Presentation on theme: "By: Josh, Rinata, Mona 12 MES And Luke. In the classic movie Bramstoker’s Dracula, some of the effects that were used included the Count’s shadow which."— Presentation transcript:
In the classic movie Bramstoker’s Dracula, some of the effects that were used included the Count’s shadow which did stuff the Count wish he could do, when the Count transforms into different animals: When John Harker is in Draculas castle and the Count sees a picture of his wife Mina, we see the shadow of the Count strangling the shadow of John Harker because what the Count wishes he could do. When the Count emerges from the boat, he transforms into a wolf like creature and hypnotically seduces Mina. When the vampire hunters come into the room in the asylum to find Dracula making Mina his wife, he transforms into thousands of rats to escape.
In the Swedish movie directed by Tomas Alfredson the special effects were used to show the blood and gore aspect and how they react to certain things like: Sunlight as they burst into flames. An example of this is when Virginia was in the hospital and the blinds were opened and she burst into flames. Another example is when Eli goes into Oskars house without permission and starts bleeding everywhere because vampires have to be invited into peoples houses. Another effect is when the cats all attacked Virginia because they know she’s a vampire. When Eli is under the bridge, she attacks Jocke and she bites his arm off.
In Eclipse directed by David Slade the special effects were used to convey the personality of the characters and who they were. Some examples of this are: Jacob is a werewolf so a special effect that is used is when he finds out that Bella and Edward are getting married and he transforms from a human to a werewolf. When Jacobs family/tribe are sitting around the fire and tell the story of their history and the fire morphs into a flashback of their past. Another special effect that is used for the vampires is that they have the ability to run really fast and they sparkle in the sunlight. When the vampires are battling against each other, they shatter when they are killed so it gives a glass shattering effect. This also shows that they are not human and have no blood.
Bramstoker’s Dracula is significantly different to Dracula (1979) in the way that Bramstoker’s Dracula is more extravagant and exaggerated giving it a more lively feeling and less eerie. The special effects in Bramstoker’s are used more often and bigger than Dracula (1979) because they weren’t as advanced back then as they are when Bramstoker’s was made. Bramstoker’s Dracula and Dracula (1979) are similar in that they use special effects in both of them to transform into animals for example in Dracula (1979) Dracula turns into a bat and attacks Reinfeld and in Bramstoker’s Dracula he transforms into a wolf like creature and into thousands of rats.
Nosferatu (1922) The effects used in the film were quite bland and tasteless, there is a scene in the film where Nosferatu walks through a wall in order to get inside, a smokey, foggy effect was used to make Nosferatu disappear into the distance. Twilight Eclipse: Effects in this movie were quite updated as the technology has become more advanced making computer generated characters more realistic and lifelike, for example Edward sparkles in the film....... In the end the special effects have changed over time as the technology has advanced and become a more reliable source for useful effects and it continues to change even today.......................................