Intertextuality is the term that describes the reference to another film.
Part if the famous film' PSYCHO' by Alfred Hitchcock was shown in the class where we got to watch the film and compare it to how other films chose to use certain aspects from it to create their own thriller films. e.g. the same camera angles, instruments for the use of sound, lighting and methods of editing.
After we watched the thriller we then compared
Fatal Attraction In 'Fatal Attraction' the man is seen wondering outside of 'New York apartment'. Some young children walk out into the space and he walks in, he knocks on the door and a lady with blonde hair dressed in white opens it. when she realises who it is she quickly shuts the door and runs away from him. Soon they are both in the bathroom fighting and then they stumble into the kitchen, a close up of her face is shown including the mans hands which shows that he is stranggling her. Soon after she is strangled; she is then seen with a knife attacking the man. He grabs hold of her taking the big shiny kitchen knife and then there is a mid shot of the man holding the knife, as he places the knife on the table, the camera focus's on the knife.
the things that were taken from PSHYCHO are the facet that the woman is blonde, and she happens to be wearing light clothing, the whole fact that theres a knife used. the fact that they were in a bathrrom and he was about to hurt her. A shadow of a man is seen and a close up of the victim and finally, the sound water is heard.
The clip that was shown in the stepfather was when the stepfather bombards into the bathroom holding a knife with the woman screaming a piece of mirror. he then aimed for her neck but failed at that attempt, then causing her to have herchance at attacking him in self defence.The areas that were taken from 'PSYCHO' are a man that enters into the bathroom, sombody is stabbed, the woman at first is the victim, thay are once again in a bathroom , the shower curtains are white at the end of it all the camera zooms out as though to show everything that has happened, then leaving it to be a point of view shot.
We also watched a student thriller from youtube called 'Succubus'. This clip had taken a lot of areas from the thriller 'PSYCHO' like a shower scene is used and a big shiny knife with blood. watching this thriller was really good beacuse it was another group of students who had made this and i think that its really good. The actors acted their parts well, especially the girl.
What Lies BeneathIn the clip of 'what lies beneath', a man is seen taking a blonde woman dressed in a white robe, up the stairs and into a white bathroom. He places her into the white tub and runs the water talking to her. As the woman is placed into the bath, the camera pans right over the bath, showing the man and woman and the top of the shower head and soon we see a close up of her face and see that she is paralysed. We also see the water running from the shower head and the man is next to the bath.
the same areas whiche were taken from PSYCHO were that the bathroom is white, the show curtains were white, there was a woman that wasnt dressed and was slightly revealing flesh. the man was again the cause of the victim being in that state.the same type or airy music was playing which also builds up the suspense.