Introduction to film study.


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






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








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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