This includes viewing the movies and/or television shows at least twice (you can easily miss things in the first showing). Take notes as you see these productions. Use secondary sources too. For most of the films, you will view there is much material noting their connections to India.
How do you get an “A”? Demonstrate that you know the subjects. For example,
if you choose the Wizard of Oz essay read one or two background texts on Buddhism and on the author of the Wizard, Frank Baum.
Note significant things in the film: why is Kansas black and white and Oz in color?
How is it that evil is destroyed? What is it that the four main characters want and why?
What does this desire say about them? (these are just some hints). You will be surprised to see how different the movie is from the book.
I grade the essays according to the insight you demonstrate. How logical and connected is your argument?
Do you persuade me that the connection you’re noting between the film and India is valid?
How insightful are your observations on the film?
Do you show a knowledge of the film and the subject?