‘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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The City in Film Bullit

How do you portray the city? A negative view or a positive view? A big city may be over crowded, with smells of fast food, lights and lots of pollution. Scott Ridley’s ‘Bladerunner’, Merchant Ivory’s ‘Room with a View’ use similar ways to present the city. But the film ‘Bullit’ is rather different. The film […]

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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.’ […]

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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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A Lady of Letters

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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What skills did Stanislavski think a successful actor needed

Constantin Stanislavski was really the first to introduce a definite method that can be employed in specific ways for any given role. He revolutionized the way we think of acting and felt that an acting technique is absolutely essential for the actor’s continued growth as an artist. A successful actor needs three things: a vivid […]

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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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