The analysis portion of your paper

The analysis portion of your paper should be 1500 to 1800 words in length. You should analyze the film through the lens of one of the broad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist theory). Your analysis must address four main areas (contextual information, story/plot, aesthetic choices, and social/personal impact) and how these areas work together to develop the theme of the movie. As you construct your analysis, assume that your reader is not familiar with this film. Use your analysis to explain to your reader why they should watch this film.

In addition to the film you are analyzing, you must use three scholarly sources to support your arguments. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within the text of your paper and on the reference page. Cite your sources according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Your analysis must address the following components (noted in bold below):

Contextual Information – basic identifying information of the film. Title
Director, cinematographer, major actors/actresses. Be sure to describe their roles in the overall design process.Year of releaseType of film (blockbuster, indie, documentary, etc.)
Genre
Story/Plot – brief summary of the film, show how it was deployed in the narrative structure of the film. Explain the difference between the film’s story and its plot. 
Aesthetic Choices –assess the efficacy of specific techniques and design elements employed in the film as they apply to the overarching narrative and theme of the film. These elements include:
Mise en scène (e.g., lighting, sound, composition of frame, costuming, etc.)
Editing (e.g., cuts and transitions, shots used, angles, etc.)
Technology (i.e., analyze the impact of any notable technological effects: film stock, targeted release venue, special effects, etc.)
Social/Personal Impact – In this area, you will critically address the following questions:
What impact did this film have on society (i.e., politically or culturally, positive or negative)? The impact can be as major as inspiring political or social changes or as minor as inspiring the production of toys or lunchboxes.
How did society affect this film (i.e., what currents in society led to the creation of the film)?
If you are unable to find any information about the social impact of the film, explain the personal impact it has had on you.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that clarifies what you will attempt to accomplish in your paper, and how you will proceed. Additionally, you must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must be one document that is 1800 to 2400 words in length, comprised of a 1500- to 1800-word film analysi.
Must include a separate title and reference page, and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly sources (reviews, articles, or book chapters) other than the textbook to support your points. Must document all sources in APA style

 

 
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