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Assignment Questions

Film Critique on How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie

I have attached the previous draft of the film with markup from the instructor for your use.

Final Film Critique
Using the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mGmEE20CR0) all clips are on YouTube
Review the final Paper instructions in Week 5 of the online course or in the ?Components of Course Evaluation? section of this guide. Then, visit the Ashford Writing Center located under the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation tool bar in your online classroom.
The paper must contain:
1.Introduction with thesis statement
2.At least five body paragraphs
3.Conclusion
4.Reference page
The paper must be four to six pages in length (excluding the cover and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page.
Areas that must be covered:
?Storytelling
?Acting
?Cinematography
?Editing
?Sound
?Style and Directing
?Impact of society on the film and vice versa
?Genre
?Application of at least one approach to analysis and interpretation
?Overall textual themes
The following Film Criticism and Analysis Questions must be answered
?What is the referential content in the film?
?What is the explicit content in the film?
?What is the implicit content in the film?
?What symptomatic content can you use to analyze the film?
?What approaches to analysis seem most appropriate to use when analyzing the film? (formalist, contextualist, structuralist, auteurist, realist, generic)
Writing Tips:
?Students must select a film that they have not previously explored in class, either in written assignments or discussion posts.
?Students must establish a coherent thesis statement in the introduction of their paper with a claim that they intend to prove. The body of the essay serves to support the thesis through an analysis of the film and other relevant material. Avoid simply rehashing descriptive material from other source.
?Support your thesis through textual and formal analysis. Refer to specific shots, scenes, characters, stylistic devices, and themes in the film.
?As much as possible, use technical, literary and industry terms to make your points.
?If needed, you may use additional resources to support your claims. Suggested sources might include academic books and articles; film reviews; and personal opinions from reputable film critics and scholars. Information other than production details obtained from popular sources such as The Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia is not considered reputable.
?Only use plot information to support the thematic points of the paper. Include only one to two sentences of plot summary when explaining each of the required filmic elements.
Additional Resources:
Required Text: Goodykoontz, B., & Jacobs, C. P. (2011). Film: From Watching to Seeing. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. This text is a Constellation? course digital materials (CDM) title.

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