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ENGL 1101 Georgia Military College The Addams Family 1991 Movie Essay

ENGL 1101

Georgia Military College

ENGL

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Compose an essay that presents this thesis, presents and explains your criteria, and then supports your thesis with detailed discussions of the evidence you find. Do not simply summarize the story. Examine specific aspects of the film and explain how those specific aspects exemplify the criteria you set out.

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Argumentative Essay English 1101 OBJECTIVE: Compose an essay that successfully evaluates “The Addams Family (1991)” based on criteria you offer. 1. Determine a specific set of criteria for evaluating that work. (In other words, articulate what makes some work from that genre of media effective/ineffective, moving/dull, worthwhile/not worth one’s time.) 2. Analyze the work you choose and find specific qualities of that work to serve as evidence to evaluate it based on your criteria. You may use one or two secondary sources to support your reading/interpretation of the evidence. Keep in mind that the secondary evidence should support your claim. This is your soapbox, not someone else’s. 3. Compose a thesis that argues for your evaluation of the work and that gives specific reasons to support this evaluation. 4. Compose an essay that presents this thesis, presents and explains your criteria, and then supports your thesis with detailed discussions of the evidence you find. Do not simply summarize the story. Examine specific aspects of the film and explain how those specific aspects exemplify the criteria you set out. 5. You may wish to consider how the work relates to important social/political/cultural concerns or issues. You may also wish to consider the nature of the adaptation process itself. Feel free to include a comment in the essay about the work’s relevance to those issues. Requirements: A 1000-1500 word essay including □ Articulation of criteria for evaluating that genre of media □ A thesis that argues for your evaluation of the work based on your criteria □ Detailed evidence from the work that supports your evaluation (no more than two secondary sources that offer additional evidence) □ NO BLOCK QUOTES! □ A coherent organizational structure that supports your thesis □ Relating the film to cultural/social issues and/or the adaptation process □ MLA citation for all sources in an attached works or work cited page □ Proofreading and MLA formatting ...
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Analysis of The Addams Family (1991)
Introduction
The Addams Family (1991) is not one of the movies that had the best production history, but
when the final work was over, the effects and reception were commercially successful. It has
since received sequels since, with the latest being the animated The Addams Family (2019). The
Addams Family (1991) entails several and well-developed features that make it fun and exciting
to watch (Maslin). However, in this paper, the primary focus will not be on the whole movie, but
on a specific scene from the several eye-catching, thrilling, and sometimes, weirdly funny scenes
from the film.
Further, for a better analysis of the different features such as characters, sounds, quotes,
mise-en-scene, this analysis will focus on the specific shots in which these components appear.
In this essay, I will focus on a scene in which Gomez’s family, led by the Grandmother, try to
reconnect with the spirit of his lost brother, Fester, just before Fester appears at the door (from
17:54 to 20:04). Like in many films of the same caliber, the movie director, Barry Sonnenfeld,
who was also a former cinematographer, used different aspects of movie making such as lights,
camera motion, shot length, and characterization, to create a fascinating and thrilling, yet
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