Movie Mind

17 Apr

Something very important I think can be found in “The Kleptomaniac” (1905) and “Sherlock, Jr.” (1924) is an illustration of the human imagination. I mean, bottom line, we are not actually given much due to the films silent nature. There’s is no 20 minute monologue detailing back-story or expository information. We are, as viewers, essentially shanghaied into participating and it’s good, it’s a good imagination workout and our own input makes us feel like we contribute. It makes me really thinks about, specifically, the horror genre of movies. More and more, I find, that horror movies are becoming simply gore movies. They’re not actually scary, just gross. It’s far more effective, in my opinion, to leave it to psychological horror. You leave some hints here or there and you let the mind of the audience fill in the blanks. It’s things like that where you get the real suspense, the real fear. Kind of a leap, I realize, to go from the movies we saw into this but I think it parallels.

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2 Responses to “Movie Mind”

  1. cl293 April 18, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    I agree that the movies allow us to use our imagination but even though we are using it we still see a connection and how they all relate to one another.

  2. stefanievponce April 18, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    I agree with your thoughts on scary movies completely. The genre has changed and strayed from building suspense and playing tricks with your mind, and just plain grossing you out. I do believe the two ideas connect because it is directly related to the psychological laws for the association of ideas.

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