Why has the character of Dracula remained so significant since 1897? What events were significant to the time Dracula was first published?
Based on this week’s viewing of Nosferatu and reading assignments from the first week, write a four-page paper that compares and contrasts Nosferatu to a vampire film of your choosing (watched outside the classroom). Other concepts to consider: When considering the mythos of “The Vampire,” what conventions were created by Bram Stoker’s vampire motif that was the basis of the Murnau film, and subsequent vampire films. Based on this, identify the conventions in today’s horror films that still exist and what does not. And finally, looking at the character of Nosferatu; what storytelling techniques (identify) were used to create fear and engagement in the viewers. Also, analyze the impact of the film on its audience in regard to initial release and future films and other works of art (contextualize). This will require some research to discover facts and commentary. This information may be located in newspaper critiques, journal articles, books, and NOT Wikipedia. Be sure to notate properly such as the guidelines of APA. http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/citationstyles/APA_citation.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. If assistance is needed in this area, please see the information regarding the writing center below. Also, you must make clear and describe (identify) the artistic decisions the filmmaker utilized in these films. It may be in terms of the cinematography, production design, editing or performance. This paper should be structured as a compare and contrast of conventions found in the vampire genre. What was created originally in Stoker’s book that transcends to the film, Nosferatu and then explore the impacts of modern vampire films. Questions You May Address: Why has the character of Dracula remained so significant since 1897? What events were significant to the time Dracula was first published? Then, what events may have altered the sub-genre (Vampire films)? What film techniques and story telling devices were used in 1922? What is still in use? What has changed, and why? •What may have caused these changes? Although you will no doubt form an opinion of the film in question, some evaluation of the film as a work of art is expected as well. This could include analysis of story structure, interpretation of subtext and cultural significance as a work of art. _______________ Film choice: use any film in the same period era, but do not use any of the folloing films that will be watched in the class. The following films will be watch in class, so do not choose from them: 1)Prior to class watch:Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931) (85 minutes): Frankenstein(James Whale, 1931) (70 minutes) 2)Screening:Freaks (Tod Browning 1932) (90 minutes) 3)Prior to class watch: Psycho(Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) 4)Screening: Peeping Tom(Michael Powell, 1960) (101 minutes)) 5)Prior to class watch: The Thing from Another World(Christian Nyby, 1951); (87 minutes); The Thing(John Carpenter 1982)(109 minutes) 6)Screening:Night of the Living Dead(George Romero, 1968); TheLast House on the Left(Wes Craven, 1972) 7)Prior to class watch: Halloween(John Carpenter, 1978) (91 minutes); Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) (100 minutes) 8)SlasherTexas Chainsaw Massacre(Tobe Hooper, 1974) (83 minutes) Quiz 3 9)Prior to class watch: Halloween(John Carpenter, 1978) (91 minutes); Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) (100 minutes)