General Instructions

  • In Part 1 below: write essays for each of the prompts
  • In Part 2 below: respond to 3 of the prompts provided (don’t do extra)
  • Do not repeat or duplicate information from one essay or response in another
  • Observe the length requirements, not too much over or under

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Part 1: SHORT ESSAYS (9 points each)

Write brief essays of about 1/2 page, for each (3 total) of the following prompts.

1. Explain the significance of The Great Train Robbery in the development of both narrative storytelling

techniques and film language.

2. What is the difference between plot and story in Edward Scissorhands? In addition: What is the story

duration, plot duration, and screen duration in Edward Scissorhands?

3. Why are the Lumiere brothers known for realism, while Georges Melies is known for fantasy?

Include examples from films screened for class.

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Part 2: IDENTIFICATION/SHORT RESPONSE (5 points each)

Choose 3 of the following prompts and write short responses of about one full paragraph of 4 to 6

sentences. Provide specific examples. Indicate number of prompt for each response.

1) Mothlight and goals of avant garde filmmakers

2) Motif + 2 examples from Run Lola Run

3) Clip from GoodFellas (from lecture) and cinematography

4) Dense (or busy) mise en scene + example from Edward Scissorhands

5) Documentary category/ies into which Please Vote for Me fits

Explanation & Answer length: 2 pages

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