critical film analysis

For this assignment, I want you to watch and study repeatedly ((The Shawshank Redemption)) (i.e. one you own or can rent) and analyze one of the film’s elements that we have studied in class from Chapters 3, 4, or 7 in The Art of Watching Film. Specifically, you may examine a fictional or dramatic element discussed in Chapter 3 (the elements of a good story, the title, the conflict(s), characterization of a specific character, allegory, symbolism, or irony); or you may examine an element of visual design discussed in Chapter 4 (setting, costume design and makeup, or lighting); or you may examine the use of color as discussed in Chapter 7. Fully discuss how the film uses this element and how this element contributes to the film as a whole.

essay should be 4-5 double spaced, typed pages (not including the Works Cited) with one-inch margins. Use Times New Roman or Courier New font. Consult your Course Schedule for the due date.


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