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Comparative Scene Analysis Essay 10%


Select a film of your choice (which you will post below to have approved) that has been remade, such as Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that we viewed in class. Choose a similar scene or sequence from the films that you can compare. Analysis the two different scenes in terms of how the different director approaches the scene. How do the two scenes utilize mise-en-scene, cinematography, and editing? Why is this scene important to the film as a whole? The essay should be 3-4 pages.


One way to format the essay would be the following:

I.Intro to original movie and remake

II.Discussion of original movie scene

III.Discussion of remake movie similar scene

IV.Analysis of the differences and similarities between the two (this could be more than one paragraph



That is only one way to approach the organization of the assignment. Pay close attention to detail in the scenes and be sure that you are clear which movie you are addressing. There could be some confusion of the titles are identical.


Examples of possible movies: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Producers, Ocean’s Eleven, Italian Job, Stepford Wives, Black Christmas, Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Sabrina


Also, you can see the extensive list on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_remakes

Add your name and the two films you have selected with the date of release



Cathlena Martin Willy Wonka and the Choc Factory (1971) & Charlie and the Choc Fac (2005)








Amanda Jackson Vanilla Sky (2001) & Abre Los Ojos (1997)


Catherine Mashburn Rear Window (1954) & Rear Window (1998)


Silvia Garcia Sabrina (1954) & Sabrina (1995)


Jamie Caceres - King Kong (1976) & King Kong (2005)


Elizabeth Zadezensky - Freaky Friday(1976) & Freaky Friday (2003)


David Tamayo - Walking Tall (1973) & Walking Tall (2004)


Nilufer Mehta - The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) & The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)


Kaitlyn Floyd - The Omen (1976) & The Omen (2006)


Chris Spence - Ocean's Eleven (1960)& Ocean's Eleven (2001)


Tito Alverio - Lord of the Flies (1963) & Lord of the Flies (1990)


Carlos Baez - The Amityville Horror (1979) & The Amityville Horror (2005)


Alan Alvarez- The Producers (1968) & The Producers (2005)


Lindsay Hubbard- The Stepford Wives (1975) & The Stepford Wives (2004)


Matthew Bucks- Planet of the Apes (1968) & Planet of the Apes (2001)


Leticia Dieppa- Lolita (1962) & Lolita (1998)


Reid Siljestrom - Solaris (1972) & Solaris (2002)


Robert Newman- Manhunter (1986) & Red Dragon (2002)


Alex Jones- Seven Samurai (1954) & The Magnificent Seven (1960)


Emanuel Alex-The Manchurian Candidate (1962) & The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

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