Film Studies Essay Examples and Topics

Christianity in “the Avengers”

Introduction The Avengers is an American superhero film that was produced by Marvel studios in the year 2012 (Surrell 30). The movie includes several seasoned actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Clark Gregg among others. It revolves around a team of heroes created in order to stop an evil force […]

Negotiation Process in the “12 Angry Men”

The Architect, Davis (the diagram scene) In the diagram scene, Davis’ actions throughout the discussion portray him as a very wise man. He analyzes everything with objectivity. He does not have a fixed position on any of the testimonies in the case. His wisdom comes out very clearly in the scene involving the diagram of […]

Billy Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues”

Billie Holiday is known to be one of the greatest jazz singers of all times. Obtaining the unique character and rather interesting biography, she gained the world-wide popularity. She left the great mark in the history of jazz. Being the great figure in the world of music, her life and songs could not live the […]

“500 Days of Summer” by Mark Waters

The opening images of the film 500 Days of Summer are of Tom and Summer, who are sitting on a park bench. This is on the 488th day. As they hold hands, the focus shifts to the image of Summer’s engagement ring, which represents the wide rift between the lovers. Tom, who works in a […]

“Mother Dao – the Turtle-like” by Vincent Monnikendam

Introduction This paper analyzes the film, “Mother Dao – the Turtle-like.” The film depicts life in colonial Indonesia by highlighting the class differences that existed between the colonizers and their subjects. Developers of the film made the documentary by merging a collection of internationally acclaimed film excerpts shot by Dutch filmmakers from 1912 to 1932 […]

Film Studies: Girl Interrupted by Susana Kaysen

Introduction The film, Girl Interrupted, provides personal experiences of the author, Susana Kaysen, at the McLean Hospital. The film shows cultural context within her life and the people who shaped them. This film is done by merging events and characters without following a strict linear timeline. She voluntarily commits herself after developing extreme depressive moments, […]

Film Studies: Peter Pan

Peter Pan was produced in the early 20th century and is based on music and lyrics. Although the play was performed for the first time in 1904, the musical component of the production was acted on stage in 1954, particularly in New York. After the musical performance on stage, there was a series of other […]

Film Studies: “The Physician” by Philipp Stölzl

Since the invention of motion pictures in the late 19th century, the film has grown to become an important tool not only for entertainment but also for educational purposes (Pattison 1492). However, the increase in the importance of film, especially in the educational realm has sparked debates about their appropriateness. Concerns have been raised about […]

Film Studies: “Out in the Night” by Blair Doroshwalther

Introduction The film, Out in the Night, highlights the case of a group of four young African-American lesbians from New Jersey who go out for a night in the West Village streets. The four women, viz. Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Renata Hill, and Patreese Johnson, pass by a man by the name Buckle, who is […]

Serials’ Analysis: Friends and Pretty Little Liars

Two of the most successful TV series in recent history is the TV series called Friends and the TV series entitled Pretty Little Liars. The TV sitcom Friends is the story of four individuals that consider themselves friends. They live in a Manhattan apartment. Most of the scenes in the said TV sitcom were shot […]

Propaganda Techniques in Movies: Light, Camera, Action

Though the concept of propaganda does not necessarily imply negative connotations, the very concept of it is traditionally considered with a grain of salt. There are good reasons for that – unlike objective reasoning, propaganda affects people on the subconscious level, implanting specific ideas into their heads without the audience’s recognition of the process. However, […]

Film Studies: “Invincible” by Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is one of the filmmakers that rejected the standard techniques of verite in cinema. Instead, Herzog is devoted to exploring the truth, reality, and its limits. This film director’s works are filled with altered realities and stretched time and space boundaries. Reality and truth are abstract notions for Herzog. They exist in tight […]

Film Studies: “Jesus Camp” by Rachel Grady

The acclaimed documentary called “Jesus Camp” that was released in 2006 and filmed in 2005 divided the United States and its audience into the people that perceive “Jesus Camp” as a revealing creation that debunks Evangelical Christian summer camp and its main preacher Becky Fisher, and the people that view this film as a twisted […]

Tolstoy Adaptation Film

The film will have two parts, the initial part of John’s friend Peter coming to his funeral and the main part describing John’s life since college years till death, focusing on his marriage, career, and values. The main protagonists will be John, a paralegal living a comfortable and good life in a small town, but […]

