Establishing Theme, film assignment help

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Select a movie from AFI’s 10 Top 10 lists and explain how three cinematic techniques and/or design elements have helped establish a major theme in that film. Note: While you are allowed to choose a film that does not come from the AFI lists, you are strongly encouraged to email your professor to receive approval before doing so.

In 800 to 1200 words

  • Describe a major theme of the movie you have selected using evidence from the movie itself as well as course resources and other scholarly sources to support your position.
  • Identify at least three techniques (cinematography, lighting, acting style, or direction) and/or design elements (set design, costuming, or hair and makeup), and explain how these techniques and/or design elements contribute to the establishment of the theme. Reference particular scenes or sequences in your explanations.
  • State your opinion regarding the mise en scène, including
  • How the elements work together.
  • How congruent the design elements are with the theme of the movie.
  • Whether or not other techniques would be as effective (Explain your reasoning).

Note: Remember that a theme is an overarching idea that recurs throughout the plot of a film. It is the distilled essence of what the film is about, the main design which the specific scenes and actions lead a viewer to understand.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how the elements of your chosen feature-length film both establish and maintain one of its major themes. Review the Week Three sample paper, which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition.

The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Refer to the ENG225 Research Guide in the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your sources. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.

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Running head: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

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It's a Wonderful Life
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The film ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ is a 1946 film that was produced by producer
Frank Capra. It is a Christmas time American Fantasy comedy whose script was sourced from a
short story published in 1939 called “THE GREAT GIFT.” The short story was also later
privately published by Philip Stern in 1945 (Coon, 1989). The main theme of it’s a wonderful life
is that every life is as equally important as any other. This theme is exposed by using a period in
time when people had the gifts of magic and lots of wealth but still felt that the lives they were
living were not satisfactory and that they were still lacking. As a result of the film, therefore,
tries to make the viewers understand that even those people in the society that seem to have the
lowest and most insignificant standards or living may actually have the power to make a great
impact.
It features a main character, Gorge Bailey, who is also the main protagonist. Gorge did
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