Video Essays allow me to tackle films and break them down in tremendous detail. Whether I am breaking down a film or character you can expect a detailed history and a look at the property’s legacy and impact on the world.
Top Movie Essays
Explaining the Animated Middle Earth Movies
Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth movies are iconic masterpieces but they were not the first. Rankin/Bass and Ralph Bakshi both made films adapting Tolkien’s work.
Soviet Russia made a Lord of The Rings movie?
Soviet Russia released The Keepers, their adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings. Officially titled Хранители (Or rather Khraniteli – translated to The Keepers)
Fire And Ice: The Forgotten Adventure Film
Fire and Ice is an animated film by legendary animation movie filmmaker Ralph Bakshi the man behind iconic films such as Fritz The Cat, Coonskin, and Heavy Traffic.
Let's talk about The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn is an animated film by Rankin/Bass adapted from a novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle. This traditionally animated film captured audiences with it’s magical yet grounded story.
Character History and Evolution
The History and Evolution of Peter Pan in Television and Film
Peter Pan, the eternally young boy who adventures through Neverland has an appealingly neverending history and legacy in books, theatre, film, and television.
The Evolution of James Bond in Movies
Bond… James Bond – The notorious Mi6 agent better known as 007 and arguably one of the most well-known and influential movie characters in the history of Cinema!
The History of South African Comics, Bonzo & Afro-Manga
“Bonzo” is a word used specifically for African comics and cartoons. Having an individual term allows for South African’s work to manifest different storytelling conventions and narrative ideas.