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Film Analysis
Being able to analyse film meaning is central to any understanding and appreciation of film. Additionally, it is a vital skill in order to obtain the highest IB grade in IB Film.
The following links and ideas - along with other pages and advice given elsewhere in this Wiki - will help hone and develop this skill.
When beginning to forge your own ideas about a film it is always a good idea to see what other people think. You do not want to simply take their ideas as your own, but often you will find that other critics make points you hadn't thought of. Check out the CRITICS page to see whose work is worth reading...
This website has some extremely useful film analysis videos that will give you good ideas for your own projects. Films analysed include Pulp Fiction, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Taxi Driver and many more. Some of them are presented as videos with the accompanying film clips to help illustrate the points being discussed. A very valuable tool.

And here is my first own 'DVD Extras' Featurette. I have analysed how Bond becomes Bond, the birth of the assassin as portrayed by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. It's not perfect, but not bad for a first. Enjoy...

The rise of the Video EssayThere has been a huge rise in the video essay of late, where film critics, teachers, practitioners or even enthusiasts spend a great deal of time putting together what are some truly excellent resources for film analysis.
Make sure you check out:Tony Zhou's video essays in 'Every Frame a Painting' up on YouTube:

Kevin B Lee's video essays normally put on up first on Fandor:
and on Vimeo:

I have included a few of my favourites below...