Film Analysis

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

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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 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 better...

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...

Baraka: Pure cinema at the core of remarkable film

“Baraka” It isn’t a travelogue. It isn’t a documentary. It isn’t a feature film. It doesn’t have any dialogue. There are no star actors. There isn’t even a plot. Yet, this remarkable film goes straight to your heart and intellect in a uniquely compelling way. Here are...

“The Door”

THE DOOR - Short Film from Octagon Films on Vimeo.added by Louise Curran Producer 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...

“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,...

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