There is nothing quite like finding a film that you love, that resonates with you, and that even feels like it was made for you. Well, what if I told you that it probably was made for you- or at the very least- people like you. Take Steven Spielberg’s E.T. for example. Though the film appealed to many, it was especially popular among those whose parents separated or divorced. Spielberg explained recently that the film was inspired by his own parents divorce, stating that he “had been working on an actual literal script about [his] parents’ separation and divorce,” and that he transformed it “into a story about children and a family….” Understanding why a film is made can help people to better understand why a film may or may not appeal to them. Through film analysis, people can deepen their understanding of the movies they watch, and in turn themselves. Film analysis improves individuals’ knowledge of psychology, and their own self-awareness.