You’ve selected a director, Taika Waititi, and have done your preliminary research on their work as a filmmaker. Now you are ready to expand your research into who your director is and how their background affected their film career. Start by gaining a deeper understanding of your director’s subjects, themes, and background.
For the Module 02 Writing Assignment, write a 1 to 2-page paper describing your director and their work. Write a paragraph for each bullet point below, providing examples from the director’s movies you intend to use.
Describe the subject(s) your director examines in their films.
Identify theme(s) your director examines in their films.
Identify genre(s) your director returns to again and again.
Describe your director’s personal experience(s)–upbringing, education, exposure to other filmmakers, hopes, dreams, fears–and how these have influenced their choices in subjects, themes, genres.
Next, write a one-sentence thesis statement. This statement should present your topic as the main focus of your paper. Your thesis statement should:
tell the reader what your paper is going to be about
express a clear and focused point of view and position
engage the reader
Be sure to edit and proofread your assignment so that proper APA style is used and that your writing is professional.