Please follow directions
and must be done on the one of these two films listed: 1-The Bicycle Thief or 2-Breathless.
1 paper, on The Bicycle Thief or Breathless, Must be on one of these two
movies. 4 pages of text plus a title page, and a Reference page. An
abstract is not required for this paper.
Length Clarification: The body of the paper must be a minimum of 4 pages, and a
maximum of 5 pages. Double spacing and size 12 Times New Roman font
should be used. Margins should be the standard 1” margins. The Reference
page must follow the APA format.
A minimum of 3 sources must be consulted for the paper. NO WIKIPEDIA or
online encyclopedias, please. If a source is listed on the Reference
page, it must be cited in the body of the paper. All factual information or
theories used in the paper that did not originate in your own thought process
must be credited to a source. Very common knowledge does not need to be
cited. Assume that your classmates are the audience for your paper, and
base common knowledge on that factor.
Topic: Your paper should address any creative, artistic
element of the filmmaking process made in a film by a director studied in the
course (for example, editing advances made by Jean-Luc Godard in Breathless).
Your film and director should be selected from any of the major films or film
segments studied in the course. Please do not select the Americans Edison or
Porter. For example, you may be interested in the visual elements of film, and
you may choose to discuss lighting, a specific aspect of cinematography, or the
concepts of the mise-en-scene. If you are interested in writing, address
the topic of scriptwriting, or script editing. Sound effects or
soundtracks may be your chosen topic. Please consult with me if you need
suggestions. Please remain focused on the specific director and film of