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11.19.07 - Film Notes 11.19.2007 Matt Remter Film Studies...

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Film Notes 11.19.2007 Matt Remter Film Studies 101 11.19.2007 1) Writing a film essay: Observations Arguments, research ,an analysis a) Subject matter: is the material that directly or indirectly comprises the film b) Meaning: the interpretation a writer discovers within that material c) Opinion/subjectivity: personal response and evaluations d) Critical objectivity: refers to a more detached response on that offers judgments that others would or could agree with but that bases those conclusions on facts and evidence. e) Film Review: a shortened essay that describes the plot of a movie provides useful background information. f) Analytical essay: distinguished by its intended audience and the level of its critical language g) Formal topics: concentrate on forms and ideas within a film, include character analysis, narrative analysis, and stylistic analysis h) Contextual topics: relate the film to other films or to surrounding issues, include comparative analysis and historical or cultural analysis i)
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