Film Essays

  • Neorealism In Film

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    Recorded throughout history, a number of film movements have dared to explore the unconventional; in particular the Italian neorealism movement gave the world a new perspective to contrast Hollywood at the time. From the year 1945 to around 1950 the Italian neorealism movement was declaring to the world how a meaningful motion picture does not have to accept the rules Hollywood lives by. The films of the movement are most often defined by the narratives and the lack of resources used in production

  • Film Noir Film Analysis

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    THE LOST FALCON IN FILM NOIR In written literature, writings that mention about crime is classified as “Noir Fiction”. From the second half of the 19th century, in cinematography, this genre is simulated as “Film Noir”. The audience will encounter with a crime throughout the film which is made by using this specific genre. Main characters in this genre are a criminal who is mostly a man, a female and a detective. Criminals are mostly coldblooded and ruthless. This behavior disorientation can

  • Homosexuals In Film

    741 Words  | 3 Pages

    To begin with, the cinema and film industry has not always been so accepting of LGBTQ+ roles or actors/actresses. During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, homosexuals within silent films were seen as flamboyant, humorous characters. As film transitioned from silent to talking in the late 1920’s early 1930’s, homosexuals became a figure on film that was easily taken advantage of. This was because of the characteristics oftentimes associated with homosexual characters such as

  • Connectedness In Film

    807 Words  | 4 Pages

    itself, of scenes that play out over and over again, lies at the heart of Nostalgia de la luz. Although the film is personal in style, the viewer feels that Guzmán reaches outward (beyond the self) to make visible connections among history and human experience, to create awareness that, ideally, might form the basis for reconstituting broken communities. Of course, we don’t see anything in this film akin to the pueblo of Third Cinema, but what we do see are groups of people (the wives and mothers of the

  • Surrealism In Film

    1912 Words  | 8 Pages

    Surrealism in film will soon revolutionize the theme of cinema by being

  • Blaxploitation Film Analysis

    1047 Words  | 5 Pages

    rescuing the film industry. What this has notably emerged was the larger presence of African-American talent, either it is in front or behind the scenes, and the awareness of the race relations in the United States. Popular blaxploitation films like “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” “Foxy Brown,” and “Shaft” have defined the genre with the use of violent action, soundtracks, and strong black lead characters. “Bush Mama” may not be a typical film when thinking about blaxploitation films, but it challenged

  • Film Music: The Importance Of Music In A Film

    1308 Words  | 6 Pages

    “Music best enhances a film by focusing emotion. It can enhance in other more mechanical ways such as setting pace or creating tension but it is the emotional quality of music which best enhances a film. Music can reach an audience emotionally beyond the ability of picture and sound.” John McNaughton (Film and television director) In this essay I will be discussing the importance and role music plays in a film. A precursor to films and film music there were operas, this essay will discuss the influence

  • The Film Inception

    872 Words  | 4 Pages

    big-budget, big-profit, thrilling sci-fi movie that was directed by the well-known Christopher Nolan. As it came out in 2010, it impressed a lot of people! Despite having released other amazing films, such as “The Dark Knight” and “Momento”, Chris Nolan really surprised his audience with the ingenious film Inception. The movie Inception represents an important point in the development history of the science-fiction genre! I agree with Josh Tyler, who in his movie review, said: “Inception gets what

  • Objectivity In Documentary Film

    1064 Words  | 5 Pages

    Scholars like Bill Nichols, Michael Chanan, and Jane Chapman argue that the filmmaker’s subjectivity inevitably corrupts any possibility for the attainment of objectivity and that no absolute truth or reality can be captured in documentary film; while scholars like Stephen Mamber and filmmakers who ascribed to the schools of cinema verite and direct cinema suggest that objectivity is attainable through filming real people in uncontrolled situations. “Documentary presents first-hand experience and

  • Misrepresentation In Film

    1746 Words  | 7 Pages

    Misrepresentation of Mental Illness in Films Movies, being the most preferred form of entertainment, tend to reach huge global audiences and can exert a powerful influence to shape their attitudes and opinions. It is undeniable to assert how they, directly or vicariously, affect the way people behave towards similar situations in reality, highly in consonance with the way they are depicted in films. The constant attempt by the film industry to romanticize or glamorize their films, however; at the cost of a false

