‘The Silence of the Lambs’

The making and staring of feature films is renowned for being a male dominated career. Many lead roles in big budget Hollywood films have been acted by many male icons such as Robin Williams, John Wayne, Morgan Freeman and Sylvester Stallone. It seems that for the beginning of the 20th Century, the majority of lead […]

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How Does Steven Spielberg Gain the Attention of the Audience In ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc’

In 1981, the film ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc,’ the fast-paced cliffhanger, non-stop action/adventure was released and became a massive summer hit! The film was produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. The audience loved it but the critics hated it! To them it was just another stereotype action movie with a rugged-looking […]

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How does Spielberg use different film techniques in the opening of ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’ is an incredibly violent and brutal film. In the opening of ‘Saving Private Ryan’, Spielberg uses many film techniques to show the atrocities that happened in World War II, such as the landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944.The film starts off with the title ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ It […]

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An Inspector Calls – Summary

This particular play was set in 1912, on the week of the maiden voyage and sinking of the Titanic. Many techniques were used to make the play dramatic, engrossing and meaningful to the audience both back when it was fist released and also to this date. Stage directions play a huge part of any play. […]

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Saving Private Ryan – Carnage or compassion: which is most effective

I will be comparing two different scenes using pause button analysis from the film Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg. The purpose of this essay is to determine whether carnage or compassion is more effective at gaining audience sympathy and understanding for the characters in the film and the situation they are in. By […]

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How Is War Presented In The Film Gladiator

Russell Crowe plays General Maximus Decimus Meridius, a successive soldier and loving family man to his wife and young son. Maximus is respected by his soldiers and those that know him. However, when the Emperor’s jealous son finds out that his father has offered his empire to Maximus rather than him, he is infuriated. To […]

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How Much Does The Lady Who Spins The Letters On Wheel Of Fortune Make A Year

A Lady of Letters is a play about a lonely woman called Miss. Ruddock who is obsessed with writing letters. The play was originally made for TV and the only person who the audience sees in the play is Patricia Routledge who plays Miss. Ruddock. The play is a type of monologue which means that […]

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Saving Private Ryan – Historical Film by Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan was created in 1998 and won five Academy Awards including “Best Director” for Steven Spielberg. Saving Private Ryan is a WWII drama; it stars Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore to name but a few. Saving Private Ryan also won Golden Globes for “Best Picture” and “Best […]

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P Ramlee – College Essay

P. Ramlee (b. 22 March 1929, Penang- d.29 May 1973) was the quintessential Malay entertainer par excellence- actor, director, composer and singer. Despite being unschooled in music and the performing arts, Ramlee attained the heights of a legend, with an impressive track record of having acted in 65 films and sung 390 songs. Closely linked […]

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If I Were an Actor

If I were an actor, I would have tried to step into the shoes of the veteran actor, Amitabh Bachan. To achieve his popularity would have been my ambition, and the love he gets from people around the globe my ultimate goal. First and foremost, I would have liked to be very technical, professional, good […]

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Patol Babu

Q I hope the part calls for some dialogue?’ Who says this? Why does he /she ask this question? Answer 4-(a): These lines are said by Patol Babu. He had been a stage actor for many years before work forced him to come to Calcutta. He was a very passionate actor; in fact he was […]

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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

The argument of whether our lives are predetermined or not has been one that has been going on since the beginning of civilization. In Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Stoppard explores the idea of existentialism in a number of different ways. The roles Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have as actors represent our roles in […]

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