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Final Film Critique

You will be completing this assignment in two stages. You areencouraged to incorporate writing from your Week Two and Week Three assignmentsif (a) you have reflected on the instructor’s feedback, (b) you have revisedthe relevant parts of the essays accordingly, and (c) the essays discuss thesame film that you discuss here.

Stage 1: Analysis

The analysis portion of your paper should be 1500 to 1800words in length. You should analyze the film through the lens of one of thebroad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory,formalist theory). Your analysis must address four main areas (contextualinformation, story/plot, aesthetic choices, and social/personal impact) andhow these areas work together to develop the theme of the movie. As youconstruct your analysis, assume that your reader is not familiar with thisfilm. Use your analysis to explain to your reader why they should watch thisfilm.

In addition to the film you are analyzing, you must use three scholarlysources to support your arguments. Your analysis must address the followingcomponents (noted in bold below):

• Contextual Information – In this area, you will providesome of the basic identifying information of the film. This includes:


◦ Director, cinematographer, major actors/actresses. Be sure todescribe their roles in the overall design process.

◦ Year of release

◦ Type of film (blockbuster, indie, documentary, etc.)

◦ Genre

• Story/Plot – In this area, you should offer a briefsummary of the film, and then show how it was deployed in the narrativestructure of the film. Explain the difference between the film’s story and itsplot. This area can be addressed as a separate paragraph, or can be threadedthroughout your analysis of the film.

• Aesthetic Choices – In this area, you will assess theefficacy of specific techniques and design elements employed in the film asthey apply to the overarching narrative and theme of the film. These elementsinclude:

◦ Mise en scène (e.g., lighting, sound, composition of frame,costuming, etc.)

◦ Editing (e.g., cuts and transitions, shots used, angles, etc.)

◦ Technology (i.e., analyze the impact of any notabletechnological effects: film stock, targeted release venue, special effects,etc.)

• Social/Personal Impact – In this area, you willcritically address the following questions:

◦ What impact did this film have on society (i.e., politically orculturally, positive or negative)? The impact can be as major as inspiringpolitical or social changes or as minor as inspiring the production of toys orlunchboxes.

◦ How did society affect this film (i.e., what currents in societyled to the creation of the film)?

◦ If you are unable to find any information about the socialimpact of the film, explain the personal impact it has had on you.

Note: Not every bullet point under the four listed componentswill necessarily apply to your movie. However, you will still need todiscuss each of the four main components thoroughly, which means that youmay need to explain a concept even if it can’t be directly applied to yourmovie.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statementthat clarifies what you will attempt to accomplish in your paper, and how youwill proceed. Additionally, you must conclude with a restatement of the thesisand a conclusion paragraph. Review the Final Film Critiquesample,which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight oncomposition.

Stage 2: Reflection

After completing your movie analysis, you will reflect on theanalysis process and how you have learned to more thoroughly analyze film aswell as how rigorous study of film enhances your development as a student andthinker. In this 300- to 600-word reflection, review your initial post from the“Post Your Introduction” discussion in Week One, and consider how your abilityto analyze movies has changed or grown. Address the following questions in yourreflection:

• What can be gained through analyzing film?

• How has this changed the way you view movies?

• How are you able to use film theory and criticism to find andinterpret meaning in movies?

• In what ways has this course changed your understanding of howmovies are related to society?

• What skills have you developed during this course, and how mightthose skills be applied to your major, profession, and/or life?

The Final Film Critique

• Must be one document that is 1800 to 2400 words in length,comprised of a 1500- to 1800-word film analysis and a 300- to 600-wordreflection.

• Must include a separate title and reference page, and beformatted according to APA style as outlined in Ashford Writing Center.

• Must include a title page with the following:

◦ Title of paper

◦ Student’s name

◦ Course name and number

◦ Instructor’s name

◦ Date submitted

• Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinctthesis statement.

• Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

• Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

• Must use at least three scholarly sources (reviews, articles, orbook chapters) other than the textbook to support your points.

• Must document all sources in APA style.

Mustinclude a separate reference page that is formatted according to APAstyle 

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