Analysing 2 Film Scenes

You must write a film analysis of 1500 words. You should select two scenes from different films of no more than five minutes in length, and write roughly 750 words on each scene. The film must be one we have studied on the course, and the scenes in question must be agreed with your tutor first.

You should discuss the theory of the language of film that you have studied, and how the director has used this to convey meaning. You should avoid lengthy description, and concentrate on in depth and pertinent analysis. Remember, film is constructed and all elements of mise en scene, cinematography, and editing have been used for specific purpose with the audience in mind. It is important to identify the techniques used and then discuss their intended affect and how this is achieved.