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Deconstructing Cinema

American Beauty

Sam Mendes’ American Beauty is our film for Part #50 of Deconstructing Cinema with the scene where Ricky shows Jane the most beautiful thing he’s ever filmed. More…

American Beauty
Quadrophenia

Part 49 of Deconstructing Cinema takes us back to the era of the Mods and Rockers with Quadrophenia and a scene where Jimmy’s coming of age proves to be a tough one. More…

Quadrophenia
Dirty Dancing

In Part 47 of Deconstructing Cinema, Patrick looks at the final scene in the crotch-grinding 80s favourite, Dirty Dancing, where Johnny says “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”. More…

Dirty Dancing
Brazil

In part 46 of Deconstructing Cinema, Patrick takes a look a scene from Terry Gilliam’s Brazil to discuss bureaucracy and its relation to The Peter Principle and Parkinson’s Law. More…

Brazil
The Silence Of The Lambs

“Have the lambs stopped screaming?” Patrick takes a look at some of the key scenes in The Silence Of The Lambs which tell us about Clarice Starling’s childhood trauma. More…

The Silence Of The Lambs
Jaws

In Deconstructing Cinema part 39 we look at the opening scene in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and why so many people took the tagline “Don’t Go in the Water” quite literally. More…

Jaws
The Usual Suspects

In part 38 of Deconstructing Cinema, Jack brings us the final scene in The Usual Suspects, where the entire story unravels and we discover just who Keyser Söze really is. More…

The Usual Suspects
They Live

In Deconstructing Cinema #34, Patrick discusses a scene from John Carpenter’s 1988 film where Nada learns of an agenda by the elite to make sure “they live, we sleep”. More…

They Live
The Lawnmower Man

In Deconstructing Cinema #31 it’s mind over matter as Patrick takes a scene from The Lawnmower Man to discuss infomania and the law of diminishing returns. More…

The Lawnmower Man
Alien

Deconstructing Cinema #37 takes us on board the Nostromo and deep into the alien craft with a scene from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic as we discuss quarantine rules. More…

Alien
Pi

In Part 30 of Deconstructing Cinema, Patrick brings us Darren Aronofsky’s Pi and a scene which looks at the evidence for patterns existing all around us in nature. More…

Pi
The Blair Witch Project

Tyson takes on The Blair Witch Project for Deconstructing Cinema #26. Using the climactic final scene he asks “what made this highly anticipated film so successful?” More…

The Blair Witch Project
The Omen

Part 24 of Deconstructing Cinema brings us to the climactic scene of the 1976 supernatural thriller, The Omen, where a moment’s hesitation gives the Devil his chance. More…

The Omen
Fight Club

In Part 23 of Deconstructing Cinema, Arpad Lukacs discusses the birth of a modern day religious sect in a scene taken from David Fincher’s 1999 film, Fight Club. More…

Fight Club
Fatal Attraction

Part 22 of Deconstructing Cinema will not be ignored; Jamie Suckley looks at Fatal Attraction and explores the origin of the Bunny Boiler phrase. Cover your animal’s eyes. More…

Fatal Attraction

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