Contents of a Movie Review


A movie review is NOT all about your reactions – your reactions are just a part of the movie review. While different colleges and individuals use different style and contents in writing a movie review, I suggest that you follow the basic steps. There are four basic parts that you need to provide.


Note: Your movie review should contain at least 1,000 words.


1. Outline some basic information on the movie. Include the following:

  • Name of the film – You may include the reason why the movie has been named that way based on what you observe during the film showing. You could also look for references in the web.
  • Stars of the film specially the prominent ones – Specify the names of the stars in real life and their names used on the actual film. Include also the relationships that exist among them and the role they play in the movie.
  • The setting – Indicate and describe the place and time of the movie being reviewed.
  • Type of film – Is the film a comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, etc? You may search the internet about the different movie genre.  
2. Your movie review should include the plot summary. A plot is “all the events in a story particularly rendered toward the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effect or general theme.” (Wikipedia) 

3. Discuss various aspects of the filmmaking. This includes acting, direction (film director), editing, costume design, set design, photography, background music, etc.

4. Reflection or synthesis. For academic purposes, you need to integrate the concepts, theories, and frameworks on the respective course where the film has been shown. You may include an application of these concepts to your day-to-day life by citing an example.



2 comments:

may said...

Name: MAY ANICAL
Course: ACT
Date submitted: 07/23/2010
Submitted to: Sir Marlon Raquel



MOVIE REVIEW


1.) (Name of the film:)
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

*** for me, it is called interview with the vampire because,as a covered of that film a young journalist was interviewed a man, name LOUIS DE POINTE DU LAC who was tell that he is a vampire being over 200 yrs.



(STARS OF THE FILM:)
Brad Pitt
... Louis de Pointe du Lac
Christian Slater
... Daniel Malloy
Virginia McCollam
... Whore on Waterfront
Tom Cruise
... Lestat de Lioncourt
Mike Seelig
... Pimp Bellina Logan
... Tavern Girl
Kirsten Dunst
... Claudia
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé
... Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)
Jeanette Kontomitras
... Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd-Pack
... Piano Teacher (as Roger Lloyd Pack)
George Kelly
... Dollmaker



(The Setting)
At night in San Francisco



(Type of Film)
Drama, Fantasy



2. (Plot Summary)
This movie centers around two vampires. One longs for a companion, while the other cannot bear to kill humans to satisfy its hunger. It's about a vampire who gives a down-on-his-luck man a choice to either live eternally or die. The man's decision causes him to regret many of the things that he does in his life to come.
A night in San Francisco, during our time: A young journalist follows a man through the streets and they end up in an anonymous room. When the journalist starts to interview the man, the stranger tells him that he is a vampire, being over 200 years old. The journalist doesn't believe him, but after the man proves it's true, he tells his story: His name is Louis and in 18th century New Orleans he was 24, by this time owner of an estate and a widower already. One night, when he once again was destroying himself by drinking and other things, he was found by Lestat, a vampire, who bit him. But even after becoming a vampire, life wasn't fun for Louis until one night he met a little girl, Claudia, who would change his existence forever.



3. (FILM MAKING)

Film Director: NEIL JORDAN

Film Editing by:Mick Audsley
Joke van Wijk
(as Joke Van Wijk)

Costume Design by:Sandy Powell

Set Decoration by:Francesca Lo Schiavo

director of photography:Philippe Rousselot


background music:
• "Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat"
Written by Georg Friedrich Händel (as George Frederick Handel)
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by The King's Consort

• "Sonata in F Sharp"
Written by Antonio Soler
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by Joanna Leach

• "Sonata in E Flat Adagio E Cantabile"
Written by Joseph Haydn
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by Joanna Leach

• "Sympathy for the Devil"
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records


4. REFLECTION OR SYNTHESIS
I think,the best lesson that i get in this story is:
do not do anything that you may hurt someone just because of your own need?
care for the other people also because they also have right to live on earth.
just do your best to live well that u ddnt hurt others.

may said...

Name:Jon-Jon E.Martinez
course: ACT I
Date submitted: 07/23/10
Submitted to: Mr. Marlon Raquel


Name of the film: Interview with the vampire
its because its tells about the vampire and how to live as a vampire.

Stars of the film specially the prominent ones:Brad Pitt
... Louis de Pointe du Lac
Christian Slater
... Daniel Malloy
Virginia McCollam
... Whore on Waterfront
John McConnell
... Gambler
Tom Cruise
... Lestat de Lioncourt
Mike Seelig
... Pimp Bellina Logan
... Tavern Girl
Thandie Newton
... Yvette
Lyla Hay Owen
... Widow St. Clair
Lee E. Scharfstein
... Widow's Lover (as Lee Emery)
Indra Ové
... New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
Helen McCrory
... 2nd Whore
Monte Montague
... Plague Victim Bearer
Kirsten Dunst
... Claudia
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé
... Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)
Jeanette Kontomitras
... Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd-Pack
... Piano Teacher (as Roger Lloyd Pack)
George Kelly
... Dollmaker


The setting:
San Francisco

Type of film:
Drama Fantasy

plot summary:
Arriving in Europe, Louis and Claudia seek out more of their kind. They travel throughout eastern Europe first and do indeed encounter vampires, but these vampires appear to be nothing more than animated corpses, mindless and unintelligible. It is only when they reach Paris that they encounter vampires like themselves - specifically, the 400-year-old vampire Armand and his coven, the Théâtre des Vampires. Inhabiting an ancient theater, Armand and his vampire coven disguise themselves as humans and feed on live, terrified humans in mock-plays before a live human audience (who think the killings are merely a very realistic performance). Claudia is repulsed by these vampires and what she considers to be their cheap theatrics. Santiago, a prominent figure among the vampire coven, suspects Claudia and Louis of killing their maker. One rule among the vampires there is death to any vampire who kills their own kind.

Film Director:
NEIL JORDAN

Editing:
Mick Audsley
Joke van Wijk
(as Joke Van Wijk

Costume Design:
Sandy Powell

Set Decoration by:
Francesca Lo Schiavo

director of photography:
Philippe Rousselot

Background Music:
• "Sonata in E Flat Adagio E Cantabile"
Written by Joseph Haydn
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by Joanna Leach
• "Sonata in F Sharp"
Written by Antonio Soler
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by Joanna Leach
• "Sympathy for the Devil"
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
• "Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat"
Written by Georg Friedrich Händel (as George Frederick Handel)
Adapted by George Fenton
Performed by The King's Consort

Reflection or Synthesis:
I think, the lesson of the story is you do not have to kill people to lives long life,
because anyone thers one rigth to lives in this world.....

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