Hey Stephen :DYour first review - and a Scribd one at that! Great - just a few nitpicks; you're missing your illustration list, and your quotes, while illuminative of your argument (The Fly as narrative about devotion), all come from within the film - which can be useful, but consider too the use of quotes from other reviews and articles and essays etc., which might help you reframe and re-approach your ideas. Read around the films BEFORE you watch them - for a sense of context - and definitely before you commit your review to paper. It will just enrich your commentary no end. Remember too, the course is going to ask you more and more to drill into the ways narratives are built and meanings communicated, so get used to 'unpacking' the films, both in terms of theme and their design and narrative structure. I look forward to your views on the remake!
Hi Steven! Really interesting read especially your idea on the theme of devotion and dedication. I couldn't help picking up what you write about Helene having three tasks in order to support Andre. Could you maybe link in the idea of Helene in a patriarchal society impacting on her behaviour and how the metamorphosis of the film is portrayed?Also, like Phil said it may well be useful to find quotes from other sources like reviews, not only do they help make your review flow but they can also help pull those annoying ideas that like to sucker themselves inside your head and refuse to come out easier to defeat. You don't necessarily have to agree with what the reviewer is saying; you may think the complete opposite...but wouldn't this make a nice way to argue your point? :)