[SOLUTION] Movie Critique
Instructions The movie I choose was Gettysberg Movie Critique Assignment Sheet (50 POINTS) Overview: History is a craft and writing is the craft of the historian. It is the medium that any historian must use to disseminate interpretations of the past to the public and fellow historians. In many ways the historian is much like a detective; gathering and evaluating evidence, forming hypothesis and drawing conclusions in order to find out who done it. History is not memorizing facts, dates and people; it is how the historian analyzes and interprets information. Film is history, it is a source that can be analyzed and interpreted. Your task is to view a film and to write an analysis of that film connecting it to issues discussed in class. Description: A film analysis is not a review or summary of the plot, it should go deeper into analysis and reaction. It should discuss the issues raised by the film, address the films importance and purpose, state reactions to the content and quality of the film, and connect it to ideas and material presented in class. IT should be a minimum of 2 pages and include the following Please use a movie from the list below. If you choose to do a movie that is NOT on that list you must get instructor approval or risk receiving a zero for your paper. Procedure: Describe the film in general terms. What subjects does it cover. Describe the plot and setting What issues does it raise? What do you see as the main purpose of the film? What are the major theme(s) of the film? (Please be detailed) Evaluate the film for quality and interest: Comment on the screenplay, acting, direction, and production values and music. Are any literary techniques such as symbolism, character development and foreshadowing used? Would a young person be interested in this film? Please be detailed Relate the film to class discussions, readings, notes or knowledge. Is the film historically (or factually) accurate and realistic? Does it contradict or support anything you have learned? (Please be detailed) Summarize briefly emphasizing the strengths and weaknesses of the film. (Please be detailed) Requirements: Spelling and capitalization need to be correctAll papers must have a title page, be typed, double spaced with a 12 pt font All pages must have appropriately sized margins.All papers must contain information detailed in the procedure section of these guidelines
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