“Fall of the Romanov Dynasty” by Esther Shub

The film of Esther Shub Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927) is one of the exemplary compilation films where archival footage is used in a specific manner. The film dwells upon the last years of the reign of the Romanovs. It is necessary to add that the film is very propagandist as it shows the […]

Film Studies: Groundhog Day

The comedy Groundhog Day depicts the journey through which the protagonist Phil Connors discovers various qualities of his character. In particular, this individual is able to see that he can be caring, tender, and empathetic. Moreover, the protagonist understands that his cynicism serves only as of the shield that hides his vulnerability. To a great […]

Film Studies: “The Letter” by William Wyler

Introduction The Letter is a 1940 film by William Wyler. Its production contains several themes that describe racial relations between white people and the local inhabitants of Malaya (tropical Asians). In line with this observation, this paper shows that the movie promotes white supremacy as its main theme. It uses aesthetical differences, production differences, and […]

Film Studies: “Breaking the Silence” by Gloria Rolando

Gloria Rolando produced the movie, “1912, Breaking the Silence”. The movie elucidates the history of the political party, Partido Independiente de Color (PIC), which initiated a major struggle to achieve racial equality in Cuba. The members of the PIC suffered at the hands of the Cuban authorities, as there was a massacre of several blacks. […]

Film Studies: Types of Montage

The well known Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein distinguished between five different montage techniques, which are metric, rhythmic, tonal, overtonal and intellectual montages. Their techniques were used in Eisenstein’s films and the works of other Soviet filmmakers such as Pudovkin and Kuleshov. Today, these types of montage are also popular and widely applied in modern […]

Film Studies: “Avatar” by James Cameron

The film called “Avatar” created by James Cameron and released at the end of 2009 has quickly won the favor of millions of viewers all around the world. Today, this movie is named one of the most legendary works that made a significant impact on the film making industry and changed it forever. The film […]

The Film “The Agony and the Ecstasy” by Carol Reed

Introduction The film The Agony and the Ecstasy by Carol Reed is devoted to the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarotti, the outstanding Italian artist of the epoch of the Renaissance. The film portrays the conflict of the artist and Pontiff Julius II. The film depicts the atmosphere and spirit of the epoch of the […]

The Movie “Jackie Brown”

The true subject of the film The movie, Jackie Brown, is a crime-drama genre film whose theme underscores how peanut pay contributes to crime. The protagonist, Jackie Brown, is an airline attendant working with an infamous Mexican airline in North America. She earns a meager salary and as a result, she collaborates with Ordell Robbie, […]

The Film “Gattaca” and Genetic Engineering

Gattaca is a science fiction film on genetic engineering that portrays the merits and demerits of genetics in a comprehensive manner. The movie evokes certain questions, such as whether the process of genetic engineering is socially right. With so many opinions on the matter, this field can be considered as a source of controversy. Nevertheless, […]

The Film “Boyz n the Hood”

Introduction The film “Boys in the Hood” happens in Los Angeles, California, and focuses on a set of African American youth that matures together in the same locality. The film gives us an overview of the world and the situation that numerous African Americans have to endure. In the course of the trials, sufferings, and […]

The Film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

Analysis of the Setting The film is set within the present and can be considered a fictional representation of a person’s ordinary life where extraordinary events take place. It generally follows a non-linear story progression with time skips and flashbacks meant to represent the different aspects of the main characters life. The general location of […]

Steven Spielberg’s Films Analysis

Introduction The production of a movie is often challenging for directors in the face of rising expectations from the audience. In fact, the directors are faced with the demand to produce movies of better quality than the previous film. This calls for the director to secure a better script leading to the total departure from […]

The Movie “Se7en”

The movie “Se7en” is set in what is apparently a dystopia (i.e. a bleak future) as seen in the city and characters that are within the story. While there is no specific date as to when the film is set, it can be assumed that the events and characters that appear within it are in […]

The Comedy Film “Bad Teacher”

A bad teacher is a comedy that features Elizabeth Halsey as the main character. She is a gold digger who does not care about her job as a teacher to nurture young minds. She is also a frequent user of marijuana. Scott and Russell are Elizabeth’s prospective suitors who constantly fight for her attention. Scott […]

