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Lajja- a Cultural Analysis

Title: LAJJA- A CULTURAL ANALYSIS “Galti uski hi hogi…who ladki jo hai” . How many of us are familiar with this statement? How many of us have experienced something like this? The answer is a lot, a lot which cannot be counted. If its rape, it is the girl’s fault as she must have allowed…

The Truman Show Film

In class we have been studying The Truman Show. A film where one man lives under the hands of the media. His whole life has been one lie; everything he stood for was fraud. The Truman show is self-reflexive. This means the content of the film is reflecting the media itself. The Truman Show is…

A Clockwork Orange

‘A Clockwork Orange’ written and directed by Stanley Kubrick, is a 1971 adaption of the 1962 novel ‘A Clockwork Orange’, written by Anthony Burgess. The film portrays modification of the protagonist, Alex’s behavior, through the method of operative conditioning. Kurbrick uses violence and sexual images throughout the movie, but distances the viewer to emphasize for…

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How can we account for the lack of box office success of Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind had excellent reviews both before the release of the film and after. The Internet Movie Database which is the most comprehensive information site on almost every film ranks it as the 32 best films ever released with a score of 8. 6 out of 10. Other good examples are…

What Is Eating Gilbert Grape Review (for a Special Ed Class)

Summary Written by Peter Hedges, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is the story of the Grape family, which consists of Gilbert, Amy, Arnie, Ellen, and Bonnie. The movie is narrated by Gilbert Grape. Arnie is one of the main characters in the movie. Arnie is a 17-year-old male who shows signs of having Mental Retardation and…

Consider the way genre conventions are used in the opening sequence of Blade Runner

Blade Runner was made in 1982 and was directed by Ridley Scott. Made a long time after the classic Noir film making period of the forties and fifties, this neo noir sci-fi thriller was a bricolage of genres and highly original. Described as ‘visually overwhelming’, this movie has become a cult classic, and there are…

Evolving The Gangster Genre

The word Genre is used in film to describe and categorize the different types of films that have certain elements that make them the same as the other films that would fit into that genre. The audience of the films should be able to recognise what the genre is through the way the characters act…

To what extent does the Dogme 95 'movement' challenge the conventional aesthetics of film narrative

The earlier part of the 20th Century was, according to Widding (1998), the Golden Age of Danish Cinema. It was to be a short lived success and from then on Danish Cinema remained a marginal film country and saw a slow transition into modern film. In the later part of the 20th Century, during the…

Is it more useful to analyse Scarface (1932), Scarface (1983) and Goodfellas (1990) as genre films

The Gangster film has always struggled to maintain a precarious balance; to portray the Gangster as a charismatic and crowd-pleasing character, at the expense of his eventual demise for the social good. The Gangster, as Robert Warshow puts it, is a quintessential ‘tragic hero’, a character whose very nature and deeds ultimately condemn them to…

A Synopsis of the Documentary Regret to Inform

“Our deaths are not ours they are yours; they will mean what you make them. ”—Regret to Inform “The terrible price of that nobility is one that nobody should have to pay”—Barbara Sonneborn In 1968, the director Barbara Sonneborn was informed that her husband, Jeff Gurvitz, had been killed in a mortar attack in Vietnam….

Psycho Shower Scene Analysis

Analysis of Shower Scene in Psycho Psycho Shower Scene Introduction Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) is encountered between two characters, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) a secretary and Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) the owner of the motel. Psycho starts with a title which is sliced up into halves from the middle, which depicts the split personality of…

Dramatic Structure - Pulp Fiction

Discuss a film that challenges the formulaic structure of the classic narrative. In particular, analyse approaches to ‘Point of View’ and ‘Time and Space’ and assess the extent to which the ‘illusion of reality’ is maintained or disrupted. In this essay I intend to look at Quentin Tarentino’s 1994 Oscar winning film, Pulp Fiction. I will…

Edward Scissorhands life

‘Edward Scissorhands’ is a typical Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film. Tim Burton is a director; he has directed and produced many films which are strange and out of the ordinary. The films, including ‘Batman’ and ‘Beetle juice’ have a distinctive genre, fantasy. Johnny Depp is renowned for his extraordinary parts in films, but he…

Remember the Titans

Vincent Donato Group Comms. 9:30 M & W Remember the Titans 1) Interdependence is the mutual reliance on one another between two or more individuals in a group. In a group or a team each individual is relying on one another to perform to a certain level of expectation in order for their team or…

