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Ismael's Film Analysis Blog

Ismael's Film Analysis Blog

This Blog was created by Ismael Aden, a student at Middlesex University. The blog is part of an assignment dedicated to film reviews and in-depth analysis of cinematography.

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

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

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 tribulations, whilst at the same time try to protect America from disaster. The show re-defined wh
Ismael's review/analysis of the movie Inception (Lecture 1, week 2)

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

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 and easy to understand plot. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), the main lead in the film is a thief who

Notes from week 5 seminar

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 quite forgettable. There are symbolic characters, mythic characters, fantasy characters, even nonh

Notes from 'week 2' Seminar (Editing)

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 it is completely integrated with the other means of expression used in the given film. On the set
Man on Wire (1974)

Man on Wire (1974)

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 City. What makes this documentary so incredible is, that Marsh manages to include interviews and t
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

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 in the state of Florida. In the duration of this documentary Nick interviews and gets to know he

'World Cinema' Lecture Notes

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 than Hollywood. • Hollywood dominates world screens. • Hollywood is American.

Notes from 'week 1' Seminar

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 cinema screens receiving narratives . A narrative can have one or more plot-lines, that is, even
Film Analysis on 'The Conversation' 1974 (Lecture 2, week 3)

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

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, putting together recording from separate microphones in a crowded San Francisco plaza, so perfec