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Object v. Spectator Types of Cinematic Gaze

is completely unique and no two are alike. Therefore, what takes place is a kind of power struggle between the subject and the ob...

Cinematic Comedies and Sound's Role

theater, they rolled a cannon ball down a wooden trough that then fell onto a large drumhead (Brunelle, 1999). In films, sound eff...

What is Cinema by Andre Bazin

In four pages the essays compiled by film scholar Andre Bazin are examined with the emphasis being on the ways in which it provide...

A Review of the Film, Synthetic Pleasures

This paper analyzes Ira Lee's film, Synthetic Pleasures. The author criticizes Lee's lack of any clear, organizational plot or th...

Federico Fellini's Film, La Dolce Vita

This paper examines the Fellini film, La Dolce Vita. The author discusses camera shots and angels, as well as design, decor, comp...

Charles Chaplin's Modern Times

In two pages the film's satire as well as the stand it takes against certain issues are discussed as they reflect America's Great ...

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Film Review)

This short, one page reaction paper to this film starring Kevin Costner provides an opinion of the writer. No sources aside from t...

The Movie Version of 'Amadeus'

The film's inconsistencies with regard to Mozart's and Salieri's lives are emphasized in this paper of 6 pages. There are 3 bibli...

A Review of the Film, Amadeus

This paper reviews the film, Amadeus. The author addresses various thematic and social elements of this film version of Motzart's...

A Review of the Film, The Last Emperor

This paper provides a brief synopsis of the film's plot and analyzes the issue of historical accuracy. This three page paper has n...

Film Shine and the Theme of Emotion

In five pages this paper presents a thematic analysis of this movie and examines how sound and dialogue contribute to the film's e...

Controversial Film Director Quentin Tarantino

This paper consists of five pages and examines the controversies surrounding this film director, producer, writer, and actors uses...

Auteur Film Director Brian DePalma

The auteur film techniques that characterize director Brian DePalma are considered in an examination of three of his films The Unt...

Power, Sexuality, and Impotence in The Trial

abuse of this abstract hierarchy of power, which can so easily be turned against an innocent man. The propensity of human beings t...

Scream Film Genre and Criticism

In nine pages this paper discusses media criticism and its types with a focus upon scholarly, journalist, and auteurist and then e...

Apocolypse Now Film by Director Francis Ford Coppola

In five pages this paper considers the film's parallels with Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and also discusses influences of T...

Television, Movies, and Differences in Class, Race, and Gender

In ten pages the imagery featured in TV and films regarding the differences of class, race, and gender are the focus of this resea...

An Analysis of the 1995 Film, Se7en

This paper provides an analysis of the film Se7en (Seven), in terms of form, cultural-historical background, and how the film is u...

Sex Education and Censorship

The use of sexually explicit films in the context of teaching sex education is the subject of this research paper. This report loo...

A Social Crime Analysis of Carlito's Way

This five page essay examines the film by Brian DePalma in reference to the social crime theories of Walter B. Miller. This film ...

How a Blind Person Would 'See' Forrest Gump

In six pages this film is reviewed from a blind person's perspective along with a consideration of negative and positive film impa...

A Study of Gener Issues in 'The Birdcage'

This paper comprised of 25 pages compares and contrasts the portrayal of homosexual men and their defined gender roles with realit...

The Dance Sequence from Singin' In the Rain

This writer offers a detailed analysis of the Gotta Dance/Broadway Melody scene from the 1952 film Singin' In the Rain. These scen...

The Life and Career of Charles Chaplin

This paper explores the career of comic film maker, Charles Chaplin. The author focuses mostly on his early, silent films, such a...

Madness in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

of this mad ivory merchant, Kurtz; as part of his piloting job, he travels deep into the heart of the jungle with the idea of find...

Marcel Camus' Version of Black Orpheus

In seven pages Camus's interpretation of the play is assessed and compared with the original and discusses how Camus's insights de...

European Cinema and the Impact of Ingmar Bergman

the experience had a profound effect on him. At the theater, Bergman could immerse himself in the characters and the action and f...

Trio of Historic Films Examined

In ten pages a trio of historic films answer questions pertaining to cinematic theories, techniques, styles, emotions, and editing...

Alfonso Arau's A Walk in the Clouds and the Use of Cinematography

In five pages the 1995 film's use of cinematography as reinforcement of the filmmaker's vision is analyzed. Two sources are cited...

John Cheever's 'The Swimmer' Short Story and Frank Perry's Film Adaptation

This paper consists of 5 pages and discusses the film's inability to transfer Cheever's internal monologue visually on the big scr...