The Movie “If Only” by Gil Junger and Christina Welsh

Introduction The name of the film under study is “If Only”, it was released in 2004, and its director is Gil Junger with Christina Welsh as the writer, while the major actors are Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, and Tom Wilkinson all of whom are famous Hollywood actors. The movie plot revolves around what turns […]

The Film “For Colored Girls” by Tyler Perry

Ntozake Shange tells a story of seven women of color who have to endure lots of constraints. Shange’s play is one of the most powerful works that unveil wrongs of the society where women are exposed to numerous issues. The play is a unique combination of women’s poetic narrations. Admittedly, it is difficult to imagine […]

The Movie “City of God” by Fernando Meirelles

Rio de Janeiro is associated with the life full of sunshine and vivid colors of the festival. The movie City of God (Cidade de Deus) directed by Fernando Meirelles represents the other side of life in Rio de Janeiro which is closer to reality. Rio de Janeiro is characterized by specific planning where the central […]

The Techno Revolution in the Film “Future intelligence”

The twists and turns of technological development are truly fascinating. Just a mere thought that a couple of decades ago, people were afraid of machines and artificial intelligence taking over the world seems ridiculous nowadays, and The future intelligence proves that the positive effect of the techno revolution is bound to be tremendous in several […]

“Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman

Little Shop of Horrors, the comedy horror musical was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, was first produced in 1982. The ASUSF College Players’ adaptation is one more interpretation of the musical’s theme and idea which can be discussed as the struggle with the enemy and negative consequences of the attempts to put one […]

Howard Ashman’s Film Comedy “Little Shop of Horrors”

Little Shop of Horrors is a play written by Howard Ashman. The play illustrates a musical comedy about a florist shopkeeper who grows a plant that consumes human blood. I was lucky to be part of the audience when college students were performing the play at the USF’s theater on 27 Feb 2014. The play’s […]

Film Studies: “Argo” by Ben Affleck

Argo depicted the events when many Americans were taken a hostage in Iran after the American embassy was attacked. Some of the hostages managed to flee and seek refuge at the residence of the Canadian ambassador. The Central Intelligence Agency was contracted to secure the hostages and ensure that they arrive safe and sound to […]

Film Studies: “Rain Man” by Barry Levinson

Introduction In this 1988 movie, the story of Charlie Babbit’s discovery of his father’s demise and appearance of his autistic brother is narrated (Morrow & Bass (Producers), & Levinson, B. (Dir.), 1988). In their first encounter at a mental institution, Charlie learns that his brother has a rare mental disorder that makes him have an […]

Bollywood Film Industry Specifics

Although the motion picture industry in India can be traced back to over a century ago, the Bollywood film industry did not blossom until the mid 20th century. From the late 1990s, the film industry became the chief competitor of the Hollywood film industry (Rajadhyaksha &Paul 10). This industry targets both the local and international […]

Film Studies: “City of Life and Death” by Lu Chuan

Thesis Statement The film City of Life and Death is a Chinese movie based on a true story. Produced by the China Film Group and directed by Lu Chuan, the movie was produced in the year 2009. It managed to record good sales within the first two weeks of its release. The movie is based […]

Film Studies: “The Life of Pi” by Ang Lee

The Life of Pi is a great film based on Yann Martel’s novel which story centers on Pi Patel son of an Indian Zookeeper. Pi’s family decides to move to Canada after the municipality stopped supporting the family Zoo (Ebert n.p.). Pi’s father believes that they would find a place in Canada where they would […]

The Film “Persona” by Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona is aimed at exploring the experiences of a person who lives in an existential world which is dominated by the feeling of loneliness and anxiety. Under such circumstances, people often feel helpless and alienated from one another. In turn, Bergman focuses on the relations between two women, Elisabet and Alma, who […]

Comedy Series ‘Two and a half Men’

Introduction The current paper is based on the American comedy series, ‘Two and a Half Men,’ its characters and the environment set-up, within which the comedy is acted. Aspects of the features of rooms where the comedy series is conducted are discussed in the paper. The conduct of the characters in the form of their […]

Film Studies “Fly, Penguin”

Assignment One: Stories of Human Rights First Response According to the article “If You Were Me: Human Rights Discourses and Transnational Crossings in South Korean Omnibus Films”, an informed understanding of injustice, discrimination, and social marginality will address most of the problems encountered by different citizens. The article by Diffrient goes further to explain why […]

The Movie “Memories of Murder”

