Film studies can be used to teach literary criticism, research strategies, integration of quotes within a paper, and correct format for parenthetical citation and bibliography. Although most students watch film passively, they enjoy movies and want to learn more. Film as a genre allows us to teach narrative and poetry, as well as the specialized vocabulary of film.
Teacher Materials: You can print copies of the student handouts below. We have also provided several PowerPoint presentations you may use. Note that you will have to have the application in order to view the shows.
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Student Materials: Handouts for students follow below.
Glossary of Film Terminology defines the terms.
Film Terms: A Visual Grammar also defines film terms.
Composition Topics suggests several possible writing assignments based on film.
Rules for Effective Viewing can be used as an overhead to guide student film viewing.
Film Review Information
Guide and Film Review
Outline provide information for student reviews of outside
Film Genre Guidelines is a generic handout for noting genre characteristics.
Film Genre -- The Western
presents three assignments further exploring the western genre,
largely as related to the characteristics previously studied
in class. See the High
Noon Viewing Guide for a specific western film.
You will also find links to internet sites about film on the Film Studies Links.
Because there is so much uncertainty about how to cite internet resources, please check the Standard Bibliography Format, where you will also find links to universities and organizations that will provide up-to-date information.
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