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Unformatted text preview: The meta-cinematic opening foreshadows the context of the entire scene. The television plays uplifting music before playing characteristic horror music showing the scary movie The Thing , similar to the dialogue between Laurie and Tommy; Tommy asks, “What about the jack-o-lantern?”, then “What about my comic books?”, before finally asking, “What about the boogey man?”. Raising light questions before the ominous inquiry correlates to the aforementioned diegetic sound in the movie. This creepy meta-cinematic feature foreshadows frightening events yet to occur. Carpenter utilizes these techniques to create stability, allowing viewers to rationally appreciate Laurie’s promise to Tommy to protect him under any circumstance, which she ultimately upholds. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 105 taught by Professor Bailey,peter during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '06