Directions: Write a multiple paragraph essay in which you directly address the issue. Use examples from the film and specific reference to secondary sources for support.

Topic: What traits of film noir does director Christopher Nolan use to present the theme of his film ‘Memento’? Be sure to note specific scenes and filming techniques (such as lighting, camera angles, score) to illustrate key points.

The paper will have a thorough introduction that provides a set up for the analysis, a clear thesis that addresses the essay topic, a strong use of specific examples/quotes throughout the body, a direct use of secondary sources for support, clear and distinct body points, a sound theme that provides a backbone to the analysis, well-structured individual paragraphs, a smooth recap at the end, with minimal writing/formatting errors.