Danny Boyle’s “Millions” is a miracle

Danny Boyle’s “Millions” is a miracle

Have you seen “Trainspotting”? “Sunshine”? Or “28 Days Later”? Or maybe “Slumdog Millionaire” or “127 Hours”? Or, maybe you watched the opening ceremonies or the 2012 Olympics in London. Well, each was directed by Danny Boyle – the director and creative...
Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

With homage to Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock, M. Night Shyamalan has contributed much to modern day suspense. Although his films are often found assigned to the suspense/horror genre, his films rarely evoke a sense of gore. Instead, in his best...
“Heart of the Game”

“Heart of the Game”

“The Heart of the Game” Here are several resources for you about this fantastic documentary. THOTG_DIRECTORS_COMMENTS Heart of the Game 3 Heart of the Game 4 In the years since these compelling stories were captured on film, much has transpired – some good news and...
Hitchcock: A dizzying masterpiece – “Vertigo”

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? John “Scottie” Ferguson One of Hitchcock’s films rises above the rest, in my opinion – “Vertigo.” While it didn’t exactly meet with wide...
Hitchcock: Master of suspense and the sublime

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 “Vertigo” for...
The stunning action of Tony Scott

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

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

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”

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 better watch...