Film Essay Topics


The dramatic film ‘Tsotsi’ instills a sense of hope that even the worst can change. Tsotsi is an awe-inspiring film about a teenager who struggles for survival. At a very early age he experienced the loss of his mother, an abusive father which eventually led him to take it to the streets. His upbringing on… View Article

Analytical Paper The Departed

The average trip to the theater will indulge the lesser senses, relaxing the mind while also discovering the storyline as the film progresses. When approaching a film with an analytical mindset it is important to have a deeper more developed thought process. Small details within a movie can prove to have extreme importance to the… View Article

Film and Photographic Equipment

As of the time of the case, 2007, although IMAX was involved in three different industries, the case suggests that it was primarily in Photographic Equipment and Supplier industry primarily because about 51 per cent of its total revenue of IMAX was system sale. Therefore, the following analysis will focus on that industry. Bargaining Power… View Article

Documentary Film Analysis of Tough Guise

Documentaries are useful as research sources. They are also used quite frequently as supplemental learning tools in the classroom. A common writing assignment is a critical review or analysis of films. A good review will explain how the film has enhanced the learning experience, but it should also provide an account of your personal response…. View Article

The Outsiders: Ponyboy Compared to Dally

If you take look a look at people around the world you can see there are many difference between;Eyes, ears, nose, the color of your skin along with ethnicity are some of the many ways people use to easily identify other people. When you try to see the aspects in people you need to look… View Article

Ethical Analysis of the Shawshank Redemption

It has been suggested that a person can learn a great deal about a society; its customs, values, ethical beliefs, etc…, through its cultural works (art, film, literature, etc…). In the case of the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption, a story of one man’s wrongful imprisonment and subsequent freedom, the viewer can gain a great… View Article

A Characters View, Drugstore Cowboy

One page essay for Theater 19 acting class Due March 13 2012 By Charles (Chuck) Borges March 13th 5:30am This short essay is about a character in the film “Drugstore Cowboy” Bob. This is what I think his character is like, and what’s going on in his life before this next scene. Bob is a… View Article

Intertextual Relationship Between Renoir’s Parte de Campagne

France can be credited as the home to the film industry. French film directors can be said to have invented the whole concept of cinema. For instance, as early as 1895, Lumiere brothers produced a 50 seconds film titled The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station and this led to pundits to name… View Article

It Happened One Night: Screwball Comedy

It Happened One Night set the place for the “screwball” comedy, the witty and romantic clash of temperaments between a man and a woman mismatched in both personality and social position. Through one of the greatest romantic comedies in film history, Frank Copra shows the outlandish nature of the rich and the nature of man… View Article

The Lion King

The Lion King to me was a very big part of my childhood. I would sit at my grandmas and watch those movies all day, and the Lion King was my favorite. The main topic I like about the movie is how Simba wonders off for many years’ struggles then comes back like a boss…. View Article

Autobiographical Film vs Autobiographical Prose

Autobiographical film, like prose, is filled with the memories of the major events in one’s life. In prose, authors give detailed descriptions of their past, while in film directors are able to employ visuals and the use of song and voice-over to illustrate someone else’s life or his or her own. Autobiographies are supposed to… View Article

Truman Show

Analyse how visual techniques are used to develop deeper ideas in a visual text you have studied. The film “Truman Show” directed by Peter Weir is about a character named Truman Burbank and his remarkable journey in escaping a world full of deceit and lies and finding personal freedom. His journey helps present the idea… View Article

Never Let Me Go Plot

In a small school called Hailsham placed in England in the 1990’s, Kathy, a student from years back is looking in search of Hailsham after a few years of it being shut down. Kathy has reminisce of Tommy; a strong-willed boy who was the best football player at the time, threw tantrums and wore a… View Article

Insidious Film Review

Insidious is terrifying in a completely different way than most horror movies. While the genre continues to creep toward exorcisms, thrill killers and the mentally deranged. It’s not out to scare viewers as much as it is to creep them out. The Lambert’s have just moved into a new house. Renai quit her job to… View Article

Bondage and Escape in Sons & Lovers

A major theme in “Sons & Lovers” is bondage and escape. Every major character is held hostage by another character or by their environment. Her husband, her family and her anger at the family’s social status hold Mrs. Morel hostage. She has no friends to be seen or money of her own to use. Her… View Article

