essays about film
Essay Documentary films have been applied to many movies over the course of time. Even Hollywood people are making “documentary-films”. But when a real documentary film maker makes a documentary film, he wants to change people’s attitude. There would be important information that would make the audience think hard on what they have witnessed. So, people ask, “what’s the nature of a documentary film”, “what subject does it have to deal with”, and “what is it doing to this day”. Films in Canada and England
none too familiar with film festivals myself, I began this project first by finding a way to describe what a film festival actually is. A film festival is an organized, extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas or screening places, usually in a single city or region. Though more often now films are shown outside. Films (movies), may be of more recent dates and, depending upon the festivals focus, can include international and domestic releases. My chosen film festival would be of a
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We all know that the Coen Brothers are funny, what with all of their dark, morbid, gallows humor and black comedy. But why? And how? Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image unpacks Joel and Ethan Coen’s weird brand of comedy in this video essay, paying particular attention to their use of repetition.
How meta, right? Jack Nugent of Now You See It, takes on the very thing he and his fellow video essayists do on the daily: film analysis. And it’s so good and might be my #1 favorite video essay of the year! Is analyzing films futile? Is it important? Are we seeing things in films that just aren’t there? Nugent says maybe, but that’s not the point. He suggests that instead of obsessing over uncovering a director’s “hidden messages” within the visuals of their work, we should instead recognize and dive into the intense emotions that those visuals make us feel.
In 1949, there was a famous western movie called “The Red Pony” directed by Lewis Milestone. During previewing, viewers said that the acting was great and the directing was outstanding. However, there was one problem. The audience was laughing! For a film that was based…
Mahesh Bhatt’ Arth was one of the finest movies of 1980s portraying the problems women faced during that period. It covers the story of men carrying extra marital affairs and divorces with their lead roles and domestic violence and other relevant issues with their minor…
Papazian, Elizabeth, and Caroline Eades, eds. The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia. London: Wallflower, 2016.
This anthology positions Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983) as the originator of the post-structuralist essay film. In opposition to German and French film and literary theory, Biemann discusses video essays with respect to non-linear and non-logical movement of thought and a range of new media in Internet, digital imaging, and art installation. In its resistance to the French/German theory influence on essay film, this anthology makes a concerted effort to include other theoretical influences, such as transnationalism, postcolonialism, and globalization.