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    What makes a movie memorable?

    What stands out to you about a movie that will most likely make it a memorable experience? Is it the score, characters, dialog, camera shots, etc? What are some of your favorite movies and why do they stand out? Example: "The Shawshank Redemption" is regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, but why do you personal think it is (or isn’t)?

    • It's very hard to pin point just one movie to be considered the greatest of all time. In movies, the characters relationships both on and off screen make a huge impact in what stands out the most. As an audience, you can pick up on certain characters relationships which also set the tone and flow for a movie. Also character development, which is a huge part that writers and producers should work on. There are many movies where characters are introduced and then you're left asking, "and then what?" What happens to this character? How are they relevant and how do they progress further on into the film? – tahneemaxwell 10 months ago
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    I have a hard time watching remakes and liking them. I have yet to see Stephen Kings’ new adaptions of “It” and “Pet Sematary” just because they were good in my opinion. I will eventually see them because I am curious, but will go in with low expectations. I have seen scenes from the 2013 “Carrie” and will never watch the entire movie. The 1976 version is just too good. Nothing will top it. But all that being said, I think directors should still keep remaking movies that they feel they could add an extra emotion to. That’s what movies should be about: making the audience feel emotion. That’s what I look for in a movie anyway.

    Carrie Remake: A Sign of an Approaching Trend

    I really liked your article. Though I haven’t seen either movie, your synopsis of them both makes me want to check them out. You often see scenes in horror movies where a victim, or even the hero sometimes, needs to stay silent in order to escape danger. About 90% of slasher films will contain at least one scene of this. I think it adds suspense to the story and makes the audience think about what is going to happen next that much more. But an entire movie of that would be interesting. I will have to watch these two movies. Great article.

    Hollywood's Fascination with Silence and Horror

    I agree with the statement that Carrie White is the ultimate anti-heroine. I truly think 1976’s “Carrie” is the saddest movie I’ve ever seen. I am hoping I can post the article I wrote on it on this website so my feelings on this movie are known. I think you were spot on about how she relates to all of us in some way. We all have felt wronged in our lives at one point or another and her character helps us remember these instances and how we possibly overcame them. It’s just such a heartbreaking story. I don’t even think of it as a horror film. I think of it as a horrible tragedy instead. The image of Carrie White hugging her mother after she kills her is so sad, along with about 10 other scenes. It’s honestly hard to watch without crying.

    Carrie White: Horror's Most Relatable Anti-Heroine