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Academic papers on Music, Film, Television, Theater & Photography

Sound a Concerto of Emotion in "Shine"
A 5 page paper that discusses dialogue and sound in relationship to the emotions of the movie and its theme. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Historical Accuracy Of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now / A Modernist View Of The Reality Of The Vietnam War
This 8 page paper considers the issue of the historical accuracy of the depiction of the Vietnam War era as a whole as well as specific events presented in the film Apocalypse Now. Though critics have argued that the film presents one of the most...
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'The Usual Suspects' & 'The Odyssey'
This 5 page essay discusses the 1995 movie 'The Usual Suspects' and compares Kevin Spacey's character 'Verbal Kint' with Odysseus of 'The Odyssey.' The premise the writer takes is that, in many ways, the stories are almost the same. The writer...
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Blade Runner -- A Possible Society ?
10 pages in length. An evaluative analysis of technology, society, and freedoms as presented in the film "Blade Runner." The 'right to happiness' is mentioned as a key issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Blade Runner & Total Recall
Two very similar comparisons between the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall (some focus on technology and similarities between the two films). One is 2 pages in length and the other is 3 (5pg total). No Bibliography.
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The 'Lethal Weapon' Movies & the Criminal Justice System
This 5 page report discusses the four Mel Gibson and Danny Glover cop-buddy movies of the past decade. Each movie demonstrates a justification about America's criminal justice system and those demonstrations are brought forth in this report. No...
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Citizen Kane / Film Production Analysis
A 9 page discussion of camera, angle, use of time, characterization, and various other key production elements in the film 'Citizen Kane.' One additional source is cited and listed as a bibliographic reference.
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Citizen Kane / Utilitarianism And Individualism
A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Director Orson Welles' 1941 classic. The writer also considers Welles' characterization of Kane and the way in which this character is developed to embrace both utilitarianism and individualism. No...
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Critique Of The Film 'Citizen Kane'
A 10 page paper discussing the cinemagraphic innovations used in the making of Welles' debut film. Near sixty years since its initial release, Citizen Kane has reconfirmed its place as one of cinema's classics and has been reviewed and discussed...
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Communication Patterns In Films 'Cousins' And 'Cousin, Cousine' Compared And Contrasted
A 12 page paper which examines the communication patterns of the French film Cousin, Cousine (1975) and the American remake Cousins (1989) in terms of social, gender and marital roles. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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'The Long Walk Home' And '4 Little Girls'
This 5 page report discusses these two movies in the context of the historical theme of racism in America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Both serve as historical documents of one aspect of America's recent past. No sources cited.
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The Stunt Man / Directorial Elements & the Use of Camera Angel to Compliment the Protagonist's Discoveries
'The Stunt Man,' the 1980 film version of Paul Brodeur's novel, directed by Richard Rush, uses different camera angels and the motion of the camera itself to provide support for the discoveries of the protagonist, Cameron. This film demonstrates...
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Titanic (1997) Analyzed
This 5 page argumentative research paper examines James Cameron's 1997 epic, Titanic. Specifically discussed are what made the latest retelling of the 1912 disaster such a huge hit, while the earlier films, though respectable in their own right,...
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Analysis of Titanic
This 5 page paper discusses the 1998 film Titanic, primarily in terms of the role camera angles played in reinforcing scenes. One scene is analyzed in detail and the entire film is briefly discussed as well. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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The Titanic
A 3 page film synopsis of James Cameron's landmark 1998 film. The paper provides a basic outline of the plot, as well as pointing out its major historical and philosophical points. No additional sources cited.
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