Movie title : La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)
Movie link : https://vimeo.com/502812461
Research question : How does the movie’s plot fold time, by using editing rearrange the story, and what are the effects?
Research includes at least four texts:
-at least two course readings
-an entry from one of these encyclopedias and handbooks; browse the headings and choose a topic:
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, ed. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland (Routledge, 2014)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly (Oxford, 2014) Also available in 6 handsome volumes at the Belzberg Library
The Film Handbook, ed. Mark de Valk and Sarah Arnold (Taylor and Francis, 2013)
The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities, ed. Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burroughs (Routledge, 2019)
The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies, ed. Michael Bull (Routledge, 2019)
-one additional source from SFU Library
Basic essay structure
Give a snappy and enticing 1-2 sentence intro.
State your hypothesis. Your guiding question is, What does this movie do?
“Alain Gomis’ Félicité balances relative and absolute time [by doing what].”
“Sofia Bohdanowicz’s Maison du bonheur combats the attention economy [by doing what].”
“The Wooster Group’s To You, the Birdie (Phèdre) is ‘cruel’ because [insert reason].”
Conceptual approach paragraph:
Explain the concepts or approaches you will be using, with reference to your research. How will
those scholarly arguments support your own argument?
Build an argument by testing your hypothesis on two or three scenes or moments in the movie.
Present your evidence by describing these moments as clearly as possible, as in the Movie
Relate this evidence to the concepts and approaches you are using. Analyze the movie (or scene)
in light of those arguments.
Synthesize by demonstrating how this analysis supports your hypothesis.
Restate your hypothesis in a richer form that leads to a new thought.
Give your essay a title that indicates your argument