Surrealism: Dreams and the Unconscious (Freud and Dreams That Money Can Buy)

Important note: Here is an essay that I wrote for university; within it, I apply some psychoanalytical aspects of Freud’s theory of dreams to the 1947 surrealist film, Dreams That Money Can … Continue reading Surrealism: Dreams and the Unconscious (Freud and Dreams That Money Can Buy)

Rocco and His Brothers: A Sequence Analysis (posted to Battleship Pretension)

CLICK HERE to read my sequence analysis essay on the classic Visconti film, Rocco and His Brothers, at Battleship Pretension. (and while you are there, take a look at their great … Continue reading Rocco and His Brothers: A Sequence Analysis (posted to Battleship Pretension)

L’Eclisse – One Hour, One Sequence Analysis, by Darrell Tuffs

Recently, I was given a short assignment to write a sequence analysis within one hour for an unknown film clip. I found out just before starting that this clip was … Continue reading L’Eclisse – One Hour, One Sequence Analysis, by Darrell Tuffs

Everlasting Moments (2008) – Jan Troell (Pete Johnson)

As well as a lifetime romance with cinema and films, I have also had an interest in photography for the last thirty years. My favourite films are almost always foreign … Continue reading Everlasting Moments (2008) – Jan Troell (Pete Johnson)

12 Angry Men (1957) – Sidney Lumet (Niall McArdle)

Summary: A jury deliberates in a murder trial of a teenager accused of killing his father. Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men is a remarkable piece of cinema in spite of … Continue reading 12 Angry Men (1957) – Sidney Lumet (Niall McArdle)

It Happened One Night (1934) | Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)

An unemployed reporter helps a runaway heiress get back to New York without being discovered by the authorities. It Happened One Night is a road trip romantic comedy starring Clark … Continue reading It Happened One Night (1934) | Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)

Shadows (1959) – Living in the Shadows, by Darrell Ron Tuffs

The first film to be directed by John Cassavetes, Shadows, was perhaps the start of what we now know as American independent cinema. Shadows was groundbreaking at the time of … Continue reading Shadows (1959) – Living in the Shadows, by Darrell Ron Tuffs