Each month, A World of Film brings you three recent discoveries, including a main feature, a key recommendation, and a classic discovery.
An analysis of Charlie Chaplin’s beautiful first feature film, The Kid (1921). Narrated and written by Darrell Tuffs.
I’ve changed around, added, and redacted a number of films since the last time I wrote about my top 10. And so, here’s a list of my current favourites, along with a small description of why I love each so much.
I often question why I vastly enjoy or keep returning to certain works of art. Why are the paintings of Edward Hopper so appealing to my visual and emotional sensibilities? … Continue reading The Polite Rebels… Daisies (1966)
I recently completed a dissertation focused on sound in cinema via the films of Fritz Lang. The first chapter is a literature review which attempts to establish a historical and theoretical … Continue reading Broken Silence: The Acoustic Language of Sound in Cinema
I recently wrote an essay regarding political representations of TV news in film by comparing Network (1976) with Christine (2016). The essay focuses on the political ideology of TV news, … Continue reading In Living Colour: American Broadcast News on Film
This is an unpublished essay completed for my BA Film Studies course a little under a year and a half ago. The piece is a little less polished than my recent work, but I hope is a interesting read none the less.
Sequence Timecode: (00:04:10 – 00:08:20) Based on an estimated projection of how Britain might cope with the escalation, events, and aftermath of global nuclear war in the 1960s, Peter Watkins’s … Continue reading Close Analysis: Peter Watkins’s The War Game (1965)
When I first saw Mulholland Drive at a second-run theater in downtown Portland, Maine, I hated it. I was angry that it existed. How could anyone finance this thing? I … Continue reading Mulholland Drive (2001) Eric Norcross
I recently completed an original film treatment centred on a story of an innocent young girl caught amidst a firestorm of bad media attention that sees her wrongly accused of a … Continue reading YOU DON’T KNOW ME – An Original Film Treatment
2016 was jam-packed with controversy and conflict. No matter what side of anything you were on, I think the year could most appropriately be described as a never-ending fight between … Continue reading A World of Film’s Top 10 of 2016
“This thing … it’s gonna follow you.” As Hugh speaks these unnerving words to Jay during the first act of David Robert Mitchell’s, It Follows (2014), we could be mistaken … Continue reading It Follows and Musically Uncanny