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Term Paper
The term paper for this class will provide an opportunity use the material presented in the book and class to analyze one or more films. The paper is to be a combination of original essay and a small amount of research as explained below. It should be 8-10 typed pages long (at least 2,300 words), plus a Works Cited page.

Due dates:
i · October 21th Start of Class: Paragraph describing topic selected. Explain why you
selected this topic, how you plan to analyze it, what interests you in these films, any
research you have done. Failure to complete and submit this at the start of class will
result in a 10 point deduction from your final paper grade. No exceptions

i · November 4th Start of class: Thesis and outline. Failure to complete and submit this on time will result in a 10 point deduction from your final paper grade. No exceptions

i · November 18th Start of Class. Final date to submit paper for pre-grading. If you submit your completed paper by this date it will be checked over and returned to you with suggestions on how to improve your grade.

i · November 29th Start of Class: Final date to submit paper. One printed and one digital copy required.

Present your interpretation of the theme of a film by one of the directors shown in class (not a film seen in class). Analyze three or four scenes to support your interpretation .
Compare and contrast the themes and acting or visual style of two films by the same director.
The director must be one we have seen in class, the films must not.
Analyze the use of sound in a film by a director shown in class. The film must not be one shown in class.
Examine, compare and contrast the use of formalism and realism in a film by a director shown in class (the film must not have been shown in full in class). Explain how the opposing styles relate to the themes within specific scenes in which they are used
Present your interpretation of a character from a film by one of the directors shown in class (not a film seen in class). Analyze three or four scenes along the characteras journey to show how the changes in the characteras traits are exposed.

The film i saw in class called Amelie from Montmartre and the director is Jean-Pierre Jeunet. You can pick any movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Your paper must have a thesis. If you do not present an argument (The film uses x,y,z to
present a theme of a) then your paper does not satisfy the course requirements.
i · Research is not a major component of this paper. The majority of the paper should be your own analysis.
i · Do not present the biography of the director, nor a summary of the plot. Assume the reader has seen the film and only provide enough detail of the story to make it clear what part of the film you are analyzing. When it comes to the specific sections however, you can provide as much detail as you need to make your argument.

Be sure to:
i · Use correct spelling, grammar, and syntax;
i · Describe and analyze the scene in detail;
i · Build analysis through use of detail;
i · Use terms and information from the textbook so as to show you understand them;
i · Include an original title for your paper, and number each page;
i · Use the present tense and use charactersa (not actorsa) names in your paper;
i · Proofread.

1. Preparation
Select a topic: If you stray significantly from the paper topics provided for the class, you must get my approval for your topic. In selecting the films and topics for your paper, realize that you will produce a much better paper if you write about films that you are interested in.
Watch the film or films you have selected several times, taking notes: If you find it difficult to unravel the filmas meaning, you might pay particular attention to the opening and closing sequences. Often beginnings and endings provide clues to the themes in a film. Think about camera movement and framing, editing, mise-en-scene, sound, point-of-view shots, narrative structure, etc. How do they contribute to our understanding of the characters or narrative development? How is the scene you have selected related to the overall theme?
Take stock of your ideas: Go over your notes, making a list of the ideas that seem particularly useful. Do any sequences stand out with regard to the topic you are writing on? Are there two or more sequences that are markedly similar to one another that you might compare? Think about interesting juxtapositions and metaphors or striking stylistic elements (do you notice a pattern of unusual point-of-view shots, montages, or camera angles?) How do these elements relate to the themes you plan to discuss? For example, Iam writing a paper on character
relationships in Tsai Ming Liangas work. Iave noticed a pattern of color shifts that highlight the emotionless states of his characters, contrasted with a city that seems to have come to life. I work through the films, noting color changes in the film and the changing emotions depicted. Then I interpret the patterns that I find.

Formulate an argument: Your argument should allow you to tie together your observations and your research. It should be suited to the length of the paper; donat make statements that you canat support in the amount of space you have to write the paper or with the information you have at hand. Your argument should be based on your research and your analysis of the scene you have selected, not an evaluation of it. Do not write a film review (donat say whether the film is good or bad).
Write an outline: Even if you donat stick to it, it is helpful to have a plan before you start to write. The outline should include your thesis statement and the points you will make to support your thesis. Each point should be supported by examples from the film or films you are discussing. It probably wonat be possible for you to include all of your observations about the film in your paper. Select the examples that best support your argument.
2. Writing
Donat use anything larger than 12-point font. Use one-inch margins.
Your writing must be your own and it must be original: Plagiarism will result in disciplinary action by the Dean of Students. You must indicate your sources, including readings, lectures, and discussions from this or other classes (see below for the form your citations should take). If your paper relies on extensive knowledge of a subject that you have gained outside of this class, you must discuss it with me. If you want to write on the same topic as you are writing on for another class, you must speak to me and the other professor about it. If you would like to
revise a paper you have already written, you must speak to me about it. You are encouraged to discuss your ideas with other students, but your work must be your own.
Citations: You are not expected to do research for your paper, but follow MLA style for all your citations where applicable. Extensive quotes, of three lines or more, should be indented and single-spaced. You should include your source whether you use direct quotes or summarize an argument. This includes information from the course reader, lectures, and discussions.
Citations should include the authoras last name in parentheses followed by the page number. If you provide the authoras name in the text, you need only include the page number. At the end of the paper, you will need to include a list of works cited.