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27 Jan 2021

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

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...

05 Jul 2016

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...

24 Jul 2015

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

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

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....

04 Sep 2011

The Pride and Prejudice of Elizabeth: An Analysis of the Heroine in Pride and Prejudice

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

This paper gives an analysis of characters of the heroine in Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice is generally considered as one of the Jane Austen's most popular works. After reading the novel, people will be attracted by Elizabeth's intelligence, wit and lively character,...

27 Jun 2011

Masks and costumes in Ancient Greek Theater

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Ancient Greek theater has long been of interest to many historians and theater enthusiasts alike. Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of Greek theater is the masks used by all actors, made even more intriguing because little is known about them. Although history can tell us...

27 Jun 2011

Viewer's Guide: Okuribito (Departures)

Essay - 8 pages - Film studies

New viewers of Asian cinema, especially if they are from a Western audience, often encounter many problems in understanding Asian movies. The cultural background of the film can often times be quite perplexing; Asian culture differs so vastly from Western culture that many new...

29 Sep 2010

The beginning... Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

His full name was Walter Elias Disney. He was born in Chicago in 1901 but was raised with his three brothers and his sister in Marceline, Missouri. He already loved drawing when he was seven. While he was studying at McKinley HighSchool he started to take night courses at the Chicago Art...

29 Sep 2010

Everyone says I love you- Woody Allen (1996)

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

The essence of life is undoubtedly ?Love'. This eccentric family tale illustrates love and its uphill and downhill effects followed by family feasts. The story relates to DJ who is the daughter of Joe Berlin (Woody Allen) and Steffi Dandridge (Goldie Hawn). Steffi is now married to Bob...

29 Sep 2010

Representations of women: Hitchcock's Psycho and Mary Rogers

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Alfred Hitchcock's ?Psycho' is known for being emblematic of the suspense genre inasmuch as a crime is at the core of the scenario. However it is perfectly arguable that the movie is about women and maybe about two women that embody Hitchcock's view about the opposite gender. It is...

29 Sep 2010

"Clockers", a movie by Spike Lee, 1995

Essay - 5 pages - Film studies

The movie ?Clockers' hit the theatres in 1995. The director, Spike Lee, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20th 1957. His mother, a schoolteacher and father, a jazz musician, raised him in Brooklyn, New York City. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta before attending a graduate...

29 Sep 2010

A pychoanalytic study of Hitchcok's Spellbound

Essay - 5 pages - Film studies

Alfred Hitchcock has often been cited as a film-maker who used the Freudian and Lacanian theories of psychoanalysis and applied them to the narrative of his films. Spellbound is a film which uses psychoanalysis as a plot device; psychoanalytical elements are found both in the characters, like in...

29 Sep 2010

Rear Window as an example of Panopticism

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

Panopticism is a concept that stems from the work of an eighteenth century philosopher, Jeremy Bentham. He was trying to figure out how to build a prison in which the guards could see the prisoners in such a way that the prisoners could never come to know they were being watched upon. Although...

04 Aug 2010

Food for Moloch: The Cyborg as worker

Essay - 1 pages - Film studies

In Sue Short's book on Cyborg Cinema, she progresses by discussing the Cyborg as a worker. The word “robot” is derived from the Czech word “robota” which means “enforced labor.” In turn, Aristotle referred to slaves as “living tools”. It is easy to see then...

30 Jul 2010

Being there as a study of symbolic interaction

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

After observing Chance the Gardiner become ‘Chauncey Gardiner' in the movie Being There it is easy to see why this film is such an excellent representation of many of the concepts in Symbolic Interactionism. Although many sociological notions are represented in the movie quite well,...

05 May 2010

Philadelphia

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

The issue of HIV and AIDS in America in the late 1980's is one laden with sociological importance; the film Philadelphia (1993) attempts to address some of the issues surrounding this disease and question society's behavior around diseased individuals and its repercussions. Philadelphia is a film...

01 Apr 2010

Dexter's duality

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

The opening credit sequence for Showtime's hit thriller, “Dexter,” clearly marks the series as an innovative, provocative, and darkly spun show. The opening credits nearly mirror the start to Mary Harron's 2000 “American Psycho,” and with good reason. Dexter Morgan represents...

01 Apr 2010

Storytelling and Hitchcock's Psycho

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho intricately weaves the seven elements of storytelling in a clever and highly stylized fashion. Hitchcock, known for his meticulous attention to detail, elaborately illustrates his character's traits with the use of mise-en-scene subtle mannerisms. The...

01 Apr 2010

Lolita's Prison

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

In Nabokov's book Lolita and in Stanley Kubrick's film of the same name, Lolita's role never sheds light on her character's interiority. Instead, Nabokov and Kubrick use men to convey the suffering of poor Lolita. The book is told from the perspective of the lecherous Humbert, and his conception...

07 May 2009

Modern Times (1936), directed by Charlie Chaplin

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

First, I will talk about the historical context of the film. Chaplin goes around the world during sixteen months. When he comes back to Hollywood, in 1932, he observes the economic and social results of the Great Depression, which made, in two years, seven million unemployed in the US. ...

07 May 2009

Movie review: Trainspotting

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Many films deal with drugs. Among those, there are - Scarface, The Godfather, Revolver and so on. This theme is popular in Anglo-Saxon cinema. Trainspotting directed by Danny Boyle is a film which deals with drugs in a blunt way. A group of friends, in the nineties, in Edinburgh, are only...

07 May 2009

Hollywood film genres: Melodrama

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

“Something else besides a mother” this was Stella Dallas' excuse to her daughter in order to alienate her bond with her daughter and secure the latter's marriage into the upper class society. Discussing the key-scenes of the film that reveal the two contradictory roles...

20 Feb 2009

How does the 1976 film network accurately reflect ideologies and practices of modern television?

Essay - 5 pages - Film studies

The ideologies and practices evident in modern television are succinctly foreshadowed in the 1976 Hollywood classic, Network. This prophetic Oscar-winning film satirically dramatised a series of predictions, most of which were fulfilled in modern television. The film shows that...

05 Feb 2009

Formulating nationalist conversations: An investigation of the function of West African Cinema

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Traditional African filmmakers, considered themselves part of an emerging third world cinema and used film as a tool of revolution, a means of political education to be used for transforming consciousness, however now there is a new generation of filmmakers that have been supposedly "freed from...

27 Jan 2009

Film Critique: The Asphalt Jungle

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

The first wave of urgency to escape the world of corruption, greed, and immorality inside the shady underground of the urban city ("the jungle"), is brought forth by protagonists Dix Handley and Alonzo Emmerich in two scenes of John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle. The first scene takes place in...

27 Jan 2009

Spike making Malcolm his own

Essay - 7 pages - Film studies

Despite intentions to stay true to an original source, a director's view will almost undoubtedly change certain elements of the film. This happens in the case of Malcolm X. Spike chose not to tell the story chronologically, as the autobiography mostly does, and this adds to...

19 Jan 2009

Analysis of do the right thing, spike lee (1989)

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Do the Right Thing was released in May 1989 in Cannes. Spike Lee directed, produced and wrote the screenplay for the film. It tackles the subject of race relations by depicting the ethnic communities of the Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where Spike Lee grew up. Spike Lee plays the...

16 Jan 2009

What makes a popular soap opera?

Essay - 6 pages - Film studies

A soap opera is a work of fiction taking the form of a serial, generally televised or radio phonic. They made their appearance with the radio in the Thirties. When the large networks started to develop, naturally these series followed .This designation comes from the fact that the first American...