Film Essay Topics

The Perfect Storm Film

My favorite part of The Perfect Storm actually happens when Bobby Shatford, and Albert Pierre have a bad premonition and decide not to go on the trip. Knowing they are right adds to the suspense of the situation. This part of the book is the most unbelievable though because the trip is their job, it… View Article

The Patriot Movie

In the movie, “The Patriot”, actor Mel Gibson plays the role of Benjamin Martin and is based on a story of a father of 7 children from South Carolina who is raising them in the era where Americans were fighting the British in the late eighteenth century.             Mel Gibson’s character joins the war, a… View Article

Film Critique The Queen

Movie roles performed by high caliber actors and actresses of living icons are always the hardest to portray. Helen Mirren’s portrayal of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, has given us an amazing resemblance (although without as much effects and make-up the resemblance ended) and an in-depth visual and emotional recognition of the British royal who was… View Article

Movie Review on “The Promise”

The movie entitled “The Promise” by Chen Kaige is a depiction of love and truth that lies beneath different circumstances of the characters. The promise is love where two people will unite as one in the end as they unravel their past. The main characters in the story are general Guangming, Qingcheng, and Wuhuan. These… View Article

The Princess Bride

The movie, The Princess Bride, was depicted as a fairy tale that showcased romance, camaraderie, and adventure (Maltin). In some way, it also illustrated particular comedy scenes that were really enjoyed by the viewers. The movie started with the scene wherein the grandfather, played by Peter Falk, was narrating a story to his grandson, portrayed… View Article

The Rising: Ballad Of Mangal Pandey

The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is an epic movie written by Farrukh Dhondy and Ranjit Kappor. Set in the most beautiful location for its historical perspective, the film is adorned with the beauty and extravagance of Bollywood, with the excellence of the Director Ketan Mehta. It was released in August, 2005. The epic movie… View Article

Shawshank’s Redemption

The Writer. Whenever the name Stephen King is mentioned, the first thing that comes out of most people’s mind is horror or fantasy writer. Actually, the writer wrote a lot of stories which are more if not entirely outside his usual genre. Many of this fantasy-free stuff are actually good: Stand by me (1986), Misery… View Article

“The Seventh Seal” by Ingmar Bergman

This paper is devoted to the film by Ingmar Bergman “The Seventh Seal” – a tale about the journey of a medieval knight. The form of the story is very difficult: realistic details were blended with religious and mythic overtones. The main hero was traveling with the target to find manifest of God, his journey… View Article

Food and the Endless Waltz

Akira Kurosawa’s seminal work Seven Samurai is a stirring and heart-rending commentary on 16th century Japan. The movie focuses on the rigid caste system of Japan where warriors fight while peasants farm to support them. The film’s artistic value makes it worthy of being called a Kurosawa masterpiece. However, it is in the lesson the… View Article

The Searchers Film Themes

The Searchers (1956, John Ford) explores themes of family, community, and morality on the edge of the uncivilized Western frontier. The story takes place several years after the end of the Civil War in a remote region of Texas, where the Comanche are a constant and mortal threat to the few settlers on the thinly… View Article

The Trial Film Analysis

Brief Biographical Data of Orson Welles George Orson Welles or popularly known as simply Orson Welles, was a great American director, actor, writer, film, television, stage and radio producer. He also won in the prestigious Academy Awards. Welles became famous through his radio broadcast’s The War of the Worlds. It called a large number of… View Article

The Ten Commandments

The predominant lasting impact I’ve experienced from viewing Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 remake film “The Ten Commandments” is a sense of epic profundity. This well-expected response to the film relates not only to the sweeping scope of the film’s narrative, but to the impact of the craftsmanship and craft work that brought this monumental film… View Article

The Ten Commandments

One of the top grossing films of all time is the Ten Commandments which was a remake of Cecil DeMille’s silent movie in 1923. It is considerably DeMille’s masterpiece in view of the fact that it is the highest grossing religious movie until being overtaken by “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson released… View Article

The Wizard of Oz Film Review

Hailed as perhaps one of the most influential movies of the present time, the film The Wizard of Oz has continued to mesmerize adults and children alike for many years.  Based on the 1900s novel entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the movie adaptation starring Judy Garland as Dorothy captured the… View Article

Movie Review: The White Balloon

Jafar Panahi’s movie entitled “The White Balloon” is a depiction of social reality in these present times within the eyes of a young girl protagonist. The conflict of the story is simple as well as the resolution and its setting. The main problem of the protagonist is her likeness to buy a fish but she… View Article

