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March 30, 2020

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Representations of Mental Illness in the Film “A Beautiful Mind”

The film “A Beautiful Mind” effectively portrays the life of a person living with schizophrenia and offers viewers several comments on the effects of mental illness without limiting the scope to simply this aspect. Being a genius does not preclude  →

Comparison of the Films “Gone with the Wind” and “Cold Mountain” : Representations of the Civil War Era and the American South

Finding points to compare Gone With the Wind and Cold Mountain is not difficult since both movies share many similarities aside from their setting in the south during and shortly after the Civil War period in American history. Films such as Gone With the Wind and Cold  →

Sex and the Holy City : Film Analysis

Much of the film “Sex and the Holy City”  centered upon attacking the views of the Catholic Church and condoms, contraception, and abortion in poor areas such as Nicaragua, Manila, and Kenya. In order to carry out the thesis, the  →

Tribal Depictions in Mann’s Film, The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Although it is clear that director Michael Mann seeks to present viewers with a more culturally sensitive interpretation of colonial wartime Indian and colonist relations in the 1992 film “The Last of the Mohicans”, there are a number of biases  →

Issues of Gender and Generation in the Film “The Graduate” (1967)

Throughout the 1960s a rapid social, political, and artistic shift was occurring in America as a new generation fought to reorganize its understanding of gender in the face of how their parents understood it. During this time, the women’s liberation  →

Character Analysis of “Trip” in the Film Glory

In the film “Glory” Trip is one of the most complex, fascinating, and perhaps realistic characters in the film Glory. He was once a slave and carries a great deal of resentment about his country and is one of the only black  →

Summary, Analysis, and Review of the Film “Gandhi” (1982)

Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film Gandhi presents a realistic and mostly chronological account of the Indian political activist’s life. The film “Gandhi” begins at the end, however, and shows Gandhi being shot by an assassin at a public event. This is followed by  →

Analysis and Review of the Film “Nice Colored Girls” by Tracey Moffatt

The film, which is at once almost a documentary and almost a piece of exploitative fiction on film by Tracey Moffatt entitled, “Nice Colored Girls” follows three young women who are Australian aborigines as they are pursued by a white  →

Comparison of Films “Sidewalks of London” and “La Strada” : Leigh and Masina

In many ways, comparing the roles of Vivien Leigh as Libby in “Sidewalks of London” and Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina in “La Strada” is a task that is as different as comparing apples and oranges. While some of the aspects  →

Summary and Analysis of the Film “True Stories” by Rachel Mira Perez

The film “True Stories” by Rachel Mira Perez is quite short, coming in at just under fifteen minutes but is unforgettable and disturbing, not only because of the subject matter itself, but also because the depictions of the thoughts and  →