Film Commentary Essays


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Genre Theory – Robocop Essay

So just by looking at this film in particular you can use it as an example to show exactly what the typical conventions of a science fiction film should be. ’ (J. P. Telotte Science Fiction Film pg 166) The main plot is about OCP creating a super cop robot that doesn’t have the frailties of a human being, there are two projects seen in the film the ...


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An oral history of the zombie war Essay

Twin’s wit and insight into the social conditions apply aptly to both the film version and the book. Could the film be taken as an commentary of the plight of successful African-Americans, being isolated, though working desperately to help their friends, family and peer group?


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Essay on Recent Changes to Popular Culture

Art became a product of mass production starting in the 'High... ... middle of paper ... ... and this was also done by the mass production of film over the media of television. In conclusion, Art and Media in Pop Culture was similar in terms of the way that it brought about mass production, and social activism and commentary.


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How Might DVD ‘Features’ and ‘Extras’ Change the Audience’s Experience of Films

For some, directors’ commentary is deemed invaluable, whereas for others it is rendered pointless, the argument is that whether the directors, producers and/or actors are providing the commentary, it can often be a more insightful experience finding out how they were supposed to make certain scene, how they were trying to make they audience feel and...


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Critique of the Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Essay

Works Cited Constanzo, William V. “Writing About Film.” Exploring Literature: Writing About Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Essay. Via the keen eyes for details, the film unfolds the matriarchal leadership of tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched who keeps the mentally disturbed men in line.


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Portrayal Of Reality In Documentaries Film Studies Essay

Nevertheless, there has no tendentious commentary in the whole film. As a form of film, documentaries present themselves as factually trustworthy.


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Theater as a teenager Essay

In the end, he is left with one short film and a very small stack of drawings, one for each scene in the film. Each film, which varies in length from three to eight minutes, vividly illustrates Kentridge’s complex drawing process.


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Leni Riefenstahl

The main scenes of the film include Hilter’s arrival in Nuremberg, the welcoming of the NSDAP, the opening of Congress, the Zeppelinweise Parade of NSDAP leaders, Hitler Youth report and Hitler’s speech at the end of the film. Riefenstahl says in a later interview “The film does not contain a slanted commentary for the simple reason that the film ha...


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Match of the Day Production Schedule

When they film in Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares they need to make sure that they are getting good shots along with great television to watch. Once everything is set up correctly with auto-cue and presenters all in place they will film.


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Media – ‘When the Levees Broke’ Essay

Sounds varying from helicopters and cars to narration and commentary. Divided into four parts, the film goes on for four hours.


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The Battle of Britain Essay

The way the film represents the historical issue of the Second World War is somewhat different to the approach likely to be adopted by an academic historian. The German air threat is extremely high, yet the fact that this is mentioned very little in the film makes it even more authentic and adds to the reality of what life was like on a British airb...


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Essay about Surrealism and Film

Given that Hubert is a soldier, we tie his identity to that of the military and its operation. These protests however, were driven more by social and aesthetic commentary than the Surrealists, who focused more on the effects of art of the mind, both in creation and viewing.


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Themes And Controversy In Fight Club

Other than that it holds truer to the novel it was based on than any other film I have ever seen. The film adaptation of his novel made Palahniuk s reputation skyrocket, it propelled his work to the forefront of modern literature ( COMMENTARY ).


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Differences Between Documentary and Fiction Film

The filmmaker thus influences the interpretation of the film as the documentary or fiction film and the ultimate judgment of interpretation rests with the viewer. The filmmaker’s attempt is to make the viewer believe that what is shown in the film is a possibility (in case of fiction film) or a reality (in case of documentary).


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Sex in Othello and Hamlet Essay

Shakespeare's message concerning the male preoccupation with masculinity and their resulting fear of feminine sexuality has been portrayed in film, photography, and drawings. Shakespeare's plays, the movies of his plays, and representations of his women through art all work together to create this great social commentary on men in relationships.


