Question by Mina: Help with thesis statement for film paper on Little Miss Sunshine?
So – I have a paper due for my film class, and I’m having a really difficult time narrowing down my thesis statement. We’re supposed to analyze at least two aspects of formal style (cinematography, editing, setting, sound, etc) and back up our analysis with three scenes from the movie.
I have a basic idea of what I want to write about, and I know which scenes I’m going to use, however, I’m having a really hard time developing a thesis statement –
So far I have this:
The contrast between the darker moments in the plot of Little Miss Sunshine and the use of bright lighting and primary colors in the mise en scene as well as the realistic effect created by the framing and camerawork creates a sense of irony and prevents the plot from becoming too dark, while furthering the film’s ultimate message of hope and family.
But I’m kind of unsure as to whether I should talk about the whole color aspect, or (argh I’m running out of space… this will be continued)
Anyway – I’m kind of unsure as to whether I should narrow my thesis down and just talk about how the sound and cinematography give the film a realistic, documentary like quality, or if I should analyze the use of color as well as either sound or the cinematography – and if I analyze the use of color (which I think that I should, considering how huge a role it plays in Little Miss Sunshine), should I analyze the cinematography or the sound as a second aspect? The problem with doing that is that the cinematography and sound kind of go together, and its hard to seperate them, but it’s a narrow topic and if I talk about both as well as color, it’s too broad… so yeah I’m having problems deciding…
This is for a university level class, btw.
Thanks so much for any help!
Answer by ♥icantwaitillsummer♥
i really dont no….sorry 🙁
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