Film Analysis

Everything you need to succeed in DeMiero’s Film Analysis class

Contemporary French masterpiece: “Amélie”

This is a film to savor. I have seen this movie dozens of times and yet I still find something new each time I visit it because of the incredible cinematography, creative production, understated acting and whimsical soundtrack. “Amélie” is a remarkable film on many,...

Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”

What an amazing film, this is! The only true comedy to ever win an Oscar for Best Picture, “Annie Hall” has become one of the most significant films of the last half of the 20th century as many films drew upon Allen’s creative approach to plot structure, low-tech...

Tornatore’s Italian masterpiece: “Cinema Paradiso”

Okay, I'll admit it: This is one of my all-time favorite films. Sure, I'm biased because it's an Italian film, but there's so much more to it than that. Among the many elements to like in this film are: A beautiful story – perhaps one of the best...

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...

“Citizen Kane”

“Citizen Kane” Perhaps no movie has had more of an impact on cinema than Orson Welles' “Citizen Kane.” As I've frequently said, if you're serious about film, you better watch and analyze this film Here is the link to the assignment: • Citizen Kane Assignment If you...

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

This Swiss film is such a great example of all we’ve been talking about, I thought I’d wrap up our short films unit with it. Pretty good film, isn’t it? It was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in the live-action short film category. As for the assignment, log in to our...

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