Seven videos totalling approx 8hrs 35mins of content.
STARSHIP TROOPERS: THE WAR ON BUGS (72 min) Very detailed analysis of social and political themes in Paul Verhoeven's classic and hugely underrated sci-fi film.
THOUGHTS ON BARRY LYNDON (33 min) Explores the context and subtext of Stanley Kubrick's period drama masterpiece
HELLRAISER FILM ANALYSIS (48 min) A study of deep psychological themes hidden beneath this movie's horror exploitation exterior.
FEAR & DESIRE: THE ROOTS OF STANLEY KUBRICK (55 min) Explores Kubrick's very first feature. This video is significantly different to my other Kubrick analysis'. While F&D contains unspoken themes (some of which were reworked later in Kubrick's filmography), the film also contains many technical and artistic flaws typical of the first time film maker. This video explores Kubrick's baby steps on his path to film making genius and the beginnings of his "hidden message" brand of film making. Includes plot synopsis for those who haven't seen the film.
HIDDEN CINEMA: A journey in the art of subliminal communication and message encoding (4 hrs) Explores the building blocks of message encoding in movies, my personal experiences of encoding messages in my own film projects and the media and online reactions to my film interpretations.
ACTION PSYCHOLOGY - MAD MAX: ROAD WARRIOR VS FURY ROAD (40 min) Detailed comparison of the aesthetic and technical action styles between the two most action packed Mad Max movies.
ELEPHANT & THE VIDEO GAMES CONTROVERSY (37 min) Analysis of the spree killer movie Elephant and its visually encoded themes of video game violence. As well as the film analysis this video also explores the merits of the theory proposed.