Category: Essay

The Architecture of the Ottoman Provinces

By Yousif Al Hamadi History The Turks entered Anatolia at the beginning of the 13th century. They are originally Mongol who displaced from Central Asia and headed west to Anatolia after the Battle of Manzikert, in which the Muslims defeated the Byzantine army in 1071.[1] During the 13th century, the Seljuks dynasty of Rum (1077-1308) declined […]

Peppa Pig and screen-time are invading the house

By Yousif Al Hamadi During the 1970s, television technology became more attainable and less expensive, allowing individuals to take part in television production and distribution. This economic advancement made it possible for the public to view television programmes explicitly produced for specific audiences, as in drama, sports, or news programmes (Cassidy, 2011). Children’s programmes have […]

An argument celebrates Dennis Potter as a true author (auteur) of his television dramas.

Dennis Potter was amongst the many screenwriters that took cinema and television to a higher level of acknowledgement, creating a pivotal moment in the artistic side of television. Initially, the notion of the true author was in the cinematic medium and later considered in television. Through this theory, critics have analyzed the work of skilled […]

Come and See

The Second World War brought massive destruction and loss to Europe from displaced people, sicknesses, injuries, and death. Filmmakers impacted by these tragedies have taken to cinematography and film as a form of expression to show the horrible image of the war. One of the most outstanding films portraying the Second World War is Idi i […]

How Un Chien Andalou exemplifies surrealism?

Throughout history, the evolution of art has been constantly influenced by cultural, political, and ideological factors affecting societies. During the first half of the 20th century, revolutionary art dominated this field due to the wars and conflicts in Europe. Several unique and strikingly different art movements of modern expressions appeared all around Europe, such as […]

The roots of animation and how the form developed at the beginning of the twentieth century

By Yousif Al Hamadi The exact origin of animation might be challenging to pinpoint, however after tracing its roots, findings of explorations of moving images in prehistoric sites have appeared dating thousands of years. Developments during the Industrial Revolution era also brought many inventions and experiments that influenced the improvement of animation. Some pioneer animators […]