Between a few differ essay question from the file attached below, I chose the question “Discuss what is required to give closure. Analyze the ending of one of the films we have seen in this module carefully as part of your discussion.*”
and I chose “Black Swan”
Essay 2 guidelines
Your essay should be 3000 words in length (with a 10% leeway) and counts for 45% of your final grade. You must include a bibliography and the word count. References must be set out in accordance with academic conventions. Please consult the Student Handbook.
Essay questions (choose one):
1. What is the difference between a narrator and a focalizer? Discuss this through a careful analysis of Rashomon.
2. Using relevant academic literature, discuss in what sense fiction film can be said always to have a narrator. *
3. Discuss what is required to give closure. Analyse the ending of one of the films we have seen in this module carefully as part of your discussion.*
4. David Bordwell claims that art cinema foregrounds the author. Explore how art film does this through a discussion of Happiness, or another film we have seen in this module that you would argue is, or borrows from, art cinema.*
5. Does any of the films we have seen on this module have an unreliable narrator? Choose one film and discuss through careful analysis of the narration, and making use of Seymour Chatman’s exploration of unreliable narration.*
* You must choose a film we’ve seen in this module (including the required and recommended films to watch at home). If you choose a film from before the independent study week, it cannot be the film you wrote your first essay about.
Monday January 14th at noon
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