For those students studying cinema or arts, it is not uncommon that your lecture asks you to explore some elements of a certain movie or film as part of the assignments. In some cases, one may be asked to explore certain types of films or even the films that have been produced and directed by a certain popular producers and directors.
For instance, a student may be asked to write about avant garde explore materially as well as aspects of cinematic apparatus. When given a movie assignment, a good point to start would be to give a short summary of the story, or some sort of a plot overview.
In some situations, like for the one mentioned above, it could be useful to explain just what some of the words in the title of the essay imply. This is done so as to enable an individual who has no idea of what the essay is going to be about to at least understand the basis and what the essay shall explore. In the case of an assignment, writing a plot of a film or exploring the title could earn one extra marks because by doing so,
One gets to impress the lecturer by illustrating to him that he fully understands what he is being asked. In the case above one could write that avant-garde is a term of French origin that is used in English to describe works or people that are innovative and experimental particularly in the fields of politics, art and culture that simply represents the pushing of boundaries beyond what is considered normal.