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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

27 Apr 2015
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Use game theory to analyze the dilemma faced by Paramount Pictures in setting the release date of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. In the position of Judy Witwicky, what advice would you give Paramount Pictures?

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

In this coursework, a dilemma faced by Paramount Pictures (Paramount) about the release date of the film Transformer 3: Dark of the Moon (Transformer 3) will be analyzed, and then some advices will be given by using game theory. Paramount is one of the largest American film production studios,...

14 Apr 2015
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Film Argument: Mementoby Christopher Nolan (2000)

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

Memento, a 90 minute film by Christopher Nolan, was released in 2000. The film is a theatrical attempt at addressing misdirected revenge in a modern society. Leonard Shelby, the main character, is a retired insurance investigator who suffers from anterograde amnesia resultant from a head trauma...

08 Apr 2015
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The Film, "Class Action" - Problem Based Learning Task

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

The film, “Class Action” by Michael Apted (1991) is a legal/law -themed movie that is concerned with injuries that a defective automobile causes. The lawsuit takes a rather interesting dimension when it becomes apparent that the defence attorney and the plaintiff's attorney have...

30 Mar 2015
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Stereotypes in Humor - The Comic Dimension of Human Experience

Case study - 5 pages - Film studies

In the popular television series, the 2 and ½ Men, the issue of differences of humor as a function of the social and economic stature of the person to whom the humor is directed emerges. Walden is a rich man and Allen harper is a parasite who lives off Walden and other people (2 and ½ Men). Humor...

30 Jan 2015
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Profile of theatre in columnists

Case study - 7 pages - Film studies

Lucio Ribeiro, 41, a columnist for specialized leaf in pop music and film, he was also a DJ, edited the magazine "Capricho" and has a column in the "Bizz". He wrote for the BBC on Wednesday's. Lucio Ribeiro ensured that the cultural journalist, as well as any other journalist from another...

24 Nov 2014
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Growing Change, Offering a Solution to World Hunger-Movie review

Case study - 4 pages - Film studies

Growing Change, a film by Simon Cunich, is a documentary investigating the current food system and solution to world hunger. The film documents the current food system by trying to understand why a lot of people goes hungry every day. The film begins by an investigating the long-time underlying...

16 Sep 2014
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The Audience Study of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Case study - 7 pages - Film studies

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company was found in 1958 by an African American ‘'dancer, choreographer and visionary'' named Alvin Ailey (https://www.facebook.com/AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater/info). Ailey vision was to establish a multi-racial dance center where internationally...