Film Essay Topics

If i was a crayon

If I was a crayon I might be a blue or green one since those are my favorite colors. I would like to be put into a box of sixty-four or more because there would be other crayons to talk with if crayons could talk. As a newborn crayon I probably came from a big… View Article

The Great Gatsby Book Vs. Movie

The Great Gatsby movie vs. book In his movie there were many details that remained loyal to the book. There were some others that were changed slightly, either for filming reasons or for careless from the director. Surprisingly, there were some facts that were left out, that in my opinion were critical for the story… View Article

Compare and Contrast Walter Mitty with Rip Van Winkle

“May Day! May Day! We’re going down!” Right before impact you are awaken suddenly by a tapping on your shoulder by your teacher and a class full of laughing peers. It happens to everyone at one point or another. Every high school student has been succumbed to a wild daydreaming adventure. In the short story,… View Article

Benefit of watching television

Many people think television has mostly a negative impact on their lives because television displays a lot of violence, gossip, and erotic things. They think watching TV will waste their time, disorder their thinking, and give bad demonstrations to their child. Actually, most people hold the wrong views about watching TV; it is beneficial to… View Article

Jim Hensen’s “The Dark Crystal”

With its “animatronics” technology, Jim Henson’s 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, in both form and theme depicts key elements of David Leeming’s description of the hero myth’s rites of passage in The World of Myth: An Anthology. As in Leeming’s rites of passage, in this film the protagonist’s heroic experiences lead him to “wholeness” and… View Article

“Erin Brockovich”: Effective Communication

Competent Erin Brockovich’s Characteristics The main character in the movie Erin Brockovich is an easy going woman who seems tobe very competent in communication. This paper will discuss three characteristics that a competent communicator, such as Erin Brockovich possesses. I will also explain specific scenes where she demonstrated the following characteristics: self-monitoring, empathy, and commitment;… View Article

“Edward Scissorhands” by Tim Burton

What type of and what journeys are undertaken in the film Edward Scissor hands by Tim Burton? The movie takes place in an entirely artificial world, where a Gothic castle crouches on a mountain top high above a story book suburb with a goofy neighbourhood where all of the houses are shades of pastels and… View Article

The technological impact on film theory

Films are one of the most popular media in the modern world, watched by hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Films began in the late 19th century as a technological novelty, transferring to a new means of presentation and distribution an older tradition of “entertainment, offering stories, spectacles, music, drama, humour and… View Article

“Catch Me If You Can” Analysis

Catch Me If You Can directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of Frank Abagnale Jr., considered one of the most successful con men of all time. I saw this movie recently after renting it from the video store, I found it so good that I had to buy it. Frank Abagnale Jr. is an… View Article

A Biography of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s life was almost as fantastic as his books. Dahl’s patterns in his life are much like the patterns in his novels. He made a clear connection with the tragedies that his characters are faced with. One theme that is apparent in most of Dahl’s work is the use of cruelty by authority figures… View Article

Analysis of “Pleasantville”

The film ‘Pleasantville’ is about two modern teenagers, David and his sister Jennifer, somehow being transported into the television, ending up in Pleasantville – a 1950s black and white sitcoms. David knows that they have to act like the ‘real’ characters as he definitely knows the world well, but soon he realises that it is… View Article

The things I carry

As usually every day of my life I must carry something in my wallet in somewhere of my bag, they might be some utensils, as an eraser, books, etc. But among the most important things I carry with me are those things, which I keep a great respect, or some things that their value have… View Article

Peter Weir’s film ‘Dead Poets Society’

One of the major themes/ideas explored in the Dead Poets Society is that of freedom versus conformity. The theme of conformity is introduced in the very opening scenes of the film. Close-ups of the boys chanting in unison, all identically clad in their starched uniforms at a ceremony at Welton Academy, we see that they… View Article

Someone i’ll never forget

My grandfather Peter was a great man that would do anything for me. I live with my mom and my two sisters and unfortunately they don’t share the same interests as me. From when I was very young I was full of energy. I would want to play sports or run around all day if… View Article

Life of Pi Thesis

In the novel Life of Pi, Yann Martel uses indirect characterization to portray how the harshest elements can bring out the most primal instincts in man, and the unexpected cooperation in the most primal of animals. This is used to symbolize the close similarities in the behavior of man and animal, although seemingly worlds apart… View Article

