Film Analysis

Everything you need to succeed in DeMiero’s Film Analysis class
“The Door”

“The Door”

“The Door” This film, by Juanita Wilson, is a powerful tribute to one family's tragic experience following the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 in what was then the Soviet Union territory of Ukraine. By focusing on the simple story of Lena and her...

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

This Swiss film is such a great example of how effective a short film can be. In fact, it was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in the live-action short film category. SUPPLEMENTAL: Here's a link to a brief synopsis of the film. Trailer Auf der Strecke (On the line) from...

A word about Skyward

A word about Skyward

Okay, okay. I’ll admit it: As a teacher, I despise Skynet… er, ah, Skyward. However, as a parent of an MTHS student, I love Skyward Family Access.
So, I understand that I’m trying to have it both ways when it comes to this wonderful, horrible Web tool. Of course I want to know how my son is doing in his classes, but I don’t want to be enslaved to updating Skyward on a daily basis for my students.
But, it’s more complicated than that. Let me explain…

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Accessing Student Online Systems at MTHS for Parents/Guardians Thanks to our former tech guru Christy Frary, here are the directions for you to follow if you want to observe your student's work in any of my classes. It's great and can really come in handy! By the...

Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

“Donnie Darko” I’ve seen this film at least two dozen times and I still find new things to examine, question and ponder. Shoot, I still stumble and mumble whenever anyone asks me, “What’s ‘Donnie Darko’ about?” Frankly, I’m really not 100 percent sure. So, when I...

Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

With homage to Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock, M. Night Shyamalan has contributed much to modern day suspense. Although his films are often found assigned to the suspense/horror genre, his films rarely evoke a sense of gore. Instead, in his best...

Hitchcock: A dizzying masterpiece – “Vertigo”

Hitchcock: A dizzying masterpiece – “Vertigo”

He made you over, didn’t he? Just as I’ve done. But better! Did he train you? Rehearse you? Teach you what to say and what to do? One of Hitchcock’s films rises above the rest, in my opinion – “Vertigo.” While it didn’t exactly meet with wide acclaim and critical...

Hitchcock: Master of suspense and the sublime

Hitchcock: Master of suspense and the sublime

Assignment Choices Psycho Assignment North By Northwest Assignment The Birds Assignment Rope Assignment Rear Window Assignment Click HERE to go to the Vertigo page   We’ll experience several of Hitchcock’s masterpieces – “North By Northwest” and...

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