There is no rubric, and the only real direction given to me for the paper in the syllabus is the following:
formatted (including bibliography) in Chicago Manual of Style, with a cover page. It should be double spaced, with
footnotes properly placed at the bottom of each page, with scholarly references (preferably hard copy sources; no
Wikipedia or inconsistently substantiated sources please).
Bibliography should list all resources referenced in your
research, not just sources cited. Include Rough Guide to Film Musicals in your bibliography, as well films,
documentaries, books, articles, radio broadcasts, music, encyclopedic and dictionary references, as well as any other
sources and citation sources. Please pay attention to detail: be specific, be scholarly, and be thorough. “
Write a two to three page film review (excluding Works Cited page) of an American feature film of your choosing. Areas that must be covered:
Style and Directing
Impact of society on the film and vice versa
Must be two to three double-spaced pages (excluding the Works Cited page) in length and formatted according to MLA style.
Must include an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must include, on the final page, a Works Cited
Submitted as MS Word document
Students may select a film that they have previously explored in previous Discussion assignments
Students must establish a coherent thesis statement in the introduction of their paper with a claim that they intend to prove. The body of the essay serves to support the thesis through an analysis of the film and other relevant material. Avoid simply rehashing descriptive material from other source.
Support your thesis through textual and formal analysis. Refer to specific shots, scenes, characters, stylistic devices, and themes in the film.
As much as possible, use technical, literary and industry terms to make your points.
If needed, you may use additional resources to support your claims. Suggested sources might include academic books and articles; film reviews; and personal opinions from reputable film critics and scholars. Information other than production details obtained from popular sources such as The Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia is not considered reputable.
Only use plot information to support the thematic points of the paper. Include only one to two sentences of plot summary when explaining each of the required film elements.
Also, students should not choose a film that the authors of the textbook have analyzed in detail.
Answer the following two questions about specific sequences in Queen & Slim (dir. Melina Matsoukas, 2019):
1. In which way(s) is the sequence at the bar where the two leading characters dance together pivotal in the plot and character development of the film? Your answer should include a formal analysis of any aspects of mise-en-scène, camera work, editing and sound that contribute to shaping the sequence and conveying its importance in the overall narrative of the film. (MINIMUM TWO FULL PAGES, DOUBLE-SPACED)
2. At some point in the film, the two leading characters are referred to as “the Black Bonnie and Clyde”. How is the ending of the Queen & Slim similar to and/or different from the ending of the groundbreaking 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde (dir. Arthur Penn), which we watched and discussed in class
MINIMUM TWO FULL PAGES, DOUBLE-SPACED).
The assignment is to answer the following essay question:
– Choose one Korean-type blockbuster (or sub-type) made since the year 2000.
What are its themes, and to what extent does it exhibit the typical qualities of blockbuster cinema in Korea?
– should be formatted with 12pt Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing.
– To get good marks, your answers should reflect factually accurate information, a good understanding of the themes and subtext of the films you discuss, some original ideas, and citations from secondary sources.
– Other interesting/important Korean blockbuster films include: Taegukgi The Admiral: Roaring Currents Dongmakgol The Unexpected D-War Snowpiercer
1. before you start writing let me know the movie you are going to write about.
2. there has to be lots of quotes from the readings I will upload for getting more grades.
3. this assignment doesn’t ask for describing the scenes because the teacher asks for analysis and discussion about the question and reading assignments it’s fine to describe a little just to relate to something.
4. Last paper I got a nice grade but I lost some points due to not share our own opinion. And What lets the essay down is a frequent lack of sophistication in the analysis, and the way you often use quotes from secondary sources to make or reinforce very basic points. There needs to be a greater depth and nuance to this discussion. Expanding on the more meaningful aspects of the topic will improve your work in the future.
Please consider about the comments to improve in the new assignment work.
Ask me anything for any clarifications.
Please don’t share the assignment paper on other websites to avoid Plagiarism, Thank you!
For this assignment you will have to choose one film from Italy and analyze it with respect to a particular cinematic tradition (e.g., if it’s a German film, give a short overview of German cinema first, and then proceed with your film analysis). Your theoretical film analysis should rely on at least two concepts that have been introduced during the semester (e.g., such concepts as “transnational cinema,” “counter-cinema,” “Third Cinema,” “minor cinema,” “intercultural cinema,” “non-cinema,” “imperfect cinema,” “peripheral cinema,” “accented cinema,” “mythopoetic cinema,” etc). In your analysis you should refer to specific articles we have read, name theoreticians, and introduce their ideas. Overall, your research paper should address the major topics of our seminar with respect to this film; i.e., embrace the questions of global/transnational film through the prism of assigned theoretical readings. In your discussion, you should refer to four sources from the assigned course materials (please see attached sources to be used in the paper), in addition to at least two/three print sources beyond the syllabus.