For this assignment, you have two choices:
- Write an academic research paper focusing on fantasy films, from one of the following theoretical perspectives: auteur theory, genre theory, archetypal criticism, cultural theory, or other theoretical perspective. Your thesis must make a clear statement about the films you have chosen, and it must be supported by analyses of at least 3 films and appropriate secondary sources. The essay must be about 4-6 pages long (1000-1500 words) in MLA Format (typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point font).
- You may produce (individually or collaboratively) a 10-15 minute film and submit (individually) a 2-page (about 500 words) essay where you discuss your contribution and how your work is an engagement of the cinematic elements, theories, and auteurs and/or genres discussed in class.
The assignment is due on Thursday, July 28.