Here is your assignment for ‘The Truman Show’. You can download your own copy here:
Movie Review Assignment
It’s due on Tuesday Dec 11th and you will have the rest of this week in class to work on it.
Remember it needs to be between 750 – 1250 words.
You must include at least 3 quotes. Make sure you use examples from the film. Don’t say things like ‘he started to discover that things weren’t quite right’ without evidence. Like what? Talk about how he noticed those people circling his block, or the light falling from the sky etc.
Write a movie review of ‘The Truman Show’
Include the following elements in your movie review:
- In the opening paragraph state the title, and BRIEFLY summarise the plot of the movie. Describe how you truly feel about the film. What is your honest reaction to the film? Did you like/dislike it? Was it confusing? Exciting? Suspenseful? Boring?
- In the next three paragraphs analyse the literary, dramatic, and cinematic aspects of the film. Please use examples from the movie to support your analysis.
Literary – The literary aspects relate to the story, dialogue and characters. Was there a good story? Believable characters? Good dialogue? Did the main character change throughout the film? Did you notice a character arc? What was the main conflict and how was it resolved? Did the story interest you? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.
Dramatic – The dramatic aspects relate to the acting, sets, locations and costumes. Were the actors good? Was the setting or location interesting? Did the actors wear costumes? Was there a famous movie star in the film? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.
Cinematic – The cinematic aspects relate to the camera angles, composition, lighting, music and sound effects. Did you notice the cinematography? Were there interesting camera angles, or cool video and sound effects? Did the music match the film? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.
- In the conclusion, rate the film (out of 5 stars) and state whether or not you would recommend the film to a friend.