Category Archives: Film

How Film Technology Impacted Cinema’s Evolution Essay

Over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, cinema technology advanced greatly—and with an ever-growing history of movies from which to draw reference, film-makers have increasingly approached productions from fresher perspectives, while always employing the most modern equipment, in order to better serve the audiences of their days. In Visions Of Light, a series of interviews with directors and cinematographers explores how the evolution of microphones, lighting, film, staging, cameras and mounts has affected the translation of story into cinema in a variety of ways.

When sound was first introduced, for instance, actors were forced to lean in closer to microphones that were hidden on the sets, in order to be better heard—thus affecting their physical impression on camera (Bailey, VL). Also, the advent of sound affected the mobility….

Tough Guise Reaction Paper Essay

My reaction to this movie, “Tough Guise” by Jackson Katz is one that is positive. I feel that it is extremely important to point out crucial facts about students in America that both challenges and pinpoints problems in our educational environments, especially for high school and college students who are faced with violent outbursts from those who feel that they have a right to inflict pain and suffering on others around them in our educational systems..

            I feel that it is important for films, such as “Tough Guise” to be shown in all schools around the country to enlighten those who may not see the critical and immediate danger that is facing our society when it comes to violence.

By allowing an….

A Review of “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)” Essay

The Spanish culture has been known for its masculinity. Bullfighters, soccer players, and other manly figures are often associated with the image of the Spanish culture. They had even introduced the word “machismo” to the English language. One movie provides us a slice of the Spanish culture: “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)”, a film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film had received a wide reception both in Spain and other parts of the world. The film “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)” talks about an issue that is very rarely associated with the Spanish culture: Womanhood.

            The story was basically about Manuela’s search for the father of her dead son, Esteban. Manuela did not tell….

A Comparative Film Review Essay

Today, the depiction of war is becoming more vivid and realistic. Audiences are more critical of how a move catches the actual events that transpired and of how they can relate to the emotions in the movie. The movies “Saving Private Ryan” and “We Were Soldiers” are two of the most popular modern day films with the subject of two different wars, World War II and Vietnam War respectively. They have similarities in many aspects However, they have even more differences.

They have completely different themes, and completely different objectives. This paper explores on how these two films are alike and how they differ.

When Duty Calls: A Comparative Film Review There has been much development in the movie industry since the onset of computer graphic imaging…..

Tokyo Drift Essay

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” by Justin Lin is a film that allows viewers to attain a heightened level of understanding of the concept of belonging. It extensively explores the notions of separation, connection, displacement and acceptance throughout varying contexts to demonstrate that belonging carries different meaning to individuals. From the beginning it is evident to the audience that the main character, Sean, is no stranger to displacement as his mother states “This is our third town in two years” implying that they regularly change their location of residency.

Her tone suggests that their continuous displacement is undesirable as it increases the difficulty associated with establishing connections with people and places. Sean, who is American, is then forced to move to Tokyo after repeated law….

Film Analysis: The Bird Cage Essay

In the year 1996, Mike Nichols decided to produce and direct the film version of the highly successful 1978 stage play La Cage Aux Follies. Geared towards the western tastes of the American audience, he called the movie The Bird Cage and presented the public with a hilarious yet informative movie about a gay man who fathers a son after an affair with a woman. The film showcases the brilliant talent of Robin Williams as Armand Goldman, father to Val Goldman as portrayed by Dan Futterman.

Nathan Lane flawlessly essays the role of Albert Goldman, the “wife” involved in the homosexual relationship with Armand. Christine Baranski plays Katherine Archer, the biological mother of Val who had a one night stand with the openly gay Armand.


My Neighbour Totoro [Film History Essay] Essay

My Neighbor Totoro (??????? , Tonari no Totoro) is a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother who is recovering from an illness. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro).

The Totoros appear in different sizes, one is small and white, the next one slightly bigger and blue coloured, the biggest one being grey in colour; which features on the movie’s cover being the most well known.

They have been described by critics as “giant chubby ferrets” but there….

“Shawshank Redemption” Film Analysis Essay

Lawrence Kohlberg, a famous psychologist, developed a theory which entailed six stages of moral development. The aim of his theory is to allow individuals to be characterised into one of the stages, based upon their moral & ethical well-being. Life experiences usually allow further development, thus moving the individual to advance to higher stages. On the other hand, Abraham Maslow developed a different theory based on human’s most basic needs which is represented in a pyramid type figure containing five levels.

The most basic of needs appear at the bottom of the pyramid and the needs concerned with mans highest potential at the top. Both of these theory’s can be used to analyse Andy Dufresne, the main character in the movie studied in class, Shawshank….