy horrific and brutfail at the same time

Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Company Of Wolves

"The Company Of Wolves: Dir "Neil Jordan" (1984)

this film was good in the the way of anumatronick's Were the man true frow his skin and the wolf come out this was impressive it had some good anatomy it did look a bit plastic but it was a 1984 film. in today's films ts all C G I i think that when its was made it had a lot of things people dident talk about. sex lust. but it dident show this it was more on the horror in the way of horror its prity good you get a good story about werewolves in a positivist way were u see it as a nice family unit the mum and dad loves there kids . but the tine age girl  has to disability the mum and dad and go in the woods and the the werewolves come out. this is when all the lust and sensual insistent begins the wolf playing all inrsent in the man form. and the little girl fouls fore it this. this is bad u get to see the transformation began form the fairytale to the horror.and  the shock of the flesh Bechtel in the seance of the man turning in to a werewolf
Luke Y. Thompson New Times Jul 25, 2002 pik pik

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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Metamorphosis in film's and horror
Metamorphosis appears in film where a hybrid of a person, a monster, a repulsive character is slowly accepted as a human being by the other characters.   In turn the viewer's perception  changes as the film/story progresses and we begin to emphasise with the protagonist too .
The director / story encourages the viewer to look past the mask and  look at the character behind.
I researched  Metamorphosis in film's.  The research was carried out at the University of Creative Art's and by studying the film's which had Metamorphosis in them: "The Fly, Dir. Kurt Neumann, (1958) . The Fly, Dir. David Cronenberg, (1986). Film: La Belle et La Bete, Dir. Jean Cocteau, (1946) Film: Cat People.  Dir. Jacques Tourneur (1942) The Company of Wolves, Dir. Neil Jordan, (1984).The Elephant Man, Dir. David Lynch, (1980). and, Film <Splice Dir, Vincenzo Natali, (2009).

Humanity loves horror films because in a sense it is a road that the audience cannot go down  in real life . Horror films has a realm of shadows, they are both creepy and spooky which the audience loves. In the first great age of  Hollywood horror  in 1925 known as the Silent Era.  For instance,  Lon Chaney from  "the phantom of the opera" (1925), the phantom played by Lon Chaney"  warned the character, Christine, played by Mary Philbin  not to look but she, as well as the audience, has to look as it appears to be in our nature when told not to do some thing, we do the opposite.
Lon Chaney was one of the best makeup artists in the business. the name given to him was "The man with a thousand faces".  He also starred as the "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" "1923" and in London after Midnight. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was one of the best "I can still remember today. He played a man that was not only disfigured but also disabled.  A man who wanted to be loved but he knew that it was not possible.  The shock to the audience must of been immense. That freak of nature someone cannot fall in love with,some one that look's like this. is it possible to love some one that isn't family, that looks like a monster?
in films the actor or actress always wins the hearts of the audience because they appear to relate to the monster on a subconscious level .

The Fly - human / monster / human - discuss scenes where transformation is obvious   300 words

Splice - humanhybrid (girl accepted more?) / monster (/ human -  300 words

Elephant Man - monster/freak - he began to show his humanity and people began to accept / love him.  Some remained ignorant.  300 words

PHILL i hope this is wot u are looking for i think i no naw wot u are saying plz let me no if its up to the level that u re looking for..

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Snail Anatomy

A snail's anatomy is different to most animal'.s. One thing that stand's out most is a snail has
no skelatal structure. Some people find them faceinating some don't .If u break down the
parts of the snail's  body  thay have a interesting composition to them
A snails' shell can be different in size and shap depending on the type of snail it is. Some are
round and some are flat most have a spiral design to them. The sheil  serve as protectshion
from the environment and predators  in witch it live's in.
The sheil is made up of calcium carbonate witch is found all over the world  in limerock and
marine animal's.  The snail is a hermaphroditic which mean's it's got both male and female
reproductive organs.They must retain enouth moisture so their bodie's don't dry out  and
they must eat enough food to give them the energy to sleep through the winter.They can
carry up to 50 time's their weight.

Monday, 4 October 2010

La Belle et La Bete

La Belle et La Bete
This film was french english subtitles, i approached this film just by watching it not reading it. This gave me a whole new approach to the film.

The two sisters  Mila Parély and  Nane Germon i could actually sence the evil attitude in them by the way they spoke and presented them selves. I think the director Jean Cocteau does his job very well especially with the special effects. I especially like the use of smoke which made the scenes look mysterious and creepy.

The beast Michel Auclair
 in the film was well played, i got the sence of how he had respect about him also being a beast, i think he merged these two trates very well. The make-up done on the beast was a bit pupitery looking but i guess they didnt have cgi back in them days and the way they used animatronics to make the ears move i think this character was well thought out and executed.
La Belle et La Bete is one of the all-time great movie fantasies, and one of the most gorgeous pictures ever made. It was the first feature film by French director Jean Cocteau, a writer, poet and painter with ties to the surrealists.

The most striking thing about this film is the visual imagery.  The ghostly scenes
James Travers 2000
By Christopher Lloyd » Posted Aug 2, 2010
Let’s start with the amazing make-up for actor Jean Marais to portray the beast, which reportedly took five hours to put on, and another five hours to take off. What’s really amazing about it is that it covers his face without completely disguising his facial features and expressions. His eyes, in particular, are still able to emote beautifully.

My conclusion is if your loking for an old fashioned love story La Belle et La Bete is a film you must see its a classic in its own right. Although the film was made in 1946 i would recommend it for any age. Over all i like this film and people can use it for insperation to make a love story.

La Belle et la Bete
The beast imgrefurlla_belle_et_la_bete

Cat People 1942

The flilm  Cat People gender is. Horror/ Drama/ Mystery.
Horror to me means something along the lines of Nightmare on elm street, The omen, Hell raiser and Hell raiser 2. These films have the gore of the flesh and the suspense that i think horror films need. Cat people had the suspense and mystery in the way of lighting and shadowing also a good sense of mystery especialy the tunnnel scene. The suspence in this scene is still relevent in todays films.

Simone Simon

 the actress in this film was from a european origin, because of this i think she got used.






31 January 2004 | by MovieAddict2010 (UK).
Cat People" is an amazing achievement with a distinct sense of classic horror and a good dose of suspense. If you like horror--or if you don't--this is a must-see film, and it is certainly one of the most memorable cult horror classics of all time.

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times.
Cat People wasn't frightening like a slasher movie, using shocks and gore, but frightening in an eerie, mysterious way that was hard to define; the screen harbored unseen threats.

Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television
I have never liked Cat People (1942). The film is an attack on people who are "different". The film treats anyone who is different as psychologically disturbed, vicious, and a threat to others. It states that people who are different need psychological treatment by psychiatrists. Only people who are utterly normal or conventional have value, and anything to contribute to society, according to this movie. The film was made in the 1940's, the era in which Freudian psychology reached its peak of prestige in the United Sates, and it expresses the hate mongering of its day against those who are different from others. Watching it is an unpleasant experience.

 My conclusion speaking from my point of view this is a bad horror film, there was not alot of gore. With the story line it could of had it in the way of (NAME)  turning from human to cat. Mystery and suspence which are good trates but not unheard of in films, over all the film Cat people was a good attempt of the story being told
for the time .

Cat Prople poster

Simone Simon