Film Analysis

  • Identify your selected film, including writer, director, year of release, and genre.
  • Briefly summarize the film in which you apply your knowledge of the difference between the film’s story and
    its plot.
  • Describe one of the broad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist
    theory) and analyze your selected film through that lens.
  • Evaluate the use of three specific techniques and design
    elements employed in the film as they contribute to the overarching narrative and theme of the film. This can
    include elements of mise-en-scène (e.g., lighting, sound, composition of frame, costuming, etc.) and editing
    (e.g., cuts and transitions, shots used, angles, etc.).
  • Describe the connection between this film and society (i.e., politically or culturally, positive or negative) and
    draw conclusions about its impact

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