Steven Goffstein

  • I found that the jump cuts made the movie very confusing. In particular, I did not like how the film cut from Michel and Patricia talking to her confessing that she ratted him out to the police. It seemed like there was something important missing between the two parts of the scene. In the end, […]

  • It is interesting that you should mention the reel before the screening. Though the film had not yet even started, it started off the scary feeling and got the viewer ready to be really scared later on. I agree with OHGEE82 that there is a connection between the last scenes of “Psycho” and “M”.

  • For my analysis, I decided to analyze the ending scene of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” in which Dr. Miles Bennell, who is now the last human in Santa Mira, tries to warn people on the highway that they are in danger. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” directed by Don Siegel and released by Allied […]

  • I consider myself to be a big film-buff, so the fact that I’d never seen a film by Alfred Hitchcock was embarrassing. That’s why I was really looking forward to seeing “Psycho”. However, now that I’ve seen one of Hitchcock’s films, I don’t think I ever want to see another one again. Don’t get me […]

  • Before we saw “Written on the Wind” in class, I looked it up online. To be perfectly honest, I did not understand the significance of this movie, which made the professor choose to show it in class. Then, during the professor’s lecture, I realized that the significance of the movie was its director. Douglas Sirk […]

  • You know, now that I think about it, you’re right. The plot wasn’t very creative, and it was somewhat boring. I’m a big fan of anime, and I would’ve loved it if we discussed anime in class. But, as the professor said, the class is pre-1970, and anime didn’t really become a big part of […]

  • It’s very interesting. I also talked about the differences between the “spider lady” and the “good girl” in my blog entry for “Out of the Past”, but I only focused on lighting. I never would’ve thought to think about their hair color and their endings. Very good observation. There’s just one thing: The “spider lady” […]

  • I’m a big fan of Japanese culture, and I was really excited to watch “Early Summer.” It was a really great movie. I loved the opening credits, and the first scene, with the family eating breakfast together. There was a peaceful feeling, but some suspense that something might occur to break them apart. This came […]

  • For my analysis, I decided to use the flashback scene from “Citizen Kane,” in which Mrs. Kane grants custody of her son to Mr. Thatcher. Citizen Kane, released on May 1, 1941, is the product of Orson Welles’ contract with RKO Pictures, giving him total control of the movie. It is considered by many to […]

  •             It is ironic that “Out of the Past” is considered one of the greatest film noirs of all time, because at certain points in the movie, it does not feel like a film noir. During the opening credits, it has a kind of “Gone with the Wind” feel to it; the credits are played over […]