Deconstructing Cinema: One Scene At A Time

Deconstructing Cinema: One Scene At A Time

Each week we take one scene from a movie and deconstruct it to reveal what kind of an impact they’ve had historically and culturally and what they say about us as a society.

Starting off in September 2011 with A Place In The Sun starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor we looked at the stunning close-ups director George Stevens used for the party scene before moving on to Brian de Palma’s Hitchcockian intro for Snake Eyes, Chan-wook Park’s I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. From there we began to turn our attentions to terrorism, political assassinations, concepts of reality and government conspiracies with key scenes from Remember Me, JFK, The Matrix and All The President’s Men.

2011 came to a close with the sinking of the Titanic in James Cameron’s epic romance and disaster movie from 1997 and a discussion about precognition, prophecies and the paranormal in 2002′s The Mothman Prophecies.

We began 2012 by looking to India with Kamal Amrohi’s 1972 romantic epic Pakeezah and Meena Kumari’s passionate and bloody dance, Teer-E-Nazar. Nightmare On Elm Street 2 star Mark Patton shared his thoughts on The Talented Mr. Ripley and we took a look at Do The Right Thing.

We’ll be following it up over the next weeks with scenes from Fatal Attraction, Fight Club, The English Patient and many others.

Click on the movie posters for the full articles.

Deconstructing Cinema: Blade RunnerDeconstructing Cinema: Do The Right ThingDeconstructing Cinema: The Talented Mr. RipleyDeconstructing Cinema: Donnie DarkoDeconstructing Cinema: PakeezahDeconstructing Cinema: The Mothman PropheciesDeconstructing Cinema: TitanicDeconstructing Cinema: All The President’s MenDeconstructing Cinema: The MatrixDeconstructing Cinema: JFKDeconstructing Cinema: ShowgirlsDeconstructing Cinema: The HauntingDeconstructing Cinema: The OutsidersDeconstructing Cinema: LOTR The Two TowersDeconstructing Cinema: Remember MeDeconstructing Cinema: Friday the 13thDeconstructing Cinema: The Passion of the ChristDeconstructing Cinema: Good Will HuntingDeconstructing Cinema: I'm A CyborgDeconstructing Cinema: Snake EyesDeconstructing Cinema: A Place In The Sun

About Patrick Samuel

Patrick Samuel

The founder of Static Mass Emporium and one of its Editors in Chief is a composer and music producer with a philosophy degree. Static Mass is where he lives his passion for film and writing about it. A fan of film classics, documentaries and World Cinema, Patrick prefers films with an impeccable way of storytelling that reflect on the human condition.