Movie Going Experience

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A Movie Going Experience Cynthia Jackson ENG: 225 Introduction to Film Melanie Rodriguez September 27, 2010 A Movie Going Experience In today’s society movies are either made to send a message that is valuable in content, to scare the wits out of you, or show social changes. Filmmakers have many approaches ranging from a relaxed mode to keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats. Filmmakers make films to move the viewers through a fantasy land, fly continuously through space and time, or literally move the viewers to big rain drops of tears. The responses of movie viewers vary to a certain degree, because analyzing film is a complicated process. In order for a film to be understood the viewers must use the various elements to interpret the meaning of the film. “The analytical approach allows us to raise this intuitive grasp to a conscious, bring it into sharp focus, and thereby make more valid and definite conclusions about the film’s meaning and value” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 8). This paper will discuss how to analyze an entire film, the various elements that make up an analysis, and what I determine to be my own set of personal criteria for analyzing a film. References Boggs, J.M. & Petrie, D.W. (2008). The art of watching films (7th ed). Boston: McGraw-Hill. McTeigue, J. (Director). (2009). Ninja Assasssin. USA: Warner Bros. Pictures. Snyder, Z. (Director). (2007). 300. USA: Warner Bros. Pictures. Morel, P. (Director). (2008), Taken. USA: 20th Century Fox. Glimcher, A. (Director). (1995). Just Cause. USA: Warner Bros. Pictures. Zemeckis, R (Director). (2000). Cast Away. USA: Warner Bros. Pictures. Nolan, C. (Director). (2008). The dark knight. USA: Warner Bros. Pictures. Zemeckis, R. (Director). (2207). Beowulf. USA: Paramount Pictures. I. Introduction A. Why was this movie made? B.
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