Film Review Essay

  • Film Review of Gladiator Essay

    The cold blue colour strengthens the feeling of the cold. It is obvious that he doesn't want to be in the position he is now but it is more of his obligation to be there. We learn later in the film that the reason his still fighting for the emperor Marcus Arilius who he respects and honours. Maximus had another normal life apart from being the General of the Roman army. He also was a farmer who had a wife and his son of whom he dearly missed. He was expected to go back

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  • A Film Review of Shrek Essay

    fairytales. The hero is saving the princess for the villain! Usually the hero goes on the quest to save the princess from the villain. At a part of the film there is a tournament, this tournament is funny because it is made to seem like a wrestling match. This is good because it brings humour into this part of the film instead of the seriousness it represents. Shrek and the Donkey defeat all of the challengers with a variety of stunts like tag wrestling and hitting him

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  • Film Review of Ice Age Essay

    dodos and the herd over 3 melons because of the climate change food supplies are low and so all food has to be rationed. With the film in cartoon and a lot of comedy acts there is still a believable point to the story whilst also keeping the audience of small young people amused. There is a lot of evidence shown through the film to support the point it’s trying to put across and keep everything still believable. The dialogue is clear and well spoken for the understanding

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  • Romeo And Juliet Film Review Essay

    These features also make the film somewhat cartoon-like with a lot of heightened realism. Don't expect to see British people prancing around in tights when you rent this one. Luhrmann creates a world where gun-toting youths sport Hawaiian shirts and beachfront brawls are an everyday event. Purists may hesitate, but the film uses its modern setting to its full potential and should be required viewing for any director who looks to put a modern spin on the 400-year- old play. Capulet and Montague become

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  • Film Review of John Q Essay

    The underlying theme of the film is whether or not someone must sacrifice personal principles in order to fight for their survival, or in this case the survival of his son. Moreover, this film aims to shed light of the failing health care system. Even though the Archibald’s had health insurance, it lapsed when they family really needed it to come through. John Q.’s personal struggle seeks to discuss whether or not health insurance in fact impacts the quality of life. On the one hand, the typical

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  • Film Review Essay (Pulp Fiction)

    The film being portrayed in a mixed order of events makes the audience think deeper or confuse them, at one point one character is killed in a gun fire only to appear in the next chapter like alive. Non-linear movies have a way to give the plot a more unique touch but also can cause confusion. The characters maintain their role alive and transfer emotions and dialog that stays clear and understandable. The characters variety from the wife of a mobster to a retired boxer all supported by excellent

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  • Film Review-Hunger Games Essay

    when she volunteers to take her sisters place in the games and sacrifices herself instead. The external conflict can be seen in the film throughout the games when Katniss has to choose between humane actions, or saving her own life. Eventually she overcomes these conflicts by winning the game but not before facing difficult choices throughout her adventure. The film captures situational irony during Katniss’s adventure. All but one of the tribunes is expected to die and they all must do whatever

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  • Enter the Void Film Review Essay

    non-traditional manner. Enter the Void is not only remarkable for its daring first-person perspective camera work, but Gaspar Noé’s brilliant use of computer-generated imagery allows him to visually synthesize the sex, drugs, and violence of this film, into a complex masterpiece. Noé is able to create a visual beauty and sense of spirituality through the help of computer-generated imagery, even allowing the audience to share Oscar’s experience hallucinating after smoking DMT. Noé experimented with

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  • Review of the Film Django Unchained Essay

    and one of the men with a gun shoots him (we see a huge surge of blood). This is only the opening scene of the movie. There are many more scenes like this that would make us think this is the definition of masculinity. This is seen in many western films, with the hero taking charge and the other men follow suit. Revenge explained with westerns in mind: some bad people that commit repeated violence against innocent people. This in

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  • Edward Scissorhands: Film Review Essay

    leaves her jock boyfriend (Jim) to be with Edward, an event that many have postulated as Burton's revenge against jocks he encountered as a teenager. Jim is subsequently killed, a scene that shocked a number of observers who felt the whole tone of the film had been radically altered. Burton referred to this scene as a "high school fantasy". PLOT One evening, an elderly woman tells her granddaughter a bedtime story of where snow comes from, by telling her the story of a young man named Edward (Johnny

