SWEENEY TODD – TODD’S MORALS VS SOCIETIES MORALS
A morals can be for all of society or an individual’s beliefs.
Sweeney Todds Morals: (opposite to societies)
- Keen for revenge
- Desire of killing
Our moral values are our beliefs about what is important in life. Some values refer to how one should act (be honest, altruistic, self-disciplined) while other values refer to what one wants to accomplish or obtain in life (a lot of money, fame, a family, friendships, world peace). Because a person cannot “have it all” or “be all things,” priorities must be set and choices made. Setting your priorities often leads to value conflicts. We may want to be successful in your career, but we may also want a more relaxing lifestyle
- Monochromatic colours
- Flashbacks – full vibrant colour
- Red Blood – very standout
- Music – contrast what we are seeing with that the character is feeling
- Makeup – pale faces, dark eyes
- Lighting – light/dark contrast
- Settings – slightly distorted/unrealistic
- Close up shots
- Camera Angles
- Camera Shots
|Gothic Conventions||Film Techniques|
Tone/Mood – Negative, uneasy, dark
Elements of the supernatural
Hair, makeup, costume
The setting, props (Mise en Scene)
Tim Burton tends to use Protagonists and calls them “heroic loners”…this is different from the classic ‘underdog’ hero. These characters tend to be nerds/goths/super crime fighters that are 100% happy with their lonely existence. Burton’s heroic characters are troubled loners, isolated from the rest of the world.
Burtons cinematic style: dark, demented, and nightmarish, but they also have a strange innocence and element of childlike wonder, too. He creates a dichotomy between the gothic and idyllic—the dark and the light—but since it’s Burton, the darks and lights are warped by the funhouse mirror of his creativity. He uses ‘nightmarish’ settings, surreal humour,
Introduction – Outline the 2 films (Sweeney Todd + (summary, director, etc) + chosen techniuqes
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Paragraph 5: links between both films…
Conclusion: Summary of it all
The Enlightenment era was a big movement for Europe when Reason>Faith and Science>Religion.
Who is he?
John Locke lived between the 29th August 1632 to the 28th October 1704. He was an English philosopher and a physician. He was also known as the “Father of Liberalism”
What were their major contributions to the 18th-century philosophy?
John Locke had 3 main theories
- Was from his Essay “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1689) where it outlined the theory of human knowledge, where he states that everyone begins life as a “white paper, void of all characters” and that our experiences are what makes us who we are. This Theory was also known as the “Tabula Rasa” or “blank space” This theory went against the idea that “God makes us who we are”
Explain their most successful and well-recognized theory:
Read an essay or paper written by them.
The Gothic Antagonist – The Creature
- Controls V.F through his weakness for his family…until V.F. thinks about ‘the greater good’
- Superhuman speed and strength
- Able to withstand extreme conditions
- Massive physical presence
- Begins as an essentially good character
- Shown with his interactions/obsessions of the Delacy Family
- After being turned away, attacked and feared he becomes vengeful. He develops a hatred for the human race
Passion and Drive:
- Wants a companion/be accepted by someone
- Blackmails and murders people to get there
- Needs to learn how to speak/interact with humans
Ozymandias By Percy Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- “Words appear….and despair!”
- Percy Shelley has used a number of ‘rhyme’ with every 2 lines. This is shown through “I met a traveller from an antique land” which then continues and the rhyme appears in the second line “Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand,” He does this, by showing how the character has got energy and enthusiasm for his own pride. Shelley also uses the language feature of Oxymoron, where he expressing two opposite words put together, to help express the ‘kings’ words. An example of this was what the king said about himself bring ” Ye mighty, and despair” He is expressing this to have an effect of those who he is speaking, to should feel sorry for him, he is selfish and he knows that because he is very overly confident in himself and believes that everyone should follow his lead.
The Poem by Shelley, Ozymandias, describes a traveller who once came across a statue in the sand. The statues facial appearance with its “wrinkled lip” and the fact that it gives off a “cold command”. This command helps show the observer its emotions and passions that it once had. It becomes an icon in itself and it gives off certain views of its past life, how it used to be “ye mighty, and despair!” As an icon, people look up to it and aspire to become it and try their best to achieve success in their life, likewise, what the statue once did.
Lord of the Flies: Symbolism
Symbol: Piggy’s Glasses
Piggy’s glasses have been with him since he was three years old. Piggy always continued to wipe his glasses with his grubby windbreaker or any piece of clothing. “He took off his glasses and held them out to Ralph, blinking and smiling, and then started to wipe them against his grubby windbreaker.” and “Piggy rose dripping from the water and stood naked, cleaning his glasses with a sock.”
When all the boys were on top of the mountain they all wanted to start a fire, ” “His specs–use them as burning glasses!” Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. “Here–let me go!” His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face.”
His glasses were used as a tool to create a fire which was then used to create a signal for rescue. His glasses were a very high priority when it came to the survival of the boys.