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Film Analysis Final

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Rear Window Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window Year Released
1955
Rear Window Theme
Obsessive human curiosity
Rear Window Characters
L.B. Jeffries, Lisa Fremont, Stella, Lars Thornwald
Rear Window Conflicts
Jeffries witnesses his neighbor, Mr. Thornwald, murdering his wife but cannot prove it to the police. Conflict between Jeffries and his girlfriend Lisa
Sunset Blvd Director
Billy Wilder
Sunset Blvd Year Released
1950
Sunset Blvd Themes
The fascination with fame and desire for fame, protection of truth
Sunset Blvd Characters
Joe Gillis, Norma Desmond, Max, Betty Schaefer
Sunset Blvd Conflicts
Joe tries to make it as a writer, and Norma tries to make a continuous comeback with her acting career.
Be Kind Rewind Director
Michel Gondry
Be Kind Rewind Year Released
2008
Be Kind Rewind Themes
Dreams to aspire and imagination
Be Kind Rewind Characters
Jerry, Mike, Mr. Fletcher, and Miss Falewicz
Be Kind Rewind Conflicts
Jerry and Mike accidentally erase all tapes in the video store and attempt to re-shoot every movie
Godfather Director
Francis Coppola
Godfather Year Released
1972
Godfather Theme
American Dream, gangstahs, and family loyalty
Godfather Characters
Don Vito, Michael, Sonny, Kay Adams, Carlo, Connie, whole Corleone family, whole Barzini family
Godfather Conflicts
Family rivalries between mafias, Michael's loyalty to the family, Michael being dishonest with Kay.
Red River Director
Howard Hawks
Red River Year Released
1948
Red River Theme
Desire for immortality, fatherly figure power, falling in love/being successful
Red River Characters
Thomas Dunson, Matt Garth, Tess (chick that Matt falls for), Nadine (old funny guy)
Red River Conflicts
Getting cattle to destination, conflict between Dunson and Matt.
Citizen Kane Director
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane Year Released
1941
Citizen Kane Theme
Corruption by lust for wealth, basic desires versus manipulated desires, never being happy all your life.
Citizen Kane Characters
Charles Kane, Jedediah Leland (Kane's best friend, first reporter for Kane's paper, eventually fired by Kane), Jerry Thomson (investigator of "rosebud"), Jim Getty's (Political opponent), Susan Alexander Kane (mistress, singer, eventually 2nd wife), Walter Thatcher (mystery millionaire who becomes legal guardian of Kane)
Citizen Kane Conflicts
Power and immorality, betrayal of friendship, how millionaire Kane becomes corrupted by lust, what Kane actually wanted his whole life...to be raised normally.
City of God Director
Fernando Meirelles
City of God Country Produced
Brazil
City of God Year Released
2002
City of God Theme
The new world of mass terror and religious fundamentalism raises issues of violence, morality, and tribalism, issues that gangster movies are uniquely situated to address.
City of God Characters
Rocket, Carrot, Lil Ze/Lil Dice, Benny, Angelica, Tiago, Knockout Ned
City of God Conflicts
Violence in the City of God, Lil Ze's gang conflicts, police trying to keep violence controlled.
Annie Hall Director
Woody Allen
Annie Hall Year Released
1977
Annie Hall Theme
What loving someone is, environment can influence personality
Annie Hall Characters
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall, Rob, Allison Portchnik, Tony Lacey (Annie's new guy in California after breakup with Alvy)
Annie Hall Conflicts
Relationship between Alvy and Annie, how to move forward
Let the Right One In Director
Thomas Alfredson
Let the Right One In Country Produced
Sweden
Let the Right One In Year Released
2008
Let the Right One In Theme
darker side of humanity, dealing with issues such as existential anxiety, school bullying, paedophilia and murder
Let the Right One In Characters
Oskar, Eli
Let the Right One In Conflicts
The relationship between Oskar and a vampire Eli, and Eli's struggle being a vampire in the real world
Infernal Affairs Director
Wai-Keung Lau, Allan Mak
Infernal Affairs Country Produced
Hong Kong (China)
Infernal Affairs Year Released
2002
Infernal Affairs Theme
honor and loyalty and that brotherhood often has finite limits; a state of isolation is in some ways preferable
Infernal Affairs Character
Inspector Lau Kin Ming, Chen Wing Yan, SP Wong Chi Shing, Hon Sam
Infernal Affairs Conflict
The moles in the police force and the mole in the gang both try to keep their secret identies but also want their real identies back.
The Departed Director
Martin Scorsese
The Departed Year Released
2006
The Departed Theme
the men are deeply consumed by their double life. Also a father-son relationship.
The Departed Characters
Billy/Costigan, Sullivan, Costello, Dignam, Madolyn, and Queenan
The Departed Conflicts
undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello. Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. They both try to protect their secret identities and are both trying to figure out one another.
My Neighbor Totoro Director
Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbor Totoro Country Produced
Japan
My Neighbor Totoro Year Released
1988
My Neighbor Totoro Theme
The innocence and magic of childhood and imagination.
My Neighbor Totoro Characters
Satsuki, Mei, and Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro Conflicts
Satsuke and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Mei becomes lost and Satsuki and Totoro try to find her.
Thin Blue Line Director
Errol Morris
Thin Blue Line Year Released
1988
Thin Blue Line Theme
Corruption of the Justice System
Thin Blue Line Characters
Randall Adams, David Harris, and The cop murdered
Thin Blue Line Conflicts
The unsolved murder and the investigation on whether Adams or Harris murdered the cop.
Mad Hot Ballroom Director
Marilyn Agrelo
Mad Hot Ballroom Year Released
2005
Mad Hot Ballroom Theme
becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar innocence
Mad Hot Ballroom Characters
The teachers and the students
Mad Hot Ballroom Conflicts
Elementary school students learn to ballroom dance and enter a competion and work hard to win first place and overcome criticism
Gimme Shelter Director
Albert Maysles
Gimme Shelter Year Released
1970
Gimme Shelter Theme
the horror of murder
Gimme Shelter Characters
The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger
Gimme Shelter Conflicts
The Rolling Stones put on a free concert and have the Hell's Angels as body gaurds and creates a large disturbance during the concert resulting in 4 deaths