Film Analysis

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

Welcome to Film Analysis

Get ready to have some cinematic fun – and be prepared to do a great deal of thinking, viewing, listening, talking, writing – and maybe even some producing. This course addresses the fundamental vocabulary, artistry and technology of film and basic film production. In...

The stunning action of Tony Scott

British director Tony Scott liked action – a lot of action. So much so that his pacing and use of effective camera movement became some of his key trademarks as a director. One of his primary identifying techniques is that his films frequently featured a pan across a...

An all-time classic is restored

It’s difficult to think of cinema in the past 50+ years without considering the impact of “The Red Balloon.” For many generations, this film was the introduction to the power of film. For millions of elementary school kids, “The Red Balloon” was synonymous with movie...

“Breaking Away”

Although this film was nominated for five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and won for its screenplay, it was overshadowed by a host of box-office winners in 1979, including “All...

SIFF – An extra credit opportunity

We are so privileged to have the nation’s largest film festival right here in our own backyard – SIFF. So, to encourage you to take part in this amazing three-week celebration of cinema, I’m offering you a special deal! You can attend any SIFF film (or event, seminar,...

Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects”

So, who is Kaiser Söze?!? Mamma mia, did I get fooled by this film the first time I saw it! How about you? Be honest, now… What’s clear is that this is one very special film that creatively combined wonderful acting with excellent story-telling with phenomenal...

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