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
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