How To Write A Movie Review


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How To Write A Movie Review

  1. 1. How To Write a Movie Review<br />by<br />Brett Sales<br />08/2010<br />
  2. 2. Ask YourselfOne Question …<br />
  3. 3. Who is your Audience?<br />
  4. 4. Know Your Audience<br />Think of your writing as a BRAND: What you write is just as important as to whom you’re writing.<br /><ul><li>Write Objectively
  5. 5. Don’t Insult Your Audience or their Intelligence
  6. 6. Personal attacks only make YOU look bad
  7. 7. Be Original
  8. 8. Maintain your Writing Voice
  9. 9. Have Fun!</li></li></ul><li>Now What!?<br />Time to Watch a Film!<br />
  10. 10. What and Where to Watch<br />Home Video (DVD; Netflix)<br />Personal Computer (Online Streaming)<br />Screening Room (Private vs. Public)<br />
  11. 11. As You’re Watching …<br />Keep Mental Notes: Unless you’re attending a screening hosted by Members of the Press or Film Studio, you may not be offered a Press Package that you can reference at a later time.<br />Remember Themes, Major Developments, Plot Points<br />Begin to formulate ideas for/against the Film<br />
  12. 12. Time to Process Your Ideas<br />Use a Word Processor as a repository for your data that will also check for spelling and grammatical errors<br />Think of Visual Accompaniments (the Internet is loaded with images that could complement your writing) although they’re not necessary<br />Arrive at an Agreeable Length for you, your readers and/or your employer<br />
  13. 13. Now, You’re Ready to Advertise<br />Be ‘Social’: Social Media is Your (FREE!) Friend<br />Microblog c/o Twitter<br />Blog c/o Wordpress; Blogspot<br />Link/Share your musings with Online ‘zines, Entertainment websites and/or Critics<br />Don’t just sit there … Disseminate, ATTACK!<br />
  14. 14. Brett Sales<br />08/2010<br />