I need help with APA style citations. What do I do if I want to use a quotation from a source that the author took from a different source?
This is an indirect quotation, a quote from one source discussed in a secondary source. In the references, you need only cite the source where you found the quote; however, in the text itself, it would be best to address the author of the primary source as cited in the secondary source. Example: A student wants to use a quote written by John Doe, which was found in an article written by Bob Smith. The reference list would be of Bob Smith's article, and the in-text citation could be written as follows: John Doe (as cited in Smith, 2016) writes, "insert quote here."
Can you explain what French New Wave is and why it is important in the context of film history?
French New Wave was an influential cinematic style used to characterize a specific group of films and filmmakers in France during the 1950s and 1960s, the most notable of which including Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, and Francois Truffaut. It influenced modern cinema through its innovation in story-telling, from low-budget documentary style approach to cinematography; to its use of long takes and disjointed editing; to its radical implementation of fourth wall breaks and existential character development. French New Wave's innovation created a new standard of filmmaking that influences modern films to this day.
How does one go about creating a persuasive argument in a paper?
Given that we have a decided topic and position with which to pose an argument, it's first crucial to understand the audience of your argument. Arguments are formed when two parties disagree on a particular subject of interest; thus, successful persuasion comes from a writer who provides thorough argument for his/her position(s), while anticipating rebuttals from the opposing argument, and countering them. All of this must be done concisely and clearly.