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  • Atom Egoyan’s Calendar was a strange but interesting film. Calendar is a film about memory and time. Photographs and video are both used extensively as storage of a moment. Our memory’s are storage’s of the moments in our lives. This film takes that to another level by bringing back to a man’s life with these […]

  • A large amount of Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil unclear and images seemed random at times. The film goes back and forth with two main locations, Japan and Africa. Both cultures are explored and some interesting facts are shed light upon. One focus that came across in Japan’s culture was the concept of the Gaze. The gaze was […]

  • Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White is a  true political statement about war.  The depiction of war was very clear it is chaotic, ugly, immoral, violent and there is no true right side. What was interesting was the lack of a protagonist.  No character in the film is focused on for more than 15 minutes at most. […]

  • Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon opens up with the grit of New York City and breaks down many barriers.  I saw how this film set the standard for many Hollywood films that proceeded in the New Hollywood era. Along with the vulgar mouth of Al Pacino playing the lead Sonny and the rarely touched upon subject of […]

  • Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon opens up with the grit of New York City and breaks down many barriers.  I saw how this film set the standard for many Hollywood films that proceeded in the New Hollywood era. Along with the vulgar mouth of Al Pacino playing the lead Sonny and the rarely touched upon subject of […]

  • One of the films that immediately come to mind when we think about Alfred Hitchcock’s work is Psycho(Hitchcock, Paramount Pictures ,1960) . Psycho was a clear definition of Hitchcock’s style, which was suspenseful, horrifying, voyeuristic, and thought provoking all in one package. We realize a Hitchcock film is playing before our eyes as soon as we our granted more information […]

  • The scene that captured me was the unforgettable ending. For those who can predict or even those who know the history of the story anticipate the death that Bonnie and Clyde will meet. Their death scene was very short actually , but the cuts and shots made it seem as though time slowed for them. […]

  • I have to say your right dave. The ending was my favorite part of the movie. The movie itself was a little slow at times in my opinion. I did like the use of shadows and lighting. The movie was frustrating , but in a good way as I felt I was enveloped by Jeff’s […]

  • I agree I don’t believe that voyeurism is related to feminism, if anything it’s related to masculinity as you pointed out. Norman and us the audience are the ones in power as we spy on Marion. She is helpless and Hithcock does a perfect job in showing. The audience is always given more information than […]

  • Don’t  date a Bank robber or else you’ll end up you know…dead Other down sides may include extremely obnoxious wife of boyfriend’s brother. Disappointing how she didn’t die *Sigh*….sometimes you never get what you want in life. Wow.Even though this is the second time watching this film, I have to say this was my favorite film all term. […]

  • robertchang89 commented on the blog post War of the Worlds! 10 years ago

    Whoa. I just listened to the broadcast and I’m surprised at how they made it sound so realistic while being serious at the same time. The whole broadcast is really captivating I can almost understand why all those people panicked after listening haha. Thanks for the link.

  • Thumbnail This was my 3rd time watching this film and I have to say it’s still one of my favorite hitchcock films. The narrative itself is just unique. At first  Marion appears to be the protagonist of the film.  I always knew of the infamous shower scene where she’s murdered even prior to watching the film. […]

  • Thumbnail I personally enjoyed this movie and even though it was intended to be a sci-fi thriller for its time. I couldn’t help , but see how humorous and almost campy it was for me. My favorite part was towards the end when the Doctor’s girlfriend finally gives into sleep deprivation and becomes one of “them”. […]

  • I agree I didn’t understand the relationship of the family members at first either. Ozu never officially establishes to us who is who ,but we figure out later on whose the brother,father, and sister-law. I think the pillow shots were quite interesting , because in hollywood cinema of a scene like that were to take […]

  • i agree that it was pretty ridiculous how they made the main character look like such a moron and the entire movie just played out on the fact henry fonda’s character was an idiot. However, I guess that was the formula for comedy in this film.

  • Thumbnail The film that truly intrigued me to analyze is Citizen Kane ( Orson Welles, RKO Pictures, 1941), under the guidance of Orson Welles this film became one of the standout films for its era. It was far ahead of its time in filming techniques. Two techniques used in the film that still linger in my mind after […]

  • robertchang89 commented on the blog post Public Enemy 10 years, 1 month ago

    I have to agree with you. This was my favorite film so far this whole semester and I truly enjoyed this film. Except, The mother I didn’t feel that bad for, as I think her character was created almost too naive and I don’t feel bad for characters like that. Maybe its me. The conflicts […]

  • I found the film relatively interesting and complicated for its time. Camera position, lighting, deep focus, cutting, zoom, and framing, especially crucial in the narrative of the film.  An example ; We see how powerful Kane is conveyed when he is shot at from a low angle towering over his girlfriend as opposed to his […]

  • I personally enjoyed this movie being a fan of gangster films myself. I found the film to be very well paced for its own time . James Cageny’s motor-like style of speaking and acting was great to watch. In the film we are rooting for the main characters who happen to be bad guys and […]