Film Essay Examples

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta sets the Gunpowder Plot as V’s historical inspiration, contributing to his choice of timing, language and appearance For example, the names Rookwood, Percy and Keyes are used in the film, which are also the names of three of the Gunpowder conspirators. The film creates parallels to Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte… View Article

On the Waterfront

The notion of family loyalty is displayed throughout the film as a driving force to override corruption, the workers on the waterfront can be considered a family as their struggle from corruption forces them to on each other for survival. The loyalty between the shore men’s families grips Edie as her Brother Joey’s murder increases… View Article

A Knight’s Tale

One important character in the film ‘A knight’s tale’ directed by Brian Helgeland is William Thatcher. William helped me understand the idea of following your dreams. William dreams of one day becoming a knight. He grew up in a place called Cheapside London with his father John Thatcher until he was sent away to work… View Article

The Rating System

Movie, film or motion pictures, “a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen.” ( A movie is an entertainment that was invented in the mid-19th century and was slowly developed in the early 1900s. At the beginning, a movie… View Article

The Shawshank Redemption

The following paper will focus on the ethical issues that occurred in the 1994 film Shawshenk Redemption directed by Frank Darabont. Focus will be made on specific scenes that represent clear ethical violations of not only the criminal justice system, but as well as the corrections system here in America during the 1940’s through the… View Article

Billy Elliot – Film Review

Recently I watched a film entitled Billy Elliot. I personally thought that the film was great in several ways, scripts, film techniques .etc. Every aspects of the film were thought out with detail. The film was set in 1984 when the miners’ strike took place. The unique setting adds to why I like this film… View Article

Why an Integral Part of Household Is Television?

Television has become such an integral part of almost every household in the Western world that is difficult to imagine life without it. However, many people claim that it can have negative effects on viewers. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of watching television? It is well-known fact that television has an… View Article

Science Trivias

There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide… View Article

Film review on the 3 idiots

Farhan qureshi and raju rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an air india plane, and excusing himself from his wife – trouser less – respectively. Enroute, they encounter another student, chatur ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years… View Article

Training Day (King Kong Clip)

During the process of envisioning and designing a film, the director, production designer, and art director (in collaboration with the cinematographer) are concerned with several major spatial and temporal elements. These design elements punctuate and underscore the movement of figures within the frame, including the following: setting, lighting, costuming, makeup, and hairstyles. Choose a scene… View Article

Shadow of the Vampire

Both Stoker’s Dracula and Mernau’s Nosferatu have been used to create a new text, with its own concerns, the new text being shadow of the vampire, and its concerns being that it needs to appeal to a postmodern audience. Shadow of the vampire is a new text representing new elements that resonate with a contemporary,… View Article

Analysis of The Lottery

The Lottery is a film based on the short story of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The story takes place in a small village, where the people held an anniversary activity of lottery. One person in the town is randomly chosen, and the person who got the lottery would be hit to death by… View Article

Hollywood’s distortion of truth

When it comes to film’s interpretation of history and reality, such as the recent film’s “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, Hollywood has long had a habit of altering facts, creating illusions and fabrications, and even distorting final outcomes. Hollywood is an industry, and for a long time now, has understandably aimed at creating the best… View Article

Mr Nobody

Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Regbo and Juno Temple. The film tells the life story of Nemo Nobody, a 118 year-old man… View Article

Expressions in Horror: Dr Caligari and Nosferatu

Two of the earliest examples of German Expressionism in film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu are classics remembered as some of the best horror films of all time. These two films, directed by Robert Wiene and F. W. Murnau respectively, share several key aspects in common, while still retaining their own uniqueness that… View Article