Essays Tagged: "american film"

Westerns and social commentary

Throughout history Americans have had a fascination with unexplored, uncharted, anduntamed territory. Never has this be ... ion with unexplored, uncharted, anduntamed territory. Never has this been so pronounced as with the American west.Stories of bravery, new peoples, cultures, and strange new lands have enchantedAmerica ... ecognized, "similar to other forms ofpopular culture, as a useful barometer of shifting currents in American society andculture (Etulain 3)." The development of the western film genre in American film ...

(7 pages) 181 0 4.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

A critical analysis of Orson Welles' masterpeice, "Citizen Kane."

A Fledgling's MasterpeiceCitizen Kane is widely hailed as the "great American film" and with good reason. From its complex narrative structure to pioneering photography ...

(4 pages) 222 1 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American Comedy and The Great Depression.

The Great Depression had an impact on many aspects of American culture. American Film, especially in the Comedy genre was a good example of this.By the 19 ... more people just made ends meet. Motion pictures and radio however just grew in popularity and gave Americans a common culture and a greater sense of connectedness.American film soon reflected these r ... ted these realities. Film was rapidly becoming the entertainment of choice for the vast majority of Americans. Even with huge unemployment and widespread poverty, 60 to 70 million people a week were e ...

(3 pages) 102 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

"When People Believe the Legend, Print the Legend"

(How American film maker's glorified the real truths of what the American West was really like. Based on ... aker's glorified the real truths of what the American West was really like. Based on the realistic "American frontier" essay by Fredrick Jackson Turner "The Significance of the Frontier in American Hi ... ult of what directors and writers have done, and has been created for us, shaping our self-image as Americans, not because they want us to believe its true but because we as Americans believe it. This ...

(10 pages) 56 1 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Citizen Kane Analysis

, wide-angled lenses, deep focus photography, long tracking shots and sets with ceilings, redefined American film narrative. Deep focus allowed everything in the frame, foreground and background, to b ... able image.As a tribute to popular culture, the movie was a satirical account of the cliché "American dream" of fame and fortune. It portrayed a man, who had everything, and yet nothing to show ...

(3 pages) 88 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Cult film -obtaining cult status

dom. Curiously, he and his films are now acquiring nostalgic cult status in Britain. Similarly, the American film It's a Wonderful Life, which features an exploitative capitalist as its villain, was a ... in the USSR, giving it a cult status in Russia.Another example is the place of The Wizard of Oz in American gay culture. Although a widely viewed and historically important film in greater American c ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Vietnam films

American Film makers have developed many common themes when interpreting the United States War in Vi ... common thread seems to link them all together, everyone is anti-war. The war in Vietnam has been an American controversy for a very long time and nothing makes that more evident than the films depicti ... and whether or not it could even be won.A significant degree of controversy has risen around why we Americans cannot find a way to beat the Vietnamese guerilla fighters. As directors continually depic ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Evolution Of The Black Actress

There is a rich history in American film. There is one group of people that were many times overlooked for their great attribut ... mmy of the O'Hara family in Gone with the Wind. With this performance, she became the first African American to win an Academy Award. She was named best supporting actress. After the war, Hattie's car ... GM, it stated that she would not do any stereotypical roles. Many people thought that she was Latin American or that the film studio was trying to pass her as white. Lena's first big musical was Thous ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hollywod since 1948

Critically assess the argument that the 'High Concept Film' represents an example of post-classical American Cinema.When considering post-classical American cinema in relation to our argument we must ... ng at it's relationship to that of the classical Hollywood tradition we can see that post-classical American cinema emerged through a set of aesthetic norms. It is suggested that up until 1960 there w ...

(7 pages) 31 1 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The L Parade

vania and Maurice Chevalier as Count Renard, was one of the earliest films in this sub-genre of the American film musical. The Love Parade, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, is a story of a single queen who ... uline values that set up one side of the dual narrative. According to Rick Altman in his book, "The American Film Musical", the dual focus narrative is a main ingredient in the American musical film. ...

(5 pages) 872 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The breathtaking ease with which Julia Roberts has captivated Hollywood

study acting. However, she soon found that the academic route just didn't work for her. As she told American Film, "I never really made it to acting school. I went to acting classes a few times, but i ...

(1 pages) 447 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The breathtaking ease with which Julia Roberts has captivated Hollywood

study acting. However, she soon found that the academic route just didn?t work for her. As she told American Film, ?I never really made it to acting school. I went to acting classes a few times, but i ...

(3 pages) 426 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Guns, the military and the media's depiction. From Columbine to Camera.

ained" (Charles Eckert). Discuss.The objective of this research paper is to discuss the reasons why American military and arms manufacturers are investing their marketing energies into the placement o ... that reveal the financial, promotional and psychological benefits of these gun placements for large American arm manufacturing companies. I aim to use a range of primary sources that date back to the ...

(10 pages) 36 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Sweet Smell of Success Movie Review

th the chapter I am going to provide a brief analysis of the film. Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir made available by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions and released by United Artists ...

(3 pages) 582 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

New Wave Theory

critical writings what Truffaut called "les politiques des auteurs" (the author policy), which the American film critic Andrew Sarris referred to as "auteur theory. "An underlying assumption of ... e New Wave. New York: Doubleday, 1968.Gunning, Tom. D. W. Griffith and the Origins of the American Narrative Film. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.Haskell, Molly. From Revere ...

(18 pages) 9 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Abnormal Psychology"This is an essay on the film 'A Beautiful Mind' discussing whether the ideas and depictions of Schizophrenia were accurate and relevant to the context in which the film was based (Nash's life time)

Rashiq Zaman [Type text] [Type text] [Type text] �The film A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American film based on the life of John Nash, a famous American mathematician. The movie revolves ar ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies