Y11 MYP Film Elective Criterion A Task 1

Film Noir
Name _______________________ Date Due ________________________

Task Description You are to write a critical analysis essay on ONE of the following titles: a) b) c) d) The history and evolution of Film Noir; An indepth study of a Film Noir luminary’s work; Film Noir and culture today; Film Noir and Hong Kong cinema.

This task requires you to individually prepare and present a 1000-word essay.
Criterion A : Knowledge and Understanding (Maximum 8) Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the concepts studied in class. Assessment will be based on how well their essay demonstrates:

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Understanding of the themes and characteristics of Film Noir; Understanding of the role film plays in history, culture and society ; Understanding of the importance of editing in Film Noir; Use subject specific terminology
LOA 0 1-2 Task Specific Descriptor The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below

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Shows limited understanding of the themes and characteristics of Film Noir; Shows limited understanding of the role film plays in history, culture and society ; Shows limited understanding of the importance of editing in Film Noir; Shows limited use subject specific terminology Student only analyzes one or two of points above in a perfunctory manner Shows some understanding of the themes and characteristics of Film Noir; Shows some understanding of the role film plays in history, culture and society ; Shows some understanding of the importance of editing in Film Noir; Shows some use subject specific terminology Student shows some general knowledge but analysis is incomplete or misses the point Shows good understanding of the themes and characteristics of Film Noir; Shows good understanding of the role film plays in history, culture and society ; Shows good understanding of the importance of editing in Film Noir; Shows good use subject specific terminology Student shows a good understanding of all points above; Analysis is good in obvious situations Shows excellent understanding of the themes and characteristics of Film Noir; Shows excellent understanding of the role film plays in history, culture and society ; Shows excellent understanding of the importance of editing in Film Noir; Shows excellent use subject specific terminology

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Student shows a deep and consistent understanding of all points above; Analysis is consistently thorough, detailed and thoughtful. Teacher Grade & Comments:

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