Thursday, 9 February 2017

First Year- Assignment on Film Studies

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Writing Assignment: Film Appreciation

Students, your assignment is to write a film appreciation essay.

Film Review Guidelines

1: Offer your overall impression of the film while mentioning the movie's title, director, and key actors.
2: Summarize the plot of the film
3: How did the actors portray key character roles?
4: Were any particular film techniques used in key scenes? How did the film techniques and music enhance the setting and themes of the film? You may need two paragraphs to explain this information.
5: Ending paragraph--your last opportunity to guide the reader. Offer a clincher that tells the reader to attend the film or not.
6: Create your essay with 12 Point Text, single spaced, Ariel. You can write it with Word, Pages or Google Docs and email to me, and print and hand in. Submit as a Viva with the aid of Power Point.(Slide 10-15)

Guide to Critical Assessment of Film

  • ·                     Who is the writer of the film? Has the screenplay been adapted from another work?
  • ·                     Who is the director?
  • ·                     When was the film made?

  • ·                     What does the title mean in relation to the film as a whole?
  • ·                     How are the opening credits presented? Do they relate to a meaning?
  • ·                     Why does the film start in the way that it does?
  • ·                     Are there any motifs (scenes, images) of dialogue which are repeated? What purpose do they serve?
  • ·                     What three or four scenes or sequences are most important in the film? Why?
  • ·                     Is sound used in any vivid ways either to enhance the film? (i.e. Enhance drama, heighten tension, disorient the viewer, etc.)
  • ·                     How does the film use color or light/dark to suggest tone and mood in different scenes?
  • ·                     Are there any striking uses of perspective (seeing through a character's eyes, camera angle, etc.) How does this relate to the meaning of the scene?
  • ·                     What specific scene constitutes the film's climax? How does this scene resolve the central issue of the film?
  • ·                     Does the film leave any disunities (loose ends) at the end? If so, what does it suggest? What might happen next that is left unseen.
  • ·                     Why does the film conclude on this particular image?

  • ·                     What is the definitive or overall theme of the film?
  • ·                     Does the film present a clear point-of-view on this theme?
  • ·                     Are there any aspects of the theme which are left ambiguous at the end? Why?
  • ·                     How does this film relate to the other literary texts or films you have read or seen?

Asst. Prof. J.P Josephine Mary,


To Write an assignment on  Film Studies

  Movie Name Producer/Director Registration No.
1 Aadukalam Kathiresan 16VCE 1
2 Aadum Koothu Light and Shadow Movie Makers 16VCE 2
3 Aanandham R. B. Choudary 16VCE 3
4 Anniyan Oscar Ravichandran 16VCE 4
5 Autograph Cheran 16VCE 5
6 Azhagi D. Udhaya Kumar 16VCE 6
7 Bharathi Kannamma Henry 16VCE 7
8 Bharati Messers Media Dreams (P) Ltd 16VCE 8
9 Bombay S. Sriram 16VCE 9
10 Housefull R. Parthiban 16VCE 10
11 Indian A. M. Rathnam 16VCE 11
12 Iyarkai V. R. Kumar 16VCE 12
13 Kaaka Muttai Dhanush 16VCE 13
14 Kandukondain Kalaipuli S. Dhanu 16VCE 14
15 Kannathil Muthamittal  • Mani Ratnam 16VCE 15
16 Kaththi K. Karunamoorthi 16VCE 16
17 Kuttram Kadithal Chris Pictures & JSK Film Corporation 16VCE 17
18 Mynaa John Max 16VCE 18
19 Naadodigal Michael Rayappan 16VCE 19
20 Natpukaaga A. M. Rathnam 16VCE 20
21 Navarasa Sunil Doshi 16VCE 21
22 Ooruku Nooruper L. Suresh 16VCE 22
23 Paruthiveeran K. E. Gnanavelraja 16VCE 23
24 Pasanga M. Sasikumar 16VCE 24
25 Periyar M/s Liberty Creations Ltd. 16VCE 25
26 Pithamagan V. A. Durai 16VCE 26
27 Sethu A. Kandasamy 16VCE 27
28 Subramaniyapuram Sasikumar 16VCE 28
29 Thanga Meengal Gautham Menon, 16VCE 29
30 Thenmerku Paruvakaatru Shibu Issac 16VCE 30
31 Vaagai Sooda Vaa  • S. Muruganandham 16VCE 31
32 Vaaranam Aayiram Venu Ravichandran 16VCE 32
33 Vazhakku Enn 18/9 N. Linguswamy 16VCE 33
34 Veyil Shankar 16VCE 34
35 Visaranai Wunderbar Films 16VCE 35
36 Pathemari Allens Media 16VCE 36
37 Munnariyippu Ranjith 16VCE 37
38 Drishyam Anthony Perumbavoor 16VCE 38
39 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Prem Prakash 16VCE 39
40 Traffic Listin Stephen 16VCE 40
41 Pranchiyettan and the Saint Renjith 16VCE 41
42 Pazhassi Raja Gokulam Gopalan 16VCE 42
43 Thirakkatha Ranjith, Maha Subair 16VCE 43
44 Kadha Parayumbol Sreenivasan, Mukesh 16VCE 44
45 Notebook P. V. Gangadharan 16VCE 45
46 Achuvinte Amma P. V. Gangadharan 16VCE 46
47 Kaazhcha Noushad Xavy and Manoj Mathew 16VCE 47
48 Manassinakkare Maha Subair 16VCE 48
49 Nandanam Sideeq 16VCE 49
50 Meghamalhar M. V. Shreyams Kumar 16VCE 50
51 Karunam Jayaraj, Antony Irinjalakkut 14 VCE 19
52 Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala C. Karunakaran  
53 Bhoothakkannadi N.Krishnakumar  
54 Thooval Kottaram P. V. Gangadharan  
55 Spadikam R. Mohan  
56 Sukritham M M Ramachandran  
57 Vatsalyam H.M.Basheer  
58 Sargam Bhavani Hariharan  
59 Perumthachan G. Jayakumar  
60 Thazhvaram V.B.K. Menon  
61 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha P. V. Gangadharan