It is possible to say the movie Memory of Murder directed by Bong Joon-ho lacks closure because the viewers do not learn the identity of a person who committed horrible murders. More importantly, at the very end, the main character discovers that the serial killer might have recently visited the crime scene. To a great […]

The Korean Film Studies: Memories of Murder

The three-act structure of a narrative seems to have become the staple of not only novels, but also most movies. For the audience to follow the story easily, it needs to have the beginning, the denouement and the closure; otherwise, a movie is most likely to leave the viewers confused and frustrated. However, some of […]

Film Studies: Chilsu and Mansu by Park Kwang-su

The film Chilsu and Mansu directed by Park Kwang-su throws light on the experiences of two men who are both economically and politically marginalized. This movie incorporates the elements of different genres, and this approach can give readers better insights into the worldviews of the protagonists, their emotional problems, and their discontent. Furthermore, this movie […]

Film Studies: Nowhere to Hide and Aimless Bullet

Masculinity The sets of masculinities depicted by the subject characters (Detective Woo, Detective Kim and Sungmin) are coherent with those of the corrupt cops and the robbers as well as the crime incidences. First, the movie titled as Nowhere to Hide relays an outstanding attribute where crimes arise from the male characters. On the other […]

“The Birds”: Movie by A. Hitchcock and Story by D. DuMorier

The well-known film called “The Birds” created by Alfred Hitchcock is based on the story by Daphne DuMorier, which has the same title. Even though both works are named the same way and seem to have the same themes, they are very different. Hitchcock’s film was made in 1963, the story was written in 1952. […]

Film Studies: “Class Action” by Michael Apted

Strategic management refers to the high-level of management that is involved in the decision-making process, implementation of goals and objectives, and in the allocation of resources in the organization. Some of the decisions made by strategic managers are related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which has to be undertaken by the organization. The film “Class […]

Film Studies: “Double Suicide” by Masahiro Shinoda

The film’s director Masahiro Shinoda has done a beautiful job creating his work full of deep meaning and symbolism. The scenes, patterns, lighting, unusual style, and movement make the film stand out. This work is made in black and white. The story portrayed in the movie is set in Japan of the 18th century and […]

Chinese Film: “The King of Masks” by Wu Tianming

Films are crucial avenues about the propagation of ideas in contemporary society. Most films revolve around recurrent issues that manifest among individuals in diverse socio-economic contexts (Stone 3). Through films, people reflect on different contextual thresholds that characterize existence in society. The King of Masks is a Chinese film that highlights diverse historical realities that […]

“Sweet and Lowdown” by Woody Allen

The film Sweet and Lowdown directed by Woody Allen can be interesting from a psychological viewpoint because this cinematographic work can throw light on various mood and personality disorders. Moreover, this movie can show how the distorted perception of reality can affect the life of a person and his/her interactions with other people. This argument […]

Film Studies: “The Truman Show” by Peter Weir

The film called “The Truman Show” directed by Peter Weir and released in 1998 is a beautiful work presenting the description of a reality show. In the nineties, the genre of reality shows started to gain popularity very quickly. The producers predicted that reality television is going to have global success. This genre was relatively […]

Film Studies: “Caramel” by Nadine Labaki

The film Caramel (2007) is a story about five Lebanese women who have their personal problems. One of the females is under great pressure as she is about to get married but she has premarital sexual experience (Labaki, 2007). She is going to marry a Muslim man who expects her to be a virgin. The […]

Film Studies: “Provoked” by Jag Mundhra

The film in question is entitled Provoked and it dwells upon an important social issue (domestic violence). The filmmakers tell the story of a young woman who had been abused for ten years and unintentionally killed her husband in her attempt to protect herself (Mundhra, 2006). Some may say that the issue has been a […]

Film Studies: “The Matrix” by Larry and Andy Wachowski

The Matrix tries to bring out the truth, and the reality of issues that affect the world. The film portrays social difference and inequality, through man and the machine. The machines symbolize change through a technological revolution. Man represents dynamism through social structures. A man may be related to social dynamics. The machines reflect the […]

Film Studies: “A Street Car Named Desire”

The story showed in the film “A Street Car Named Desire” was created by the famous American play writer Tennessee Williams, the author of multiple classical works that are known, loved and read all around the world. The film explores the life of Blanche DuBois. The woman goes through several depressing and tragic events, which […]

Film Studies: “The Bicycle Thieves” by Vittorio De Sica

The Bicycle Thieves is an award-winning film that was produced in Italy in1948 by Vittorio De Sica. This essay offers a succinct analysis of the film in terms of plot and theme developments, character analysis, use of sound and images as well as the overall context. It is one of the typical examples of a […]

Film Studies: The Land Before Time

People have always wanted to lift the curtain concealing the previous eras and explore the past properly. While the task of historical research is complicated yet possible when analyzing ancient civilizations, with the eras when the human race did not exist yet, the task becomes nearly impossible. Nevertheless, a range of theories concerning the prehistoric […]

Film Studies: “La Strada” by Federico Fellini

Perhaps, one of the most controversial characters in Fellini’s movies, Zampano is a very complex one as well. Despite the seeming simplicity of his desire to be constantly at the helm and control the people, who are under his command, his motivations are rather obscure, much like his background. The audience is never told what […]

Last of the Mohicans by Fenimore Cooper

Dealing with the racial issues is not an easy task, especially when it comes to discussing the relationships between the Native Americans and the people who moved to American in search for new opportunities and the need to try his/her luck. The sad outcomes of these relationships have become notorious not only in American history […]

Experience of Making a Film

The course ‘introduction to media” has enabled me to acquire a lot of knowledge that is helpful in film production. I produced a film about switching off the car when one stops at a supermarket to do shop. It was a short film between 5 and 10 minutes. Production involved four crewmembers and three other […]

The Movie “The Gangs of New York”

The movie called The Gangs of New York focus dates back to 1860s, at the threshold of the civil war. At the very beginthe ning, the director depithe cts the confrontation between the Native Americans controlled by the Protestant advocator of native people Bill Cutting and the Irish immigrants headed by the “Priest” Vallon. The […]

The Political Satire Film “Wag the Dog”

Introduction Wathe g the Dog is a 1997 film produced by Barry Levinson starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman (Ebert, 1998). It co-starred Denis Leary, Anne Heche, and William Macy. The film focuses on a Washington spin-doctor who hires a film producer to develop a false war in order to direct people’s attention from […]

Movies Schindler’s List and Stop-Loss

This essay will examine such movies as Schindler’s List and Stop-Loss. To a great extent, they can be viewed as war films. It is necessary to compare these works in terms of characterization, plot, sound, camera movement, and lighting. These films throw light on the experiences of people, who are affected by war. Overall, it […]

Casablanca: In Pursuit of Humanity

Doubtlessly one of the movies that make the bulk of the American timeless classics of cinema, Casablanca was never actually intended to be that big a hit; though definitely aiming at success, the Warner Bros. never knew that the movie was going to draw such great and different audience in seats and, which is more […]

Face Negotiation Theory in the film “Whale Rider”

The film under analysis is called Whale Rider and focuses on the story of the Maori girl Pai who is interested in becoming the leader of her tribe. Throughout the movie, all the heroes are involved in tense confrontations and conflicts that are premised on cultural communication, loss of identity, and the importance of traditions. […]

Failure of Blockbuster and Movie Gallery

Introduction Blockbuster and Movie gallery companies in the entertainment industry that have been affected by the advent of the digital era. The demise of Blockbusters is an example of a failure to adopt an emergent perspective to planning. The video rental company failed because customers discovered a cheaper and more efficient method of obtaining movies […]

Makeup Techniques: “The Wizard of Oz” by Victor Fleming

Every movie is aimed at impressing the viewers, touching their hearts, and conveying some ideas. Undoubtedly, makeup is one of the most significant tools in this task. Makeup can be subtle or very evident, but in any case, it helps the characters be more bright and specific. This paper analyzes makeup techniques and their effect […]

Comparison of the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest and F. Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Being an individual means making decisions independently from social opinion. At the same time, a strong commitment to society deprives people of individuality and identity. In the movie called One Flew over the Cuckoo Nest, society takes control over people and, using modern technologies, it suppresses any displays of individuality, as well as natural impulses. […]

Movies: “Everyone’s Child” and “Yesterday”

These two movies highlight issues which are faced by many people in Africa. ‘Everyone’s Child’ is a film shot in Southern Africa that shows the lives of four siblings who are devastated by the death of their parents. This movie highlights struggles which children, who get orphaned by AIDS, have to go through every day […]

