Bonnie's Film Website


Hi there! My name is Bonnie, and this is my film website I made for my Web Publishing class. I have always loved watching movies, knowing Oscar trivia, talking about films, etc, so, I decided to make a website about it!

I also took Film Appreciation this year, a class where we watched and analyzed a variety of notable films spanning from 1939 - 2017. I will be sharing my analysis and personal opinions of some of the movies here.

In these film responses, I will be answering the following six questions:

  1. What is the film trying to say? (What is its theme?)
  2. How does the film integrate the attributes of this week’s story type? Is it successful? (If applicable)
  3. Which filmmaking component stood out to you the most, and why?
  4. Which question (listed below) seems most applicable to this film? Answer it.
  5. What shot, scene, or sequence in this film struck you the most?
  6. What is your subjective, personal response? And, more importantly, why?

Answering Q4: Questions to Ask While Viewing a Film:

  1. What is the film about? Does it have a theme?
  2. How does the film establish its universe?
  3. Early in the film, is there a “family” moment?
  4. How does the story move from scene to scene—through dissolves, or fades to black? (Are you aware of doors opening and closing?)
  5. To what extent does the film tell its story visually?
  6. Are close-ups used effectively?
  7. Are reaction shots used effectively?
  8. Does the film end effectively?
  9. Does the film contain any “moments to remember?” Are there lines, shots, scenes that will stay with you through the passage of time?