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Digital Film Essay Proposal

Digital Film, Games and Animation Essay Proposal level 4

Name: – Anju Miah

Essay Question: – “Action is the only true cinematic experience” do you agree with this statement? Use action sequences from 3 films of your choice to support your answer.

Film(s) and dates used in essay: – Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010), Stardust (Matthew Vaughn, 2007), 2012 (Roland Emmerich, 2009)

Points you want to make: – cinematic experience can differ upon different genres but can also be equally enjoyable; cinematic experience is based on self-preference; genres can be experienced in different forms of media.


Literature search

Author Date Title Place of


Publisher Why will it be useful
Buckland, W 1998 Film Studies London Hodder and Stoughton It introduces basic concepts, and provides definitions of terms.
Boulton, C 2004 Jungian Archetypes in film Amherst http://www.chrisboulton.org/academics/myth.html Demostrates archetypes in Lord of the Rings
Lichtenfeld, E 2007 Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle and the American Action Movie (Revised and Expanded Edition) Middletown Wesleyan University Press. Defines action films
Barker, J M 2009 Tactile Eye: Touch and the Cinematic Experience California University of California Press. Explains the relationship between the viewer and the film
Tasker, Y 1993 Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema Abingdon Routledge Audiences involvement in the success and failure of the hero or heroine.
Tasker, Y 2004 The Action and Adventure Cinema


Abingdon Routledge How female participation in cinema is seen as melodrama rather than action.
The Open University 2011 Cite References   http://library.open.ac.uk/help/howto/citeref/ Useful towards references and citation
Leeds College of Art 2011 Moodle Leeds http://portal.leeds-art.ac.uk/moodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=9149 Useful for academic resources
Who Is 2002 Who is   http://who.is/ Useful for finding published dates of sites
Anju Miah 2010 Critical and Contexual Studies – Part 1 – Film Studies Leeds https://anjumiah.wordpress.com/category/critical-and-contexual-studies/part-1-film-studies/


Research on my blog

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