film writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
I’ve attached the requirements in files. You can choose a film from the links attached in the file below. I also attached format requirements and breakdowns of what should be written in each part of the paper. Thank you.
Requirements: 1000 words
For this assignment, you will choose a sequence from one of the films we have screened in class to analyze it in depth, unpacking the meaning, function, and effects of the aesthetic decisions made by its creators. The sequence you choose must be made of at least 5 different shots, and you must include three images (among these shots) in an appendix on your paper.
Your scene analysis should be a short essay (of around 1,000 words) that analyzes the sequence, contextualizing it within the film as a whole and using vocabulary from readings and class discussions. You should also make the case that the sequence you chose consists of a narrative unit with beginning, middle, and end. In your analysis you should apply, as well as define, key concepts in film language.
For some context, read
Film Streaming Links
The Second Mother: (if the link breaks, search “Que Horas Ela Volta” on BU library search)
In the Mood for Love:
Nomadland: on Hulu
Whiplash: on Hulu
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Sometimes individual scenes are uploaded to YouTube (for example, from Whiplash)
Remember, this assignment asks you to analyze ONE scene with 5 shots within it. Please don’t pick 5 shots from various parts of the film.
This is the introduction paragraph. Here I have a brief explanation of the context for the topic I will be writing about, and introduce how I will use analysis to prove my argument. At the end of this paragraph is my thesis statement. It is the last sentence or two, and answers a how/why question that provides reasoning behind my argument for the topic.
This is the first body paragraph. The first sentence is the topic, the main point for this paragraph, which is only one specific part of the argument. The rest of the paragraph consists of supporting evidence. For example, here I might describe a shot or an aspect of the scene I am analyzing. Remember to analyze the shot. Don’t just describe it. After this first example that I mention as evidence, I spend the next few sentences or even the rest of the paragraph analyzing it. This is my own thinking and putting the evidence into my own words. I need to prove to the reader why my evidence is relevant to my argument. After the first piece of evidence, I may do the same steps for a second piece of evidence. At the end of the paragraph, I need to link the topic to my overall argument. Like with each piece of evidence, I need to prove that the paragraph topic connects to my overall point.
This is the second/third/etc body paragraph. In each of these, I follow the same structure as with the first body paragraph.2 I may include multiple pieces of evidence in the paragraph, as long as they all connect directly to the topic of the paragraph. And at the end, I link the paragraph back to my thesis.
Finally, after all body paragraphs, is the conclusion. Here I restate my thesis (ideally rephrased) and wrap up my argument. Here I am essentially summarizing my own essay. If someone were to read only the introduction and conclusion of my paper, they should understand my argument and evidence, even if they missed all the details of my analysis. I also should include in the conclusion why the topic of my paper is important–maybe the scene I analyzed is a good example of the themes throughout the film, or I picked it because of a particular reason it applies to the larger world. The conclusion paragraph, since it’s primarily for wrapping up my argument, should not include any new sources or information.
IntroductionIdentify the broad topic, followed by the focus ofyour paper.Identify the object of study.Convince the reader that you have somethingimportant to say.Briefly identify how the argument will bedeveloped.Present a thesis statement. Make sure you fulfill all this by the end of youressay.18.104.22.168.5.6.
Thesis StatementA full sentence on a what question that providesreasoning behind your argument for the topic. 1.
ConclusionBriefly summarise your points. Don’t introduce anything new. Why is this analysis important?How does this sequence, that you have analysed,fit in with the style/theme of the film at large?Why should anyone care about this? 22.214.171.124.5.
Please…Don’t select different shots from different scenes.Don’t use informal language. Include an introduction and a conclusion. Don’t plagiarize. Proofread. 126.96.36.199.5.