Film Essay Topics

The Rising: Ballad Of Mangal Pandey

The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is an epic movie written by Farrukh Dhondy and Ranjit Kappor. Set in the most beautiful location for its historical perspective, the film is adorned with the beauty and extravagance of Bollywood, with the excellence of the Director Ketan Mehta. It was released in August, 2005. The epic movie… View Article

Shawshank’s Redemption

The Writer. Whenever the name Stephen King is mentioned, the first thing that comes out of most people’s mind is horror or fantasy writer. Actually, the writer wrote a lot of stories which are more if not entirely outside his usual genre. Many of this fantasy-free stuff are actually good: Stand by me (1986), Misery… View Article

“The Seventh Seal” by Ingmar Bergman

This paper is devoted to the film by Ingmar Bergman “The Seventh Seal” – a tale about the journey of a medieval knight. The form of the story is very difficult: realistic details were blended with religious and mythic overtones. The main hero was traveling with the target to find manifest of God, his journey… View Article

Food and the Endless Waltz

Akira Kurosawa’s seminal work Seven Samurai is a stirring and heart-rending commentary on 16th century Japan. The movie focuses on the rigid caste system of Japan where warriors fight while peasants farm to support them. The film’s artistic value makes it worthy of being called a Kurosawa masterpiece. However, it is in the lesson the… View Article

The Searchers Film Themes

The Searchers (1956, John Ford) explores themes of family, community, and morality on the edge of the uncivilized Western frontier. The story takes place several years after the end of the Civil War in a remote region of Texas, where the Comanche are a constant and mortal threat to the few settlers on the thinly… View Article

The Trial Film Analysis

Brief Biographical Data of Orson Welles George Orson Welles or popularly known as simply Orson Welles, was a great American director, actor, writer, film, television, stage and radio producer. He also won in the prestigious Academy Awards. Welles became famous through his radio broadcast’s The War of the Worlds. It called a large number of… View Article

The Ten Commandments

The predominant lasting impact I’ve experienced from viewing Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 remake film “The Ten Commandments” is a sense of epic profundity. This well-expected response to the film relates not only to the sweeping scope of the film’s narrative, but to the impact of the craftsmanship and craft work that brought this monumental film… View Article

The Ten Commandments

One of the top grossing films of all time is the Ten Commandments which was a remake of Cecil DeMille’s silent movie in 1923. It is considerably DeMille’s masterpiece in view of the fact that it is the highest grossing religious movie until being overtaken by “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson released… View Article

The Wizard of Oz Film Review

Hailed as perhaps one of the most influential movies of the present time, the film The Wizard of Oz has continued to mesmerize adults and children alike for many years.  Based on the 1900s novel entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the movie adaptation starring Judy Garland as Dorothy captured the… View Article

Movie Review: The White Balloon

Jafar Panahi’s movie entitled “The White Balloon” is a depiction of social reality in these present times within the eyes of a young girl protagonist. The conflict of the story is simple as well as the resolution and its setting. The main problem of the protagonist is her likeness to buy a fish but she… View Article

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The Film: Pro-War or Anti-War? A question as to the war sentiments of this film can be most accurately answered through an analysis of Private Joker.  As his nickname suggests, the young marine is glib; using his sharp wit, average John Wayne interpretations, sense of irony and his readily apparent above-average intelligence to keep himself… View Article

Jenny: A Character Analysis

INTRODUCTION This paper is a two-part personality analysis of Jenny’s character in the movie Forrest Gump. Jenny is the lead character’s childhood friend who, as a child, is sexually and physically abused by her own father and, as a young adult, gets into drug addiction and attempts suicide, and eventually succumbs to an early death,… View Article

“The Third Man” by Graham Greene and Carol Reed

The Third Man is a timeless masterpiece that acutely exemplifies a brilliant and exceptional execution of the film noir genre. Shadows play a significant aspect in the film. The use of chiaroscuro, a juxtaposition of light and dark, to covey certain moods and atmospheres is very effective. This, as well as the use of angled… View Article

Thesis Statement

This essay is based on three films. One, “ All that heaven allows”, which was directed by Douglas Sirk and made in 1955 in the USA. The Second is an animation film “ Neighbours”, directed by Norman Mclauren and made in Canada in 1952 and the third is “ Bicycle thieves”, directed by Victorio De… View Article

Mikhalkov’s Burnt by the Sun

In the tradition of passions plays of a century ago that illustrated the age-old inequalities of unchallenged intrinsic power wielded by a single entity. This is the story of absolute authority and how well earned past loyalties have elapsed and betrayed by fear and replaced with paranoia.  Burnt by the Sun, a 1994 film by… View Article