Final Film Analysis Paper. Identify your selected film, including writer, director, year of release, and genre. Briefly summarize the film in which you apply your knowledge of the difference between the film’s story and its plot. Describe one of the broad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist theory) and analyze your selected film through that lens.
Evaluate the use of three specific techniques and design elements. Which are employed in the film as they contribute to the overarching narrative and theme of the film. This can include elements of mise-en-scène (e.g., lighting, sound, composition of frame, costuming, etc.) and editing (e.g., cuts and transitions, shots used, angles, etc.). Describe the connection between this film and society (i.e., politically or culturally, positive or negative) and draw conclusions about its impact.
Must be five to six double-spaced pages (1500 to 1800 words) in length (not including title and references pages). Also formatted according to APA style. However, as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource. Must include a separate title page with the following. That is title of Your Essay (in bold) Your First and Last Name University of Arizona
Name of Course (e.g., ENG 225: Introduction to Film) Instructor’s name Due Date For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.). Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center resources. Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.