An Excavation of Themes in Film
Hello, C. Neil Davenport here and I will be your blogger. What I am focusing on is the excavation of the themes in film. Here is a simple, but perplexing quote from the marvelous Steve Martin that I feel sums up what I am regarding as my excavation. The comedian says, “You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” Now if you can pick up on the joke, terrific. However if after you read this silly quote and subconsciously pick up on the notion that there is something more meaningful to what was said, you are in the right place.
What I believe is that each film has meaning whether the filmmaker establishes it or not. So here is what I will do. I will study both current and classic films to present the theme showcased within them and evaluate their true meaning.