INTRO TO FILMMAKING
Supply the appropriate
information for each of the following. Word-process your answers in a MS Word
document and email them to me on the due dates. Part of your answer for
question #13 can be copied and pasted right from the screenplays. It will be
helpful to be familiar with the information hyperlinked from the underlined
terms included in the questions.
of film and year of release.
the film’s original theatrical release aspect ratio
(non-“pan & scan”)
is the genre of this
at least 5 main/supporting characters and the actors playing them.
a synopsis of the film in 25 words or less. What are the theme(s)
discussed in the scenario?
- Of the
5 characters identified in #7, which among them undergoes the most positive
or negative change from the beginning of the film until the end? Do these
changes coincide with the film’s theme(s)?
- How is
the soundtrack integrated into the film? Name at least 3 examples, if
possible, where the musical score or the use of individual songs supports
the film’s theme(s)? Identify which scenes this occurs.
- How is
integrated into the film? Does it support the film’s thematic elements?
and describe at least 5 camera shots from the film that illustrate or
support any of the film’s themes.
5 lines of dialogue in the film that illustrate or support any of the
film’s themes. How do your choices accomplish this? Explain.
did the film strike you on an aesthetic level?
Describe your overall reaction to the film after having now studied it in
a scholarly fashion, as opposed to just having viewed it for its