Film Essay Topics

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

Marooned in Iraq

Marooned in Iraq is a film by Bahman Ghobadi set on the border of Iran and Iraq. Wherein people who lives in Kurdistan experiences a precarious life. The Kurds experiences how it feels to live in a cold, sleazy camp for refugees near Iran’s border. The cruelty of Saddam Hussein was greatly felt by the… View Article

Tokyo Drift

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” by Justin Lin is a film that allows viewers to attain a heightened level of understanding of the concept of belonging. It extensively explores the notions of separation, connection, displacement and acceptance throughout varying contexts to demonstrate that belonging carries different meaning to individuals. From the beginning it… View Article

The Story of Us

The film “The Story of Us” that we have watched last week gave me the full of insights and learned how difficult a marriage could be. This movie was about the story of a couple married for about fifteen years and from their perfect marriage, it almost ends up to divorce. They have two children… View Article

To Kill A Mocking Bird Movie Review

The movie, “To Kill A Mocking Bird,” is the story told through the perspective of Scout Finch, an aggressive 6-year old girl, about the many cases of injustice and prejudice plaguing Maycomb, Alabama in 1932. Scout, along with his older brother Jem, and their friend Dill, are intrigued by their solitary neighbor, Boo Radley. Although… View Article

Together Movie Review

Like some Chinese movies I’ve seen, I was expecting to see the uglier side of China in this film.  I was prepared for coarseness and bad cinematography.  I was expecting a movie that is like a badly-made independent film.  But I’m glad to be wrong about my preconceived notions.  I was impressed by the charming… View Article

A Review of “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)”

The Spanish culture has been known for its masculinity. Bullfighters, soccer players, and other manly figures are often associated with the image of the Spanish culture. They had even introduced the word “machismo” to the English language. One movie provides us a slice of the Spanish culture: “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)”,… View Article

Tough Guise Reaction Paper

My reaction to this movie, “Tough Guise” by Jackson Katz is one that is positive. I feel that it is extremely important to point out crucial facts about students in America that both challenges and pinpoints problems in our educational environments, especially for high school and college students who are faced with violent outbursts from… View Article

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge is an animated film about the difficulties little harmless animals experience when man encroaches on their habitat (Fry, 2006). The film starts with the end of winter and the animals in the forest are coming out of hibernation. A hyperactive and mischievous raccoon named RJ forages on the junk food of the… View Article

Traffic Movie

I felt that the movie, “Traffic” (Soderbergh, 2000), was very informative on the subject of drugs. I was able to see three different stories concerning drugs and the drug trade, including the drug dealers, the people who abuse them and the narcotics officers who are paid to get rid of them. Each story was able… View Article

Parzania – Critical Review

These words are reminiscent of a Gandhian quote. The Father of the Nation, a larger than life individual, who single-handedly stunned the world with his unusual principles which millions believe, paved the way for the Indian Independence. However, his dedication and perseverance to free the Indians by non-violent means is being honored more in theory,… View Article