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Comparison Between The Others And The Sixth Sense

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Comparison Between The Others and The Sixth Sense

The blockbuster movies 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' are two of
the best examples of supernatural thrillers you will ever see. Both
storylines are gripping and compelling and there are many unsuspected
twists and turns along the way.

'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' have comparable storylines because
they are both based on the idea of a parallel universe in which
supernatural and human beings are closer than anyone realises. Both
movies have an ability to keep you guessing throughout and
unexpectedly surprising you.

'The Sixth Sense' is about a distinguished child psychologist, Dr
Malcolm Crowe who is haunted by the painful memory of a disturbed
young patient he was unable to help, so when he meets Cole Sear, a
frightened, confused eight-year-old boy with a similar condition, he
seeks to redeem himself by doing everything he can to help him. But
Malcolm discovers more than he thought he would when the boy reveals
he can see dead people. The movie is very emotional and ends when
Malcolm himself discovers that he is also dead.

'The Others' is about a woman named Grace and her two children Anne
and Nicholas. They live behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of
a huge secluded mansion. Out of nowhere, three mysterious servants
arrive and it becomes clear that there is far more to their house and
family that can be seen. Grace finds herself in a horrifying fight to
save her children and keep her sanity. This movie also ends when Grace
finds out that she, along with her children and the three servants are
dead.

Firstly I am going to compare the opening credits in 'The Others' and
'The Sixth Sense'. The credits in any movie are very important because
they are the deciding factor to whether you will want to carry on
watching the film or not. If they do not catch your attention and
generate anticipation, it is likely that you will not enjoy the movie.

From the opening credits, with their white-on-black minimalism and the
stealthy, suggestive music, it's clear that 'The Sixth Sense' is going
to have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. The black
of the background symbolises darkness and the feeling of unawareness
and the contrasting glowing white writing stands out against it. As
the scrolling credits fade into the background followed by shadows; it
sets an eerie atmosphere, which prepares you for the rest of the
movie. The haunting music gets more intense as the credits roll on,
which builds tension towards the opening scene, as it starts with
complementary near silence to add impact.

The opening credits in 'The Others' also create a similar ghostly
setting as in 'The Sixth Sense' although I feel that the credits in
'The Others' are more chilling and quite shocking. They start
relatively...

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