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30 Oct 2023

Pride & Prejudice, The Dance Scene - Joe Wright (2005) - Should and can the cinematographic reinterpretation of « Pride and Prejudice » be exactly similar to the novel?

Artwork commentary - 1 pages - Film studies

« Pride and Prejudice » is initially a novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The plot takes place in the 19th century. It focuses on the Bennet family, especially Elisabeth Bennet, the main character of the story. The extract we're studying here takes place in the beginning of the story,...

22 Sep 2023

Quantico, Simon Finds Out the Truth About the Twins - Joshua Safran and Mark Gordon (2015) - Filmic Analysis

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Film studies

The scene we have here is taken from an American TV show called "Quantico". The first season of this "terrorism drama thriller" series premiered on September 2015 in the United States, and its last season (third one) concluded in August 2018. The creator of this TV show, Joshua Safran, wanted to...

07 Sep 2023

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Lamb to the Slaughter - Alfred Hitchcock (1957) - Summary

Artwork commentary - 1 pages - Film studies

This short film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1957 as the 28th episode in the third season of his television series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". The director first introduces the story from a grocery store, where he is funnily fined for causing traffic trouble, as if he was driving too...

24 Aug 2023
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The male gaze in the film Mean Girls

Presentation - 9 pages - Film studies

This document contains a presentation analyzing the male gaze in the movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy, starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried. The plot focuses on a naïve teenage girl navigating her way through the social hierarchy of...

18 Aug 2023

How did the Brighton School change the way of telling stories in Cinema, using in particular a new method of editing and giving a new role to the camera?

Dissertation - 2 pages - Film studies

A freshman graduating in Cinema would probably have questions about how Cinema has evolved since 1895. Although, more precisely, the question to ask is when and what are the basis of the cinema we know today. The Brighton School started in 1898 with Robert William Paul. He built his own camera:...

18 Aug 2023

What Strictly Defined Expressionist Cinema in its Aesthetic and its Intellectual Aspirations ?

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

After WW1, Germany was wiped out and wrecked and so had difficulties putting on a new face. Its cinematographic industry also had trouble compared to Hollywood given that Germany has been undergoing an economic recession. The expressionist cinema is a movement which arose from the German...

23 Nov 2022

Imitation Game - Morten Tyldum (2014) - Does the movie pay a beautiful tribute to Alan Turing, the main character?

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Film studies

I would like to present The Imitation Game, a British movie based on a true story. Here is my key question I would like to answer: Does the movie pay a beautiful tribute to Alan Turing, the main character? In order to answer my key question, I'd like to start by a short presentation of the...

22 Nov 2022

My Own Private Idaho - Gus Van Sant (1991) - The Character's Inner Torments

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Film studies

The movie My Own Private Idaho was directed by Gus Van Sant. It was released in 1991, in a period when almost no films dealing with homosexuality and queerness in general had yet been shown to the public. Everything was still just the "right" way to behave. So for one of the first times, we...

21 Nov 2022

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (2007) - The Internal Conflict of the Main Character

Artwork commentary - 1 pages - Film studies

Based on Marjane Satrapi's famous autobiographical comic books, Persepolis is a condensed movie of the four volumes of this saga. Co-directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud and released in 2007, Persepolis is the journey of Marjane herself, an eight-year-old girl living in Tehran in...

21 Nov 2022

The Screenplay

Worksheets - 3 pages - Film studies

This document is made of ten corrected questions about screenplays.

21 Nov 2022

Blade Runner - Ridley Scott (1982) - Sequence Tears in rain

Artwork commentary - 3 pages - Film studies

The film we will analyze today is the movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott. Released in 1982, Blade Runner is a science fiction film introducing us to Rick Deckard, a Blade Runner who will be in charge during all the film to eliminate replicants, androids with human appearance. The film...

06 Oct 2022

4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days - Mungiu Cristian (2007) - A commentary on the narrative's social and historical contexts

Artwork commentary - 5 pages - Film studies

The film, "4 months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days", by Mungiu Cristian opens on a fish tank resting on a table clustered with newspapers, dishes, and a smoking cigarette burning on an ashtray. And as a hand reaches out for the smoke, the picture pulls back in a sharp movement and reveals two undergraduate...

22 Aug 2022
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Eugenics and determination: a review of Gattaca (1997)

Artwork commentary - 1 pages - Film studies

Let's take a look at Andrew Niccol's latest SF movie, featuring Ethan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman. Nominee of the best Art Direction-Set Direction, Gattaca raises interesting questions while being artistically on point.

25 Jul 2022

Jarhead - Sam Mendes (2005) - The place of men and women in society during the war

Artwork commentary - 3 pages - Film studies

Jarhead is a trip movie and also a movie of war that tells the stories of the soldiers, it was filmed in the late 1970s, Sam Mendes directed the film based on the true story of Anthony Swofford's private life as a military man in the US marine, the movie takes us back to the Gulf War. The...

