Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Wrote a big fat essay on "Scream," its meta-ness and humanism and attitudes on sex.

  1. #1
    Moderator Dead & Messed Up's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Canaan, where to the shepherd come the sheep.
    Posts
    10,076

    Wrote a big fat essay on "Scream," its meta-ness and humanism and attitudes on sex.

    That's right, and you can read it right here:

    (Or if you don't wanna click through, I'll spoiler it here:[
    ])

    If you're still hungry for more juicy words on horror classics, I've also written on...

    Pulse and Depression
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Noir
    The Fly and Unity of Story

  2. #2
    Where's the porg love? Irish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Planet Ahch-To
    Posts
    8,814
    Were you looking for feedback on the essay, a conversation about the film, or just giving everyone a head's up?

    (Interesting essay. I liked the bit about Curtis and "Momma's Boys," something I hadn't noticed before.)
    "…porgs are cute. You fall into those deep, soulful eyes. I think a lot of people are going to want a porg as a pet."―Pablo Hidalgo

  3. #3
    Administrator Ezee E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    26,484
    I remember when Scream 4 came out, and it tried so hard to be clever, that it was kind of eye-roll worthy. Scream, clever as it was, still remained a pretty effective scary movie at the same time.

    Since then, there's a lot of change in horror movies now. I wonder if 2000+ age would even like it.

    LATEST SEEN
    The Racer and the Jailbird - *** 1/2
    Tully - *
    You Were Never Really Here - ** 1/2


    twitter

  4. #4
    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    30,281
    I don't recall a lot of the tropes you're mentioning which is making me want to go back and rewatch this.

    Just Watched
    A bunch of crap until Infinity War

    Currently Playing | Played
    Windlands / The Division / Siege (Steam) ★★★★★
    Red Dead Redemption (PS3) ★★★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Star Trek: Discovery (S1) ★★★

    Currently Reading | Read
    The Dark Tower (King) ...



    Thoughts / Youtube / Film Diary

    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

  5. #5
    Moderator Dead & Messed Up's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Canaan, where to the shepherd come the sheep.
    Posts
    10,076
    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Were you looking for feedback on the essay, a conversation about the film, or just giving everyone a head's up?

    (Interesting essay. I liked the bit about Curtis and "Momma's Boys," something I hadn't noticed before.)
    More a heads-up; discussion obviously welcome.

  6. #6
    Administrator Ezee E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    26,484
    Wes Craven definitely points out a lot in his commentary in the movie. It was one of the first commentaries I ever saw about a movie (on Laserdisc no less).

    LATEST SEEN
    The Racer and the Jailbird - *** 1/2
    Tully - *
    You Were Never Really Here - ** 1/2


    twitter

  7. #7
    Moderator TGM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,981
    Pretty cool article. I've always been a fan of Scream, but you pointed out a lot of things that I would never have seen on my own, and which actually makes me appreciate the movie a whole lot more. That's typically my favorite form of film analysis, when someone just really points out all the fine details that are hidden in there that really elevate the hidden meanings behind the movie. Good stuff here, keep sharing these as you write up more.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
An forum