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A critical analysis of how Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee influenced low budget action films made during the 1980s

Details of task: Produce a research essay or case study of a particular aspect of Australian film and television (a film, series of films, television series, policy issue, institution, etc.) based on the research question designed in assignment 2. This essay should explore, discuss and critically engage with the semester’s lecture topics, unit readings, and screening material, with the additional requirement that you demonstrate what you can do with these issues in relating them to a specific case. Your essay must demonstrate original research as well as an engagement and connection to unit material. Your essay should demonstrate an ability to engage with both primary and secondary research materials in support of your argument. More details will be provided in seminars.Release dates: N/AWord limit: 2500Value: 40%Presentation requirements: Essays should comply with the usual presentation requirements for academic work: see School of Media, Film and Journalism essay presentation guideEstimated return date: Week 11Hurdle requirements for assessment item: Not ApplicableIndividual assessment in group tasks: Not ApplicableCriteria for marking: The following requirements constitute a set of criteria taken into consideration in arriving at a final essay grade:- Research problem (essay proposition): design and rationale. The identification of clear research objectives and the development of an appropriate research design to address these objectives;- Quality of argument: Demonstration of an ability to formulate, develop and present a clearly defined and logical argumentsupported by screening and reading materials, and own study where relevant.- Use of relevant screening and reading materials. Demonstration of an ability to review and assess relevant films and readings and to use these as the basis of an analytical framework;- Use of appropriate source materials including the primary film and reading sources. Proficiency in selecting and locating relevant source materials/data and their appropriateness to the research objectives;- Methodology. Understanding and justification of the use of appropriate methods and techniques;- General presentation. Clear presentation and organisation of material without grammatical and other errors;- Assessment of the essay as a whole. Evidence of coherent, central argument- Correct attribution of resources through citations and bibliographic referencing. Adherence to MLA referencing systemReferencing requirements: Standard academic referencing is required for all sources consulted: see MLA Style Guide To build your skills in citing and referencing, and using different referencing styles, see the online tutorial Academic Integrity: Demystifying Citing and Referencing at http://www.lib.monash.edu/tutorials/citing/To build your skills in citing and referencing, and using different referencing styles, see the online tutorial Academic Integrity: Demystifying Citing and Referencing at http://www.lib.monash.edu/tutorials/citing/Additional information: Further information on this task will be provided during seminars