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|Final Project Stage Three Paper
|DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. As a form of theft, plagiarism means taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own. If you plagiarize, you will be sent through a review with University administration, an you will earn a ZERO on the improper assignment.
Your assignment is to write a 5-7-page long research paper, which does not include any cover you choose to attach to the assignment, on one of the following:
(1) Select a director and give basic details of the director’s life and career. Identify some of the director’s most important films. What honors and awards did the director receive? Provide a sampling of critical opinion about the director’s work (e.g., film reviews or articles). View at least two films by your director and comment on them. Write about how the director used the following elements in the two films you watched: editing (montage), sound and music, cinematography, special effects (this can include stunt work).
(2) Select one feature-length film that you have not previously written about, which has not been included in the course content. Present information about the making of the movie, about its success or failure at the box office, about awards it was nominated for and/or received. Also present a sampling of the critical reaction to the film, from both the time of its release and later on. Finally, watch the film and react to it. Assume your reader does not know anything about the movie. Give a simple, short story synopsis, and then write about how the director used the following elements in the film: editing (montage), sound and music, cinematography, special effects (this can include stunt work).
(3) Select a topic involved with the craft, distribution, or exhibition of movies and write a short research paper on its development. For example, if you want to write about cameras, take a narrow view of that broad topic, such as the Steadicam. You do not need to get too technical, but it is important to fully clarify why the topic you’ve selected is important to film studies and the film industry.
Final Paper: The final paper, with bibliography in MLA format ( MLA Citation Examples (UMGC Library) ), is due no later than the end of week eight. The bibliography, any images, or any appendices, do not count toward the paper’s length. The body of the paper should have a one-inch margin on all sides, be doubled-spaced, and use a standard font style (e.g., Times New Roman or Arial) and a standard font size (11 or 12 point). NOTE: If you turn in a term paper without getting the Instructor’s approval of your Topic and Outline and Resources, the Instructor may refuse to grade it.
You are to turn in the final paper before the end of week 8 and submit it to the proper folder.
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