How The Neon Demon Plays With Audience Expectations

Neon Demon Models How The Neon Demon Plays With Audience Expectations

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Sometimes the best way to put audiences in the preferred mindset for your movie is to remind them of another one: Steven Spielberg made alien encounters heartwarming by presenting E.T. as a space-age spin on generational memories of “boy and his dog” stories like Old Yeller and Lassie. David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive plays like a ghost story even though the only thing its characters seem to be “haunted” by is guilt. Jan deBont’s Twister frames its tornadoes like the rampaging behemoths of a Godzilla movie, which not only makes them more exciting but also subtly wedges “tornados = monsters” in the audience’s subconscious just enough that they’re less …

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