Johnny Depp – A Philosopher Among Actors

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” In simple terms, this quote is referring to those who do not conform to the standards placed on them by their culture… View Article

Indian Film Industry Bollywood

The entertainment industry in India has outperformed the economy and is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. However, it registered a moderate growth of over 6 per cent in 200.The industry is expected to grow from Rs. 166 billion (U.S. $ 3.45 billion) to Rs. 419 billion(U.S. $ 8.72 billion) by the year… View Article

“History vs Hollywood: The Truth Behind Braveheart”

For the most part the History surrounding “Braveheart” is accurate, but there are several significant people and events which simply do not match up historically. After watching the movie and reviewing the history behind it, it becomes clear that Hollywood felt they needed to alter several things in order to make the film more entertaining… View Article

Heroes and villains essay

In today’s society, one does not need to wear a cape or be able to fly to be a hero. Someone does not need to wear black and have an evil laugh to be a villain either. Today, an ordinary, everyday person can be transformed into a hero or villain almost instantly. A catalyst is… View Article

Gladiator: Comparison from the movie to actual history

In the movie, many things portrayed are the same as what really happened in Roman history. Some things though, are a little different in the actual history of Rome than in the movie. Scenes were changed in the movie too, to make the plot more interesting. I connected what I could between the movie and… View Article

Film Girl interrupted

Susanna Kaysen is the author of Girl Interrupted, her memoirs that explore a two-year period that she spent as a patient in a mental institution for young women. Split into three sections, mind versus brain, the clinical definition of a borderline personality disorder, and her diagnosis, her memoirs serve as an argument against her clinical… View Article

The Dynamics in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Psycho

From the creative mind of Alfred Hitchcock came many a classic film, but two that stand out are the thrillers Rear Window and Psycho. These films capture the viewer and create an atmosphere so unique and fresh that you feel as though you personally know the characters; sometimes you even feel like you’re becoming the… View Article

Narrative traits in Indian cinema

In a nation that produces around 800 films a year Indian people see films a a very important part of their culture. For Indian people “cinema is integral to their lives; it is not a distant, two to three hour distraction, but an explicit life-style for them.”(Jaya Ramanathan). The large screen provides an alternative, an… View Article

Difference between diegetic and non-diegetic sound

What is the difference between diegetic and non-diegetic sound? Can they ever be confused? Discuss with reference to at least three recent films. For this essay I shall be highlighting the differences between the two terms; diegetic and non-diegetic sound. I shall also discuss whether or not the terms and their meanings could ever be… View Article

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” and Rowan Atkinson’s “Mr. Bean”

The most apparent similarity between these two films is that both films revolve around the daily lives of the main characters. The main characters, Charlie and Mr. bean, in The Kid and Mr. Bean – The Ultimate Disaster Movie respectively, both have child-like qualities, and the tendency to be rather mischievous. Mr. Bean is naive… View Article

Opinion and analysis essay on movie “Merchants of Cool”

The movie, “The Merchants of Cool”, presented an in-depth look at the relationship between marketing giants and the individuality and “coolness” of teens today. I was surprised by some of the things shown in the movie; not that I was ignorant of the fierce marketing tactics used by companies to sell their product, but I… View Article

Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli’s film

Having watched two different film adaptations of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, it is clear to see that the two directors have used a number of different techniques, quite differently at times, to put across their particular interpretations of the play. These methods and different interpretations are very obvious if one studies the same scene as portrayed… View Article

‘Thelma and Louise’ is a feminist film

Thelma and Louise are two friends who decide to take a weekend trip into the mountains. However all does not go according to plan when in a diner parking-lot Louise shoots a man who attempts to rape Thelma. From here Thelma and Louise go on the run – robbing a bank and blowing up a… View Article

A Synopsis of the Movie Fight Club

The movie begins as Jack, the protagonist, is trapped in a state of insomnia by his job at calculating the cost of recalling a faulty car as opposed to paying court settlements to the relatives of the people killed by that car. He then recommends the one that seems less expensive. While he tries to… View Article

A brief history of entertainment

Entertainment is a keyword, when we speak about the spare time of modern people. Anyway, entertainment is nothing particularly new on this globe… The execution and use of entertainment has just developed, adapted to modern world and its spectrum has grown bigger. I think that entertainment is and was aroused when people were bored, and… View Article