Film Critique

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Your task for this assignment is to submit a film critique. A film critique is a structured argument about a specific issue of one film. You will develop a clear and specific thesis about the film we watched together, then persuade your reader why your thesis is significant.   A good film critique should: Address the significance or worth of the film. Analyze the various elements of a film that you have studied in class. What does the title signify? Show some understanding of the filmmaker, their cultural background, and their other films. NOT have an excessive plot summary. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:  Length: 4 pages long (1200 words). In addition, the paper needs to have an attachment consisting of your notes, plot segmentation/outline and drafts to demonstrate your writing process. Format:  typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, pages numbered, and in 12 point font, with one-inch margins. Please do not include cover pages or report covers.  Please write your name, the course name and the date in the upper left corner of the paper.  A persuasive and specific title is necessary. You may use still photos or screen grabs to connect to your analysis. Be specific and do not use still photos randomly. (Photos will not be counted as part of the 1200 word limit or 4 pages). Your bibliography can be limited to two or three sources.  This is a critique, not a research paper.  Please use Chicago or MLA style. Most important of all is to use your own voice. What YOU think and make of the film. If your paper lacks this personal opinion you will get a C grade. -How does the film’s title “When we leave” reflects on a social, cultural problematic in the middle east ? In other words it means when we leave what?      -Talk briefly about the film director “Feo Aladag”.

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