Film Analysis

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

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

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...

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...

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Accessing Student Online Systems at MTHS for Parents/Guardians Thanks to our incredible 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...

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...

Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”

Perhaps no foreign-made film has had a greater impact on cinema than  “Seven Samurai.” This film has been a regular feature at our bonus Film Nights and has been exceedingly popular. As I've frequently said, if you're serious about film, you...

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,...

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...

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