Film Studies

Focus on one aspect of film form — narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing or sound, in The Graduate. The purpose of the paper is to illustrate that you have an understanding of how specific techniques in a film lead to the production of a film’s form. Terminology from the reading should be used. (The book is Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson.

Offer a claim on the movie. Provide evidence from how the film cues you to support them. Use terms to back it up. Explain how this effect is working on the viewer and conclude.

Write the essay sort of like how you’d talk with a friend after watching a movie together but more academic.