Vampyr - 12-9-10VampyrA Scythe appears in the beginning of...

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Unformatted text preview: 12-9-10VampyrA Scythe appears in the beginning of the play. The main character mysteriously looks at it, which means there is some kind of significance to it. The scythe is more commonly associated with the Grim Reaperis this symbolizing the death of a character?An immense feeling during the scene where the old man walks into Allan Grays room is induced by the crescendo while the door starts to open. The film seems to utilize not only the minor and diminished modes to amplify a specific feeling and emotion in the piece, but as well as pizzicatos, tempo, and crescendos/decrescendos. The film probably used the orchestra (or pit) rather than a woodwind/brass not only because it was more prevalent to use strings but as well as its frequent, effective use of glissandos in the lower strings, viola and cello to produce a mysterious effect, unachievable in most woodwind and brass instruments.A short scene of a statue of an elf looking up to the sky is pictured in the film. The elfs hands are in the air, as if asking for forgiveness. Pictured similar to the scythe (both were observed twice in different angles), does the theme of forgiveness and death tie into each...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course SCANDIN 5B taught by Professor Ian during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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