Have you heard of The American Film Institute (AFI)? According to their website they are:
” America’s promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers.”
In 1998 AFI gathered a wide variety of individuals from across their community to help compile a list of the top 100 films of all time. This list was adjusted in 2007, but we’re going to stick with the original list seen below. The full list can be seen here: Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Using at least three or more of the dimensions of the film we have covered up to this point: narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound, write an essay exploring THE GODFATHER movie. Your essay can be organized in a number of ways, but students are often most successful when they pick a scene for each element and discuss how the cinematic element best plays out in said scene. Be sure to use terms we’ve learned over the past 4 weeks and provide specific examples from the film to support your points. The paper should be 4 pages long, double-spaced, typed in Times New Roman and 12 point font. Include a Works Cited section at the end of the essay listing the film and any references you may have used to write your paper