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The Innocents

‘’The innocents’’ is 100 minutes long horror/mystery movie directed by Jack Clayton. It was inspired by classic novella ‘’The Turn of the Screw’’.  The film tells the story about governess woman Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to take care of two children Flora (Pamela Franklin) and a boy named Miles (Martin Stephens), who recently lost their governess. The previous governess mysteriously died.  From the first sight, really polite and nice children start to act unusual and weird. Miss Giddens starts to see ghosts. However none of households notice a thing, children are really calm and artificially happy. It is hard to tell if the children are posses with the spirits or it is miss Giddens, who is driving insane. The movie is full of weird, and scary scenes. ‘’ Maybe some of these apparitions are a little more actual and less ambiguous than they would have been on the written page but they are as much as one wants to make of them – a window slams open, snuffing a candle out. “I’m so afraid,” Deborah Kerr fearfully admits. “It’s only the wind, my dear,” the aloofly smiling Martin Stephens calmly assures.’’ [unknown, moria.co.nz ] till the end of the movie it’s unclear if the house is possessed or if the Ms. Gidenns have some mental issues

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The movie starts to appear quite scary, because of the contrast of Flora’s and governess behavior. Ms. Giddens has a strange feeling something unusual and mysterious going on in the house. She is presented as quite scared and nervous, while at the same time Flora is really come and smiles all the time. Stereotypically children are scared of the night, darkness. But in this movie an adult changes the role with a child,  that makes the situation look quite uncontrolled.   ‘’During the night, Flora awakens and looks out the window overlooking the garden, and hums "Oh willow waly". The next day Flora receives the mail and gives it to Ms. Giddens who is shocked to learn that Miles has been expelled from school. Even more shocking to her is Flora’s ability to know this the night before.’’ [Unknown, horrorexpress.com]. However the scene can be logically explained, that maybe Flore get letter one night before, however did not say anything to the governess. The movie is full of strange and unclear, mysterious scenes, which at the same time can be logically explained. That makes film really uncanny.
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All the action in the film is in the big, old house, with really big and nice garden and lake. In the middle of the movie ghosts appears however just governess can see them, that makes viewers guess if there is actually paranormal phenomenon or it is just Ms. Giddens mind what creates weird hallucinations.  ‘’ The best and most frightening vignette in The Innocents occurs when the governess casually kisses young Miles, then recoils in horror when she realizes that someone other than Miles has kissed her back.’’ [Unknown, rottentomatoes.com] The scene appeared shocking, the way the governor kisses the child, because it seemed quite erotic, weird and unexpected.

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horrorexpress.com (unknown) The Innocents film review, (online)http://www.horrorexpress.com/moviereview/the-innocents [accessed 14/12/2011]

rottentomatoes.com (unknown) The Innocents film review, (online)http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1099622-innocents/[accessed 14/12/2011]

moria.co.nz (unknown) The Innocents film review, (online)http://www.moria.co.nz/horror/innocents.htm [accessed 14/12/2011]

Image List:

Figure 1, best-horror-movie.com (unknown) (online) http://www.best-horror-movies.com/the-innocents.html [accessed 14/12/2011]

Figure 2, horrorexpress.com (unknown) (online)http://www.horrorexpress.com/moviereview/the-innocents [accessed 14/12/2011]

Figure 3, demonstresume.wordpress.com (unknown) (online) http://demonsresume.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/31-flavors-of-horror-10-the-innocents-1961/[accessed 14/12/2011]

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First thumbnail for the cinema idea.


Unit 3: New idea for my final piece

I change my mind, about my final piece, so I start to do new research. After watching Cinema Paradiso (1988) I came up with an idea about uncanny cinema screen. This is my inlunce map for the new idea.


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Unit 3 environemnt. New influence map

After reading Freud’s essay about uncanny, I realized that nuclear station can be used just as one inspirational point, however I should not use it as an object for my final piece, because it would not reflect actual meaning of uncanny. Uncanny should be familiar and homely, but at the same time foreign and uncomfortable. However Chernobyl neither create comfortable image to me, and I believe nor to other people. So I decided to look at the places witch creates good atmosphere for majority of people, but at the same time to use some objects or details to make it mysterious, foreign and unknown. So I decided to look at the playgrounds and amusement parks in Chernobyl. Chernobyl’s amusement park, reminded the one I have I in my hometown city, where I used to spent loads of time in my childhood. Playgrounds, asciates with fun, and children however looking at these playgrounds in my city and chernobyl, we can see that something what use to be fun and familliar to many people became creepy.


Influence map for Unit 3 envirnoment

After doing my research and thinking which environment can be creepy and the most Unncany I came with an idea about Chernobyl nuclear station. I grew up in environment surrounded by Soviet buildings and people who lived in USSR. So my first idea was to use Soviet architecture, which I am familiar to, but at the same time it still scares me, because it is old, uncomfortable and cold. After some research and talk with my course mates I came with idea about Chernobyl disaster (Thanks to Jono). So these are my first influence maps for Unit 3 environment project.


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