As we are drawing closer to the end of this Hollywood cinema module, we have to write an essay as well as do a timed exam.
The essay includes, 1500 words looking a 5 minutes of an American film. This includes looking at how the shot is framed, how the camera moves etc….. colour, black and white, special effects etc…. with a little exciting cinematically to give you something extra to write about. For this I have decided to write my essay on the film, The Haunting in Connecticut (2009, Director Peter Cornwell, USA, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492044/).
I have writen my first draft and overall, I am pleased with what I have writen. Although I haven’t quite managed to hit the required word count of 1500 words, I have kept withing the 10% allowed word count.
I have revised for this exam for the past week so I am feeling fairly confident. My main concern is the usual exam stress.
The paper will be in two halves, one half will be two questions that require a few paragraphs, and the other half will be questions that require short simple answers. The pass mark on any piece of work is 40%, as for the module and the year.
Wish me luck!