Film Essay Topics

Film Production Descriptive

The development stage is one of the most crucial stages for a producer, it is where you get the chance to plan every aspect of your production before you begin pre-production and production. The chance to get the ball rolling right. During the discovery stage of the film it is the producers role to obtained… View Article


Somersault (2003) directed by Cate Shortland is a complex, layered and richly textured cinematic experience. Nominated for fifteen Australian Film Institute awards, winning thirteen of which included best film, best direction and best original screenplay, the film explores female sexuality and coming of age. Set in the ski fields of Jindabyne, New South Wales, Shortlands… View Article

Philippine Independent Cinema

Independent films, more commonly known as indie films, are films not made by mainstream production houses or movie studios. They are independent of the influences, authority, and control of the mainstream industry (Makuha, 2010). The emergence of new and highly-advanced cameras in the market and the advancement of technology have spawned the growth of indie… View Article

Shadow of the Vampire Film

This Jofa Film Studios film is all about the filming of a film. The movie that is being filmed is known as Nosferatu. The Shadow of the Vampire is not a hundred percent accurate to the movie directed by Friedrich Murnau. This movie gives the viewer a look at what is going on behind the… View Article

Pirates of the Caribbean

There dynamic personalities of the many characters in Pirates of the Caribbean are a huge part of what made the movie so successful. Among those characters, there are some who contribute more to the plot by their actions and some who affect the other characters by their mere presence. Captain Barbosa and the Commodore have… View Article

The Lake House Story

The stories is about six hybrid children (bird/human) Max, Oz, Mathew, Ic, Peter and Wendy who were rescued from a place called the “Hospital”. The children were rescued by a vet named Frannie O’Neil and a FBI agent named Kit. After being rescued by the couple the kids built a strong bond with Frannie and… View Article

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir

I really think the film was interesting. It gives a lot of moral lessons especially to the college girls; those who have no idea what it’s like being a teenage mom and yet willing to take the risk. The film is very powerful, to think that it was based on true story. Gaby Rodriguez, the… View Article

Kuleshov Effect

Montage is one of the three important steps in cinematographic creation, with pre-production and shooting. Technically, it is the action of cutting, pasting and putting together shots. It helps creating rhythm, meaning and order to the story. Montage is an art form : with the same shots, you can express thousands of different feelings and… View Article

Elements of Cinema

* Since the images of moving pictures move in time, time is the most important element of the cinema. In the cinema it is subject to contraction, expansion, breaks or leaps through the manipulation of the director. The three aspects of the time 1. Physical time is the time taken by an action as it… View Article

Slumdog Millionaire

Director Danny Boyle has called the film ‘a tale of two chairs’. 2. Explain in detail how the ‘two chairs’ are used to anchor the storyline, and how the TV quiz show provides a framework for the narrative? * The ‘Two Chairs’ in the movie symbolize the two places where he was thinking about his… View Article

Puberty Blues

The TV show I have chosen to talk to you about today is Puberty Blues. It is aired at 8:30pm, Wednesday on channel 10. It doesn’t have a specific genre, but more like a mixture. I would classify it as a teen drama. Puberty Blues doesnt work in plot twists but offers a suprising reality…. View Article

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men (1957) is a gripping and an engrossing examination of 12 jurors who are deciding the fate of a young Puerto Rican boy in a murder trial. It is phenomenal that a movie with a running time of just 96 minutes and shot in just one room could be so impactful and so… View Article

David Lynch Films

David Lynch is known for is unique directing and films because of his style and structure of his films, he also produced the some of the unique soundtracks for some of his films. Lynch started directing feature films since 1976, since then some people have referred to David Lynch as one of the most artistic… View Article

The Shawshank Redemption

Analyse how One main character or individual changed to become more (or less) admirable. The courageous film “The Shawshank Redemption”, directed by Frank Darabont is a film that brings admiration to the characters. Andy becomes more admirable throughout the film. This is shown through dialogue, camera shots and angles and lighting. Voice over is used right… View Article

Film Report

Children of a lesser God is a love story about a speech teacher who falls for a beautiful yet distant deaf girl in a small New England school for the deaf, and the obstacles that they face due to their differences. William Hurt plays James Leeds, a renegade teacher with an unconventional approach to education… View Article