Category: Film

  • Report on the Weather Man

    In the Weather Man, the director Gore Verbinski presents a middle-aged man’s mingled relationship with his father, ex-wife, children, and job in a special period of time. In the first few scenes, the main role, Dave Spritz, lost his decent job with high payment. And the

  • To Kill a Mocking Bird: Compare and Contrasted to the movie



    You’re about to read the most amazing paper ever written. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD the novel vs. TKAM the movie. TKAM was written by Harper Lee in 1960, the movie was made in 1963. There are some significant parts missing from movie. These scenes…

  • Editing in Science Fiction Film



    Before discussing editing in the genre, it is necessary to first identify it, in order to be able to compare atmospheres, themes, visual elements or characters… and see how the editing could meet and match these characteristics.

  • “Radio” – Movie Review



    The film we choose to critique is “Radio” starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Ed Harris. It is based on a true story of James Robert “Radio” Kennedy and tells the story of how a man who is mentally retarded begins a

  • Observations From the Box Office

    Personal traits, tastes, and opinions influence our every day lives. From the places we shop to the classes we take, our personalities affect our choices. This is also true for the movies we choose to see. For

  • Sexism Within Disney Films

    The more liberal critiques often ignore entirely the racist, sexist, and antidemocratic ethos that permeates Disney films. (p85 mouse roar) Once can’t help wondering what is wholesome about Disney’s overt

  • Major Themes in “The Green Mile”

    The Green Mile by Stephen King is the story of a man with god-given powers of healing sentenced to death for killing two young girls. The themes of compassion and sacrifice can be seen in this movie. One part of this

  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven versus Smoke Signals



    What does it mean to be an Indian? First of all you have to be a warrior and to look like a warrior, to look “stoic”, secondly you have to be connected with Mother Earth by understanding the sound of nature and

  • little miss sunshine movie review



    Little Miss Sunshine delights audiences with its almost unbelievable eccentricity, and still manages to earn a nod of empathy with its heartfelt situations. This balanced mixture of pathos and humor helps to transform

  • Fawlty Towers Review and Analysis

    Fawlty Towers is a series of twelve television episodes taking place in a hotel in Torquay. The protagonists consist of Basil Fawlty and Sybil, his wife, who are the managers of the hotel. Manuel, who does not speak

  • “The Island” – Movie Review and Critical Analysis

    Some may claim that, as a nation founded upon liberty and freedom of choice, America must well uphold its tradition as a democracy rather than backslide into a Communist reign of pure governmental authority. Individualism and capitalism have always been central

  • The Big Sleep – Film Essay

    The film script can be seen as a nexus, an intermediary point between the world of literature and the visual world of cinema (Hueso, 221). In order to negotiate these two worlds – to get from a novel to a film – some form of adaptation is necessary. Howard Hawks’s, 1946

  • The Monster in Eli Roth’s Hostel



    He awoke in a dark, damp room that appeared to be a basement. Josh had not the slightest clue where he was. “Where the fuck am I?” he kept bellowing. Finally a man removed the burlap sack covering Josh’s face. “You, oh God, oh Shit!” Josh recognized the man from the train ride to Slovakia.…

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – Movie Review

    I had the pleasure of watching Ace Ventura: Pet Detective for the first time in the theaters at the age of 14. From the opening scene where you see Ace as the comical HDS man to grand finale where Ace is wrestling the Philadelphia Eagles mascot, I was hooked. Each line imprinted on my mind,…

  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev”

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev” Creativity is one of the most important motifs in Andrei Tarkovsky’s critically acclaimed Russian film, “Andrei Rublev.” Although Tarkovsky never comes right out and explains his views on creativity, he

  • “Modern Times” and The Importance of Food – Film Essay

    “Modern Times” and The Importance of Food – Film Essay “Modern Times” is a black and white film from the nineteen thirties that considers the working man and working conditions during the most crushing times of the Great Depression. Charlie Chaplin is the producer, director,

  • Summary of Bulworth – Film Essay

    Summary of Bulworth – Film Essay Imagine a country where politicians speak the harsh truth. Imagine a country where there is no corporate control over government or politics. Imagine a country where people flock around a candidate that genuinely speaks with their

  • Enemy at The Gate Movie Review, Summary, and Critique – Film Essay

    Enemy at The Gate Movie Review, Summary, and Critique – Film Essay A hero never chooses his destiny. His destiny chooses him. Enemy at the Gates is a rare World War II movie that does not involve the Americans. The title of the film is taken from the book “Enemy at the Gate: The Battle…

  • In ‘Stand By Me’ – What Is The Journey Really About?

    In ‘Stand By Me’ – What Is The Journey Really About? The boys’ typical journey on discovering Ray Brower’s deceased body was not what they had expected. Throughout the journey, Gordie Lachance, Chris Chambers, Vern Tession and Teddy Duchamp had discovered more about themselves

  • Fahrenheit 9/11 and Michael Moore – Intro to Film Essay



    Fahrenheit 9/11 and Michael Moore – Intro to Film Essay Michael Moore deals with the taboo subject of politics with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. This documentary uses the rhetorical form of film making as its main purpose is to

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Film Essay

    The Picture of Dorian Gray – Film Essay The MGM film “The Picture of Dorian Gray” was directed by Albert E. Lewis, in i945.This film was based upon Oscar Wilde´ s unique novel which has the same name. Lewis was an American filmmaker, producer and

  • Memories and Androids – What Is It To Be Human Essay

    Memories and Androids – What Is It To Be Human Essay Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner deals with the effects of memories on a person or even an android. The memories an android collects can give it a past, a personality. What were once mindless automatons have become personable creatures that feel and sense in the…

  • Summary of the Movie Happiness (1998) – Film Essay

    Summary of the Movie Happiness (1998) – Film Essay The existence of the wound culture is demonstrated in Happiness, though the characters affected by it are not always willing participants. Bill Maplewood is presented in all ways as anything but your regular violent, or in his case abusive, criminal. He does not commit these violent…

  • Movie regulations in American and British movie industry – Film Essay

    Movie regulations in American and British movie industry – Film Essay Cinema has been seen as a way of free artistic expression since its invention. Film makers assumed that they could allow themselves more than in, for instance, in theatres- they assumed that if the scenes were not acted live before the audience, they could…

  • The Cinema – More Than a Social Phenomenon. Film History Essay

    The Cinema – More Than a Social Phenomenon. Film History Essay Going to cinema is more than a social phenomenon; a simple technology has been able to culminate art forms culturally shaping society. The cinema experience draws upon such a wide intersection of factors it has become a complex subject of extensive and varying fascinations.…