Here is a handout on thesis statements for film essays:
Here are basic details for Essay 1:
Essay 1 (750 words): Write a comparison of Washington Irving’s story and the two adaptations that we have seen by Shelley Duval and Tim Burton. Central questions that you need to answer: why were changes made between the textual and film versions? Do the films capture the style and themes of the story? Are they radical or literal translations?
Length: approximately three pages, 12 point font, normal MLA margins.