Peer-Review Short answer on film Student Essay 1 This is a shot

Peer-Review Short answer on film 

 

Student Essay 1

This is a shot reflecting infinite regress on the actress. In the movie​ Cleo from 5 to 7,​ she is always dressed to perfection, and always has all eyes on her. She is a beautiful, young, blonde. In this shot she is staring at herself in a mirror. She is staring at herself reflecting on her life and looks because she believes she is dying of cancer. I believe in this shot she is trying to reassure herself that even with a possible disease, she is still as beautiful or sexy as the world and she thinks and knows she is. She is feeling low about herself, and is trying to make sense of it all. She is touching her waist, telling us she is scoping her body out as well. This shot suggests that this image continues on in her head and she is coming to a realization about her life. She is now noticing in this frame that fame and beauty is not all that matters, but all she made her life so far. This shot did not seem like a very important one during the film, but we later on realized it was her making sense of everything. This shot is beautiful because it is actually foreshadowing for us and telling us the basis of the story on how she is actually contradicting things and she is actually unhappy with the way she is viewed and objectified. This movie was part of the French New Wave Movement because the director was part of the cinephiles.

Student Essay 2

One might think it is common sense not to invite a mistress into the same house as the wife, but Robert de la Chesnaye of Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Games does not follow this rule. In fact, throughout the film he and other aristocrats, or upper middle class, break several rules of the social game. For example, some of the aristocrats are having affairs with the proletariat, which is the working class. The vulgar display of the aristocrats is known as comedy of the manners, which is satire of the upper class. This portrayal outraged many and was deemed unpatriotic. However, Rules of the Game is most known for its poetic realism. Poetic realism portrays fascinations of ordinary life with use of a studio setting, but Renoir creates this effect mainly through his use of cinematic elements. Specifically, Renoir uses mise-en-scene, deep focus, and long takes to tell a much deeper story.

Throughout Rules of the Game, Renoir focuses on mise-en-scene rather than montage. He also uses deep focus to allow the audience to see all planes in equal clarity. And when there is a long take, the audience knows that there is some sort of significance to this shot. For example, the long take of the rabbit in the hunting scene is arguably one of the most important shots. The hunting party is one of the only outdoor scenes in Rules of the Game. Robert and his guests go out into the woods and kill animals for their own pleasure. Renoir uses deep focus to show the large group of hunters looking for animals in the woods. In the rare Renoir montage, birds and rabbits are running and getting shot. In the final hunting scene, the mise-en-scene is a close up of a rabbit shriveling up and dying after being shot. This shot had a longer duration than the other shots in this scene, which makes it a long take. This image is an example of ethical pluralism because the long take emphasizes the suffering of the rabbit, yet there is no dialogue regarding the cruelty of the hunt. Instead, Robert and his guests all seem to be enjoying themselves. Additionally, this shot could foreshadow the death of Andre, the pilot who is in love with Robert’s wife. Robert was so quick to cover up the murder of Andre that it takes the audience back to the shot of the rabbit and the other pointless slaughters during the hunt.

Renoir gave his audience an entertaining plot to keep their attention, but this is not what he wanted the focus of his film to be. He used cinematic elements and editing to show a different meaning behind his images. Renoir makes the audience question if the rabbit symbolizes Andre and if the aristocrats have any ethics. This topic of ethics is still relevant today since many people argue there have been unnecessary deaths based on race. People can take advantage of their race the same way Robert took advantage of his power to cover up a murder.

Short Answer Rubric

Short Answer Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

Writer presents an engaging introduction to a concept from class which addresses the prompt

3 pts

Writer presents an engaging introduction to the topic and presents a theme discussed in class.

Advanced

2 pts

Writer presents a better than average introduction to the topic and presents a theme discussed in class.

Proficient

1 pts

Writer does not present an introduction to the topic and presents a vague theme from class.

Developing

0 pts

Not yet meeting expectations. No substantial attempt made to address the assignment.

Emerging

3 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguage Proficiency: Style

Addresses college-level style issues. Does the writer vary the sentence structure, using simple and complex sentences? Does the writer use transitional phrases for coherence between and among ideas? Does the writer avoid an over use of the passive voice?

3 pts

Writer shows proficiency in the use of transitions and sentence variety. Word choice shows exactness and higher level language skills.

Advanced

2 pts

Writer shows proficiency in the use of transitions and sentence variety. Word choice shows exactness and higher level language skills. By reducing the use of such style issues as the passive voice or wordiness, writer could produce first-rate essay.

Proficient

1 pts

Writer shows some proficiency with style. Some use of transitions and sentence variety. More use of complex sentence structure needed. Word choice is acceptable though not at a high level. An over reliance of the passive voice undermines the writer’s voice. Writer needs to work on these areas to produce a better outcome.

Developing

0 pts

Not yet meeting expectations, writer has noticeable style problems. Few, if any, transitions used between sentences which creates a lack of coherence between ideas. Both a lack of sentence variety and poor word choice do not meet college level writing. An over reliance of the passive voice undermines the writer’s voice. This score may also reflect the writer’s lack of content which makes it difficult to judge the writing level of the student. In either case, the writer must seek help drafting the semester essay.

Emerging

3 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguage Proficiency: grammar and mechanics

These are issues which involve major and minor sentence errors such as pronoun reference, mixed construction, fused sentence and agreement. Minor errors such as misplaced modifiers are not fatal to the writer’s presentation of ideas.

3 pts

Writer’s work shows no signs of significant or repeated grammar problems

Advanced

2 pts

Writer’s work shows some signs of grammar errors though only one major grammar problem repeated itself

Proficient

1 pts

Writer has a number of grammar problems. Some are major sentences which interfere with the writer’s message or argument. Some repeat themselves. To produce high quality work, writer will need to seek help.

Developing

0 pts

Not yet meeting expectations, writer has a number of grammar problems. Writer needs to spend more time drafting, for major grammar errors repeating themselves; consequently, writer’s work appears sloppy. To produce high quality work, writer will need to seek help.

Emerging

3 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopment

this criteria address how well the writer addressed the assignment. Writer’s synthesis of idea describing both the context and subtext of the quotes. Addresses the writer’s use of examples and illustrations to support assertions about the context and subtext of the quote and makes relevant connections between our time and the period in which the quote was written