How congruent the design elements are with the theme of the movie.

Select a movie from AFI’s 10 Top 10 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  lists and explain how three cinematic techniques and/or design elements  have helped establish a major theme in that film. Note: While you are  allowed to choose a film that does not come from the AFI lists, you are  strongly encouraged to email your professor to receive approval before  doing so.

In 800 to 1200 words

  • Describe a major theme of the movie you have selected using evidence  from the movie itself as well as course resources and other scholarly  sources to support your position.
  • Identify at least three techniques (cinematography, lighting, acting  style, or direction) and/or design elements (set design, costuming, or  hair and makeup), and explain how these techniques and/or design  elements contribute to the establishment of the theme. Reference  particular scenes or sequences in your explanations.
  • State your opinion regarding the mise en scène, including
  • How the elements work together.
  • How congruent the design elements are with the theme of the movie.
  • Whether or not other techniques would be as effective (Explain your reasoning).

Note: Remember that a theme is an overarching idea that recurs  throughout the plot of a film. It is the distilled essence of what the  film is about, the main design which the specific scenes and actions  lead a viewer to understand.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses  on how the elements of your chosen feature-length film both establish  and maintain one of its major themes. Review the Week Three sample paper, which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition.

The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Refer to the ENG225 Research Guide in  the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your sources.  Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within the text  of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA,  including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.

Please note that if you opt to write about the same film in your  Final Film Critique, applicable pieces of this assignment can be used to  write that assignment. Please also note that you should reflect on and  revise this assignment based on the instructor’s feedback before you  incorporate it into the Final Film Critique.


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