Write a 3-page research paper on any feature-film director of your choice.
Choose a director and watch three of his/her films. Then, choose one of the following Chapters in your book (Cinematography, Editing, Directing, Acting or Mise-en-Scene) and apply an analysis of that chapter topic on the three films. Look for similarities in all the films. Sample paper can be found in this module.
Use the knowledge and film grammar you’ve learned throughout the semester.
Create a compelling piece of writing arguing for your thesis.
Use academic resources.
Use comparison and analysis.
Use 6 sources, 3 must be academic sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Get specific and detailed
Use MLA formatting and include a works cited page.
Your sources should reference the filmmaker’s techniques/collaborators, not general film terminology.
Watch director’s commentaries for more information.
Some reviews are fine, but half your citations should be quoting the filmmaker or collaborators. No more than 2 movie reviews.