scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 738
Science Fiction Noir Alex Proyas the director of Dark City takes ideas and ambience from many movies and integrates them all neatly in his visually amazing film A cross between science fiction film noir dark comics classic horror and early German films Dark City fails to belong to any one category This mixture is what makes the film creative and different along with its multi-layered symbolism Mostly a science fiction story Dark City deals with a man John Murdock struggling to overcome a great mystery as aliens interfere with his life The aliens are known as Strangers and do not wish to destroy the human race but learn from it to survive Proyas has created a very unique movie based on his use of signs to detail scenes His film is dark physically and psychologically In this film Proyas creates a dark city similar to Gotham City in the original Batman There is nothing futuristic or imaginary about the city Everything in it is a mix of different decades This amazes the audience because we arent use to observing structures seen in the movie The intentional mixture of culture throughout the different eras really contributed to the mystery and confusion of the movie Every shot of this movie screams quality because of intense detail The way the production design achieves a unique look is through its layout of the cityscape lighting details and points of view The most of the movie is dark and shadowy living up to its title Proyas visual style is dark and eerie As the film moves along the atmosphere builds up The scenery and visual effects are fantastic and add to the atmosphere of fear confusion and suspense At one point a man on a balcony gets crushed between two itinerant high-rises During the final and visually stunning showdown The Strangers send laser beams and bolts of lightning around Proyas direction is so dark that it adds
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA