Film Essay Topics

Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth”

Former Vice President and former Tennessee Senator Al Gore discusses the correlation between carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global warming. Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” is constructed to look as though the majority of it is taking place in a college lecture hall, thus implying that his information is… View Article

Truman Show

Jim Carrey’s complex upbringing has led to a niche in cinema for him that can’t be described as anything else but one of a kind.  While he started his career in Hollywood off being recognized mostly as a funny man, he soon expanded this persona with his performances in such films as Eternal Sunshine of… View Article

Truman Capote

Capote, the 2005 movie directed by Bennett Miller, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Chris Cooper and Bruce Greenwood, is the story of the making of Truman Capote’s 1966 non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood. Hoffman, playing Capote as a fish-out-of-water, a mincing homosexual researching his opus in a small Kansas town in… View Article

Slumdog Millionaire

‘Slumdog Millionaire’, directed by Danny Boyle, is the uplifting story of a young street boy who exceeds expectations and wins big on the TV game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. ’ Two key themes that the film highlights are Money and Justice, an example of these themes being used is that Mumbai is… View Article

Belonging

An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich their feelings of belonging and acceptance, however feelings of insecurity can lead to isolation and rejection limiting the experience of belonging. The concept of belonging is feeling connected to another individual, group, place or object that evokes positive emotions within oneself. In contrast,… View Article

Troy Film

A film that is based on the on the story of love and war.  Paris the Prince of Troy played by Orlando Bloom, was fell in love with the Queen of Sparta who is Helen (Diane Kruger) who happens to be the wife of King Menelaus that has been convinced by his brother Agamemnon to… View Article

True Romance

In the article, Trouble At Home, the authors unveil harsh realities of life faced by many American families. Iraq war has changed many people, their world perception and values. But as the most important it affected families of militaries and their happiness, family relations and life hopes. In the article, the authors describe terrible psychological… View Article

The Breakfast Club

The plot follows five students at fictional Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois as they report for Saturday detention on March 24, 1984. While not complete strangers, the five teenagers are each from a different clique or social group. The five students – Allison, Andrew, Bender, Brian, and Claire – who seem to have nothing… View Article

How One Film Demonstrates Features Which Can Be Considered as Post-Modern

Film within the post-modern genre simply illustrates the ideas of postmodernism through expressive art. Postmodern can be defined as a “genre of art and literature… in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism” In this essay I will be outlining the key concepts as well as characteristics that can be found in a post… View Article

Two Families

In the Godfather we have the family as an organized crime syndicate, in Boyz in the Hood, we have African American referring to each other as brothers. I got the title for this paper because that is the biggest similarity in between the two movies, the family connection. The Godfather is a classic film making… View Article

12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet

In the field of psychology and psychiatry, the trend has always been towards individual therapy. The trend in psychoanalysis has always focused in the individual that the individual role and participation in society has been deemed as secondary. However, recently the trend has been moving towards the group with consideration to an individual’s psychology having… View Article

Sound as Used in Film

Individual motion pictures are encompassed in a term called film. By recording actual people and objects, films are produced. Films are created by cultures that reflect these cultures in return. It is considered as an important form of art, a popular entertainment, and an effective means of indoctrinating the people. Individual photographs make up a… View Article

Types Of Films And Films Narrative

Fiction – something that does not exist in real life; Contrasted with Documentary films, Fiction does not purport to deal with factual information. However, there are also Documentary-Fiction combinations like in the JFK film. In JFK, the filmmaker incorporated found footage to give it a semblance of reality.  Ask your classmates for a show of… View Article

Alladin

I enjoy going to the movies. My experience with movies began when my mom and dad first took me to watch “Alladin”(1992) a Disney feature film. I remember the long line of kids with their parents queuing up for popcorn and soda right before entering the darkened theater. If there was one word to describe… View Article

Movie Review on the movie entitled “Hook”

Peter has completely forgotten his earlier incarnation, which is probably just as well for his career. Not many high rollers would entrust the fate of an unfriendly corporate takeover to a fellow who has a pal named Tinkerbell and as a mortal enemy a sword-buckled pirate with a hook for a hand. Vincent Canby, 1991… View Article

Cinderella Man

From a descent fighter making it by in the world, to soup lines, to making one intense comeback, Braddock lived the ultimate American dream. “Cinderella Man,” James Braddock comes from New Jersey and he’s a light-heavyweight boxer in the start of this film. Making it by in life, he is forced to give up his… View Article

Employee of the Month

Zack Bradley, a box boy at Super Club, a Price Club/Costco/Sam’s Club type store. He’s more than content with his life as a box boy. He lives with his grandmother, hangs out with his buddies in their homemade lounge in the center of the store’s shopping racks, trades away dented goods, and gets along with… View Article

Dry White Season Summary

Summary – “Dry White Season” Adam Simon – CGW 4U1 Dry White Season was what I felt to be an exemplary interpretation of how native South Africans truly condemned the immoral Apartheid political system of the mid 1900’s. Though the film was quite graphic, explicit nature seemed necessary to prove how racial brutality towards the… View Article

Politics and Film: Role of the President in Films Compared to Reality

Concept of the American Presidency in Law 2  We start with a quote from Clinton Rossiter in his book The American Presidency  (1987).  What he said about the American President then remains true today. He remains today, as he has always been, the ceremonial head of the government of the United States, and he must… View Article

Us History In Film

An engineer called William Kennedy invented a form of celluloid strip containing a sequence of image. It was a way of projecting moving images. At this point a remarkable discovery had been made but where still potentials to be utilized from the little discovery. This was when Thomas Edison made a kinetograph which is regarded… View Article

Ermo

Ermo, directed by Zhou Xiaowen in 1994, takes place in the 1980’s when China first began to actively accept the concept of globalization. “Ermo, where the title character as the strong-willed wife of an emasculated husband” (Tang 654), explores the issues of being a matriarch as well as an individual with her own interests and… View Article

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The book Pirates of the Caribbean, written by Irene Trimble is about the legend of a pirate ship called the Black Pearl its curse and the crews that fight for it. Jack Sparrow was once captain of the Black Pearl but now Barbossa is the captain. Jack and Will Turner are on a mission to… View Article

Summary of Les’ Miserables 1998 Movie

The movie starts as Jean Valjean, a former convict on parole, goes into the house of Bishop Myriel. Jean asks for food and shelter, and Myriel accepts. As midnight strikes, Valjean steals Myriel’s silverware, and escapes. The next day, he is arrested and brought back to Bishop Myriel. When Myriel was asked if Valjean stole… View Article

Psycho Or How a Killer is Born in a Hitchcock Film

Film analysis doesn’t require a philosophy of deep thought, but merely requires the participation of the viewer. In films the audience will witness aspects of their own lives played out; the actions, emotions and scenery draw from the viewer their frame of reference. The art of film can be analyzed through specific scenes and the… View Article

Editing on Requiem for a Dream

This essay will be, in the first part, mainly talking about the role of film editors in the modern film industry, while during the second, presenting a complex of creative editing techniques the editor used in the film requiem for a dream, to further demonstrate the former topic. For quite long, film editors are deemed… View Article

The Pianist Directed by Roman Polanski

The Pianist is based on the true story of Polish and Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman during the deportation of the Jewish community in the Warsaw ghetto. Szpilman escaped death from concentration camps by the kindness of acquaintances and strangers and managed to outlast the war by hiding from the Nazi’s in various bombed buildings. Szpliman’s… View Article

Why I Wanted to Pursue Culinary Arts

“The Three Idiots”, this film was popular since then. I was just curios why was it so. My first connotation was; the film was pure comedy movie, actually, an ordinary comedy film, that it was a companionship of three men who make a lot of sophistries but I was definitely wrong. Its title was captivating;… View Article

Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun

The Empire of the Sun phenomenon can be highlighted for some as the actor Christian Bale’s finest hour. Certainly, his career has been scattered with incredible performances, yet it is arguably his portrayal of the 11 year old Jim, in the film Empire of the Sun, that sets him apart form any other actor, specifically… View Article

Armageddon: A Reaction Paper

In the movie Armageddon, who are the evil ones? They are thousands of rocks led by an asteroid the size of Texas that threatens to extinguish life on Earth? And who are the good ones? They are a motley makeshift group of old-drillers who will risk their lives in a daring rocket journey to save… View Article