Select a movie you want to write about.
Locate a minimum of 3 professional critiques of the film. Two good online sources for professional critiques are MRQE and IMDB.
Read the professional critiques and watch the film. You may want to watch the film more than once.
Use the following Pre-writing questions to help develop your thoughts about the film.
Pre-Writing Questions: Movies
What genre is the film?
Who is the intended audience?
Does the film have a message or purpose beyond simple entertainment? If so, is it? Is it clear? Is it well integrated into the plot, or does it interfere with the story or entertainment value?
Does the film rely on a realistic portrayal of events (i.e. things that actually have happened or actually could happen)? If so, is it actually realistic? If the film is not relying on realism, is it internally consistent?
Are the characters well-developed and realistic? Do you care about what happens to them? Were they stereotypes?
Is the story easy to follow? Were you confused by it? If so, why? Was the story plausible? What is the difference between plausible and realistic? Does the story give you a new perspective, make you think about something in a different way, or show you something you haven't seen before? Did the story surprise you in any way or was it completely predictable?
What was the technical quality of the film? Were there obvious errors in editing, continuity, CGI, stunt work or special effects that you found distracting?
Were the dialog and acting believable?
Was the sound quality good? Did the sound add to your enjoyment of the film or distract from it?
Did you enjoy the film? If so, what was most enjoyable? If not, why not? If you did not enjoy the film, was it a matter of personal taste, or flaws in the film that kept was from enjoying it? Do you think it would be appealing to others in its target audience?
Write your critique of the film, making reference to the three profession critiques you read and properly citing them in the text. Be sure to include them in a Works Cited page.
This paper must follow MLA style and be a minimum of 1200 words in length.
You may choose any movie you wish, either one currently in theaters, or one available on DVD, as long as it, and the professional critiques of it, are available in a English language versions.
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