Cats

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Florence Tilley

Stereotypically, cats are represented as sly, sexy, intelligent, manipulative and mysterious creatures, and all of these characteristics are embodied in Gone Girl’s (dir. David Fincher, 2014) complex anti-heroine Amy Dunne. In order…

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Cinderella. Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh . Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2015.

Cinderella. Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh . Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Imogen Hooper

During Ella’s journey from a happy, sweet child, to the mourning servant of her stepfamily, to cherished wife of the King, her fundamental characteristics are consistent. Her mother tells her…

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002. 150 150 Amelia Ward

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets utilizes horror film narratives and their depiction of monstrous animals in order to reveal a deeper complex message regarding human-animal relationships. The franchise’s reliance…

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The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007.

The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Lauren Kontos

The Golden Compass is set in a parallel universe where old fashioned styles (like cars and dresswear) mixes with modern technology, such as electric motors. In this universe everyone has what…

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The Squid and the Whale. Dir. Noah Baumbach. Sony Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Destination Films. 2005.

The Squid and the Whale. Dir. Noah Baumbach. Sony Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Destination Films. 2005. 150 150 Joshua Pickup

  The Squid and the Whale is a film all about conflict. It tracks the divorce of a couple of New York intellectuals and the effect it has on their…

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Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989.

Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989. 150 150 Dora Mckay

https://youtu.be/4bG17OYs-GA In Kiki’s Delivery Service one of the representations of animals is Kiki’s cat and familiar, Jiji. A familiar is a supernatural entity that can aid a witch with her magic, often…

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Isle of Dogs. Dir. Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2018.

Isle of Dogs. Dir. Wes Anderson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2018. 150 150 Madeleine Hennessy

https://youtu.be/6gLoxUQfnzo Wes Anderson’s 2018 film Isle of Dogs depicts a dual representation of animals. The film’s plot is largely focused on the escapades of dogs, and for the most part…

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Eleanor Kerr

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry contends with his isolation as a result of the ministry of magic, and a large portion of his fellow students, believing…

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I am David. Dir. Paul Feig. Lion’s Gate Films. 2003.

I am David. Dir. Paul Feig. Lion’s Gate Films. 2003. 150 150 Eleanor Kerr

I am David (2003) is a film adaptation of a children’s book of the same name by Anne Holm. The protagonist David must journey north alone after escaping a Bulgarian prison…

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The Shape of Water. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017.

The Shape of Water. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Zoe Roberts

The Shape of Water is a fantastical love story set during The Cold War about Eliza, a mute cleaner at a government laboratory, who falls in love with a hybrid amphibian-man…

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