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ENC1101 Film analysis

by: Tracey Notetaker

ENC1101 Film analysis enc1101

Tracey Notetaker
University of Central Florida
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This power point covers how to write a film analysis essay by using the horror movie Psycho as an example.
Writing and Rhetoric 1
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Film, analysis, english
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This 8 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tracey Notetaker on Saturday July 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to enc1101 at Lake-Sumter State College taught by kennedy in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Writing and Rhetoric 1 in ENGLISH (ENG) at Lake-Sumter State College.


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Date Created: 07/23/16
Film/Book  Analysis   Essay   An  analysis  examines  the  parts  of  a  subject  to  create  an  understanding  of   how  the  different  subject.  contribute  to  an  aspect  ascribed  to  the  entire   Psycho   ▯  Example  :   Thesis  Statement   ▯  Hitchcock,  long  associated  with  films  of  of  mystery  and   horror,  has  created  a  masterpiece  of  suspense  in  the  film   Psycho  most  significantly  through  his  use  of    the  haunting   musical  score,  through  his  creation  of    a  dark  and   foreboding  atmosphere,  and  through  the  depiction  of  the   character    of    a  violent  killer  in  the  guise  of  an  unassuming   quiet  man.           Organization   ▯  In  the  body  of  the  paper  address  each  aspect  of  the  film  which  contributes  to   making  it  a    masterpiece  of  suspense.   ▯   Start    with  the  musical  score.   ▯  Explain  how  the  musical  score  is  aligned  with  the  action   ▯   in  the  creation  of  suspense  as     ▯   in  the  famous  shower  scene.     ▯  Give  further  examples  of  how     ▯   the  music  enhances  the     ▯     suspense  in  the  film.   Atmosphere   ▯  Discuss  how  the  set  design  ,  the  use  of  light  and  shadow   and  other    elements  in  the  story  create  a  backdrop  for  the   horror  and  suspense.     Character   ▯  Discuss  elements  of  the  character  of  the  killer  ,  his  words,   his  actions,    and  other  features  which  make  him  a   frightening    individual  and  a  dangerous  villain.       Discussion   ▯  You  may  discuss  each  of  the  elements  which  make  the  film   one  of  the  hallmarks  of  suspenseful  films  with  several   paragraphs  describing  different  ways  in  which  the  music,   the  atmosphere,  and  the  central  character  contribute  to   the  film.       ▯  Be  sure  to  use  unified    and  organized  paragraphs  and   employ  transitions  between  paragraphs.   Conclusion:   ▯  Employ    an  appropriate  strategy    for  the  conclusion  of   your  paper  as    addressed  in  your  text.    Tie  it  in  to  your   thesis  to  create  a  unified  essay.    


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