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Formal Scene Analysis Essay 10%

Choose a scene or sequence from a film of your choice (which you will post below and have approved) and do an analysis and interpretation of it. How does the scene utilize mise-en-scene, cinematography, and editing? Why is this scene important to the film as a whole? In this paper you are moving from the details of the scene to the film as a whole, taking one part of the film as representative of its entire aesthetic or thematic meaning or perhaps in opposition to what you see as the film’s meaning. If a film is indeed a powerful form of argument, how do the formal detail considerations enhance or perhaps undercut the argument you think the film is making? You will need to use detailed support from the technical aspects we have been studying with your student examples for your argument and fully explain why the specific elements in the scene are significant. The essay should be 3-4 pages.


See pages 273-276 in your text for an example of a scene analysis paper. In the language of the text, I am asking for you to develop an interpretive claim not just describe the details of the scene.


Ex: Cathlena Martin - The Shining (1980)


1. Chris Spence - Castaway (2000)

2. Silvia Garcia- Sense and Sensibility (1995)

3. Nilufer Mehta - Pulp Fiction (1994)

4. Leticia Dieppa- Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

5. Kaitlyn Floyd - American Beauty (1999)

6. Tito Alverio - Goodfellas (1990)

7. David Tamayo - Star Wars III (2005)

8. Reid Siljestrom - Dr. Strangelove (1964)

9. Emanuel Alex - Lords of Dogtown(2005)

10.Lindsay Hubbard- King Kong (2005)

11.Elizabeth Zadezensky - Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

12.Jamie Caceres - Snatch (2000)

13. Catherine Mashburn - A Clockwork Orange (1971)

14. Amanda Jackson - Great Expectations (1997)

15. Carlos Baez - The Science Of Sleep (2006)

16. Alex Jones - The Boondock Saints (1999)

17. Alan Alvarez- Silence of the lambs (1991)

18. Robert Newman- Scarface (1983)

19. Matthew Bucks- Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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