Saving Private Ryan Film

War movies often rely on the visual to communicate the events and emotion of each scene. This works up to a point, but viewers cannot fully relive battle in this way. Background music and limited sound effects make war movies generic, predictable, and sometimes historically inaccurate. In contrast, Gary Rydstrom uses sound to communicate emotion… View Article

The Miracle Worker

This is a story of Annie Suvillan and her struggles in teaching a blind, deaf and mute girl. At a very young age Helen Keller had experienced an illness that cost her three senses, her sense of sight, hearing and the ability to talk. Since her illness has taken place she hasn’t communicated with her… View Article

Analyse How an Adaptation of Your Choice Deals with Gender – Catwoman

The representation of female super heroes in the media can be said to have had huge institutional, political and social influences that would suggest those in power are favoured at the expense of those without. Female super heroes tend to promote sexualisation and stereotypical gender roles of women, throughout comic books and super hero movies,… View Article

The Most Hated Family in America

The film, “The Most Hated Family in America,” was a very interesting and eye opening film about freedom of speech, interpretation, and consequences of life choices. Before watching this I had no idea that such a family even existed, but after watching it I am somewhat ashamed of what they are doing and feel very… View Article

12 Angry Men: Art of Persuation

According to the legal system of the United States, every man put on trial is considered innocent until proven guilty. In the beginning of the film 12 Angry Men, however, this theory can almost be considered false to the jurors involved in a murder case. This 18-year-old Italian boy from a slum is on trial… View Article

Shakespeare in Love a Film by John Madden

Write down 20 words that will help you remembering the plot of the film. Theatre, Queen Elizabeth, actors, audition, Thomas Kent, Viola, complicated/forbidden love, Wessex is going to marry Viola, Christopher Marlowe gets killed, “Romeo and Juliet” * Describe William Shakespeare as a character in the film William’s character in the film a lot like… View Article

Tv Production Notes

A clear understanding of the process message (desired effect) will help you decide on the most appropriate type of production (single-camera or multicamera, studio or field, recorded or live, continuous or discontinuous takes for postproduction) and t he medium requirements. A careful script analysis should lead to a locking-in point- an especially vivid visual or… View Article

Will and Grace Moveable Feast

1. Give an example someone employing empathic listening. Explain When Karen is talking about Stan wanting her to sleep with other men, Grace Jack and Will, listen empathetically. They listen to be sensitive to her. They understand that even though she acts tough, she loves her husband and is upset by this. They let her… View Article

American Beauty – Analysis

I had seen the movie American Beauty when it was first released, however it was a different experience for me this time. I was closely examining the interpersonal conflict in the movie. The movie is based around the Burnham family. Lester and Carolyn are husband and wife, and they have a teenage daugther, Janie. On… View Article

Avatar Film

“We must change what we want to see.” In James Cameron’s “Avatar,” we see Jake Sully—the protagonist—fighting in the imperialistic battle between the Na’vi: the natives and the Sky People: the greedy humans. Jake is important because he shows the audience the importance of where to put your loyalty and how much it can change… View Article


‘Hoosiers’ is a sports film made in 1986 about a basketball team of high school of a small town in Indiana. The film represents a time during 1952 when every high school in Indiana used to compete in one or the other state championships. The film is based on the new coach of the basketball… View Article


‘Hoosiers’ was a film released in 1986 and is one of very rare hits in the series of sports films. The film is set in the year 1952 in a small town in Indiana and this was the time when in Indiana each high school has the goal of winning one or the other states… View Article

A Civil Action

‘A Civil Action’ is a legal thriller, well-directed and presented in such a way that manages to create certain mood of extreme anxiety and fear, which all the more increases the tension level to filter throughout the movie. If you think that watching a movie in which lawyers are seen reading doesn’t sound exciting, you… View Article

Classification of Movies

When it comes to movies, People have many different types of genres they prefer to watch. It is easy to assume almost everyone has a preference when it comes to movies, because there have been so many different types made to appeal to all viewers. There are three major categories that have wide appeal Romance,… View Article

The concept of challenging authority

The concept of challenging authority is one that is popularly portrayed in contemporary literature. Challenging authority defines a person’s defiance against the set rules and dictations of a certain power. Challenging authority can affect an individual adversely by degenerating them, or positively by assisting them in finding their place in the world. Challenging authority itself… View Article