Choose a film and its source, or two film versions from the same source, or two films with similar themes and write a Comparison/Contrast essay, comparing and contrasting all of the following elements. Research the film using the library databases and reliable internet sources for articles to back up your arguments. Use the MLA format for citations. Include a works cited page with at least 5 sources.
1. Narrative Analysis: focus on the screenplay and the telling of the story. Was the construction of the story effective, or ineffective and why? Were you able to follow the plot outline as it unfolded throughout the movie? Is the film true to the essence of the source, or did the filmmakers totally rework the source? In the case of a sequel, was the sequel better than the first film, why or why not?
2. Stylistic Analysis: focus on the formal arrangements of image and sound. Think about the shot compositions. Did the variety of shots aid in telling the story and helping to create suspense or a desire to see what happens next? Were there any particular shots that stood out as great/beautiful compositions on their own? Think about the music and sound effects. Did the music and sound effects enhance or detract from telling the story? Were the music and sound effects fully integrated into the whole film, or used to show off the technical wizardry of the editors?
3. Character Analysis: focus on two or more characters in the film and discuss their portrayals by the actors playing them. Were the actors convincing/well cast in their roles? Were the characters integral to the plot? Were the characters realistic or not? Did the performances engage your interest? If not, why not? Were the relationships among the characters clear?
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