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Dr David Garland

Discuss how Spike Lee approaches genre

    This essay explores the methods in which Spike Lee approaches genre, with reference to two of his films, Do the Right Thing (1989) and BlacKkKlansman (2018).

    Discuss in the context of ‘auteurism’ the use of editing and/or sound in American Graffiti (1973)

      Auteur theory typically refers to a director who is known as the “primary source of the film’s formal, stylistic, and thematic qualities” (Thompson & Bordwell, 1994, p. 720), and whilst the original meaning was focused on directors, it can be applied to other roles within the creation of a film. This essay explores the auteur relationship between George Lucas and his 1973 film American Graffiti.