A. Choose you own film (related to pdf RomCom) to write a film analysis.

  • A. Choose you own film (related to pdf RomCom) to write a film analysis.
  • B.
  • 1. Include a link to a trailer or scene from your film
  • 2. How does your film conform to the conventions of Rom Com? (support with PDF)
  • 3. How does your film (if at all) expand the conventions of Rom Com?
  • 4. Discuss how the mise en scene supports the film (what about the lighting or production design makes it clear you are watching Rom Com)?
  • 5. Discuss character interactions that conform to Rom Com.

    Writing a Film Analysis The film analysis is designed to be a short essay, which allows you to apply the concepts you’ve learned throughout the course in an effort to construct a cogent discussion of any film.

    The essay should be no longer than 600 words (2 double spaced pages). These words should NOT summarize the plot / story of the film, except where it is necessary to make your examples clear. Devote your limited words to ANALYZING the film.

    In your analysis, you need to address the following questions:

    • What is the film’s goal? (e.g. Explore issues of ethics, Explore what it means to be human) • How well has the goal been accomplished? • What are the primary conflicts in the movie? (the protagonist’s wants and needs) • How do they contribute to the movie’s goal / meaning? • How was Mise En Scene, Color, Editing/pacing, Tone, and Sound employed? • What does the story stimulate you to think about?

    Your essay should incorporate discussion of technical issues related to film. issues such as: 1) mise-en-scene 2) music 3) lighting / color 4) acting / casting 5) sets / costume

    These technical issues are not to be covered in a separate paragraph, but integrated into your general discussion.

    Papers should be double spaced, with one-inch margins, using Times New Roman, 12pt font. ==================================================================

    Feel free to use the following pages to help you take notes as you engage with your film.

    Cinematography. Note composition, camera movement, off-screen space, color, etc.

    Meanings. Note the ways in which the formal element contributes to our understanding of the theme you’ve identified.

    Mise-en-scène. Use of props, sets, costuming, lighting, etc.


    Editing. Pacing, rhythm, graphic matches, continuity, transitions, etc.


    Sound. Music, effects, dialogue, intensity, motifs. Meanings.



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