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How to Analyse Movies #8: Putting It Into Practice

To help you apply the knowledge of the "How To Analyze Movies" series, we made you a handy tool! This is our movie analysis Beat Sheet.

How to Analyse Movies #8: Putting It Into Practice - Donnie Darko

This is the final chapter to the How To Analyse Movies series. Here’s an overview of all chapters:

You’re probably left with the question: how the hell do I put all this information into practice? I realise it’s a lot to digest and when I was analysing film for my dissertation, I created a little “beat sheet” for myself.

Copy the following list of questions for whichever movie you want to analyse, to help keep you on track and to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed during watching. Most of this list should be answered while watching the movie. When you’re done, go back and check your answers to see if you missed anything.

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Manon is the founder and Editor in Chief of Film Inquiry. Originally a Dutchie, and having lived in Australia for 4 years, she now lives in Houston, TX. She has a Master's degree in Global Criminology, and is a screenwriter. Lives vicariously through film.

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