Pick one frame from Dracula (1931) and analyze the mise-en-scene. Observe the frame. List everything you see: set design, lighting, camera angle, body language/gestures, costume design, makeup, etc. Then, narrow the focus.

Assignment:

Pick one frame from Dracula (1931) and analyze the mise-en-scene. Observe the frame. List everything you see: set design, lighting, camera angle, body language/gestures, costume design, makeup, etc. Then, narrow the focus.

Your thesis = Answer one question:

How do two elements contribute to a specific theme?

or

How do two elements contribute to a specific characterization?

Pick one.

Length: 2 pages

Format: Typed, double-spaced. Use MLA format with name on the left-hand side of first page.

* Introduction with thesis statement due to the dropbox Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning of class
Possible Points: 2

Create an inverted pyramid for your introduction paragraph. Start with an “establishing shot.” Introduce the film in italics: Dracula (1931). Then, provide a few general statements about this classic horror film. Then, narrow the focus and present your thesis statement

 

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