  • Diversity In Film Analysis

    258 Words  | 2 Pages

    fans of movie franchises and has left a mark on job discrimination. Minority groups in the field of film have not gotten the recognition needed. There needs to be available opportunities for actors of minority. Hollywood has gained negative criticism on the lack of diversity not only in casting but recently on the Academy Awards stage. However, I plan to discover a way to revitalize diversity in film. I plan on exposing misconceptions on how the casting process in Hollywood is handled based on actors

  • Film Technological Advancement

    1731 Words  | 7 Pages

    the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it's popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they'll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way. Seven years later, in June of 2013, Spielberg had altered his opinion, predicting "an implosion in the film industry" (Bond). This grim prophecy is common amongst film royalty and lesser known alike. The Hollywood film industry is worth billions, but is what they are producing

  • Clueless Film Analysis

    1294 Words  | 6 Pages

    Topic 1: Film genres Through the 1995 film “Clueless”, written and directed by Amy Heckerling, the idea that film genres are located in industry and texts and audiences is clearly shown. “Clueless” is an American typical romantic comedy. This film can be seen as a hybrid genre as it include different characteristics of two film genres. In this movie, elements of humour and romance are both illustrated by its generic formulas and story content. The film talked about the heroine Cher goes through her

  • Freeheld Film Analysis

    259 Words  | 2 Pages

    her colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree won their battle for couples equality. The Peter Scollet film based on the book, Freeheld, by Cynthia Wade earned $320,365 in the box office opening day and won “Best Film” at the Sebastiane Award. The film has been

  • Proteus Film Analysis

    1224 Words  | 5 Pages

    Through looking at the lens of the film “Proteus” ,which has been used as an illustration for the historical account based on the real life trial of Claas Blank and Rijkhart Jacobsz. This essay aims to argue that the historical text is untrustworthy and how the film proves this through identifying the unworthiness in the following ways: the origins of same-sex relations, contrasting how these relations are dealt with between the Cape Colony and in Amsterdam. Finally, how the significance Robben Island

  • Sirens Film Analysis

    721 Words  | 3 Pages

    student film that I truly did not like and, honestly, it was difficult to see past the plot, which, again, I really did not enjoy or understand at many points. It had a few strong aspects independent of the story, but as Weston says in Directing Actor, not even great acting can make a poor script into a truly great movie. In this case, I think that the script really was a hindrance for the actors because there appeared to causality and thus no reasoning behind the plot progression and the film lacked

  • Modernism In Postmodern Film

    2740 Words  | 11 Pages

    and predictable solutions, postmodernism did just the opposite. When speaking of the term postmodernism and film, films usually leave the audience unsettled through its fragmented, ironic and disjointed narrative. Many other characteristics such as the blurring of boundaries between truth and fiction, and the manipulation of time and space are elements used in postmodern film. Postmodern film, putting the focus on the liminal space1. means that meaning is often generated through the spaces and transitions

  • Mojave Film Analysis

    981 Words  | 4 Pages

    With the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the future prospects for Oscar Isaac are looking even more plentiful than already did. Prior to Star Wars, he enthralled audiences with brilliant performances in such films as Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year, and Ex Machina – not to mention a Golden Globe winning performance in the HBO miniseries, Show Me a Hero. And, before he hits the big screen this summer in X-Men: Apocalypse, he stars alongside Garrett Hedlund in the new thriller,

  • Silent Film Analysis

    1310 Words  | 6 Pages

    or even a guitar. This is why silent film audiences seemed perfectly happy with silent movies. There was also technological difficulty of matching sound with visuals so that everyone in the audience could hear. The problems were synchronisation and amplification. A vitaphone was something that produced the first commercially viable sound system. This was then replaced by the now- standard strip of celluloid prepped for sound that runs on the side of the film strip, this makes the two modes remain

  • The Incredibles: Film Analysis

    1688 Words  | 7 Pages

    battle royal between two blockbuster films, Warner Brothers’ The Polar express and the Pixar’s The Incredibles. The uncomfortable feelings about the more accurate yet eerie characters in the Polar Express and the emotional warmth felt for Pixar’ stylized plastic family was subject for much critical debates because their releases coincided. The characters of The Incredible film looks like human but they cannot access a reality behind the traditional cartoon film character form. Cringing, embarrassment