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Film Analysis Assignment
Begin by reading Chapter 10
1.Rent and view one of
the films from the list below. You should view the film at least twice. Take
notes as you go and pause and replay scenes that you don’t understand or that
you find particularly interesting.
2.Write a paper which
answers the questions below.
a.For minimum credit
answer all the questions below. Be sure to number your answers.
b.More complete answers
will receive higher scores.
3.Papers must be type
written and double-spaced. No papers will be accepted by e-mail. Length: Four
to Seven pages.
is the true subject or theme of the film, and what kind of statement, if any,
does the film make about the subject? Which elements and which scenes
contribute most to addressing the theme of the film?
do all of the separate elements of the film relate to and contribute to the
theme, central purpose, or total effect?
– The manner in which the story is told. What is the plot structure? Is it
chronological or non-linear? Are there flashbacks or other narrative devices
and why are they used?
– the qualities of the performances. Is the acting realistic or is it mannered?
Are the characters dynamic (do they change as the film progresses)? How?
– The qualities of the photography and lighting. Identify specific scenes and
camera shots that you thought were particularly interesting.
– The pace and tempo, the use of transitions and the organization of the
narrative. Identify any editing technique you thought was particularly
Direction and Design – Locations, sets, effects, props, costumes and make-up.
scenes in the film show the director’s style and how do they show it?
were your personal reactions to the film? What are your personal
reasons for liking or disliking the film?
Paul Newman Films:
Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting
(1973), The Verdict (1982)
Stanley Kubrick Films:
Dr. Strangelove (1964), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), Full
Metal Jacket (1987)
Robert Altman Films: M*A*S*H*
(1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Short Cuts (1993), Gosford Park (2001)
David Lynch Films: Blue
Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inland Empire (2006)
Due Date: November 5