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Film, Contemporary Actors & Literature Research

Call Me by Your Name

Themes:

  • LGBT movies
    • Call Me By Your Name (2018)
    • Moonlight (2017)
    • Imitation Game (2014)
    • Whiplash (2014)
    • Birdcage (1996)
    • A Beautiful Thing (1996)
    • Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Keywords / search strings

  • diversity AND ("motion pictures" OR movies)
  • "minorities in motion pictures"
  • bullying
  • poverty
  • "coming of age"
  • masculinity
  • "challenging stereotypes" AND "black men"

Darkest Hour

Keywords/ search strings:

Churchill AND "darkest hour"

"battle of dunkirk"

("world war two" OR "world war ii") AND ("Great Britain" OR England OR "United Kingdom")

"military history" AND dunkirk

"Nazi Germany" AND "Winston Churchill"

Dunkirk

Keywords / search strings:

  • "battle of dunkirk"
  • dunkirk AND "military history"

 

 

Wonder

Keywords:

  • "Choose Kind" movement
  • overcoming obstacles
  • children AND disabilities

Compare to:

  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Brooklyn (2016)
  • Theory of Everything (2015)
  • Selma (2015)
  • Help (2011)

Mudbound

Rachel Morrison - first female cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar

Keywords:

  • "1940's south"
  • "Jim Crow" AND "American south"
  • racism AND "world war two"
  • veterans AND "race relations"

The Post / Pentagon Papers

Keywords:

  • "Steven Spielberg"
  • "Pentagon Papers"
  • Vietnam

The Shape of Water

Keywords:

"magical realism" OR "marvelous realism"

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

In the interview below, director Martin McDonagh touches on the real-life inspiration for the movie.

Keywords / search strings