For type of paper I selected movie review but this is actually an essay over a movie so I wasnt sure if I should choose just essay or movie review. Note the literary and film techniques that make it effective 2 of the 4 sources must come from college databases preferably this one: http://alamo.edu/main.aspx?id=6081 To access database Login information will be provided to the assigned writer.
Analyze the appeal. • How informative is the film? How does the film portray the profession? o What does it tell people about the given profession that they don’t already know? o How does it shed new light on what most people think that they know about the profession? How does the film place a twist on or portray the profession in a manner that is different from how people usually see it? o Does a character make use of a skill or tactic that is usually applied or practiced in another profession? How well does it work? What role does the new approach play in the story? • What literary and/or film devices create most of the film’s impact? • Which ones do the most to enhance the inspiration? What is it about the main character, his or her work, or other factor that encourages people to prepare for a career in this field?
• The point isn’t to discuss the profession in general, but rather, to show what special information this motion picture provides about it. Evaluate the information. Contrast the difference between the image in the media and actual reality about that career. • What does research show about how much of the film portrayal is true and how much is not? • How much of the character’s approach to challenges in the job is useful and how much is not? • What does the film get right? • What is totally off? How far off is it? Why might the director use inaccurate portrayals or misrepresent some situations? • What are the possible implications for the people involved? What are some possible ways to reconcile the good with the bad? Shape the writing.
The thesis may answer this question or one like it: What can future _____ (name the professional’s title: journalist, surgeon, etc.) learn about the challenges that come with working in that field? • This topic is not an invitation to take off on a general discussion of movies about the selected profession. That approach is off-topic. The on-topic, more informative approach called for helps students get a realistic glimpse of what it means to follow that career. • This topic is not an invitation to take off on why you want to do your dream job. That approach is off-topic. • Be sure to include a thesis that goes something like this: Students might picture ____ (professional career) as _____ (or a, b, and c,) but a closer look shows it can (also) be ____. Be sure to suggest the central idea by answering this question: What does one learn about being human from this analysis?