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Film Analysis Essay 
Students view film Grand Budapest Hotel while identifying, analyzing, and interpreting the techniques used in the film to achieve the director's purpose.
Rubric Code: PX8X594
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate


Powered by iRubric Film Analysis
Compare and Contrast Scenes talking about strategies implemented to drive the film.
  Poor

Student has not achieved mastery of analysis

5 pts

Fair

Student has some mastery of analysis

10 pts

Good

Student has good mastery of analysis

15 pts

Excellent

Student has excellent mastery of analysis

20 pts

Invention

Since invention concerns finding something to say, audience and purpose are addressed her as well as your central argument (Thesis)

Poor

Student has not identifed the audience and has not constructed a clear thesis or central argument.
Fair

Student has identified the audience and suggested the central argument, but has not convinced the reader of the purpose.
Good

Student has identified the audience and stated the central argument by giving a thesis with support.
Excellent

Student has clearly identified the audience and clearly stated the central argument. Writer's purpose is clear to the reader.
Analysis of Strategies

Student has chosen a selection of strategies to analyze and has given examples from the film

Poor

Student has not successfully identified the strategies employed by the director.
Fair

Student has identified some of the strategies employed by the director and alluded to examples of same.
Good

Student has identified several of the strategies employed by the director and has given some examples.
Excellent

Student has clearly identified several strategies employed by the director and has given clear examples for each.
Film techniques

Student has identified film techniques and explained the purpose in the documentary

Poor

Student is not aware of the film techniques employed in films.
Fair

Student has some awareness of the film techniques employed in films.
Good

Student has good awareness of the film techniques employed in films.
Excellent

Student has excellent awareness of the film techniques employed in films.
Organization

Student has effectively organized his or her ideas in a logical, persuasive manner.

Poor

Student has not mastered the art of organization in the essay. Ideas are not logically presented and fluency is an issue. Topic sentences are not clear - no transitions.
Fair

Student has a planned structure to the essay, hoewever, it issomewhat mechanical and lacks fluency. Needs better transition and topic sentence.
Good

Student has a good structure - Topic sentences introduce main ideas and transistions serve purpose of movement from one idea to the next.
Excellent

Student has an ecellent structure - Excellent fluency with creative topic sentences and meaningful transitions
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics

Student has written with style and maturity, varied sentence structure, vocabulary, and effective compositional choices. Free of spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

Poor

Student lacks style and mature prose for senior level writing. Proofread and correct spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
Fair

Student demonstrates adequate style and mature prose. Some variation in sentence structure. Mostly free of grammatical/ usage/ mechanical errors
Good

Student demonstrates good style and mature prose. Good variation in sentence structure. Free of grammatical/ usage/ mechanical errors
Excellent

Student demonstrates excellent style and mature prose. Excellent variation in sentence structure and a firm grasp of appropriate grammatical/ usage/ mechanical errors



Keywords:
  • Rhetorical Strategies- Film Techniques - Central Argument

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