Film & Theater Essays and Term Papers

Connections Creating Perfection in Saving Private Ryan

Since the commencement of cinematic art, an abundance of motion pictures have been produced in order to respectfully portray the horrifying aspects of war. Though numerous productions that depict prominent eras of history can be viewed as successful projections to the silver screen, such as ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1509 - Pages: 6

Big Fish Film Review

Big Fish Analysis Big Fish is the captivating story of a young man losing is father, a man he never really knew; and the tall tale from which his father’s life became. Director Tim Burton’s genuine sense of storytelling created a deeply fascinating other-world experience, mixing our world ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 978 - Pages: 4

Dead Poets Society

"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life." A line from a poem by legend Henry David Thoreau often quoted throughout dead poet’s society. Mr. Keating called upon his students to take more out of life than most, to such ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 617 - Pages: 3

Antigone - A True Crime: Pride

Ap Literature & Comprehension 8 March, 2011 A True Crime: Pride – Prompt 2B Hubris is a word that the ancient Greeks used to describe pride, or, more often, the negative effects of possessing too much pride, namely when one has too much of it. When people are too prideful, they can become ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1099 - Pages: 4

Cache In Meaning

Director Michael Haneke, in a play on the famous Jean Luc Goddard quote said, “film is a lie at twenty-four frames per second in the service of truth” [Porton 51]. This seems to be a general preoccupation of his films, how what the audience sees is never true, but a film. A film being a written, ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1802 - Pages: 7


Upon attending the play Oresteia, I was a little apprehensive before entering the theatre about whether I would enjoy the play or not. I had never been to a play before then, and was not sure of what to expect. However, the play turned out to be very well put together and extremely interesting to ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 397 - Pages: 2

Comparisson Of Two Documentaries, Posrt Modern And Modern

In this essay, I will be comparing and contrasting the two documentaries, one modernist (Beatles; 1964, David and Albert maysles) and one postmodernist (Fahrenheit 9/11; 2004, Michael Moore B.) I will be comparing filming techniques, themes, issues, and the genre of the documentaries. Archival ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 887 - Pages: 4

The Goal of Movie Trailers

The Goal of Movie Trailers Movie trailers, much like any other text, use techniques through their rhetorical form and frame to catch a viewer’s attention. For example, two trailers advertising the movie “2012” have very different content, while still having the same purpose: to get viewers to ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 908 - Pages: 4

Oedipus Rex Themes Observed

Throughout history there have been some astonishing Greek plays. Some plays were more comedic in nature, so were romance plays and then there were some that were tragic plays. One of the greatest Greek tragedy plays ever written was Oedipus the King. Brilliantly conceived and written, Oedipus the ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1651 - Pages: 7

Our Town: Time and Effort

It is 11:55pm, and I am beat. I got out of bed this morning roughly around 6:30am; giving myself a considerably generous amount of time to leisurely prepare for my “big important” day at work. Now it’s about 8:15am, and if I don’t want to run into the automotive maze we call DMV traffic, I’d ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 700 - Pages: 3

American History X

Will racism ever come to an end or will its path go infinitely? The film American History X highlights the problems of race in present day America through non-organized sketches about one family’s struggles with prejudice in Venice, California. The background of the film is Americas troubled ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 950 - Pages: 4



Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1129 - Pages: 5

Robert Zemeckis

"No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to accept them and to live through them. Understand life's mysteries, - as mysteries to be lived." This inspiring quote was said by the famous director, screenwriter, and producer; Robert Zemeckis. Zemeckis had been deprived ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 557 - Pages: 3

A Doll's House

Let's Play House A Doll's House is a play about a middle class family that takes place during the post industrial revolution. The key characters are Nora, Torvald Helmer, Mr. Krogstad and Kristine. The main characters in the play are protagonist. In the opening of the play each of these ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1474 - Pages: 6