“Mona Lisa Smile” by Mike Newell

Introduction Mental emancipation is one of the roles played by education. However, many people do not emancipate themselves because of preconceived ideas, beliefs, and values acquired from their parents. Katherine’s efforts to emancipate girls from mental conditioning fail when Betty asks her to obey a decision of becoming a mother, and a wife after graduation. […]

“The Matrix” by Andy and Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a science fiction movie released in 1999 and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. The movie represents a dystopian future in which humans perceive a simulated reality that is created and controlled by artificial intelligence. The sentiment machines use human bodies’ heat and electrical power as the main source of energy because […]

“Black Robe” by Bruce Beresford

The movie Black Robe is a perfect example of early American history that represents the first interaction between the French Jesuit ministers and the Huron Indians of Quebec. It is a seventeenth-century movie that shows the cultural and social differences in two communities referred to as the Algonquin Indians on one side and the French […]

People and Horses Relations: “Buck” by Cindy Meehl

People’s constant attempts to train animals in order to exploit them in the future are based on the definite historical processes and the characteristic features of the social development. From this point, the animals’ exploitation often depends on the usage of rather aggressive methods of training. To find an effective approach to training animals, it is […]

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” by Rupert Wyatt

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011) is the movie which was directed by Rupert Wyatt and presented as the reboot of the popular “Planet of the Apes” series. The movie focuses on the story of Caesar, a chimpanzee who developed his intelligence and speech skills as a result of experiments conducted by Will […]

“Lifted” by Lexi Alexander

Summary of the Movie Lifted The movie Lifted by Lexi Alexander is a description of a boy’s dream and the support which parents may give for making this dream come true. The movie is about a boy, Henry, who has a gift of singing and who gets an opportunity to participate in the competition for […]

“Crash” by Paul Haggis

“Crash” is the Oscar-winning movie directed by Paul Haggis which was released in 2004. The movie includes several short stories which are connected by the interrelated characters with the help of depicting some automobile accidents and crimes in Los Angeles, California. The main idea of the movie is the representation of racial issues developed in […]

“The Karate Kid” a Film by Harald Zwart

The karate kid movie of 2010 is a film about the story of a twelve-year boy who moves to Beijing, China from Detroit with his mother. The mother who works for a car company is transferred to China and forced to relocate with her entire household and make China her new home. While in China, […]

Suspended Disbelief Movies

Since the invention of cinema, people have always enjoyed watching movies. Because of the thrill and the emotions which they lack in their everyday life, people resort to this very kind of amusement. What the genre of suspended disbelief is special about is that it will grip you once you start watching the film and […]

The Film “Touki Bouki”

The film Touki Bouki tells the story of two young people who do not want to live in Senegal and try to gather money in order to move to Paris. On the whole, this movie explores various issues related to the experiences of people who live in a post-colonial country. This paper is aimed at […]

“Memento” by Christopher Nolan

Memento is an American psychological thriller by Christopher Nolan that narrates the story about Leonard Shelby, a man who suffers from loss of long-term memory, which prevents the heroes from storing new memories. In order to remember the events from the past, Shelby develops a system of notes, photos, and tattoos that remind of his […]

Horror Movie’s Art

Horror movie critics have asserted that there is a growing tendency in making much more violent and bloody movies. At a glance, it is difficult to understand why people pay money for the ticket to watch the most horrible, thrilling, and creepy scenes at the cinema. However, deeper examination explores much more sophisticated reasons for […]

“Aliens” Movie

“Aliens” is an upshot of the movie Alien that was produced and released in 1986. This outstanding work of Cameron has been faced with critical comments since its release. A very high status had already been set by the precedent movie Alien produced and directed by Scott. The status attached to this series has broken […]

Problems of the Movie Industry

Introduction While many people consider moviemaking art, it is still largely an industry and is, therefore, powered by the same principles as any other business is. Just as competitive and as dependent on internal and external factors as any other industry, moviemaking seems to be facing a number of problems at present, which is likely […]

The film Kramer vs. Kramer directed by Robert Benton

This paper is aimed at discussing the film Kramer vs. Kramer directed by Robert Benton. In particular, it is necessary to examine the way in which the concept of family is portrayed in this movie. Much attention should be paid to such issues as gender roles, the responsibilities of parents, and other questions that are […]

