Film Essay Topics

The film Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby started of as a small time club owner in Dallas called the Carousel Club. He also did small time bootlegging. Some indications that Jack Ruby was a player in Dallas or in the Mafia was that when ever he was arrested he seemed to be let of with a small fine or even… View Article

Manipulation in Blade Runner and Maus

This paper discusses the issue of manipulation in Ridley Scott’s, Blade Runner, and Art Spiegelman’s, Maus – volume I and II. When used as a form of authoritative control, manipulation lends itself to the dehumanization of the characters within these texts; consequently enslaving them to an inescapable and fascist framework of control. Manipulation is an… View Article

Are we influenced by TV and film?

Censorship of the media allows either the government or a governmentally appointed department the right to dictate to individuals what they are allowed to view. In a democratic society, personal freedom is of paramount importance and therefore we should have the right watch what ever we want. But, the most vulnerable in society, for example… View Article

‘Saving Private Ryan’ by Steven Spielberg

Write a newspaper film review analysing how Steven Spielberg makes the cinema audience ”regard the pain of others”. In the Omaha Beach sequence at the beginning of ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Saving Private Ryan Cast Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Golberg, Barry Pepper and Giovanni Rabisi. Director –… View Article

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