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  1. 1. Evaluative Essay:
  2. 2. Discuss the subject in detail Establish criteria Defend criteria with compelling evidenceIf appropriate, make recommendations for improvements.
  3. 3. The Movie Review
  4. 4. Maybe another 200 cigarettesHot Tip #1: Show would have helped; coughing would be better than some of this don’t tell dialogue. Pearl Harbor is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.
  5. 5. Verbs Positive Connotation Negative ConnotationAdverbs Positive Description Negative DescriptionAdjectives Positive Description Negative Description
  6. 6. Hot Tip #2: Use Comparison/Contrast V S. Compare to remakes of same film or to other review of same film
  7. 7. Compare/Contrast: One format to another VS.
  8. 8. Compare and Contrast: To Other Movies in the Same Genre
  9. 9. Hot Tip#3: Don’t retell the entire story SPOILER
  10. 10. Hot Tip #4: Use specialized language when necessary CinematographerDeveloping shot Pan Storyboard Blocking Mise-en-scene FadeTilt Crosscut Jump Cut
  11. 11. In your movie reviews, find examples ofdescriptions that evoke a positive ornegative connotation. Also, notice how plotsummary is handled.Make a list of your two best descriptionsfrom the positive review and your two bestfrom the negative review.Be ready to explain why you chose theexamples that you did.
  12. 12. VerbsF R Positive Connotation Negative Connotationo e Adverbso v Positive Description Negative Descriptiond i Adjectives e Positive Description Negative Description w
  13. 13. Good Lead
  14. 14. Example of positive lead: Inception (PG-13, 148 minutes). An astonishingly original and inventive thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a men who infiltrates the minds of others to steal secrets. Now hes hired to implant one. Roger Ebert
  15. 15. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is ahorrible experience of unbearable length,briefly punctuated by three or fouramusing moments.
  16. 16. Come up with a compelling good (or bad)lead for this short-short: http://www.filmsshort.com/short-short-films/
  17. 17. Support Your Opinion BY Establishing Criteria
  18. 18. MoodHow?
  19. 19. Lighting
  20. 20. DC EH VA ER LA OC PT ME E NR T
  21. 21. Scenes
  22. 22. Universal Themes
  23. 23. Past accomplishments
  24. 24. Soundtrack Plot Development Past Accomplishments and Credits Camera Angles
  25. 25. Dialogue
  26. 26. Special effects
  27. 27. PRACTICE REVIEWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao

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