Write About a Film

Write 100 words about a classic movie. If Mr. Machtay approved your choice of movie (or recommended a movie) it’s likely respected by film critics.

Q1: Why do you think critics rated this movie so highly?

Q2: Do you agree or disagree with the critics? Discuss:

  • Writing
  • Cinematography
  • Acting
  • Visuals
  • Director’s Choices

IF THIS MOVIE IS A HISTORICAL CLASSIC (pre-1970) also address the following:

Q1: How is this movie similar to recent movies you’ve seen in the same genre (recent comedies, or thrillers, or war movies, etc.)

Q1: How is this movie different from recent movies in the same genre (don’t just say the old movie is black and white)

  • A = 60 minutes
  • B = 45 minutes
  • C = 30 minutes

AFI Lists of Great Films in a variety of genres.

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