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In the trailer of Drag me to hell, the first scene in the trailer is of a freeway suggesting the film will be based around a lot of people and a busy environment

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´╗┐In the trailer of ?drag me to hell?, the first scene in the trailer is of a freeway suggesting the film will be based around a lot of people and a busy environment; The first sight of our main character is a slim blond lady who is likely to be the subject of a victim typical to a horror film. She is driving a car portraying she is a working woman and independent. The next scene is of her and her manager having a conversation on a promotion position. The shoulder shot portrays her blouse which is not revealing, her attire comes against the male gaze theory which explains how media portrays women as vulnerable through their appearance. ...read more.

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This implies she is very vulnerable in that situation in case she was to be in danger. The climax hits when the main character is being attached by the old lady in the previous scene. Close up is identified as the main character?s face is shown to be in horror by the old lady?s attack. The long shot is shown as the main character is being dragged out of her car by the old woman. This is also another connotation to why the title of the film could be ?drag me to hell?. It is also unusual for a woman in horror movie to be the course of the killing and moreover to be an old lady with so much strength. ...read more.

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main character?s coat holding it close to her face and the lighting hitting it as if it is a source of power. The low angle on the main character makes her seem inferior and vulnerable compared to the old lady. This shot fits in with the male gaze because even though the main character is independent in her life style and how she lives, she is still seen as weak and vulnerable physically. In the trailer near the ending there is a dialogue she has with a man telling her the demon will not leave her till ?she burns in hell for eternity? this brings forward enigma code to whether she survives or not even though most horror film the blond girl dies. ...read more.

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