27 Dec 2021

Twice the fall - Creating a short movie based on real facts

Speech - 2 pages - Film studies

The movie I'm about to introduce is titled Twice the fall. It traces back the 09/11 events through the story of two distinct characters, Linda Vasquez and Seth Grayson, respectively confronted with psychological and political issues. September 11th, 2001, Manhattan. The twin towers collapse,...

13 Nov 2021

Jane Eyre - Franco Zeffirelli (1996) - The issue of adaptation

Artwork commentary - 18 pages - Film studies

Zeffirelli had to combine several, sometimes contradictory constraints: he had to update the text, to maintain a specific filmic transcription of the novel, and to negotiate a delicate balance between recognising the influence of the source text and the need for a specific creativity in the...

03 Sep 2021

Primary Colors - Mike Nichols (1998)

Essay - 1 pages - Film studies

In January 1996 the journalist and moderate columnist Joe Klein anonymously published a book which was entitled Primary Colors. Quickly, the novel knew a great success and became a best-seller: it spent 9 weeks as number one on the New York Times bestseller list. So it's one of the most...

10 Jun 2021
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Form and Style in Film

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Film form is the decisions you make that concern and shape the whole story, as it has been written or how it will be shown to the audience, and film style is the specific shooting, editing and audio decisions we make to support the form. The form is all about the story, plot, and narrative of the...

10 Jun 2021
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The Codes and Conventions of Factual Programming for Television

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Film studies

Documentary films are ‘non-fictional, slice of life factual works of art' (Reference: http://www.filmsite.org/docfilms.html). Because of this, documentaries may be described as accurate representations of life, whether that is true or not is a completely different story. The earliest...

10 Jun 2021
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Analysing suspense sequences - Blackout and It Follows

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Film studies

Blackout is set within a medium-sized apartment, with the main locations we see being the bedroom, the kitchen, and a storage room. The bedroom is small, the bed in the middle with a small amount of space on either side. Bedside table with a lamp, some books and a framed photo of a person. The...

31 May 2021
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Stalker - Andreï Tarkovski (1979)

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Stalker is a film directed by Andreï Tarkovski shot in 1979 in U.S.S.R. The screenplay is loosely based on a novel by Boris and Arcady Strugatski: Roadside Picnic. The Stalker works as a guide who leads people through 'The Zone' - an area where the normal laws of physics no longer apply-...

29 Mar 2021
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Irresistible - Jon Stewart (2020)

Dissertation - 2 pages - Film studies

Irresistible is an American political comedy film written and directed by Jon Stewart and released in June 2020 in the US with as main characters: Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, and Rose Byrne. This movie speaks about the political world specially in...

27 Jan 2021
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Corpse Bride (Les Noces funèbres ou La Mariée cadavérique au Québec) - Tim Burton (2005)

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Corpse Bride is a 2005 animated film directed by Tim Burton. It was created using the technique of stop-motion, which consists of objects being physically manipulated between individually photographed frames. In this case, the objects used are puppets with movable joints, as in many other Tim...

02 Dec 2020
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Women's Employment Opportunities in Key Creative Roles of Filmmaking in the UK and in France

Essay - 6 pages - Film studies

This business report compares the employment opportunities in the film industry for women in France and in the UK. France has more films produced and released than the UK, meaning more people are employed in the French film industry. Certain factors create obstacles for women in building their...

02 Dec 2020
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The Tangible Sight: The Haptic Experience in Film

Dissertation - 20 pages - Film studies

The following essay concerns audio-visual representations of the sense of touch in cinema, with a focus on contemplative and experimental cinema, and the affect it has on a general audience. To explain what happens physiologically and psychologically that allows us to feel, I've studied the...

05 Jul 2016
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Children of heaven - Majid Majidi, 1997

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

As a children growing up, it is often very difficult if not impossible to express ourselves. Children, despite the fact that they are young and still immature, must often face brutal circumstances and overcome serious difficulties. Sometimes, the difficulties cannot be overcome, yet it may not be...

09 Sep 2015
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Ethical Analysis of Comments on White Supremacist in the film Crash (2004)

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

The film Crash (2004) tells a story of the interrelationship between five of the USA racial groups namely the Whites, the Blacks, the Latinos, Koreans and Iranians. While all the five races are playing different roles and depictions in developing the film, the ultimate social comment that comes...

24 Jul 2015
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A king in New York - Charlie Chaplin

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

A King in New York Is a film by Charlie Chaplin which is directed, not at a particular individual, nation, culture as most critics would argue, but at the inhumanity caused by lack of political reality, and the organized attack on freedom in a world of informants. In the film, Chaplin can best be...

24 Jul 2015
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Zeitgeist - Peter Joseph, 2007

Essay - 1 pages - Film studies

The 2007 film, Zeitgeist, provides a compelling argument regarding the manipulation of American citizens. According to the documentary, the inhabitants of our country are manipulated daily by the government, large institutions, and economic supremacies. Three primary sections combine to...

24 Jul 2015
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General trend in the way american movies portrayed american leadership in the last seven decades

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

Leaders are generated in small numbers. Some are born to be leaders, while others work so hard that they eventually assume the role of leadership. Nevertheless, most leaders share similar characteristics. Over the last seven decades, several films have revealed the identity of leaders in America....