Running head: ESSAY ONE 1 Essay Two Tosha Webster ARTH/334 February 20, 2016 Bryan Stumpf
ESSAY TWO 2 Part One The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was directed by Tobe Hooper in 1974 and was about five friends who set out to meet their grandfather who lived out in the country, and were basically hunted by an insane family. The cinematography in this movie was dreadful in my opinion. Most scenes were very dark, and others were even darker. I believe that the setting of this movie played a huge part in the cinematography because it was shot in a country and in the woods. As it rises up to its conclusion, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre becomes as menacingly humorous as it is fucked up, as what’s formerly been a nightmare of a silent monster slaying innocents becomes a damaged variation of a sitcom. Leather face, in drag, manages a dinner table at which there’s cheerful bickering and some calm reassurance of ol’ grandpa while Sally, tied up, shrieks in terror at the end. The sequence doesn’t just upset all expectations, it skillfully suggests the film’s a corrupt fable about supporters of a declining community struggling against economic changes and altering technology. When there’s just no place for people at the slaughterhouse anymore now that it’s switched to using a cattle revolver, this family opted to eating people instead. I liked the movie simply because I enjoy horror but I disliked the 1974 version because of the sound, cinematography. I appreciate the fact that this movie was done on a low budget, but
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