ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Your task for this assignment is to submit a film criti

Your task for this assignment is to submit a film critique. A film critique is a structured argument about a specific issue of one film. You will develop a clear and specific thesis about one film, then persuade your reader why your thesis is significant.
A good film critique should:
Address the significance or worth of the film.
Analyze the various elements of a film that you have studied in class.
Show some understanding of the filmmaker, their cultural background, and their other films.
NOT have an excessive plot summary.
Length: 4 pages long (1200 words). In addition, the paper needs to have an attachment consisting of your notes, plot segmentation/outline and drafts to demonstrate your writing process.
Format: typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, pages numbered, and in 12 point font, with one-inch margins. Please do not include cover pages or report covers. Please write your name, the course name and the date in the upper left corner of the paper. A persuasive and specific title is necessary.
You may use still photos or screen grabs to connect to your analysis. Be specific and do not use still photos randomly.
Your bibliography can be limited to two or three sources. This is a critique, not a research paper. Please use Chicago or MLA style.
Submission: You must turn in your final paper in week 12 on Blackboard using SafeAssign.
First, you must choose a film from a list given to you by your instructor.
Second, you must watch the film at least 2-3 times and perform either plot segmentation (for a fiction film) or outline (for a documentary or experimental film). An example is given below. Make notes and also do screen grabs to remember sequences and types of aesthetics.
Do some background research on the film and its subject and read credible reviews.
Third, please keep in mind:
You must have a thesis or position. Please follow the so-called TREE sequence: Thesis supported by Reasons which rest upon Evidence and Examples.
Your paper needs to be organized in the following way:
Introduction: Background information or a vivid example, leading up to your THESIS
Body: REASONS to believe the thesis, EVIDENCE and EXAMPLES
Conclusion: IMPLICATIONS and SYNTHESIS. This is not only rewriting your thesis in a different way.
Should be specific to the most important scene
You are required to use at least 5 film terms that you learned from the textbook, lectures, and/or class readings

Choose 3 x examples of content from a video sharing platform such as tiktok, ins

Choose 3 x examples of content from a video sharing platform such as tiktok, instagram, facebook etc. The three examples should each be 60 seconds or less in duration.
In terms of genre, type, and audience, identify how your chosen videos could be classified. Show a relationship between the videos you’ve chosen and more established forms of content.

Watch It happened one night (Frank Capra 1934, 1h 45m) and review with an emphas

Watch It happened one night (Frank Capra 1934, 1h 45m) and review with an emphasis on EDITING.
After screening the film, identify one or two scenes that you found particularly striking or memorable and rewatch them with an eye toward how the editing of those scenes works to enhance your connection to the story.
Pay special attention to how the relationship between shots works to communicate meaning about the relationship between characters. This includes the interior lives of the characters and how characters engage with each other and their environment, both in and out of conflict.
Be sure to do a shot breakdown of at least part of the scene to examine how specific shots work in juxtaposition with other shots to communicate the action of the scene. In particular, think about what kinds of shots are used in connection with each other.
(Note: you don’t need to answer all of the following suggested questions, but here are some specific ideas to consider…)
Are all the characters shown in individual close-ups or medium shots? Do characters ever share over-the-shoulder shots or wide shots? What do the different shots each make you feel about the characters and their relationships to each other? How do your feelings about or reactions to the characters develop or change based on the progression from one shot to another? And why do you think certain choices may have been made about the placement of shots in a particular scene, especially where different types of shots are used together?
What is the pacing like in the scene and how does it compare with the pacing of the overall film? Does the story move rapidly from scene to scene, or does it take its time in setting out the lives and behaviors of the characters? How does this affect the creation or release of tension in the film? How about the passage of time? Is time compressed so that the film can cover a long period of years? Are there any scenes where the editing is used to extend time by elongating or drawing out a particular moment? How does such emphasis affect the narrative or thematic meaning of the scene? Are there other temporal manipulations achieved through the editing?
Finally, in what way does the narrative progress not only within a scene, but from one scene or sequence to another? Are there pauses or breaks in the action? What affect do those have in telling the story of the film or advancing your connection to the characters? What types of edits are used within or between scenes of the film? Fade outs and in? Dissolves? Are there any jump cuts, graphic matches, or other creatively noticeable edits? And in what way do those affect the story?
Remember that editing is used directly for the making of meaning in a film. The created meaning may be at once overt and subtle, conveying both a basic surface meaning, as well as a deeper social, cultural, psychological, or other symbolic meaning. These layered meanings may simply refer to the characters within the story of the film only, or they may also point outward, to the larger world and society beyond the film. Be sure to address any moments of montage that you recognize as transcending the story itself, and how such examples advance the themes and ideas that the film intends to communicate.
Happy screening…!
(All papers should be approximately 2-3 PAGES, typed in 12-pt font, double-spaced.)