All five incorporate at least one of the themes found in Frankenstein and are broad enough so that it will be easy to find textual support, yet narrow enough to provide a focused clear thesis statement.
Welcome to Typeset In The Future: The opening credits for Alien are nothing short of a typographic masterpiece. However, after a detailed comparison with Helvetica Black, I tend to agree with Susan.
Thank you for the correction! Before I show you how it looks, I should provide a sizable caveat: Can you tell what it is yet? And beautifully mirrored, at least along the y-axis. Well, that was unexpected. I might have an idea where this is going. Oh, no, I was wrong.
Still, that new line is almost certainly completing the middle part of a W, yes? I hate to say it, but a little bit of the bar on this capital A for it is he has been allowed to bleed out into the unfolding titles.
Talk about typographic spoilers. Right you are, then. For those of you with your eyes closed to avoid spoilers: This title card from Alien is an example — possibly the Ur Example — of a popular sci-fi trope, the Foreshadowing Inventory. Seven crew, you say? And their course is set for a return to Earth, eh?
The Foreshadowing Inventory crops up in other movies too, such as the opening card from Moon: A crew of one, you say? And there for only three years? I wonder if these facts will turn out to be significant to the plot?
It would be a shame if something were to… happen to it. The opening shots of the craft give some tantalizing glimpses of its wall-based iconography: These icons are the work of cinematic design legend Ron Cobb.
I could just as easily have called this blog Semiotic-matic. You might have noticed that these icons bear a striking resemblance to the rounded rectangles used for modern app iconography.
It could be argued that Cobb provided the inspiration for rounded-rectangle iconography some 28 years before Apple made it the standard on the iPhone. Although tegestologists may well argue their case too.
On the subject of iconography: In addition to the Semiotic Standard, Cobb was also responsible for the final design of the Nostromo itself. This screen lists the ship as the Weylan Yutani Nostromo Eagle-eyed viewers will have spotted that subsequent Alien films name the company Weyland Yutani, not Weylan Yutani.
I realized that myself when writing the article, and was rather hoping that no-one would pull me up for it.
Given the audience for this blog, I really should have known better. At this point, you might be thinking: Why should I, Joe or Jane Blog-Reader, care about a typographic anomaly in the measurement units of a space-based computer?Below you will find five outstanding thesis statements / paper topics for “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley that can be used as essay starters.
Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and r-bridal.com An essay has been defined in a variety of ways. One definition is a "prose composition with a focused subject of discussion" or a "long, systematic discourse".
It . THE GREAT IDEAS ONLINE July № WHY SPECULATE? A talk by Michael Crichton. There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it and when he can. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. I have chosen the movie Signs to do my worldview analysis on. First, I will discuss the worldviews that the main characters in the movie have.
I will then answer the question of if .