Film Essay Topics

The Effect On the Viewer of the Film Twister

In this essay I am going to consider the effect on the viewer and discuss how the film creates suspense at the beginning of the film Twister. The background was just grey clouds that suddenly got swept away. All the effects are computer generated. Behind a classical song you could hear the sound of gushing… View Article

Video box advertising a film

My aim was to produce a poster and video box advertising a film. Its purpose is to attract, target and engage the correct audience for the genre of my film through the way in which the media products are marketed. In order to gain some knowledge of how to produce a media product (i. e…. View Article

Opportunity to make this film

“Let him have it, Chris” are the words used by Derek. The audience could interpret this statement in two different ways – as an instruction to shoot or as a request to hand the weapon over. The audience is led to believe that Bentley meant the latter, but Craig interprets the line in the first… View Article

Compare the opening sequences of the film

I have chosen to compare the opening sequence of “Hannibal” with that of the opening of the classic crime thriller “Reservoir Dogs. To accurately make comparisons of the two openings it is essential that I study the sound, the use of colour, camera work, lighting text and mise en scene. Not only stating what is… View Article

New Zealand Film Industry

Why did the New Zealand government offer Warner Brothers incentives to film “The Hobbit” in New Zealand? Analyse how this will affect the New Zealand film industry and New Zealand society. Warner Brothers, one of Hollywood’s most famous studios, was founded in 1923 by four actual brothers: Jack, Sam, Harry & Albert Warner. On April… View Article

Casablanca – Hollywood

It is certainly undeniable that “Casablanca” is one of the best known Hollywood classics of all time. But its illustrious reputation does not make it one of the best Hollywood classics in history. There are mainly two points to that claim, one is that Casablanca did not land a tasteful ending, and second is that… View Article

Different Genres Of Films And Their Impact On The Spectators

No other art form has had quite the impact on our lives that the motion pictures have. Everybody loves stories. We want to watch different movies, depending on the mood, temperament and circumstances. The most important thing is to choose the right genre. The term genre is used a lot around the movie industry to… View Article

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a film where a clown fish named Marlin living in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo at a school excursion to the open sea. After Marlin’s despite warnings about the danger of the sea, Nemo gets taken away by a bunch of divers taken back to a Sydney dentist office…. View Article

The Visitor Film Review

What if one day, after realizing that your life is simply static and of no importance to others, you would find strangers squatting in your own apartment and need your help? Would you consider it an opportunity to help other people? This is the story of The Visitor, an American drama film about a widowed… View Article

Movie – Psycho

Psycho (1960) is a powerful complex psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This horror movie is based on the novel written by Robert Bloch. Story-wise, though, I do not consider this movie to be an extraordinary but its brilliant excursion and its ingenious construction and above all its wonderful musical scores invented and innovated by… View Article

Culloden Case

Culloden is not an action film, or a historical documentary, it is a historical deconstruction.  It serves to retell the events of the battle of Culloden as they really occurred.  Culloden was not the patriotic battles filled with the heroes that are portrayed in history books, it was an occurrence of bloody mass slaughter and… View Article

The Analysis of The Zoo Story

The Zoo Story shows the personalities of the two characters, Jerry and Peter. Jerry showed that he did not have a good background when it comes to his family and the way he lives his life. He sees Peter as a man that has not seen the harsh realities of life. Jerry views his family… View Article

Film Music: Gabriel Oboe (From the movie “Mission”)

Theme –     Student will watch a video clip from the movie “Mission” How do musical media impact on the scene of the movie? What is the message the composer tries to give in the scene of “Gabriel Oboe”? Objective Information What are the four traditional instrument families (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussions)? Please name the… View Article

Yellow Earth Review

Answer #1: In the film, “Yellow Earth”, the soldier was received with mixed emotions. Of both wanting to help but also bordering animosity. Answer #2: The main difference in the lifestyle of the peasant and the soldier is their status in life and their understanding of what is currently happening in their lives, politically and… View Article