Weekend

The theme of violence in the film is largo displayed through the fraudulent killing of actual people and the actual killing of actual animals. The work that goes into the killing of the animals is much more carefully directed and realistic as opposed to the killing of people. The audience is able to see the…

Far From Heaven

The film Far From Heaven shows themes of race, gender roles and sexual orientation throughout the entire film. The film is set in a time where interracial couples are frowned upon, just as same sex relationships are. Both of these themes are attached to the two main characters, Frank and Cathy. Frank struggles with his sexual orientation.…

Casablanca

One of the many themes portrayed in the film Casablanca is the theme of remaining neutral. Rick always tries to be neutral with any topic, political, love, anything. However, he shows his more sympathetic side for the Allies. The film also suggests that Ilsa struggles to remain neutral when deciding who she truly loves, Rick or…

Apocalypse Now

A significan theme in Apocalypse Now is darkness. Exploring the dark side of a characters emotion, such as colonel Kurtz, gives the audience insight to the inner workings of a characters mind and values. Not only does the theme of darkness cover the characters’ personalities and descriptions, but it explains the setting and specific mise en scene…

Psycho

A major theme portrayed in Psycho is identity. The first instance where identity trouble is displayed is through the antagonist, Norman Bates. Bates has trouble living a life of his own. It appears to the audience that Bates lives with his mother and is struggling getting along with her. When Marion overhears Norman “talking to” his mother,…

Citizen Kane

There are many themes and elements of film used in Citizen Kane. One meaningful theme that sticks out to most Americans is the “myth” of the American dream. When Kane was young and living with his poor parents, he was enjoying life and looked like he was safe and content with his lifestyle. Kane was pulled out…

The Shining

Work is a repeated theme throughout the film The Shining. Nicholson’s character, Johnny, is in search of new work to be able to support his family. Johnny feels that taking this extra job will not only provide him with more money, and be able to support his family, but it will give him time to focus on…