ELEMENTS OF FILM ANALYSIS

 

 

Setting (Geographical, Historical, Social Milieu)

 

Atmosphere (Mood)

 

Cinematography (Camera Placement and Movement; Lighting; Color; Focus; Frame

Composition, etc.)

 

Lighting (Realist; Romantic; Expressive; "Dark"; "Surreal")

 

Decor/Clothing

 

Pace (Fast-Paced; Slow-Paced; "Meditative"; "Poetic")

 

Suspense

 

Sound (Realistic; Expressive; Simple vs. Multi-Layered)

 

Music (Soundtrack vs. Source)

 

Editing--Cutting for Continuity; Cutting Within a Scene; Cross-Cutting (Parallel

Editing); Metaphorical/Symbolic Cutting

 

Character (Complexity, Development, Believability)

 

Acting (Professional/Non-Professional; Realistic; Stylized/Symbolic)

 

Plot (Story, Subplots, Drama)

 

Narrative Structure (Straightforward vs. Complex; Flashbacks)

 

Conflict

 

Point of View

 

Genre

 

Themes (Issues, Ideological Conflicts, Lessons Learned)

 

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