Film Analysis

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

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...

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...

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