Establishing Theme
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Select a movie fromAFIs 10 Top 10lists and explain how three cinematic techniques and/or design elements have helped establish a major theme in that film. Note: While you are allowed to choose a film that does not come from the AFI lists you are strongly encouraged to email your professor to receive approval before doing so.
In 800 to 1200 words
Note: Remember that a theme is an overarching idea that recurs throughout the plot of a film. It is the distilled essence of what the film is about the main design which the specific scenes and actions lead a viewer to understand.
Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how the elements of your chosen feature-length film both establish and maintain one of its major themes. Review theWeek Three sample paper which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition.
The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in theAshford Writing Center.
You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Refer to theENG225 Research Guidein the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your sources. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA including samples and tutorials visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Please note that if you opt to write about the same film in your Final Film Critique applicable pieces of this assignment can be used to write that assignment. Please also note that you should reflect on and revise this assignment based on the instructors feedback before you incorporate it into the Final Film Critique.
You may chose to take advantage of the Grammarly document review service. Please view the videoGrammarly Setup Instructionsfor guidance on using this service.
It is advised that you check your document for originality (avoiding unintentional plagiarism) by using the Turnitin program. Please view the videoUsing TurnItIn Through Waypointfor guidance on using the Turnitin program.
Please view the videoSubmitting an Assignment Through Waypointfor a step-by-step guide on uploading your assignment.
Please view the videoAccessing Feedback in the Gradebookfor guidance on how to review your instructors feedback when the post is graded.
Carefully review theGrading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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