Short Ends strives only for personal Film Analysis where you feel a genuine interest in a certain theme, and/or film.

Upcoming edition: June 1st

March theme: Music

Collective Definition: In the wake of film composer Angelo Badalament’s passing, his long-time friend and collaborator, David Lynch uttered, ‘Today, no music’. Music, and sound itself, have always served as the emotional rudder of visual media. Its presence moves us. We sing aloud lyrics in the shower or learn to play them on the piano. We associate them with people, places, feelings, moments of time that all move to their powerful rhythm. Yet when absent, it unsettles us. Scenes are stilted and anxiety-producing in the void of sound. How is music mediated by visuals? What kinds of relationships do we have with music? How does music speak (or sing) to you?

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Send an email to expressing your interest in writing for the upcoming edition. Provide your case study such as the name of your selected film, with the director’s name, the country of origin, and the release year. Note that by film, we also mean television shows, video games, or any other intermedia art forms that relate to cinema.

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