Introduction to film study.

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Create a discussion regarding your experience at the movie theater.

Attend a film of your choice.

Analyze and describe, in 525 words, responses to the following:

  • What are the sounds and smells?
  • What does a large audience add to your experience?
  • Are there distractions?
  • How is the theater experience different from home viewing?
  • Do you prefer the theater experience or home experience? Why or why not?
  • What genre of film did you attend? Does the theater experience add or distract from this type of genre?
  • Observe and explain the narrative of the film.  
  • Be thorough, and specifically describe the entire experience.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

 

 

 

Film Genres

 

Choose a movie that you have viewed in the past and can re-watch to complete the below worksheet. Please refer to our course readings.

 

 

 

Part I: Examining Narrative at least 300 words

 

 

 

Questions

Answers

Identify the story/plot of your film.

 

 

 

 

 

Describe the characters.

 

 

 

 

 

What are the audience’s expectations for your film?

 

 

 

 

 

How does the film create a sense of time?

 

 

 

 

How does the film create a sense of space?

 

 

 

 

 

How can you characterize the perspective?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II: A Look at Genres at least 525 words

 

 

 

 

 

Questions

Answers

What are the conventions of your film’s genre?

 

 

 

 

What are some of the formulas/myths of your film’s genre?

 

 

 

 

What are the audience’s expectations for your film?

 

 

 

 

What are the six genres and corresponding film components of each?

 

 

 

 

 

 Book used in class:

Corrigan, T. & White, P. (2015). The film experience (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.

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