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Film Critique

– And think your girlfriend, daughter, or best friend has the talent to enter the field, then this movie is a terrific recruiting film! The more you like the film, the more interesting the commentary.


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Sport films

He brings a real feel in the film, as he has been a real soccer player. The second most import factor that I think makes not only a sports film but every film successful are the actors.


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The Simpsons Tv Show And Pop Culture Media Essay

This trend of the pastiche is noticeable in both the body of film and television. At the same time, it embraces the notion of nostalgia in art (film, television, advertising) and uses multiple referencing (among other strategies) to communicate on a variety of symbolic levels.


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Criticism of the Western Genre in Jim Jarmusch’s Film Deadman

The director gives the film a dark undertone, to show the violent lifestyle of the people in the West. Instead the few times that women are shown in the film, they are there to pleasure the males sexually.


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Fight Club: The Destruction of Society Essay

Interestingly enough Edward Norton and Brad Pitt play the same schizophrenic character; though this is not evident until the end of the film. As well done as the movie is, when watching the film you can not help but feel the irony involved that Brad Pitt delivers the most biting lines in the film.


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Post Modernism In Pop Culture

It can be seen in the ‘nostalgia film’ that is evident in both television and film. This essay will research the nature of postmodernism and apply it to a body of film, television, or advertising material.


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“Dark Film” and Sunset Blvd. Essay

Film noir, by translation alone, means dark film, and by that measurement Sunset Boulevard certainly fits the genre. Sunset Boulevard (1950), written and directed by Billy Wilder exemplifies the film noir style through its use of visual elements (lighting, shots and angles), memorable characters, themes and overall structure of the film.


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Essay on Characteristics of Good Science Fiction

A popular, modern genre, science fiction has intrigued many through its insightful imagination and analytical allegories. Therefore, social commentary is an essential component of good science fiction.


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Movie Review: American Psycho Essay

The film had originally acquired an NC-17 rating according to wikipedia, but cut out 18 seconds in order to get the rating changed to R. Later, in 2005, the DVD was released in two forms, an unrated uncut edition, which was the film in reference to, and a cut R rated film. This whole film is a commentary on the progressing human tendencies and the ...


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Essay on Evils of Money and Industrialization in the Film, The Wages of Fear

In the film, America stands for all that is wrong with industrialism and even capitalism. After studying the film, it can be said with confidence that it is not the latter.


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Essay on Death Of Venice By Luchino Visconti

same sex attraction ties into several major themes in the film, particularly notions of voyeurism, . Using Thomas Waugh’s “The Third Body”, this essay attempts to examine elements of the film that are reliant on the same-sex relationship within the film.


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Post Modernism in Pop Culture and the Simpsons

In this way, “the nostalgia film either recaptures and represents certain styles of viewing the past.” These films seek to make cultural myths and stereotypes about the past. It can be seen in the ‘nostalgia film’ that is evident in both television and film.


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Stanley Kubrick Essay

A Clockwork Orange's three acts include the ultraviolent actions of Alex and his gang, the Ludovico treatment (containing possibly one of the most recognizable scenes in film), and Alex's life after being reformed. In this paper I will be specifically discussing five of my favorite Kubrick films to demonstrate various aspects of Kubrick as an auteur...


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The Farce of the American Dream in Hawkes’ Original Film, Scarface

However, at the climax of the film, the spectator perceives Tony to have everything he claimed he wanted throughout the film. Perhaps, Hawkes in commenting on the disappointment that this country was for many immigrants who heard tales of a place with endless possibilities for their family.


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“The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells Essay

Indeed, the Morlocks’ propensity for flesh-eating might well have developed out of the satirical writings of Jonathon Swift and his “A Modest Proposal.”  Though in Swift’s essay it is the rich who eat the poor as a form of population control,  his commentary on the classes is very clearly echoed in “The Time Machine.”  Both men argue effectively tha...


947 words (2.4 pages)

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