As Jacques Aumont and Michel Marie propose in Analysis of Film, there is no correct, universal way to write film analysis.
Semiotic analysis is the analysis of meaning behind signs and symbols, typically involving metaphors, analogies, and symbolism.
They are used liberally in both literature and film, and finding them uses a similar process.
Ask yourself: Narrative structure analysis is the analysis of the story elements, including plot structure, character motivations, and theme.
For example, Frozen is often linked to the LGBTQ social movement.
You might agree or disagree with this interpretation, and, using evidence from the film, support your argument.
If these terms are new to you, don’t worry—they’ll be explained in the next section.
Analyzing film, like analyzing literature (fiction texts, etc.), is a form of rhetorical analysis—critically analyzing and evaluating discourse, including words, phrases, and images.
This doesn’t necessarily need to be something dramatic; think about how you extrapolate information from the smallest signs in your day to day life.
For instance, what characteristics can tell you about someone’s personality?