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  • Forrest Gump Film Review English Essay

    one that stands out from the rest within the new phenomenon of films regarding disabilities that came about in the 90’s. As Forrest Gump was released in 1994 among other films of the genre such as Rain Man, Freaks, Million dollar baby and I am Sam. Released just a year previous to Forrest Gump were two more box office hits that revolve around a disabled character Benny and Joon and What’s eating Gilbert Grape, both Johnny Deep films who like Hanks is an actor of amazing ability called upon time after

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  • Film Review on Our Family Wedding Essay

    microaggrestions all of your life can create hurt and anger in someone. The film also addresses cultural norms and traditions within Mexican and African culture. I learned that it is tradition in African Ameican culture for the bride and groom to hop over a broom once their vows are completed. I also learned that it is traditional to have a cloth and rossary put around the groom and bride during the ceremony in Mexican culture. The film also made me take a deeper look into the difficulties one has to deal

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  • Essay on Film Review: Good Night, and Good Luck

    the picture and it seems like Murrow and his staffs were the only ones that brought down McCarthy. Further research would show that ABC’s live airings of the McCarthy-Army Committee hearings played a significant roll in the Senators downfall, but the film did not depict this fact. The movie also shows Hollenbeck’s suicide as closely following Murrow’s April response to McCarthy, but in reality the two events were separated by two months. This historical inaccuracy nonetheless is explained on the film’s

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  • Film Review of American History X" Essay

    friendship with Lamont is the only reason Derek gets out of prison alive. Once he has finished his sentence, he returns home only to find that Danny, his little brother, has joined the neo-Nazi ranks, following Derek's footsteps. The rest of the film is about Derek trying to convince and persuade Danny off the neo-Nazi path. The title “American History X” derives from Dr. Sweeney's attempts to get Danny to abandon his White Supremacy ideologies. When Danny hands in a controversial essay

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  • 2005 Version of "The Legend of Zorro": Film Review Essay

    old that would not soil his self when confronted by five grown men that intended to kill him and then you have Joaquin. The film has great actors that make the story somewhat believable and very entertaining. Antonio Banderas is absolutely perfect for the part of Zorro he brings class and the exact flair that we all expect from Zorro. Even though his role in this film is cheesy he does his best with it and makes his relationship with his wife and son seem genuine and at moments heart warming.

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  • Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood Essay

    lives. Whistle blowers are vital to the process of discovering such mishandled events. The author believes this was ethical for individuals to blow the whistle due to the severity of the cases and the impact on people's lives. Each of the three films

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  • Essay about American Gangster Film Review by Steven Zaillian

    The purpose of this film was to inform audiences about a, true life story, of a man who tried to live the American dream by selling drugs and his negative results. The writing of this film was very unique. I thought the film was a work of considerable technical as well as artistic merit, because it makes you respect and acknowledge the fact that this was a smart dangerous man. I think, Zaillian’s, point of view of this movie was to express how Frank Lucas’s life really was, and to get the audience

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  • Film Review: Walk the Line Essay

    He goes too far and passes out on the stage during a performance. Johnny is sent home for being on drugs. When he arrives home he hits Vivian after an argument which his three kids saw. Vivian took the three kids and left to go back home to her parents. On Thanksgiving, June and her family get the courage to help Johnny to break his prescription pill addiction. They hoped that he will return to his normal self instead of the new self that is full of addiction and anger. Their effort to help rehabilitate

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  • Essay on Film Review on Pearl Harbor

    We saw that when the September 11th attack occurred everybody had this “ American Pride” all of a sudden and were able to come together in that way. The same effects were true for the time period of the people effected by the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor American people were all supportive of the war because everyone wanted to avenge the loss of the 2,403 people killed including 68 civilians in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Another similarity between these two tragic events is that it

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  • Film Review: Ma Vie En Rose Essay

    Neighbors give dirty, scornful looks when they pass by. As his world comes apart, Ludovic becomes self destructive. He walks out in front of a car, deliberately unseeing. He slams down a glass of wine, and later makes a tragi-comic suicide attempt. Without wasting any time as soon on the movie as well as in my society, society spreads the transgender disgrace to the entire family. Through countless of people’s minds in society as a whole no one could say that a seven-year old child want or choose

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  • Film Review for Coal Miner's Daughter Essay

