Being the Critic
You are the Movie Critic
Imagine you are a movie critic writing for your own popular movie blog.
Write a 700 to 1,050 word review of The Graduate” (Nichols, 1967)
in which you analyze the movie in terms of its genre and the elements of film. As part of your role as a movie critic, create your own scale to rate the movie; for example, a scale of 1 through 5 stars is typical of many movie critics.
Address and answer the following in your movie review of ”The Graduate” (Nichols, 1967)
• Identify the film’s genre and whether or not it was typical or atypical of its genre. Include a discussion of the film’s story in your discussion of the film’s genre.
• Do you think the editing was appropriate? Why or why not?
• Was the sound use effective or ineffective? Why?
• What feelings, if any, did the score elicit?
• Describe the film’s cinematography and how it did or did not support the mood and tone of the movie.
• How was the social context in which the film was made present in the film?
• What was the meaning of the film?
• What personal influences or biases do you have that affected your opinion?
• Was this film enjoyable? Why or why not? Did the story and plot “work” for you?
• Would you recommend the movie, and how do you rate it on your scale?
Format: This assignment must be in APA paper format. See the “APA Writing and Style Guidelines” as well as the “UoP APA Paper Template” documents under Week 1 Recommended activities if you are unsure of proper APA format for a paper of this type. Be sure to properly format and cite your film titles, double-space your paper with the first line of each paragraph indented, include a separate title page, and include a separate References page at the end of the paper with proper entry for your film and any other sources you use information from.
Being the Critic