A condensed, focused summary: Give the main facts. Outline the main
importantly, make sure the specific "historical" element is clearly
- Relevance: Robert Burgoyne reminds us that the most important
historical films attempt to come to grips with the past, concern issues
that still trouble us in the present, are about events that still have
meaning for us in the present. Communicate that relevance.
- Audience: Keep our general audience of high school and college teachers and students in mind, of course. But, specifically, write for people unfamiliar with the film. Perhaps especially think of helping high school and college students "shopping" for a film to view or to work on.
- Style: Communicate basic information, but write in lively fashion. Make the film sound interesting, something people will want to see, and thus your work on it will seem all that more valuable.
- Length: usually a longish paragraph -- say, 200-300 words.