Write: In your introductory paragraph, Identify your selected film, including writer, director, year of release, and genre. 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) that you will use to analyze your film in this paper. Develop a thesis statement that describes how the specific elements of your chosen film work together to communicate themes relating to a particular social issue. Visit the Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.) resource from the UAGC Writing Center. In the body of your paper, Analyze your selected film using one of the broad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist theory). Evaluate the use of three specific techniques and design elements employed in the film as they contribute to the overarching narrative, theme, and social commentary of your chosen 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 ways in which your chosen film has impacted society or how it has called attention to a particular social issue (i.e., politically or culturally, positive or negative). In the conclusion of your paper, Draw connections between each element of your chosen film and how they contribute to the film’s overall stance on a particular social issue, if it is effective in doing so, and why addressing this issue is necessary to society.
Write: In your introductory paragraph, Explain auteur theory in your own words and why this is a useful approach to the study of film. Describe, using Chapter 8 of the text as a reference, the criteria for what makes a director an auteur. Identify a director who meets the criteria posed by auteur theory. Summarize briefly the ways in which this director meets the criteria using examples from at least two of the director’s films. Develop a thesis statement that focuses on how your chosen director and their films meet the criteria posed by auteur theory and advances the possibilities of storytelling through the medium of film. In the body of your paper (at least three paragraphs), Apply the lens of auteur theory in breaking down the director’s technical competence, distinguishable personality, and interior meaning using specific examples of their work (e.g., particular scenes or plot components). Analyze the specific ways in which filmmaking techniques, consistent themes, and storytelling distinguish your chosen director as an auteur among their peers. Evaluate your chosen director’s ethos, that is what they have to say about complex social and cultural issues. In the conclusion of your paper, Connect each element of your analysis to show how your chosen director meets the three criteria of auteur theory and what this director’s body of work has to say about social and cultural issues.
I attached assignment specifics and the required book source section from the text. • Explain genre theory in your own words and why this is a useful approach to the study of film. • Describe the common conventions (story, theme, mise-en-scène) of the genre you have selected. • Identify a feature-length film that fits your selected genre and state the year it was produced, its director, cinematographer (or director of photography), and top-billed cast. (Place film titles in italics.) • Develop a thesis statement that argues how specific elements of your chosen film fit or expand the conventions of the genre and subgenre(s) and establish an overarching theme or message.
FLM102 American Cinema Final Exam. 1. Read Chapter 17 “Into the Twenty-first Century.” The final will take you about 2 hours–to watch the film and to answer the questions below in a short essay. Directions: 1. View the film The New Tenants. You can follow this link or watch the download available at the end of this page. 2. Write an essay that argues for your opinion about the film as an example of filmmaking in contemporary America. Discuss this issue in terms of its content and style. Use terms and concepts from Chapter 17 to inform your opinion. 3. Your essay must contain the elements of a standard essay: thesis statement, clear points in support of the thesis, and specific support for your answers to the three demands. each of the points. The short essay must answer these three questions: In what ways does the content of the film address important issues of this particular historical/political/social period? Chapters 12,16, 17. Discuss how the story and plot elements of the film of the film reflect current events, In what ways does the film follow or violate the conventions of Classic Hollywood Cinema? Chapters 2,3,4,5,6 Discuss the film as an example of or departure from the narrative visual, and structural conventions of Classic Hollywood Cinema. In what ways does the film reflect the style of contemporary American Cinema? ( Chapter 16, 17) Discuss the film’s visual and structural elements (production design) and how they reflect the style and technology of current American cinema.
This is the first part, a discussion post that is supposed to provoke essay writing material: After reading and viewing all the materials in Unit Five, answer each of these major questions in its own complete paragraph. Support your answers with reference to specific films you have seen from each decade. You cannot answer these questions satisfactorily in under 300 words. 1. What political and social movements fueled the wave of counterculture films in the 60’s? 2. How did these historical trends impact narrative, structural, and mis-en-scene elements in films made in that decade? 3. What impact did film schools have on the kinds of films produced in the 70’s? What elements characterized the films made by these directors? What narrative, structural, and mis-en-scene elements characterize films made by this wave of filmmakers? ? 3. How was the conservative political philosophy embodied by Ronald Reagan reflected in style and content of Hollywood films of the 80’s and 90’s? How do narrative, structural, and mis-en-scene elements in films made in that decade reflect this political philosophy? This is the essay rubric: View a film from the list below. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Milos Forman 1975 Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn 1967 The Graduate, Mike Nichols 1967 Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger 1969 Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese 1776 The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 Blue Velvet, David Lynch 1986 Blood Simple, Joel and Ethan Coen 1984 Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee 1989 In an essay of about 1000 words, discuss and evaluate this film as an example of American cinema and as a representative work of its particular historical period. Support your opinion with the materials from all the chapters in the textbook and in the video presentations. Your essay must be submitted as a WORD document, formatted in the MLA style, and rigorously proofread to college standards. You can lose up to 5 points for failures in the presentation. Your essay must include: 1. A brief introduction to the film including important contributors, production background, a short plot summary, and an overview of the film’s narrative and visual styles. Do not assume your reader has seen or heard of the film. Credit sources internally. (0-2 points) 2. A thesis statement that articulates your interpretation of the film’s meaning and its relationship to the political, social, and artistic context in which it was produced. This thesis should clearly state your viewpoint and the points you will address to support and develop it. ( 0-2 points) 3. A discussion of the film in terms of its historical context. In what ways is are the form and content of this film a reflection of the periods discussed in this unit? What particular social, political, or artistic concerns of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s (or both) does the film demonstrate? (0-3 points) 4. A discussion of the film’s style and technique. In what ways does the film conform to the conventions of the “Hollywood Style” and in what ways does it violate these expectations or break new ground in the visual and structural elements? ( 0-3 points) 5. A discussion of this film in as an example of a particular genre. In what ways does the film conform to the narrative and visual convention of its genre? How do these choices reflect the historical, political, or social context in which the film was made? (0-3 points) 6. Support for each of your points with references to specific elements in the film and/or to ideas presented in the readings and videos.) (0-2 points) Total of 15 I have textbook access and old essays if needed.
Movies throughout the course: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Days of Patton, and Sun Tzu- Art of War. Key Assignment Critical Thinking Leadership in Film Reflection (Identify, Synthesize, Analyze) Students will write a Leadership in Film Reflection to further develop the cinematic and leadership themes as presented in the body of work as a whole. This reflection will consist of a synthesis of all films/documentaries reviewed in the course to develop film appreciation through leadership in action. Refer back to your notes (Background, Structure, Leadership Theme, Leadership Challenges) for the three (3) films. The following should be addressed in the final reflection paper: Among the films/documentaries, discern the artistic means of imagery, music, costume, historical footage, etc., and how the director used the elements to portray the leader/leadership bias and highlight the leader/leadership issues. How did the organizational culture affect the leader(s)? How did the leader(s) affect organizational culture and promote adaptability in a climate of change or crisis? Identify and evaluate core leadership themes among the three (3) films/documentaries. A conclusion in which the student evaluates the body of work and its corresponding themes to inform the potential for innovative change within organizational behavior. The paper should be written in APA format and 6-8 pages in length, not including title and reference pages. Use of scholarly journals from the UC Library’s electronic resources to support leadership theory and practice. The Leadership in Film Reflection will be submitted to your instructor as a Word document file via the Turnitin.com tool.