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Saba.+Horror+Essay-graded - Saba 1 Kamesh Saba Dr. Paul...

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Saba 1 Kamesh Saba Dr. Paul Cook February 12th, 2012 HUM3321-18 Oh The Horror! The film Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands out as one of the most unique films ever released. It combines aspects from both musical and horror genres of film to make a film about a crazed barber hellbent on attaining revenge. While the film explores both genres, it’s tone and overall execution stay in tune with the overall definition of a horror film. The definition of a horror film is, “A modal genre; its chief purpose is to generate horror, terror, or dread in the audience primarily through the figure of the monster and the threat it poses to humanity” (Belton 2011). Sweeney Todd fits this definition is some ways, but strays from it in others. Still, with that in mind, Sweeney Todd is able to mark itself as not only part of the horror genre, but as one of the films best able to define said genre. The film follows the exploits of Benjamin Barker, a barber in 19th-century London who was wrongly imprisoned by the evil
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course HUM 3321 taught by Professor Patrick during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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