Beauty in Life is Beautiful

Beauty is a word that is all perception. It is something that can be seen differently by everyone. Beauty to some is nature, and to some it might be something that makes them happy. The movie, Life is Beautiful, is a perfect example of how different people can see beauty in many different ways. ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 623 - Pages: 3

Silence of the Lambs

One does not think of popular movies as being full of thematic content, of being full of questions about death, gender, mental illness, and life. Yet when I sit here and try to decide on a singular topic to write about from a movie that is teeming with them, it is an incredibly popular movie about ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 2793 - Pages: 11

Cloverfield Review

Cloverfield I saw it! It’s alive! It’s Huge! I just got home from a screening of Cloverfield, the JJ Abrams Produced monster film which has hogged the online hype when it was first released. It's a story about a monster, new york and some people trying to survive. It's done in a very Blair ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 849 - Pages: 4

Dead Man Walking - Times Of Times

The film Dead Man Walking portrays the issue of the death penalty (or Capital Punishment) through the views of politics, religion, and personal opinion. The movie is based off a true story, where the main characters are Matthew who is the murderer, Mr. Delacroix/Percy’s who are the kids’ parents ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 396 - Pages: 2

The Doctor

The life journey of the main character Dr. Jack MacKee consists of a transformation from an inadequate life into one filled with compassion and integrity. Dr. Jack Mackee’s life experience can be expressed by Van Genneps’ three stages of separation (pre-liminal stage, transitional stage, and ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1412 - Pages: 6

Steve Biko

In the film, Cry Freedom, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough an important and influential character is Steve Biko because he stands up for his rights. Biko, a black man, is considered a threat as a political activist by the white ruled government in South Africa. As a result he is officially ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 559 - Pages: 3

Hollywood and the Vietnam War - Alibi, Not Actuality

Hollywood and the Vietnam War- Alibi, not Actuality About two decades ago, film critics and observers lamented Hollywood’s avoidance of the Vietnam War. However, in recent years, Hollywood has produced Vietnam War films at a rapid rate and, the focus has shifted from the lack of Hollywood films ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1128 - Pages: 5

Oedipus's Quest

In Oedipus Rex the main character Oedipus goes on a journey to find the truth. Oedipus was destined from birth to kill his father and marry his mother. Fate and free will play an important part in Oedipus’ downfall. Although he was a victim of fate he was not controlled by it. The gods only decided ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 1313 - Pages: 5

A View From the Bridge

Eddie tells Catherine and Beatrice at the outset of the novel that he believes loyalty is very important and anybody who breaks the unwritten code deserves punishment. When he does betray the cousins he makes it quite clear that he feels he himself has been betrayed. Beatrice voices what Eddie does ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 946 - Pages: 4

Our Town

Our Town is a play written by Thornton Wilder that has come to be an American classic. The play is simple yet it has a really deep message for the audience to take after watching or reading it. It lets the audience experience the turn of the century New England in the 1900’s. Through out the ...

Save Paper - Free Paper - Words: 317 - Pages: 2

Luis Valdez’s “Los Vendidos” and ”No Saco Nada de Escuela”

School Sellouts: Luis Valdez’s “Los Vendidos” and ”No Saco Nada de Escuela” In his many plays Chicano playwright Luis Valdez has always showcased the Mexican-American experience and the struggle to be perceived and respected as fellow Americans. His ground-breaking plays were first ...

Save Paper - Premium Paper - Words: 2285 - Pages: 9

« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 14 Next »

Join today and get instant access to over 50,000+ essays

Save and find your favorite essays easier

» An Analysis Of The Spirit Of "B...
» Silenced
» The Great Debaters Review
» Hidden Figures: Discrimination ...
» How To Get Away With Murder Rev...
» Family Guy
» Deadpool Review
» The Crucible: The Manipulating ...
» Lion King: The Monomyth
» Amistad Movie Review

» 12 Angry Men
» Creon
» Our Town
» Pulp Fiction
Copyright | Cancel | Statistics | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 Essayworld. All rights reserved