What, if anything, was unique about the film: voice-over, non-linear plot, dream sequences, breaking the ‘fourth wall,’ animation, choice of locations, onscreen titles, etc.?
Watch one of the films from list below and write a critically evaluative essay about the film
List: 1927 – 1935 — Films: The Jazz Singer (1927), London After Midnight (1927), The Man Who Laughs (1928), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Hell’s Angels (1930), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932 version), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Unholy Three (1930), The Old Dark House, The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Island of Lost Souls (1933), King Kong (1933), The Black Cat (1934), The Raven (1935), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Les Miserables (1935 version).
Length: 750 words; 12 pt. font (Times New Roman preferred but not mandatory); single-spaced; one-inch margins all around.
please follow the prompt below and cover all the areas:
Inciting Event: What is the inciting event in the film — that is, what sets the story in motion and how?
Protagonist: How does the main character change throughout the film; do they learn anything?
Is the Plot Important? Does the plot even matter, or is it just an excuse to have funny things happen or have action scenes or show off cool effects? In other words, can you even remember the plot a couple of days after seeing the film?
Unique: What, if anything, was unique about the film: voice-over, non-linear plot, dream sequences, breaking the ‘fourth wall,’ animation, choice of locations, onscreen titles, etc.?
Research: Conduct online/magazine/book-based research about the film. No Wikipedia! Did you learn anything from your research that you didn’t catch when you saw the film? Cite three sources, minimum. Please use the SCC library for research; the website’s link is listed in this syllabus, above.
Like/dislike: What did you most enjoy about the film (if anything) or dislike (if anything)?
Final thoughts: Write anything you want about the film that you think is important to experiencing the film: lighting, music, use of color, costumes, editing, sound effects, etc.