formal analysis film

formal analysis film

  • How would you describe the main conflict?
    • Is it internal where the character suffers inwardly?
    • is it external caused by the surroundings or environment the main character finds himself/herself in?

The narrator is the person telling the story.

Formal analysis film
Now, let’s consider Gravity. In a future class, we’ll engage in some ideological analysis of the same film, but here is Communication Arts Professor Maria Belodubrovskaya discussing formal analysis and applying it to Gravity.
But of course turning all these everyday things into violent acts is an act of visual play, albeit dark, and thus the show signals its often dominant mode of dark humor. The music helps here too, as it’s both eerie and somewhat whimsical. There’s a carnival aspect to it that suggests Dexter is our carnival figure, vacillating between more jaunty, playful parts and more raw aggressive parts (as when the saxophone roars alongside the pushing down of his French press coffee plunger). Capping that dark humor is his final wink at the camera and the musical “ding” that accompanies it, as this is both somewhat threatening and somewhat playful.

Formal analysis film
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Formal analysis film
However, make sure you analyse only the elements that are related to your thesis statement, that can support it or help you make your point. Otherwise, you risk drifting away from the main argument.
The last thing your introduction should include is your thesis statement and basically, explain what will be your focus.

References:

http://wisc.pb.unizin.org/commarts250/chapter/week-7-formal-analysis/
http://clas.ucdenver.edu/writing-center/node/101/attachment
http://www.raindance.org/tell-me-everything-about-it-how-to-write-a-film-analysis-essay-correctly/
http://courses.lumenlearning.com/introliterature/chapter/how-to-analyze-a-film/

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