Final Film Critique
Throughout this course, you have been compiling a blog and writing
essays that analyze various elements of film such as theme, cinematic
techniques, and genre. It is now time to combine those elements into a
comprehensive analysis of one movie.
You will be completing this assignment in two stages. For the first
stage (1500 to 1800 words), you will analyze an entire movie. In the
second stage (300 to 600 words), you will reflect on how you analyzed
the movie as well as how your ability to analyze film in general has
You are encouraged to incorporate writing from your Week Two and Week
Three assignments if (a) you have reflected on the instructor’s
feedback, (b) you have revised the relevant parts of the essays
accordingly, and (c) the essays discuss the same film that you discuss
Stage 1: Analysis
For this stage, you will be analyzing a movie selected from the AFI’s 10
Top 10 list. The film you choose can be one that you have previously
analyzed in this course. While you are allowed to choose a film that
does not come from the AFI lists, you are strongly encouraged to email
your professor to receive approval before doing so.
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. Refer to the ENG225 Research Guide
in the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your
sources. 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):
Note: Not every bullet point under the four listed
components will necessarily apply to your movie. However, you will still
need to discuss each of the four main components thoroughly, which
means that you may need to explain a concept even if it can’t be
directly applied to your movie.
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.
Stage 2: Reflection
After completing your movie analysis, you will reflect on the analysis
process and how you have learned to more thoroughly analyze film as well
as how rigorous study of film enhances your development as a student
and thinker. In this 300- to 600-word reflection, review your initial
post from the “Post Your Introduction” discussion in Week One, and
consider how your ability to analyze movies has changed or grown. Append
your reflection to the analysis portion of your paper and submit as one
document. Your reflection should be personal and exploratory in nature.
Address the following questions in your reflection:
Writing the Final Film Critique
Before submitting your assignment, we encourage you to visit the Ashford Writing Center for feedback.
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