Film Essay Topics

The Hero’s Journey

There are many steps of “The Hero’s Journey”. The first step of The Hero’s Journey is the ‘Ordinary World’. The ‘Ordinary World’ allow us to get to know the Hero and identify with him before the Journey begins. This step refers to the hero’s normal life at the start of the story. Next, is the… View Article

A Psychological Look Inside the Movie ‘Good Will Hunting’

In the film, Good Will Hunting, main character Will Hunting is a troubled young man from a poor neighborhood in south Boston. Following a youth of abusive foster care experiences and only himself left to trust, Hunting leads a life of self-sufficiency becoming a witty sharp shooter. A seemingly independent individual working as a janitor… View Article

Case study: Andrew Ryan at VC Brakes

1. Analyze the effectiveness of the approach to change taken at VC Brakes. 2. Was Andrew Ryan effective? What could he have done differently? 3. Should Ryan stay at VC Brakes and continue to help with the TQM initiative? If so, what should he do differently? The approach taken was the right thing to do… View Article

Why We Crave Horror Movies

In 1982, Stephen King, a renowned horror author, published a very brief essay titled, “Why We Crave Horror Movies” and then submitted it to the Playboy Magazine. Around that time, a few year prior, a mass murder and serial killer named Ted Bundy, who was at his prime between 1784 and 1778, was found connected… View Article

Magazines articles

I enjoyed multiple stories in this film. The first story that stood out for me the most was the mother who had cancer. This story was extremely sad for me because I could not picture my mother in that position. I believe they are communicating through filming because the mother wants to put her story… View Article

The movie “The Crucible”

The movie The Crucible was made in 1996, its main characters are John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, and Judge Danforth. Early in the year 1692, in the small Massachusetts village of Salem, a collection of girls fell ill, falling victim to hallucinations and seizures. New England’s Puritans extreme involvement with religion… View Article

The Effect of Television on the American Culture

The television has positioned various issues pertaining to the lives of the general public in a number of ways. Undoubtedly, views and opinions of the public may be easily controlled and influenced through content of various commodities of television. People opinions may perhaps form by their views on certain subjects. Starting slightly beyond infanthood, children… View Article

The film “Apocalypto”

The film “Apocalypto” depicts the ancient Maya culture as a super-cruel, psycho-sadistic civilization. This movie illustrates the life of tribesmen who live in a fear to sacrifice their lives. They always have to keep themselves prepared to escape from the enemies and save their family, their villages from destruction. This movie was very adventurous and… View Article

Story “The Movies That Rose From the Grave”

Summary In his writing, The Movies That Rose From the Grave, Max Brooks, explains how movies, books, video games, and television shows about Zombies have continued to be a leader in the horror industry for the past 40 years. The story of Zombies originated as myths and tall tales. The first Zombie movie, White Zombie,… View Article

Hollywood’s influence on global culture

1.In what ways do Hollywood movies affect national culture outside of the United States? First, Hollywood is a famous and great brand all round the world and it is true that it has a lot of good movies which left praise word. Thus, it has a lot of fans. Second, Hollywood is good at creation… View Article

Amelie – Intercultural Film Review

Amelie is a French movie about a young twenty something girl who’s world opened up to her when her mother dies and she is allowed to venture out. After a health misdiagnoses at a young child Amelie is stranded in her home away from all people and relationships until her mother passes away and she… View Article

The blind side

“The Blind Side” is based on the remarkable true story of Baltimore Ravens offensive left tackle Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron). Michael grew up in the inner city housing projects with his mother in Memphis, Tennessee aptly named “Hurt Village”. Michael’s story begins with him being homeless and coming from a broken home with a drug-addicted… View Article

A memorable experience in my life

I have rarely thought about the so-called memorable experiences in life. Since there are a lot of things that need to be done now and also in the future, to me, it is quite hard to write about this topic and it took me a lot of time recalling what have happened in my life,… View Article

The movie “Remember The Titans”

