critical response

critical response

Write a brief critical response (2-3pp, double-spaced. Thoughtful titles, font size no larger than #12,uniform 1” margins around all four sides of the page please) to one of the cinematic antecedents to the Film Noir Genre — Little Caesar (1931) — that you have viewed. A solid response to a movie provides the writer’s critical assessment of a film and its cinematic techniques supported by evidence the writer gathers from the film. It is not a plot synopsis or the enthusiastic blurbs of publicity hype. Use the present tense when writing your response and avoid words such as “great’’, “excellent,” “bad,” and the all-encompassing “really good”. Instead, consider elements like setting, theme (main idea), mise-en-scene (what is before the camera), cinematography (lighting and camera use), sound, special, effects, or symbols/symbolism. Remember, you are drafting a very short paper, so it is better to discuss one single feature in depth rather than attempt to cover all possibilities.Focus your thoughts instead. Ready? Set? Discuss!