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Mandatory Writing Assignment 3
Word Length: 300 350 words.
No outside sources are allowed for this assignment, except for lecture material and notes.
The focus for this assignment will be Back To The Future (Zemeckis, 1985). The subject is the function of spectacle in Blockbusters.
The expectations for the content for this assignment are:
The use of one (1) definition of spectacle cited in the course content, and the choice of a scene from Back To The Future not discussed in the course content;
A focused, substantive, active and critical analysis that clearly supports:
The position you take on your chosen subject, and
How you think it contributed to the success of the film as a whole.
Apply critical vocabulary of technical film analysis learned so far, along with the characteristics of the New New Hollywood;
Critically examine specific cultural and ideological issues in film.
The selected scene clearly and relates to, and helpfully illustrates, the required characteristic/definition / political or cultural issue
The analysis is in-depth and explores similarities as well as differences in relation to the topic choice
The ideas and writing are synthesized and brought to a logical and strong conclusion.
Correct use of MLA formatting. Paper is double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and has 1-inch margins.