Western Movie: Stagecoach and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Introduction Western movies are a genre of the film production in America. They mostly capture the unrefined America between its civilization and traditions. They are filmed on basis of war, discovery, personal journeys and romance. They are the oldest and most flexible genre of films (Howard, 1996). Evolution of the western movies over time The […]

Late Spring Movie

Introduction The traditional Japanese cinema is very different from the Western tradition of movie making. Late Spring is one of the masterpieces created by Yasujiro Ozu. Taking into account rather unusual representation of the idea and shooting techniques, the film is considered to be a unique phenomenon in the movie making of the world. The […]

Sisters of Gion: A Conflict of Value Systems

The film Sisters of Gion directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1936 shows the way in which two women cope with the experience of being a geisha. It should be borne in mind that the main characters are sisters who have different educational backgrounds and values. In this movie, the director confronts two opposing views. In […]

Transformation and Change in Australia Between 1850-1945

Australian theatre and film can be traced way back to the year 1850. It began as a theatre industry majorly characterised by short, simple and live stage performances which involved a limited number of actors. The modern industry is now characterised by documented films and movies with complex themes and large cast crews. The industry […]

Nowhere in Africa. Movie Analysis

The movie begins in Germany during the Nazi period when Jews were being persecuted by Hitler regime. Walter, a very successful and established lawyer is forced to flee with his family to a remote area in Kenya a country in East Africa. All Jews were perceived as enemies of Germany thus they were rounded up […]

Love and the girl child in “The King of Masks”

“The King of Masks” directed by Wu Tianming is a kindhearted Chinese melodrama that renders a clear understanding of the theme of love. The film begins with Wang Bian Lian (Zhu Xu), an old street performer frantically searching for a male heir to teach him the face changing techniques according to the Chinese culture. In […]

Horror Movies: We Are What We Are

When marketing a horror movie, it is essential to take into account a number of peculiarities of this genre. Horror movies have specific audience and tend to explore certain topics. As far as Jim Mickle’s “We are what we are” is concerned, it requires special attention. First of all, this horror movie is a remake […]

Examination: “Blade Runner” by Ridley Scott

The Setting of Blade Runner The movie is set in a gloomy futuristic city, a metropolis in a period of societal decline. The opening remarks tell the audience that the setting of the movie is Los Angeles and the year is 2019 (Blade Runner). At the beginning, this industrialized city appears wet and overpopulated; its […]

Film Analysis Essay -Cinderella Man

Introduction Director Ron Howard and Producers Brian Grazer, Penny Marshall had all the ingredients of a clichéd film. First, they selected an award winning actor to play the lead role in ‘Cinderella Man’. Then they chose to focus on a storyline that others have done countless times in Hollywood; a boxing championship. Furthermore, the events […]

A Film Analysis on Titanic

The film “Titanic” represents the ship that was deemed unsinkable and occurrences on her 1912 maiden journey from Southampton, in the United Kingdom, to New York City, in the United States. On the ship was a girl (Rose DeWitt Bukater, acted by Kate Winslet) engaged to a rich man (Caledon) that she never loved. Despite […]

Film Analysis Proposal: The Other Son – Directed by Lorraine Lévy

Introduction The Other Son is a poignant film about two boys, Joesph (Jules Sitruk) and Yacine (Medhi Dehbi), 18 years of age, who discover that they had been accidentally switched shortly after birth. The film exposes the sensitive issues and the consequences for the boys and their families as a result of this switch (“The […]

Citizen Kane and The Verdict

Introduction Creating a compelling and interesting character is a complicated task. Perhaps, one of the greatest challenges regarding the process of character development is to allow the audience relating to the character. While it is very easy to create a perfectly flawless and bland character with a personality of a hairspray can, which every single […]

Film Discussion: “Diva” by Jean-Jacques Beineix

France has always been associated with such concepts as love, beauty, art, culture and carefreeness. However, the end of the twentieth century was the period when the humanity faced the issues related to upcoming globalization. That was the period of certain confusion and even despair, anger and hope. The image of France as a land […]

Little Buddha: The Path of the Enlightenment

Despite the fact that Bertolucci’s movie has a number of flaws, historical inaccuracies and a rather jumbled plot, it can still be considered a rather impressive and memorable interpretation of Siddhartha and the Four Noble Truths. The first noble truth, i.e., the truth of dukkha, or suffering and anxiety, is shown in Siddhartha’s battle with […]