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FRN 279: French Cinema and Culture

This guide pulls together a variety of resources that will be useful to you as you complete your research in CNX 278. Should you have any questions about your research, evaluating sources, citing sources, etc. don't hesitate to contact me.

Researching Film Context

When talking/writing about film, target what is relevant to your topic.

Tips for narrowing down research topics:

  • Think about the time period represented in the film or when the film was made. What was going on at the time that may be alluded to or may have influenced the film?
  • Think about how, why, and for whom the film was produced.
  • Think about how the film was received socially and politically.
  • Think about the characters. Are gender stereotypes present? Is a particular character or a character's actions a metaphor or symbolic of something?



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