Dracula The Gothic Horror Genre
Gothic Horror <ul><li>Part of a ‘tradition’ – literature, German Expressionism, Universal films </li></ul><ul><li>Certain ...
Micro Aspects <ul><li>Mise-en-scene? </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography? </li></ul><ul><li>Music? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting?...
Macro Aspects <ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tr...
<ul><li>The 2 Worlds? </li></ul><ul><li>The Diurnal World </li></ul><ul><li>Light/familiar/conventional </li></ul><ul><li>...
Analysis 1 <ul><li>Watch the ‘where’s Dracula’ sequence and comment on its micro & macro genre features. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tradition) vs. new (modernity) </li></ul><...
Analysis 2 <ul><li>Watch the 2 more modern clips, clip 1  </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural (2008) & Bram Stoker’s  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tradition) vs. new (modernity) </li></ul><...
Conclusion? <ul><li>Strong genre features. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part of an evolving...
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Dracula(1958) & Gothic Horror

  1. 1. Dracula The Gothic Horror Genre
  2. 2. Gothic Horror <ul><li>Part of a ‘tradition’ – literature, German Expressionism, Universal films </li></ul><ul><li>Certain ‘hallmarks’ </li></ul><ul><li>These change – manipulation, subversion </li></ul><ul><li>& so on to suit the times/context. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Micro Aspects <ul><li>Mise-en-scene? </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography? </li></ul><ul><li>Music? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting? </li></ul><ul><li>- Reflecting duality e.g. house vs. cellar (see macro) </li></ul><ul><li>The double motif & transformation/ binary oppositions </li></ul><ul><li>What do we look out for? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Macro Aspects <ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tradition) vs. new (modernity) </li></ul><ul><li>The subconscious desire vs. the </li></ul><ul><li>conscious suppression </li></ul><ul><li>(society, religion e.t.c.) </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘journey’ between the 2 worlds, </li></ul><ul><li>narratively & metaphorically. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional rather than intellectual </li></ul><ul><li>response </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The 2 Worlds? </li></ul><ul><li>The Diurnal World </li></ul><ul><li>Light/familiar/conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions & institutions </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. The Holmewoods </li></ul><ul><li>Undertaker? </li></ul><ul><li>The Nocturnal World </li></ul><ul><li>Dark/unknown/forbidden </li></ul><ul><li>Primal urges / stripped of ‘civilisations veneer’ </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Dracula </li></ul>
  6. 6. Analysis 1 <ul><li>Watch the ‘where’s Dracula’ sequence and comment on its micro & macro genre features. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tradition) vs. new (modernity) </li></ul><ul><li>The subconscious desire vs. the </li></ul><ul><li>conscious suppression </li></ul><ul><li>(by society, religion e.t.c.) </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘journey’ between the ‘2 worlds’, </li></ul><ul><li>narratively & metaphorically. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional rather than intellectual response </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography. </li></ul><ul><li>Music. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting? </li></ul><ul><li> e.g. Reflecting duality house vs. cellar The </li></ul><ul><li>Double motif </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Binary oppositions </li></ul>MICRO MACRO The Gothic
  8. 8. Analysis 2 <ul><li>Watch the 2 more modern clips, clip 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural (2008) & Bram Stoker’s </li></ul><ul><li>Dracula (1992) and: </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on its micro & macro genre features, how are they used? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on similarities & differences between these and Hammer’s Dracula. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use of fear and anxiety to address social taboos </li></ul><ul><li>Old (tradition) vs. new (modernity) </li></ul><ul><li>The subconscious desire vs. the </li></ul><ul><li>conscious suppression </li></ul><ul><li>(by society, religion e.t.c.) </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘journey’ between the ‘2 worlds’, </li></ul><ul><li>narratively & metaphorically. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional rather than intellectual response </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography. </li></ul><ul><li>Music. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting? </li></ul><ul><li> e.g. Reflecting duality house vs. cellar The </li></ul><ul><li>Double motif </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Binary oppositions </li></ul>MICRO MACRO
  10. 10. Conclusion? <ul><li>Strong genre features. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part of an evolving tradition. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the film reflect its times? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leading us into – Representation & Themes </li></ul>

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