one aspect of film form

Paper, due 12/2:
The paper will focus on one aspect of film form – narration, mise-en-scene,
cinematography, editing or sound – in one film that is shown in class. The purpose of the
paper is to illustrate that you have an understanding of how specific techniques in a film
lead to the production of a film’s form. Terminology from the reading should be used.
The paper will be 1,000 – 1,500 words long, typed and double-spaced, in 12pt Times
font with pages numbered and stapled. DO NOT turn in work via email.

Possible films showed in class
North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
Ethnic Notions (Riggs, 1986)
They Live (Wong, 1994)
Double Take (Grimonprez, 2009)
The Graduate (Nichols, 1967)
Better this World (Duane, Galloway, 2009)
Zoot Suit (Valdez, 1981)
Evil Dead II (Raimi, 1987)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Herzog, 2010)
Law of Desire (Almodóvar, 1987)
Neighboring Sounds (Filho, 2012)
Menace II Society (Hughes Brothers, 1993)

Please tell me which film you will use. I prefer The Graduate (Nichols, 1967),Zoot Suit (Valdez, 1981), The Future (July, 2011) or North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)

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