Film Studies

Film Studies

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Stimulus Motives

Differentiate between stimulus motives with primary drives and explain the functioning of stimulus motives. © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:04 pm ad1c9bdddf https://brainmass.com/psychology/abnormal-psychology/stimulus-motives-142649 Solution Preview Stimulus motives are those that cause the individual to seek out sensory stimulation through interaction with the environment. These include curiosity, sensory stimulation and competence. For example – […]

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Director and Auteur Thory

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 8 of Film: From Watching to Seeing, as well as your instructor’s guidance and lecture materials, and Chapter 7 from Film Genre Reader IV. The ENG225 Research Guide in the Ashford University Library will be particularly helpful in locating required sources.This assignment is your opportunity to […]

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Research Essay Submission

Choose one of the topics below or make up your own. Develop a thesis statement: i.e. a statement about what you think the answer to the question is. Write an essay of at least 3000 words. Choose specific scenes, characters, events, shots, etc, from your chosen film(s) to ‘prove’ your thesis. Also use scholarly research […]

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Analysis of Film

The primary goal of this analysis is to demonstrate how elements of cinema, such as cinematography, lighting, editing, sound design, dialogue, performance, directing, or set and costume design, create mood (an emotional response from the viewer) and meaning (an intellectual response from the viewer). The thesis must be included within the first paragraph. Do not […]

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Causes of Crime

Essay Question  What do movies tell us about the causes of crime? Write an essay that draws on examples from as many films we have watched in this course as you can and which discusses Chapter 2 in the book by Nicole Rafter. you may still use online sources but it is preferable that a […]

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Outbreak of COVID-19

“The outbreak of COVID-19 is primarily a public health issue, but it is also having a major impact on the economy and the financial system. … The result has been major disruptions to economic activity across the world. This is likely to remain the case for some time yet as efforts continue to contain the […]

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Film Critique

Identify your selected film, including writer, director, year of release, and genre. Briefly summarize the film in which you apply your knowledge of the difference between the film’s story and its plot. Describe one of the broad theories (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist theory) and analyze your selected film through that lens. Evaluate the use […]

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 Reception Analysis

In his chapter ‘The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom’, Matt Hills notes that ‘what requires study’ in each ‘instance is the extent to which any “cult” is actually designated a cult, by whom, and with what further cultural repercussions or appropriations’ (Hills, 2007, p.448).     This essay should trace the history of […]

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Auteur Theory

Explain auteur theory. Describe the criteria for what makes a director an auteur. Identify a director who meets the criteria posed by auteur theory Summarize briefly the ways in which this director meets those criteria using examples from at least two of the director’s films. Apply the lens of auteur theory in breaking down the […]

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