When it comes to horror, screenwriters and directors will pull out all of the stops in an attempt to put a jolt into the viewer. Anything goes as long as it’s eerie or surreal. No less than Luis Buñuel- who wasn’t even a horror director- thoroughly enjoyed employing animals in settings where they didn’t belong in an effort to create unease. A small handful of horror films go another step beyond Buñuel, giving a voice to animals. For example… Continue reading
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Anthropomorphism is a term coined in the mid 1700s to refer to any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed or believed by some to belong only to humans) to animals or non-living things, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse.
In other words, which stuff in my home has the same characteristics as some of my favorite movie directors? Continue reading