Your final exam will be in the form of a free form radio interview (one on one). I had originally planned to do this in class on Dec. 8, but I’ve had to adjust it (I’ll explain why on Dec. 1). I will schedule a time with each of you between Dec. 8-16. This will be an oral exam and should take you between 20-45 minutes to complete. You will have a list of films to choose from (available here) for the exam and the following materials will be fair game.
If you would like to go ahead and schedule a time please email me.
- Be able to offer brief description of the story of the film (with no spoilers).
- Identify the driving story question.
- Identify the inciting incident.
- Identify the protagonist(s) and the forces of antagonism (and/or the conflicts).
- Understand the different character conflicts and which best depict your selected film.
- Identify story arc (Freytag Formula).
- Identify which Blake Snyder formula best identifies the film (and be able to explain why).
- Identify character arcs, character development and characterization.
- Identify which literary hero best describes your main character and why.
- Identify the film genre that best describes the film. If it is a remake, biopic or adaptation, you should acknowledge that as well.
- Examine strengths and weaknesses.
- Examine the technical aspects of the film (acting, cinematography, sound design, music, writing, visual effects, etc.).
- Who are the key players (actors, directors, composers, etc.)?
- If you reviewed the DVD/Blu-Ray identify bonus features.
- Offer any trivia or additional background on film or talent for bonus points.