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The Abduction Shot

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s a shot that is characterized by a strong beam of light coming from an alien object that seemingly takes control of the character’s facilities. How’s it done? It’s done on set with a very powerful light...

Man vs. Alien

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s any shot that shows a human being in a way that dwarfs him compared to the alien threat he is confronted with in a scene. It could be a fleet of invading spacecraft (using landmarks for scale...

Face Off

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s any shot where the main character and the creature “face off” in a prolonged moment of suspense. How’s it done? This shot is usually framed in a two-shot and the creature is usually at a higher eye line...

Case Histories: Alienated Labor in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...William Gibson’s 2003 Pattern Recognition presents a gender shift from Neuromancer’s male protagonist “Case” to the female “Cayce,” a critical reworking of the figure of the global nomad, which John Marx recognizes as part...

Bullet Time

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s a shot that takes normal time and slows it down to show what would normally be unfilm- able or imperceptible events, such as bullets flying through the air. How’s it done? This shot is CGI. When should I use...

The Creature Inside

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s a shot that starts wide and pushes into and down the throat of a screaming individual to reveal something hideous hiding inside. How’s it done? This shot is a combination of live action and CGI to form...

The Eye Reflection

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s any shot that uses the surface of the eye to reflect what it is seeing for dramatic effect. How’s it done? These shots are always done as CGI. When should I use it? Use this shot in moments when you want...

The Thing

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...It may well be that the fighting forest in Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) gave inspiration to Walt Disney for his 1932 animated film Flowers and Trees, but it certainly led to the forest sequence in MGM’s 1939 film. The inanimate...

Introduction

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Once upon a time, sometimes seeming as if in a galaxy far away, the science fiction film was a marginal rather than mainstream genre. Indeed, while the term ‘Science-Fiction’ was used as early as 1851,Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint...

Man vs. Nature

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s any shot that shows a human being in a way that dwarfs him compared to a natural disaster or apocalyptic event. How’s it done? These shots are always done as CGI and on a grand scale to sell it. When...