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Film Analysis: South of the Border

South of the border- Film Analysis Social media has been a great influencer in this present reality....

Cinema as an instrument of Nationalism

Cloaks in the colours of soil: Cinema as an instrument of Nationalism The paper aims to highlight...

The Hurt Locker

“The Hurt Locker”, written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Nominated and won for Best Picture, this award...

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

“A Walk to Remember “ Nicholas Sparks, one of the New York Time Best Selling Author wrote...

Cinematography in film

Chose a sequence from any one of the films listed in the module guide’s filmography and analyse the...

Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)

Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) Ju-On is a Japanese horror film written and directed by Takashi Shimizu....

Gender Constructions in The Hours

TITLE: Gender Constructions in The Hours (Daldry. S, 2002) AIM/OBJECTIVE:...

James Cameron

James Cameron Watching movies is one of the favorite pastimes for people all around the...

Image of politicians in Hindi cinemas

Portrayal of image of politicians in Hindi cinemas and its impact on masses ABSTRACT...

Representations of media in film

Question 2: Compare and Contrast the Approaches to the Representations of the two different Media in Almost Famous (2000) and...

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

I have chosen Sunset Boulevard (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, for my film analysis. Of the films we have seen...

Stanley Kubrick and his significance as a film maker director

Stanley Kubrick and his Significance as a Film Maker Director Stanley Kubrick was born in New York in...

Representations of Masculinity in Film

Representations of Masculinity in Film Real men don’t cry. Men who show emotion are...

Starship Troopers: Depiction of war

Starship Troopers is a novel based on science fiction, was written in 1959. The book is controversial as well as a very popular one. In...

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was directed and written by Guy Ritchie who would eventually create...

Allegory in The China Syndrome

Problem Allegory Allegory, by definition, is a configuration comprising two or more adversative voices, in a...

Borom Sarret

“One has to choose between engaging in stylistic research or the mere recording of facts” this quote by Pfaff...

Noir in film

Character and Storytelling; A Contemporary neo-noir look inspired from the early 1940s and 1950s film noir. There...

Slaves in film

“Slave narratives were written for several main purposes: to present a true description of the slave system and the treatment...

Ghost in the Shell

Film/Novel Critique #1 The movie “Ghost in the Shell”, created by Masamune Shirow, is...

Post-apartheid South Africa

In the essay I will seek to demonstrate different representations of South African identity, post-apartheid. To begin I will discuss...

Visual storytelling in films

Literature Review Introduction In this preface section, more than a...

The Curse of Frankenstein

Drama of Discovery The horror fiction genre is a fascinating archetype within cinematography....

Film review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Medical Humanities online One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a a film that was released in...

Film review: Awakenings (1990)

INTRODUCTION Awakenings is an American drama film from the year 1990. The film is based on...

Gender representation in contemporary superhero films

RESEARCH PROPOSAL Gender representation in contemporary superhero films Research Question...

Neo-realism in film

Most so-called film 'movements' can hardly be considered as such as the films are too disparate to be comfortably...

Teaching history with film

LITERATURE REVIEW In 1995, Rosenstone already discovered the practicability of using Historical Film to teach history. “Films...

The French new wave

Jean-Pierre Melville: Forging the French New Wave Born in Paris in the middle of World...

Shake Hands with the Devil (2004)

Shake Hands with the Devil (2004) is about the Rwandan genocide and the method of representation is through the lived...

Review of film: Click

This paper is a film critique on the movie, Click (2006). Click is a very inspiring film that...

Early Indian cinema

Coping with the Archive, Working with Materialism: An approach to early Indian cinema historiography Abstract...

Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires)

With the city of Montreal serving as a palette, Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires) is French-Canadian director and starring...