essay on a movie
Introduction “Black Panther, a colloquial term used to refer to large felines classified in the genus Panthera that are characterized by a coat of black fur or large concentrations of black spots set against a dark background”. The Black Panther is an animal that is…
In 1949, there was a famous western movie called “The Red Pony” directed by Lewis Milestone. During previewing, viewers said that the acting was great and the directing was outstanding. However, there was one problem. The audience was laughing! For a film that was based…
- Think about the message of the film
- What visual and narrative strategies are used to make the message clear?
- Think about your interpretation of the main message
- Consider the most important plot twists or/and details
- Think about other movies that are similar to this one
- Write down some crucial phrases from the film that will serve as back-up for your arguments
Before you start writing, there is a couple of things to bear in mind. First and foremost, you need to watch the movie, which is obvious. Even if you have seen it before, you should watch if for a second time. Also, you have to prepare yourself for writing and keep these things in mind when watching:
The Truman Show parallels with Hamlet:
You will actually have to write a movie analysis essay after you watch the movie (and proofread it by Grammarly). This video gives you a great idea of how a movie analysis essay is assigned.
Some other questions to consider:
Consider again the example of Frozen. You can use symbolism and narrative structure in conjunction by placing the symbolic objects/events in the context of the narrative structure. For instance, the first appearance of the gloves is in Act One, while their abandoning takes place in Act Two; thus, the story progresses in such a way that demonstrates Elsa’s personal growth. By the time of Act Three, the Resolution, her aversion to touch (a product of fearing her own magic) is gone, reflecting a theme of self-acceptance.