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  • Ismael's review/analysis of the movie Inception (Lecture 1, week 2)

    19 October 2012

    Inception, released on July 16 2010 written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It’s the kind of movie which invokes the audience to talk about it well beyond its running time, much like the first Matrix movie it wraps a complicated idea around a simple...

  • Film Analysis on 'The Conversation' 1974 (Lecture 2, week 3)

    29 October 2012

    The Conversation, a film by legendary Director Francis Ford Coppola focuses on Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), a surveillance expert hired by an executive (Robert Duvall) to record his wife’s conversations with her possible lover. Caul is great at his job,...

  • Analysis of 24 TV-Show (Lecture 3, week 4)

    05 November 2012

    24 Show Format 24 is a television series about an anti-terror agent, whom has exactly 24 hours per episode to stop a terror plot from taking place in the United States. Throughout the series, agent Jack Bauer, has to also deal with personal trials and...

  • Man on Wire (1974)

    02 December 2012

    Man on Wire (1974) Man on Wire is quite an incredible documentary by James Marsh. Its subject is Philippe Petit, the French wirewalker who, on Aug. 7, 1974, spent almost an hour walking 1.300 feet above ground between the two 'Twin Towers' in New York...

  • Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

    12 February 2013

    This documentary is an award-winning documentary by Nick Broomfield, in which he documents the life of a notorious female serial killer (Aileen Wuornos) and her plea for forgiveness after having been handed the death sentence for the murder of seven men...

  • Notes from 'week 1' Seminar

    22 October 2012

    Story, Plot and Narrative Narrative: Narrative is the art of storytelling, something we all do every day. It is an important part of our lives and something that we value highly, if you consider the amount of time we all spend in front of television and...

  • Notes from 'week 2' Seminar (Editing)

    29 October 2012

    Film Editing and the many effects used to create movies Editing is a means of expression, with its own language. This language is created in the editing room as well as in the script writing process and on the set. And the editing usually works best if...

  • Notes from week 5 seminar

    26 November 2012

    Characters and Performances A great film truly would not be a great film if it wasn't for the characters in it. Understanding character roles is never limited, we often find some that stick in our memories longer than others and others whom tend to be...

  • 'World Cinema' Lecture Notes

    06 March 2013

    World Cinema • World Cinema is foreign (both in terms of non-English language and its breaking of mainstream – Hollywood – conventions). • World Cinema offers a different kind of viewing experience (intellectual art cinema). • World Cinema is less commercial...