1. Select a film of your own choosing. Your selection can be a full length feature film or a documentary of your own choosing. It must be at least 30 minutes in length. Be sure to watch the film immediately before writing this essay and consider jotting notes as you watch the film. Do not rely on your memory of a film you have previously seen. If you do, it will be obvious because this review requires close examination of the technical aspects of film.
DO NOT research the film. Only write about what you notice in the film for this assignment.
Be sure to include the name of your film and the year it was released.
Consider stretching yourself for this assignment. You may want to watch one of the classic films that were mentioned in the lecture video or text. Or if you have never watched a documentary, consider watching one. If foreign films are new to you, consider that some of today’s best cinema is being created outside of this country. Don’t let subtitles scare you. After viewing the film for just a couple of minutes you will forget that you are reading subtitles and it will seem as if you are watching the film in English. But avoid films that are dubbed in English because often the dubbing is poor and makes for a bad film experience.
2. Complete 4 different analyses of the film.