Viewing a Movie or Film: Some Questions

Another guide on how to watch a movie is here


1. Like any text, there are conventions and codes implicit in films. Some of these are brought to light by contrast with other forms of communication. How is the film you are viewing different from:

2. What are the narrative conventions that this movie holds to? That is, how is the story told?

3. What are the historical precedents for this movie or film?

4. Space

5. Claims to reality

6. Tropes

7. Technical matters