Ood Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney, from 2005. film analysis

This analysis will be executed in two parts for the film : Good Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney, from 2005.

Part 1 consists of a 4-page minimum comprehensive analysis of the
cinematography in your assigned film. Where the journals focused on a single aspect
of the cinematography (such as camera movement), this paper should encompass any
number of cinematography components that you find interesting and relevant to the
success (or lack of success) of the film as a whole. Consider such aspects of the image
as color, composition, quality of light, camera movement, aspect ratio, depth of field,
blocking, shot length, and lighting motivation. You must focus on the cinematography,
but may certainly discuss how the cinematography interacts with other aspects of the film
(story, performance, character, editing, and so on). You should also identify motifs and
stylistic through-lines in the film (similar to the a?themesa? explored in the journals).

Part 2 will be a close analysis of a single shot from the film. Select a shot that you find
particularly compelling; then break down that shot in terms of all of the identifiable
aspects of cinematography therein.

You must include a framegrab of your chosen shot (or multiple key framegrabs if the shot
contains movement or complex blocking). Your framegrab(s) will occupy a single page.

Here is an example of a framegrab from Saving Mr. Banks:


You will follow the framegrab(s) with your close analysis, which has a 2-page
minimum.

Including Parts 1 & 2, your paper will be no less than 7 pages in length (4 pages for the
comprehensive analysis, 1 page for the framegrab(s), and 2 pages for the single-shot close
analysis.

** You should include a cover sheet, which will not count towards the page total.

Additional Content Requirements:

Absolutely no plot synopses are allowed. Any paper that utilizes plot synopsis to increase page
count will receive a severe deduction from the extra credit grade. In discussing a shot, moment,
scene, or aesthetic arc, you may provide a brief context for the analysis; but you should assume
that the instructor is familiar with the plot of each film (you are not writing for a general audience).

Production trivia, dates, etc. are unnecessary and off-topic and should not be included in your
paper. The inclusion of such material will lower your extra credit grade.

The writing style may be informal, but must be clear and effective.
This is not a completion-only assignment. Grades will be based on quality of thought and clarity
of communication.

You are strongly encouraged to visit Karen Ogle for assistance in organizing and refining your
work a especially if your journals received lower grades.

This is not a research paper. Outside sources are prohibited. You are intended to relate your
own observations, analyses and opinions.

Review the Academic Honesty policy and be certain that you clearly understand the rules
regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If a paper contains plagiarized material,
the student will be reported to the administration, will receive no extra credit for the assignment,
and will be barred from participating in the second extra credit assignment (details forthcoming).

Formatting Requirements:

Times New Roman 12pt Font
Double-spaced line spacing
1-inch side margins and 1-inch top and bottom margins
Indent new paragraphs and do not double-double space between them.

NOTE: Formatting must follow these requirements exactly. Any violation of these formatting
rules will result in a deduction from the extra credit grade.

Due Date:

A hard copy of the paper must be turned in to the front desk of the Riverside Building no
later than 9:30am on Sunday 17 May 2014.

Electronic copies will not be accepted.

Late work will not be accepted.


Extra Credit Grading:

This assignment will be graded on a 6-point scale, where each point represents a 1/3 letter grade.

A 1 / 6 would raise your final course grade by 1/3 letter (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a D).
A 2 / 6 would raise your final course grade by 2/3 letter (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a D+)
A 3 / 6 would raise your final course grade by 1 letter (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a C-).
A 4 / 6 would raise your final course grade by 1 1/3 letter (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a C).
A 5 / 6 would raise your final course grade by 1 2/3 letter (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a C+).
A 6 / 6 would raise your final course grade by two full letters. (Ex: a Dwould be raised to a B-).

Additional Notes:

If you require clarification of any sort or if you are confused in any way, you must email questions
to the instructor immediately. If you accept this assignment, then you are accepting all of the
rules described here and will be responsible for following them.