Topic:I am Not An Easy Man – Netflix Movie Sequence Analysis

Shot-by-shot or Sequence Analysis (it can be a table or a narrative) 2-page Critical Feminist Analysis (open topic) Using your Sequence Analysis, write a critical assessment of the scene (and the movie as a whole) using Feminism principles. You can focus on one scene or use one scene as representative of the whole movie. You can use a specific critical theme [such as power dynamics] 1. WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS OF A FILM REVIEW AS CRITICISM? • a condensed plot synopsis • background information • a set of abbreviated arguments about the film (the main focus of your review) • an evaluation, and a recommendation about whether to see the film, or not, and/or who might enjoy seeing the film 2. SHOULD THESE ELEMENTS COME IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER? Generally a review with open with a summary judgment, a way of catching the reader’s attention; this is followed by a synopsis of the plot; then a series of arguments about the form of the film (genre, cinematography, mise-en-scène, narrative structure, acting, etc.); this is accompanied by background information (information about the director, stars, film’s production, reception); in other words, generally the argument and the background information are woven together’ the review concluded with a more elaborated statement of the evaluation of judgement alluded to , or suggested, in the opening line. 3. WHAT ARE REVIEWERS LOOKING FOR WHEN THEY EVALUATE A FILM? WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING A FILM? the motivation of what happens in a film the entertainment value the social value let’s look a little more closely at these criteria: I. MOTIVATION There are four main types of motivation: • compositional: Does a given action or event constitute part of the film’s cause-and-effect logic? Is it unmotivated by the story logic? Motivation is a very important part of an evaluation of a film because motivation creates a sense of unity and coherence. To argue that an element is unmotivated is to suggest that it is arbitrary, and detracts from the film’s coherence. • realistic: This doesn’t mean necessarily that the event, or character’s reaction true to life, but rather asks whether in the world of the film’s fiction, the element in question is plausible. Is the element believable within the terms of the film’s fictional world? • intertextual: This refers to the relation between a film and a given genre, between a film and its source (e.g., a famous source). Genre follow conventions, and so whereas bar-scenes constitute part of the conventions of a film noir, in an action film, to have the characters lounging around in bars would be somewhat unmotivated, OR would it constitute a genre transformation in the works. • artistic: This refers to the effects of specific techniques (camera movement, lighting, editing techniques, combining of genre conventions) that the reviewer evaluated in terms of the ways the aesthetic (i.e., artistic) effect of these techniques contributes to the MOTIVATION or COHERENCE of the film. II. ENTERTAINMENT What makes a film entertaining? Here are some questions to ask yourself: Does the film hold the spectator’s attention? Does the film do this through the strength and interest of its narrative? Does it do this through fostering identification with a character or set of characters? Are the characters three-dimensional, with complex psychology? OR, does the film hold the spectator’s attention through offering them a roller-coaster ride, or a sensory overload that is thrilling? In this second approach to an entertaining film, the emphasis is placed on spectacle and sound rather than complex psychology of characters or narrative. OR, does the film entertain through a more cerebral, or intellectual, appeal? Through its clever allusions to other films, to other medias, to other genres? III. SOCIAL VALUE Finally, in contrast to entertainment values, films may be evaluated and judge on the criteria of the significance of the film’s approach on a social issue.

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: Movie Review

Pages / words: 2 / 550

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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