- Provide a title for your paper.
- Secondary sources from outside the class are welcome; be sure to cite your sources to avoid plagiarism.
- A brief synopsis can be used when necessary, e.g. introducing a text from outside the class or leading toward an argument. But please avoid excessive plot summary.
- Always remember to interpret/analyze your quote. Don’t leave it hanging alone.
- Proofread your paper before submitting it.
- Use either MLA or Chicago style for your citation.
Instruction in the file.
· 4-5 pages, double spaced, 12 Times New Roman, 1-inch margins.
· Write a critical analysis focusing on one director, school, theme or issue. Use two or more films/literary texts, one should be from the screening list. Find common ground for the chosen texts which explains why you put them together.
· Develop your own specific topic based on required readings/lectures and class discussions. You are encouraged to present your own original understanding and discoveries of the texts.
· Your paper should identify a central thesis (i.e. a clearly articulated thesis statement) and be argued consistently engaging two sets of evidence: textual (the narrative, aesthetics, and formal dimensions of the film) and contextual (the specific historical, social, and political contexts of the film).
· Try to show the reader how you critically engage scholarship and how you develop from or refine their arguments.
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Film: (In the Mood for Love) and 2046. In the two films, it is same director, which is Wong Kar-wai.