Bonnie and Clyde

At first glance Bonnie and Clyde is a story of crime involving two equal parts, but after some examination it is clear that the film is very much a story exclusively about the character of Bonnie. Clyde and other characters act as foils for Bonnie and never fully develop in the same way that she…

Bend It Like Beckham

In the film ‘bend it like Beckham’ the film deals with many different cultural issues for example the film make reference to the English culture. It makes it seem like you can be really free as you have a tendency to be able to behave the way you want and for example mix with other…

Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore has created some of this century's most provocative films, including Roger & Me, The Big One, and Bowling for Columbine.These three films hold one thing in common: They are all non-fiction.If they were to be labeled into one genre, or if one were to search for them in a video store,'documentary' commonly associated…

Death Race Cast Interview

Death Race Analysis Commentary The film Death Race was launched in 2008 and was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, with the stars being Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson. The plot of the film is set partly in the busy streets of America and mostly at the Terminal Island penitentiary where the prisoners are the…

Media Personality Report: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry: From Pain, to Perseverance, and Success “What is important to me about my movies is that the stories and messages are for anyone. Anyone who needs to learn about forgiveness will enjoy it no matter who they are. ” -Tyler Perry Tyler Perry-born Emmitt Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969, has become an…

I could have been a contender

“I could have been a contender,” said Marlon Brando as he improvised his lines for his character, Terry Malloy, in the seven-time Academy Award winner film On the Waterfront (On the Waterfront). Marlon Brando used improvisation throughout the film to create a truly unique, unprecedented character. In the film, Terry Malloy transforms from a non-ambitious…

First Official Saudi Movie: WADJDA

WADJDA is the first official Saudi movie. Wadjda is a Saudi girl whose dream is to ride a bicycle and challenge her neighbor Abdullah. The main idea of this movie is to show how women in Saudi Arabia struggle and fight for their rights because of the strict religious rules. I wanted to write about…

Harry Potter - Book and Movie Comparison

Have you ever read a book then decided to see the movie or watched a movie then decided to read the book? In 2013, 78 books were turned into the movies, based on the website PopSugar. Releasing the films based on the written books like what happened to Harry Potter is the best experience a…

Scene anylasis Fifth element

The movie opens with a shot of what appears as the viewer flying through an asteroid belt, then the name of the movie is revealed, cutting to the viewer hovering in space with a blue and white planet being visible above. The camera pans and rotates and an alien spaceship slowly inches itself onto the…

Macbeth Downfall

Macbet’s Downfall William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth show three main forces that create the eponym’s downfall. These are the role of the supernatural, the struggle between good and evil and Macbeth’s ambition guilt and fear. These all combine to create the massive downfall of power that Macbeth experiences during the play. The role of the supernatural…

Clockwork Orange Aversion Therapy

A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial movies ever made.The movie is based around a thug named Alex, a teenager, who finds happiness in about any perverse action.Alex, who seems to find glory in rape, lust, and murder, tells the story from his point of view. The movie examines the usual cliches of…

Where Was Desperate Housewives Filmed

‘Suburban Dreams and Nightmares’ examine the way the suburbs have been portrayed since the 1950’s, I have chosen to explore the Welcome to Suburbia’ scene in ‘American Beauty (from: 00:40-2:35, into the film) and the opening scene of the pilot of ‘Desperate Housewives’ (from: into the episode). I have chosen these two scenes because they…

Hunger Games Opening Ceremony

“Happy Hunger Games! ” The 74th Hunger Games got under manner in dramatic manner today with a fabulous gap ceremonial in the capital. The Hunger Games held one time a twelvemonth. The gap ceremonial began at the City Circle. audiences were the most esteemed citizens of the Capital. they watched in the edifices that beside…

Vampires Kiss

“If you could live forever, what do you live for? ” This is the tagline of the latest and box-office vampire movie, Twilight. Revolving around the life of an awkward 17-yr old girl, Twilight is a film about the new life and the inconceivable love Bella Swan found. Pressed to live with her father in…

Into The Wild Research Paper

“Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer and “Castaway”, directed by Robert Zemeckis, both describe and explain the journey of two young men while living in the wild, and the mountains they must climb to achieve their main goal: survival. However, both men go through entirely different experiences for different reasons. Chris McCandless, from “Into the…

Romeo And Juliet Luhrmann

“Romeo and Juliet” directed by Baz Luhrmann is possibly the most famous love story of all time about the two star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Luhrmann had the task of remaking the classic play, written by the even more famous William Shakespeare, into a film that would appeal to a younger audience despite the…

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