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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...

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

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...

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...