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Chinese Cinema – High 2.1 Essay 4500 words

  Examine the cinematic narration of the past and how it portrays the national in TWO Chinese films of your choice.   Introduction   I have chosen to analyse Lust, Caution (Ang Lee, 2007) and 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004). My argument is that both of the films, in different ways, suggest a relation between subjective … Continue reading Chinese Cinema – High 2.1 Essay 4500 words

The Essence of Cinema 1000 words essay 2.1/1st

Film and Critical Theory – Coursework 1   Using a specific theorist to illustrate your answer, critically discuss classical film theory’s interest in defining the ‘essence’ of cinema   As Stam has argued, the interest in defining cinema by its ‘essence’, or its “unique and distinguishing features” (2000, p.33) has been a concern of film … Continue reading The Essence of Cinema 1000 words essay 2.1/1st

Nick Broomfield – Biggie and Tupac 1000 words 2.1/1st

Documentary Cinema – CW1: Critical Analysis   This analysis will focus on Nick Broomfield’s 2002 documentary Biggie and Tupac. The film is an investigation into the deaths of the two American rappers and a good example of Broomfield’s distinct style, which has been described as performative (Bruzzi, 2000, p.155). It will be argued here that … Continue reading Nick Broomfield – Biggie and Tupac 1000 words 2.1/1st

Psychoanalytic Theory and Spectators in Film – 2500 words 2.1/1st

Film and Critical Theory: CW2    ‘Critiques of early psychoanalytical theories have provided a more complex and persuasive picture of the dynamics of spectatorship in the cinema.’ Discuss.   This essay will, first of all, outline some early psychoanalytical theories through presenting the work of Christian Metz and Laura Mulvey. Metz’s work introduced Freudian and … Continue reading Psychoanalytic Theory and Spectators in Film – 2500 words 2.1/1st

Documentary Cinema 2500 word essay 2.1/1st

Documentary Cinema: CW2   “In a number of ways,” claims Michael Renov, “fictional and nonfictional forms are enmeshed in one another […]” (Theorizing Documentary 2). Discuss and illustrate Renov’s statement by applying it to—and testing it out on—ONE documentary film of your choice.   This essay will discuss Renov’s statement and test it out in … Continue reading Documentary Cinema 2500 word essay 2.1/1st

Digitisation and Film – 2000 words High 2.1 essay

How have digitisation and/or the Internet changed the way in which one or more cultural products are produced and distributed within one creative industry; and how have these changes affected both the variety and quality of those products.   This essay will focus on the effect of both digitisation and the internet on the book … Continue reading Digitisation and Film – 2000 words High 2.1 essay

Film theory – Deleuze – 2000 words High 2.1 essay

Why is time so important to Deleuze in his thoughts on cinema?  Use at least two films as examples.   It will be argued here that time is of vital importance to Deleuze in his thoughts on cinema. Whether indirectly, through the movement image; or directly, through the time image, cinema presents us, according to … Continue reading Film theory – Deleuze – 2000 words High 2.1 essay

Internet and Film 1500 words – High 2.1 essay

How have digitisation and/or the Internet changed the way in which one or more cultural products are produced and distributed within one creative industry; and how have these changes affected both the variety and quality of those products.   This essay will focus on the effect of both digitisation and the internet on the book … Continue reading Internet and Film 1500 words – High 2.1 essay

Film Theories 1500 words 2.1/1st

Compare and contrast at least TWO of the approaches taught on the module. Illustrate your answer with reference to one or more films.   This essay will compare and contrast a cognitive approach to film studies with an approach based on affect and the body. David Bordwell’s case for the use of cognitive science in … Continue reading Film Theories 1500 words 2.1/1st

Film Theory 2500 words 2.1/1st

Why is time so important to Deleuze in his thoughts on cinema?  Use at least two films as examples.   It will be argued here that time is of vital importance to Deleuze in his thoughts on cinema. Whether indirectly, through the movement image; or directly, through the time image, cinema presents us, according to … Continue reading Film Theory 2500 words 2.1/1st

Film – Digitisation – 1500 words 2.1/1st degree level

How have digitisation and/or the Internet changed the way in which one or more cultural products are produced and distributed within one creative industry; and how have these changes affected both the variety and quality of those products.   This essay will focus on the effect of both digitisation and the internet on the book … Continue reading Film – Digitisation – 1500 words 2.1/1st degree level