    The first influence in Loretta’s life would be her parents. Her parents held a special value and Loretta’s aims were taking good care of them and help them out when she could. However, her parent’s strong relationship would soon be interrupted when a stranger comes to town and Loretta’s heart is taken suddenly when the new army recruitment man. When Loretta meets this man, Doolittle Lynn, and suddenly her relationship becomes based around the presence Doolittle Lynn and her parents. Her parents

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  • Film Industry: Then and Now Essay

    and the film ultimately failed. During this time of film legends, all of the popular themes and practices of today were born. Western movies were made popular at first by the Bronco Billy series in 1907, the New York Times printed its first film review in 1908, and in 1910 Thomas Edison's kinetophone made "talkies" possible. Between 1900 and 1930 the film industry was born and exploded into the minds of the world. German expressionism lead to techniques that were used in future horror films and later

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  • Film Essay

    portrays in her film. She portrays several instances whereby men molest women sexually. One day Danielle happens to be going into the barn when she sees one of Deedee’s brutish brothers sexually molesting her. She attacks him with a pitchfork thus helping Deedee. Pitte rapes Therese once he returns to his home to claim his inheritance. These incidences reveal how men view women as tools of sexual pleasure. Marleen is against this as she tries to redeem women from this through her film. This is

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  • film Essay

    literary concept that is new to me. This artist perspective reflects the traditions of the indigenous culture in such a natural way. In fact, the fantasy appears to be quite symbolic and adds another dimension to the story.      The second part of the film follows Rosa and Enrique on their journey through Mexico. They are confronted with the cultural differences between life in Guatemala and life in Mexico. Language is one obstacle, while who to trust turns out to be a bigger issue for them. The difficult

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  • Films Essay

    accustomed to skimming, and flipping between different matter. As we have become accustom to Medias influences, our desire to concentrate on one subject for a long period of time is diminishing. This has contributed to the popularity of non-linear films in the twenty-first century as many people are finding the suspense more pleasing than the classical narrative structure. This shifting of structure can also greatly help to portray how we remember things. Memory is our ability to store, retain

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  • Essay on Film

    out in European theaters in 1964, but wasn’t released in the United States until 1966 (Stern 114). It is a foreign film, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Enrique Irazoqui played Jesus Christ. It is about the life of Jesus as shown in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus Christ Superstar was released in 1973. Normal Jewison directed it and Ted Neely was cast as Jesus. This is a film version of the musical Broadway play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ’s life. Jesus of Nazareth is a made

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  • Essay on History 100 Film Review "Gettysburg" S. Snow.

    Lee orders an attack on the Unions left flank along Devils Den and Little Round Top. General John Hood is tasked with leading the assault. When Devils Den falls, it is soon up to Joshua Chamberlain to hold off Little Round Top and the left flank. Outnumbered, his men put a valiant defense and orders a bayonet charge that defeats the Confederates and mortally wounds Hood. The next day J.E.B. Stuart and his men return from raids in the area and Lee, who believes that the union line is weakest in the

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  • Women Portrayed in Horror and Film Noir Films Essays

    It is scary to see something like this happen on film because at any point in a women?s life, she is vulnerable to an attack like this. According to Analyzing Moral Issues, ?rape seems to be a uniquely human phenomenon? (Boss 358). Susan Brownmiller argues in her book Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, ?that rape is a crime of violence- a conscious process of intimidation by men to keep women in a state of fear- rather than an act of sexual passion? (Boss 358). Rape is a form of intimidation

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  • Globalisation and the Film Industry Essay

    The recent trend in film production is the shift to producing in a location other than the filmmaker’s own country, that is, producing in a foreign location. Many producers are motivated to shoot films in a foreign country to take advantage of the cheaper production cost, in other words, to capitalise on (Rosnan, H., et al. 2010). US film makers is an example of this, producers have been shooting films in countries such as Canada and Mexico to take advantage of lower labour costs and other enticements

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  • From Theory to Film Essay

    Lumiêre’s realistic approach to the world differed from George Mêliês and his fantasy approach to film, which utilized more technological properties then Lumiêre. Mêliês substituted “staged illusion for unstaged reality” which used photography and theatrical stage to create films using special effects that strayed from the ordinary day to day life (Kracauer 151). Mêliês was known for using, “masks, multiple exposure, superimposition...[and] the lap-dissolve” to enhance his pictures by imagining shots

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