BLOOD(y) SCENES Some of the most iconic movie scenes may grosses you out - or left you chanting, ‘More! more!’
The use of blood on silver screen can be interpret in many ways. Is it an act of revenge? rebellion? brutality? or simply an act of a Psycho? For some, blood can be manipulated to be visually interesting such as the blood splatter on a delicate flower in Stoker. Or to create a sentiment to an object - such as the blood-covered polaroid in Battle Royale. Also, who can forget the iconic blood splashing on pretty prom queen Carrie? Like it or not, blood has been one of the most used key visual in the history of films, especially the bloody good ones!
According to Edgar Wright, the flavour of the cornettos featured in the unofficial ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy represents the motif of that film. The red or strawberry flavour in Shaun of the Dead represents blood and zombies, while the blue/original flavour of Hot Fuzz represents the police force. The green/peppermint of The World’s End represents science fiction and extraterrestrial elements.
And under here, Hedwig”—Harry pulled open a door under the stairs—“is where I used to sleep; You never knew me then— Blimey, it’s small, I’d forgotten… .” Harry looked around at the stacked shoes and umbrellas, remembering how he used to wake every morning looking up at the underside of the staircase, which was more often than not adorned with a spider or two. Those had been the days before he had known anything about his true identity; before he had found out how his parents had died or why such strange things often happened around him. But Harry could still remember the dreams that had dogged him, even in those days: confused dreams involving flashes of green light and once—Uncle Vernon had nearly crashed the car when Harry had recounted it—a flying motorbike..