How to Write about Film

How to Write about Film - How to Write about Film Three...

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How to Write about Film Three Types of Writing about Film 3 types o Descriptive (a neutral account of the basic characteristics of the film) o Evaluation (which presents a judgment or opinion about a film’s value) o Interpretive (which presents an argument about a film’s meaning and significance) Descriptive writing o Describes a film without evaluation or judgment o Relay plot events o Do not offer judgments they may go beyond plot summary to describe genre o Transformers Example Functions of descriptive film writing o Can be found in many places (tv, DVD cases) o Give potential viewers an idea about what a movie is about o One component of more complex forms of film writing Evaluative writing o Presents judgement, espressing author;s belief tha its good or bad o Grades of A, B or c o Ex- “Transformers is a great film” o Stronger = explains why o Based on the evaluator’s criteria The movie review o Evaluative criteria is most seen in a movie review o Elements
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