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Sleepy Hollow and Frankenstein are both films from the gothic horror genre. Sleepy Hollow is 1999 period horror film directed by Tim Burton interpreting The Legend Of The Headless Horseman

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Coursework Media Coursework Tuesday 8th July 2008 Sleepy Hollow and Frankenstein are both films from the gothic horror genre. Sleepy Hollow is 1999 period horror film directed by Tim Burton interpreting The Legend Of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow written in 1820 whereas Frankenstein is a film made in 1994 directed by Kenneth Branagh but the novel was written in 1818 by Mary Shelley when she was about nineteen to twenty years old. Both of these stories were written and filmed at around the same time. Sleepy Hollow is centres on a police constable Inchabod Crane sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman. Inchabod Crane is seen as an outsider to both the town of Sleepy Hollow and his counterparts in New York City. Frankenstein or "The Modern Prometheus" is centred on the scientist Victor Frankenstein who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of a man, but larger than average and more powerful. ...read more.

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This shows the importance of this will because the camera is mainly focused on this will and testament. This also creates questions such as "Whose will and testament is this of?" and "What has this got to do with the story?" Also when the will and testament is stamped with wax an extreme close up shot is used and when the name of the owner of this will and testament is shown and when the windmill is shown this shows that the windmill is a key place and something might happen there and that when the name of the owner of the will and testament is shown this shows to the audience that this person is important and maybe rich and powerful. In Frankenstein the director Kenneth Branagh uses an extreme close up shot when the iceberg hits the ship. This shows to the audience that danger is coming and something terrifying will happen. This scares the audience because they think something dangerous and terrific is going to happen. ...read more.

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This shows the importance of the will because of the focus on the will. This again shows that the will and testament of Van Garrett is very important and the windmill is also very important. This also shows to the audience that there is something important is going on and makes the audience also ask questions in their minds. In Frankenstein director Kenneth Branagh also uses a zoom movement when Victor Frankenstein says his name. This shows that this persons name must be very important and that his name might be famous, popular, disliked or he might have some shame on his name. This already shows to the audience that this persons name must be very important in this story. In Sleepy Hollow director Tim Burton uses a track-zoom movement when the horse is pulling the coach and showing the logo of the coach. This shows to the audience that there is a "rush" or "hurry" to get somewhere when showing track movement on horse and when showing the logo on the coach, this again shows the importance of the owner of this coach. This shows to me that the will and testament of Van Garrett must be urgent. In this section ...read more.

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