You will be viewing and composing a critical review of a classic film. This is not a research paper, so your work must be original. You will watch the film and take some notes, and then try to identify distinguishing marks of the film’s style by looking closely at one specific scene.
As this assignment will require a careful assessment of style within the context of one scene, the film you choose should not be one you go to see at your local cinema. Rather you will need to use a film available on dvd or streamed that will allow you to pause and analyze parts, cycle back to previous scenes, and perhaps watch again after an initial assessment.
Your review should be 500 to 750 words long. Central to your review should be an analysis of the style of the one important scene you identify. Avoid evaluations based on personal taste.
The review might follow the following outline:
i. Introduction—include basic production information and your main assessment
ii. Basic plot—spoilers okay, but keep this section as brief as possible
iii. Characteristic features of the film’s style—use concepts from the chapter in the text
iv. Analysis of the style of one key scene—what makes it so effective?
v. Conclusion—Personal reflection of what you learned from the film
The film you choose must come from the list provided in the WK 7 Analysis Film List item below. All of these films are classics and are available from a variety of sources. Look on the IMDB site (www.imdb.com) for longer plot summaries and basic production information.
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