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|Wysłany: Śro 8:26, 13 Kwi 2011 Temat postu: jordan 2011 John Carpenter's The Thing Film Review
The acting is superb. Each character has a distinct personality and their acting style adds to the suspense as the audience is left unaware of who should and shouldn't be trusted. Just the fact that these characters have been locked up out in the arctic alone for so long makes the audience unsure which characters are simply drained and worn out and who is inhuman and the actors take this into account. This also leads to our protagonist questioning who to trust and he puts his crew through tests which oddly mirrors the Salem witch trials and Red scare quite well.
Thoughts and Feelings On John Carpenter's The Thing
American scientists stationed in the Antarctic are faced with many questions after two other scientists (stationed further away in Antarctica) come to their camp and begin shooting at them and a wild wolf. The opposing scientists are shot and killed and an investigation of their camp ensues. The Americans discover that these scientists were Norwegian and they happened upon the discovery of a frozen spaceship. As the scientists soon find out, the Norwegians had released a shape shifting alien that had been frozen with the ice. Now the scientists are unaware of who to trust and a witch hunt ensues.
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Once again Carpenter delivers an extraordinary piece of film making; mixing gore, suspense and a bit of social commentary. It should be noted that this film is a remake of the 1951 film The Thing From Another World; however, Carpenter's film comes quite a bit closer to the source material for which the film is based off of: a 1938 novella entitled Who Goes There? The Thing gets started right away and already puts the audience in suspense. The isolation of the Arctic only enhances any sort of tension the film creates. The scenery and cinematography create for a claustrophobic atmosphere - highlighting tight, up close shots of compacted hallways juxtaposed to wide lens shots of a vast and empty tundra.
John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) - The Plot
John Carpenter is considered to be the master of suspense [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], and for good reason. His early films like Halloween [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Halloween 2 [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Halloween 3, They Live and The Fog work on the basis of building tension and creating an ominous mood. It would appear as John Carpenter grew as a directer his films would take more and more risks. Halloween has very little bloodshed and was rather tame by today's standards whereas Halloween 3 had scenes where children were dying. So how does his 1982 effort The Thing compare? Is it merely a suspense driven tale or does it feature wild displays of gore and shock?
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