o What is the explicit idea that the film is raising about its represented situation? Is the filmmaker attempting to work through a particular formal problem or preoccupation? § Or, what implied ethical, aesthetic, metaphysical, or ideological idea is the film considering? o What is the films basic pattern of coherence? How is it reinforced by stylistic features? o Do any of these features function as significant stabilizing repetitions? Do these stylistic elements augment each other? If so, how and to what end? Are any recurring elements taking on new complexity as they evolve? How and why? o Is there any tension/contradiction between the different stylistic elements employed?