January 3, 2015 at 5:35PM

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Writing a movie analysis?

Hey guys, I have an audition for my states governors school (a month long program where I go and film and edit and learn new things basically). I have to write an essay on a movie/director I like. I am writing about the movie "hundred-foot journey" and I just need advice on different things to talk about. I never wrote about a movie before and I'm having some major trouble knowing what to even tall about!

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If you have time I would read the book this movie is based upon, as I'm sure that the differences between the book and film, and the choices the screenwriter/director made would make for a very interesting discussion.

I would also look at plot development and character development in the film, as film is all about telling a story and about the lives of the characters in that story.

I just watched the trailer for this film. It looks like beautifully shot, fun film.

Good-luck.

January 4, 2015 at 10:23AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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The best way you can do is to break the film's form and style. Form is about the narrative and style is about everything that you see or hear. Are they connected one to another?
After that, you can continue to scheme and variation. How much does the film treatments adopt the conventions in the history of cinema and how much does it break them. Then lastly, you can go to the content. What is the film really talking about.

January 4, 2015 at 4:08PM

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Myrdal Muda
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-What was the film's story? (who did what, when etc)
-Did it have a meaning?
-How was it realised technically?
If you answer these questions in detail, you will have your analysis. Try first reading a few other analyses from films you know, so you will understand what your own text should look like.

January 4, 2015 at 7:29PM

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Stel Kouk
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Don make personal but try to speak about all aspects, like story, actors, ....

January 22, 2015 at 4:47AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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