Read this definition of noir. After watching the movie Collateral, do two things in this blog:
- Explain how Collateral fits/does not fit the Noir Category
- Explain, in paragraph form, what makes this movie work (it's the start of being a critic) by doing the following:
Summary of the Plot -- What one word describes the plot (that should be your
Filming Techniques (lighting, camera angles)
Emotional Impact (mood/tone)
Crisis (what keeps the plot moving)
Theme (lessons the movie teaches)
Opinion (who* would you recommend watch this movie)
Movies are made to tell a story. The point of a critic (which you will be over the next few weeks) is to place that story in the right category. Who can gain from this movie; what does it lend. This more than stating your opinion (mostly, opinions don't work for everyone, but suggestions do).
* Notice this does not say "Should people watch this . . ."