Did the movie accurately portray the historical figures and events?

Historical Film Paper: The Majestic I. Introduction Name of Film Time Period Is it based on a true story or a work of fiction based on the historical time period? When was the film released? Minutes of the film II. Summary of Film (1 paragraph) Main Characters Conflict Ending III. Historical Accuracy of Film (Refer … Read More

What influences to society, culture

Book / Movie Review Watch “The Invention of Motion Pictures” on Kanopy.  Then, in 500-700 words, reflect upon the connections you saw in this lecture to the film industry today. Go deeper than “they had special effects, we have special effects.” What influences to society, culture, etc. similar to what is discussed in the film … Read More

What scene in the film made the strongest impression on you?

Book / Movie Review See the film Shattered Glass (Lionsgate, 2004). You should be able to find the film online on Youtube Movies (free with ads), Amazon (often free with ads if you are an Amazon Prime member, otherwise $4), or on DVD.   Important: You must include a screenshot of the movie and indicate the … Read More

A brief synopsis of the plot and its cultural context.    

Question An extra credit assignment on the movie Kingdom of Heaven (2005), starring Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom, is worth 4 points. In your two-page, typed, double-spaced essay please include the following: 1. A brief synopsis of the plot and its cultural context. 2. An analysis of perspective, e.g. does the director reveal any cultural … Read More

Arrival is based on Ted Chaing’s 1998 novel Story of Your Life.

Essay Arrival is based on Ted Chaing’s 1998 novel Story of Your Life. How might the title (Story of Your Life) help you understand the film? Copy and paste two screenshots that help demonstrate the “Kuleshov Effect.” How does the sequencing (montage) of these screenshots clue you into the character’s emotions, thoughts, intentions, etc.? Copy … Read More

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