The movie Remember The Titans was a great example of character education. Throughout the movie there are many great examples that represent the acronym “PRIDE,” which stands for patience, responsibility, integrity, dedication, and empathy. The characters represent all of these qualities well in this great movie. A character in Remember The Titans that represented the… View Article

Informative speech outline

1. In order to give a good informative speech first thing you have to do Is to choose a good topic, and if you are doing your speech for school, pick a topic you are familiar with. It will help you to be a better speaker. 2. It will be helpful if you will include… View Article

Effects of mass shootings in America

“A gunman wearing a gas mask and black SWAT gear hurled a gas canister inside a crowded movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday and then opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others in an attack so bizarre that some moviegoers at first thought they were watching… View Article

Sergei Eisenstein vs Andre Bazin

The language of cinema has been developed by trail and error over the past one hundred years by pioneers venturing into uncharted territory. Today anyone with a T.V. set is accustomed to the language, perhaps without even realizing they are taking part in a “conversation”. This conversation has to be created by using a cinematic… View Article

Film Pre-Production Essay

When planning a film production a lot of things need consideration, for example money is an important element that will be needed to fund the production of the film, with the crew/cast needing payment for their work. Props need buying and depending on the dialogue of the movie they may be quite expensive along with… View Article

The Movie “Every Child Is Special”

Every one of us has our own way of expressing what we want to do, we have given the ability to portrait it and show to the world that we excel in our own way of living, and not needing the expectation of others. Even those people who are not directly attach in the environment… View Article

Why We Crave Horror Movies

Steven King says that horror movies serve as a valuable social purpose and in this essay; I do indeed think that he has proved his point. Many people say that they hate horror movies, but if that’s true then why do all of us go out and watch them? Steven King says, “When we pay… View Article

The Breakfast Club Film Journal

This film written and directed by John Hughes follows five students at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois as they report for Saturday detention in 1984. While not complete strangers, the five are all from different cliques, there’s John Bender “The Criminal,” Claire “The Princess,” Brian “The Brain,” Andy “The Athlete,” and Allison “The Basket… View Article

“Twelve Angry Men” – A Critical Analysis

Introduction. The play and subsequent movie “Twelve Angry Men” is an examination of the dynamics at play in a jury room in the 50’s in The United States. The action revolves around the opinions, perceptions, reason and logic of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man… View Article

Life without social media

The 21st century is an era greatly influenced by “reality television”. If we’re not trying to keep up with the Kardashians, we’re watching Big Brother, Bachelors/Bachelorette, and Flavor of Love. This is a contrast from the 20th century, which was the era of the silver screen, the era of cinema. Rather than having little to… View Article

Whale Rider Analysis

1) Paikea is an example of a female activist, where she show the belief that men and women should be equal, and neither is superior. The story of Paikea was created and influenced by a man and a woman who both understand the complexities of the Maori lifestyle, and the difficulties that go along with… View Article

“I am Sam” Film Analysis

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches… View Article

Beowulf: Movie or Poem?

Before watching the Beowulf movie, I had the opportunity to read the poem along with ghthe class. I thought the movie was going to be a slight different from the epic poem, but that it was still going to stick to the message that the poem had given us. As we started to watch the… View Article

Dances with Wolves

Making friends with wolves and Indians? Two things an American soldier would have never dreamed of. “Dances with Wolves” is the name rightly given to Lieutenant John Dunbar by the Sioux Indian tribe he befriends. The director, Kevin Costner stars in this award winning film masterpiece. The plot of this movie involves unrealistic aspects that… View Article

Money Over Power Beyond its Fate

Money is the root of all evil. It is the most powerful thing in the world besides love. Sometimes money can ruin love in a friendship, relationship, or even worse family. Money can even decide the fate of a human’s life. “There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things… View Article

ENG 225 quiz 4 ashford university

1. Question : Which female auteur is best known for staking out traditionally male territory in her films Sophia Coppola CORRECT Kathryn Bigelow Nora Ephron 2. Question : Which quality most distinguishes the musical as a genre in its own right? Student Answer: CORRECT Its songs are part of the action Its songs accompany the… View Article