In the United States during the early 1930s, Prohibition became a gateway for criminal activity that led to a fight… Read more SCARFACE and the Italian
Angela Peticca is a recent graduate of Oakland University who minored in Cinema Studies.
Mental illness is an underlying force in a variety of films dating back to the 1940s. Illnesses such as mental… Read more Shifting Depictions of Mental Illness in Film
Introduction The topic this paper assesses is the use of certain themes in film noir of the 1950s; namely the… Read more Classifying a Film as Noir Through Themes
Amanda Ibrahim is a graduating senior and a Cinema Studies minor.
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry uses patterns enhanced by the cinematic techniques of Joel’s memories to… Read more Patterns for Clarity, Narrative for Style. An Analysis of the Cinematic Techniques used in ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Dani Parker is a rising junior and a Cinema Studies major.
Since the turn of the 21st century, Hollywood has seen a growing number of queer narratives being produced and marketed… Read more Queer Cinema: Hegemonic Negotiation of Repressive Dominant Ideologies in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Troy Walker is a graduating senior at Oakland University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Cinema Studies. Troy is currently working hard on his first feature-length screenplay and hopes to get it financed and produced soon. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in both the book publishing and filmmaking industries, as well as write his first novel. He is also the proud father of two adorable cats who (when they're not taking long naps) like to watch movies with him.
The movie Rough Night follows the reunion of five friends who get together to have a bachelorette party. Jess (Scarlett… Read more Female-Driven Films: Reception and Impact of ROUGH NIGHT
Sheridan Nunnery is a rising junior and a Cinema Studies major with a specialization in filmmaking.
Happy is the man free of business cares, who, like the men of olden days, ploughs the family fields with… Read more Technological Success, Emotional Failure: Civilization and Unhappiness in THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Bushra Varachia is a Cinema Studies filmmaking major with a minor in Spanish. After graduation, she hopes to edit videos to help her pay her way through Europe. If she's not at Kresge Library, you can probably find her in her car, driving 2,000 miles to walk around some rocks and sleep on some dirt.
During the time of the blacklist, a group of screenwriters were forced into hiding because of the HUAC trials. Many… Read more SPARTACUS and the End of the Blacklist
Madeline Theodoroff is a graduating senior and a Cinema Studies major with a specialization in filmmaking.
Looking at women as objects in film is not a new concept; it has been around since the beginning of… Read more Scopophilia and Spectacle: The Pleasure of Looking at “Chicago”
Rachel Sarasin is currently a Cinema Studies student at Oakland University. Rachel hopes to pursue a career in production management in the film industry. Her friends love to take advantage of her passion for planning and organizing, but she doesn’t mind. If you’re one of the lucky people that receives the OUTV channel, you may spot her as the host of “OUt and AbOUt,” a monthly series documenting events happening around Oakland University. She’s also a Yooper, so if you see her around, feel free to ask her about the many mysteries and histories of the Upper Peninsula.
American cinema of the 1950s saw many changes and challenges. On January 1, 1950 the Paramount Decree had gone into… Read more Hollywood Prefers Blondes: Analysis of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and the Cinema of the 1950s
Kelsie Schueneman is currently a junior at Oakland University from Milford, Michigan. Kelsie is majoring in Cinema Studies and minoring in Creative Writing. She is an editor of Screen Culture. Kelsie is passionate about female representation in film. This essay was written for Prof. Brendan Kredell's "Methods of Cinema Studies" course.