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Jez Conolly

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733773

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.001.0001

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‘What the hell are you looking at me like that for?’

‘What the hell are you looking at me like that for?’

(p.45) ‘What the hell are you looking at me like that for?’
The Thing

Jez Conolly

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the significance of camera angles, and how this affects the way the story is received by the audience. It discusses how the camera, under the control of a filmmaker, can be put to use as the 'eyes' of the intended audience. It cites that the subjective point-of-view (POV) shot has been put to potent use in horror cinema many times, and how this is able to heighten the suspense. It describes how the different camera angles employed in The Thing allows the audience to witness the story from the point-of-view of different characters in the film. It also talks about how framing affects the way the audience is invited to view a character. It compares The Thing to The Shining and how the two films also offer their own interpretation on the concept of 'alienation': The Shining on a psychofamilial and spiritual/supernatural level, and The Thing on a psychosocial and actual physical level. The chapter also discusses the film's soundeffects and soundtrack and how these have added an extra visceral edge through the vocal range of the characters, both human and Thing.

Keywords:   camera angles, intended audience, The Shining, alienation, sound effects, soundtrack, The Thing

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