Wednesday, December 19, 2012

End-of-semester assignment

As I said, you're to write a paper of at least two pages on the film of your choice (a choice you'll confirm with me) and prepare to give a talk about at most ten minutes (three minutes of that can be a movie clip, showing us a scene that's indicative of what you like or is distinctive about the movie). I expect the talk to largely contain the contents of the paper, though you might need to shorten it somewhat for the presentation. We'll have these presentations over the final two or three days of the class. Prior to that, we'll watch The Station Agent, and I'll give you an example of what I'm after.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Writing Assignment: The Shining

This should be 1-2 pages, double-spaced, of reaction to the film. (NOT less than a page.)

To consider:

Had you seen the movie previously? If so, has your reaction changed and in what ways?

What were your initial reactions to the film? What parts did you find particularly disturbing, scary, interesting, or what-have-you? What films might you compare it to, either favorably or unfavorably?

What did you think of our discussion of the movie?

What outstanding questions do you have about the film?

That's due on Monday, Dec. 17.