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Film Analysis I – “My Cars are Made to Run, Not Stop”: The Lyrical style in Godard’s Breathless

Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (France, 1960) represents the rebellion that Cahiers de Cinema in France practiced as a way of establishing a new kind of film. This movement abandoned the traditional ways to film and edit as a way of rebelling … Continue reading

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Pather Panchali & Mourning

We can see how Satyajit Ray got his inspiration from Italian Neo-realism. As opposed to melodramas, this film is more closely related to Umberto D and Early Summer. Apu’s family is struggling with poverty which seems to be a concern of Ray’s. What … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Femininity

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Femininity I think there are a lot of close-ups of Janet Leigh in the film because she is the central character until her death, and because she is the attractive lead. Hitchcock objectifies her through his … Continue reading

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La Noire De

Ousmane Sembene’s film La Noire De (1966) really captures the Marxist approach to understanding how money can have an effect on people’s actions. The scene with the maid’s suicide is powerful because she has been exploited by her employers and … Continue reading

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Film Analysis II-

In his article “The Moment of Psycho (2007),” David Thomson talks about the importance of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (Paramount, 1960) in the history of cinema. Psycho is probably one of the most widely recognized films in America and possibly the … Continue reading

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Neo-Realism and Umberto D.

After watching Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D (1952), I tried to come to an understanding of the message that the movie carried. Certainly, as in the case of The Bicycle Thief, there is a message about the system and its … Continue reading

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