You need to be sure to be very specific and detailed in your description and use film elements
and musical terms. Use references at the end of the paper and make sure that if you use
quotations that you list the sources and place websites after the quotes. Please keep a copy of the
URL so you can place it at the end of your paper in a bibliography (references). You may want to
include photographs / screen shots to help describe the scene.
Here are some of my own favorite films. You may choose one of these as well:
Casa Blanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Twelve Angry Men,
Amadeus, Hugo, The King’s Speech, Annie Hall, High Noon, North
Northwest, Psycho, The
Birds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The King’s Speech, Hamlet, The Godfather, It Is A
Wonderful Life, etc.
Include the following:
What is the title of your film?
Describe your selected scene.
Imagine yourself behind the camera: Detail how the camera moved, what type of camera
angles you captured, and how these helped enhance the atmosphere and create the
mood/emotions in the scene. Be specific!
How did the elements of film as seen through the camera lens help create the mood in
such as the lighting, script, make-up, set design, sound,
and choreography that pertain to your selected scene and be specific!
After watching your scene, write down the major
types of music
that you heard used
during your selected scene. Include in your comments how the sound track sounded by