Does The Thing By John Carpenter Reinforce Or Challenge The Status Quo?

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MCC248: SCREEN TEXTSASSESSMENT 1: INTRODUCTORY ESSAY
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7th February 2014

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Does The Thing by John Carpenter reinforce or challenge the status quo? Is a 'signature style' evident? Discuss with reference to both the film's semantic and syntactic elements.John Carpenter's 1982 science fiction movie The Thing reinforces status quo through the use of semantic elements, which is typically expected in the science fiction genre of films. The status quo, as defined by the Marriam-Webster dictionary, is the existing state of affairs and the semantics used in the film include...

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