Write a Film Research and Analysis essay about a suitable, historically important film that is listed in one of the twelve Letterboxd lists for this course.

Your analysis should address both of the following:

  1. the style of the film using the formal elements we studied and are listed in Writing About Movies, on pages 39–50:
    • narrative
    • mise-en-scène
    • acting
    • cinematography
    • editing
    • sound
  2. the cultural meaning of the film, according to at least one of the following cultural dimensions, as described in chapter four of Writing About Movies:

    • representation of socioeconomic status
    • representation of gender
    • representation of race, ethnicity, national origin
    • representation of sexual orientation
    • genre conventions
    • aesthetic history
    • auteurism
    • social history

Use the writing exercises we’ve done throughout the semester to determine how you will analyze the film.


Write an essay, of at least 1,200 words, that analyzes the formal and cultural elements of the film you selected.

Your essay should include the following:

Format your document according to the following specifications:

The deadline is listed on Canvas.