The Extra Terrestrial

(a) an important film director, (b)
a specific film, or (c) the development of a particular element of film making. The description of each of these
options is below.
(b)Select one film of feature length made during the time period of 1970 – 2000. You are not to use a film
already used by you, the instructor or the course content. In your term paper, you should present information
about the making of the movie, about its success at the box office, about awards it was nominated for and/or
received. Also present a sampling of the critical reaction to the film, from both the time of its release and later.
Finally, you should watch the film and react to it. Do not summarize the plot. Assume that I’ve already seen the
film. In addition, write about how this director used the following in these films: Editing (montage), Sound and
Music, Cinematography, Special Camera Work (steady cam, hand held, optical effects), Special Effects (this
can include stunt work).
Your proposal must include the following for maximum points.

  1. Provide a title for your proposed project
  2. Clearly state which option you are choosing and the subject within that option

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