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The Film: Pro-War or Anti-War? A question as to the war sentiments of this film can be most accurately answered through an analysis of Private Joker.  As his nickname suggests, the young marine is glib; using his sharp wit, average John Wayne interpretations, sense of irony and his readily apparent above-average intelligence to keep himself… View Article

Jenny: A Character Analysis

INTRODUCTION This paper is a two-part personality analysis of Jenny’s character in the movie Forrest Gump. Jenny is the lead character’s childhood friend who, as a child, is sexually and physically abused by her own father and, as a young adult, gets into drug addiction and attempts suicide, and eventually succumbs to an early death,… View Article

“The Third Man” by Graham Greene and Carol Reed

The Third Man is a timeless masterpiece that acutely exemplifies a brilliant and exceptional execution of the film noir genre. Shadows play a significant aspect in the film. The use of chiaroscuro, a juxtaposition of light and dark, to covey certain moods and atmospheres is very effective. This, as well as the use of angled… View Article

Thesis Statement

This essay is based on three films. One, “ All that heaven allows”, which was directed by Douglas Sirk and made in 1955 in the USA. The Second is an animation film “ Neighbours”, directed by Norman Mclauren and made in Canada in 1952 and the third is “ Bicycle thieves”, directed by Victorio De… View Article

Mikhalkov’s Burnt by the Sun

In the tradition of passions plays of a century ago that illustrated the age-old inequalities of unchallenged intrinsic power wielded by a single entity. This is the story of absolute authority and how well earned past loyalties have elapsed and betrayed by fear and replaced with paranoia.  Burnt by the Sun, a 1994 film by… View Article

Film Analysis: The Bird Cage

In the year 1996, Mike Nichols decided to produce and direct the film version of the highly successful 1978 stage play La Cage Aux Follies. Geared towards the western tastes of the American audience, he called the movie The Bird Cage and presented the public with a hilarious yet informative movie about a gay man… View Article

Slumdog Millionaire

The issue we have decided to discuss is centred around the two children Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail who star in a leading role in the film Slumdog Millionaire. The film grossed $141,000,000 in the US alone and had a budget of $15 million but the two children only received £500 ($700 American Dollars) and… View Article

The Dark Knight of a Postmodern World

“The Dark Knight” is a film based on DC comic book character Batman and his fight to protect his home, Gotham City, from the antagonist, the Joker. Director Chris Nolan provides the viewer with not only an action film, but also a thought-provoking masterpiece. The film focuses on the thin line between sanity (Batman) and… View Article

Tickets Movie Analysis

Starring: Blerta Cahani, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis Sanije, Dedja Martin Compston, Gary Maitland, Carlo Delle Piane, Filippo Trojano, William Ruane Written by: Abbas Kiarostami, Ermanno Olmi, Paul Laverty Directed by:  Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami MPAA Rating: Unrated Language: English, Albanian, Italian, with English subtitles Running Time: 115 minutes Date: October 24,… View Article

Three Kings (1999) Dir. by D.O. Russell

“Three Kings” is based on the events of the Gulf war and portrays Iraqi rebellions against Saddam Hussein. The movie describes adventures of fours soldiers who steal a gold bullion. This work belongs to war adventure movies and anti-war films. Disillusioned by war casualties and cruelty they saw during Desert Storm Operation, the soldiers kill… View Article

To See and Not See

Have you ever been blind and then regained your sight even for a little while? Here’s another interesting question. If you have been blind and regained your sight for just a little while then, how would you think and how would you feel? It is imaginable that you might experience happiness and excitement at being… View Article

Remember the Titans Review

The movie Remember the Titans is one of the most inspiring sports movies in recent memory.. This is due to the performances of Denzel Washington as well as others in the cast but  its success can also can be attributed to the fact that the story was based on real life events. As is the… View Article

Titanic and Sociology

There are many things that divide the human race—it may be the factor of color, of nationality, of language and of culture. Yet, there are also instances in which the economic standing of people dictates the kinds of life that people live. One may be born to a 19th century aristocratic family and that would… View Article

Hotel Rwanda

The film Hotel Rwanda was about Paul Rusesabagina who was the hotel manager of Hotel des Mille Collines. In this film, he was set in a time and an environment where there was so much internal violence and conflict between ethnic groups or communities in Rwanda between the Hutu and the Tutsi. Paul was trying… View Article

Wartime Film

If, in the midst of the true-life films all through World War II, the British films were exemplified or distinguished by their humanistic vision of man’s capability to tolerate and triumph, and the Nazi films by their intimidating bellicosity and aggression, the American films were well-known equally for their bold, nationalistic and perceptive or insightful… View Article