A Resource for educators, Students, and cinephiles

The 400 Blows  (1959, François Truffaut)

The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)


THIS is Cinema is an online resource that aims to uncover the academic and aesthetic elements that make up the audiovisual medium of cinema. In order to examine closely every aspect of film studies from the perspective of both a film student and a cinephile, THIS is Cinema defines film in a four-part acronym:

THEORY – Theory presents the framework for analyzing and understanding film using various academic, aesthetic, and sociocultural perspectives.

HISTORY – History provides a foundation for the progression of cinema as an art form from its origins to the present day through a detailed timeline of essential film movements and history's effect on cinema itself.

INSIGHT – INSIGHT is a collaborative, multi-media publication about anything and everything in the world of cinema.

STORYTELLING – Storytelling celebrates the diverse voices and narratives presented on screen by highlighting specific films, auteurs, genres, and themes through the THISisCinema Podcast, informative articles, and video essays.

In addition to our detailed analysis of cinema as a whole, THIS is Cinema also provides a film studies resource for individuals with learning disabilities – The Window Project. The Window Project provides lesson plans for educators and parents of students with learning differences in order to empower them to engage with film studies and international cinema.

Through all of my resources, THIS is Cinema aims to be a catalyst for educators, scholars, and cinephiles to engage with every aspect of film studies.


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