How to Write a Historical Film Review Extra Credit Opportunity ( Tory or Gladiator).
** Typed, double-spaced, 1″ Margins all around, 12-point font, Times New Roman
1st Paragraph: Introduce the film and the main point you want to make about it. Tell the name of the film, when it came out, and any other information you think is useful, such as who directed it. If the film had won any awards, include that. (Try the Internet Movie Database at www.imbd.com.) Also include the main setting or settings and the time period or major historical even when the story is set.
Paragraphs 2-4 or 5: Write at least 2-3 paragraphs describing the plot. What actually happened? What was the main conflict and the climax of the story? How did the main characters deal with the conflicts? How did the film end?
Paragraph 5 or 6: Tell how this story fits into early U.S. history. What does it tell us about what happened in the past? Is there a moral story or other lesson that the story is trying to express? Does this change or reinforce your understanding of the time period? Did you learn anything from the film that helped you understand a historical event or the perspective of a particular person or group of people?
Last Paragraph: Clearly restate your main idea about the film. Also tell your general impression of it. Did it keep your interest? How was the acting? Were the characters believable? You can also comment on the special effects, costumes, sets or props. Finally, tell whether or not you would recommend this film to someone else.
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