Movies

[SOLVED] Nightmares of the American Dream

Assignment: For our final project this semester, we will create an extended argument incorporating appropriate source materials in a formal collegiate format. This type of writing is what will be expected of you in your writing assignments in most other undergraduate classes: not only are you expected to be able to understand facts found in outside source materials, but you are expected to discuss what those facts mean and use them to support your own claims: you create an argument with a thesis statement for any college-level research paper. You are to generate an essay that is both argumentative and expository in relation to a topic of your development and investigation in relation to a primary source. One key is to choose and develop a topic you are actually interested in writing about. In a nutshell, you must choose a text to analyze and write about—just as we’ve been doing all term—, but this time you get to select a film and use secondary sources to develop and support your argument. Length: 5 pages minimum; no more than 7 full pages (Works Cited page not included) Sources: Minimum three (3) separate secondary sources: ? No internet sources allowed (I want you to learn to use an academic library; database sources are obviously are okay) ? At least three (3) sources procured through our collegiate library resources: databases, the library catalogue, and Mobius. ? Generally, sources should be academic and scholarly in nature. Examples of scholarly sources include: o –scholarly/academic journals articles o –books o –major daily newspapers (Washington Post, L.A. Times, etc.) Primary Source Options (Select one film from this list for this project. All are available on Swank. You MUST choose from this list.): Jordan Peele, Get Out (2017) Practicality is paramount: Can you find source material? My advice is to begin with a topic that you are interested in learning more about, but you must quickly determine if you can locate research materials on your chosen topic. You must use a total of at least THREE secondary sources: Be sure to meet the essay guidelines concerning the number and kind of sources required; papers incorporating information from fewer than three acceptable sources are not meeting minimum assignment requirements. Remember: Do not to write a summary of your subject; rather, you are creating a researched argument. In other words, this is not the essay in which you should simply list your research; this is not an essay that summarizes the film; this is not an essay that tells the story of “the making of” a film; this is not an evaluation or a review. You can assume that your reader is generally familiar with the film but has not yet thought of it analytically. Remember: we want to gain an insight; this insight will form the basis of your thesis. 1. Use what you have learned about argumentation since the beginning of 101: • make an arguable observation about the text • make a claim as to how the text reflects upon our world; • organize topics that support the thesis • rely on strong and detailed evidence 2. Remember, too, that whenever you borrow information from an outside source—whether it is directly or indirectly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized—if the information is not general knowledge, then you must cite it fully in proper MLA format. 3. Again, keep the structure of your argument in mind: introduce your topic, make your claim (thesis), then build on your points in the body paragraphs; your research materials are to be used as supporting evidence for the ideas YOU have developed. 4. Most of this paper (two-thirds) should be your own thoughts, with the outside information (one-third) used to support your ideas. Participation on Proposal Discussion Board (20 points) Submit an initial post that that answers the following questions in paragraph form (5 to 7 sentences): What do you want to write on, and why? What are you interested in here? That is, what do you think you might learn from this research? Or, what question(s) do you seek to answer? What sort of research sources have you found to this point? Specifically identify at least two secondary sources (by title, author, and location of source) that you found through our library resources (i.e. the library catalogue, the library databases, or Mobius). You should address these questions in sentence and paragraph form: you are trying to clearly explain to us why you want to do this particular project and why is might be interesting. Give us a sense that you know what you are doing and that you want to do it. After your initial post, comment, offering constructive feedback, on two of your classmates’ proposals within the next couple of days. Working Bibliography (20 points) Submit a bibliography that follows MLA format. 5 sources minimum—you will need to find more sources than you end up using. Include the primary source. See the sample Works Cited and the MLA Citation Format PowerPoint. Include all secondary and primary sources. Annotated Bibliography (40 points) First, READ YOUR SOURCES; learning about your topic is absolutely essential: get started. Following each full MLA citation entry, write a one paragraph summary, evaluation, and assessment of five sources, providing samples of quotations and other information you plan to use in your essay OR provide an explanation of why the source will not be useful. 2 to 3 pages and 3 to 5 source entries. Basically, the annotated bibliography is a “normal” bibliography with writing on each entry; we will better define this assignment when we do our Annotation Workshop. Half-Draft and Remaining Outline (40 points) After READING YOUR SOURCES, compose the first three to five paragraphs of your paper (2 to 3 pages). At the very least, you should complete a working introduction (including your clearly identifiable thesis statement) as well as the first body paragraphs. Follow these paragraphs with an informal outline—a plan—for the remainder of the essay.

Nov 24th, 2021

Movies

[SOLVED] A River Runs Through It

Must have seen the Movie A River Runs Through it(1992)           A River Runs Through It           The famous film critic Roger Ebert gave this movie 5 stars and said, “Fly-fishing stands for    life in this movie. If you can learn to do it correctly, to read the river and the fish and yourself, and to do what needs to be done without one wasted motion, you will have attained some of the grace and economy needed to live a good life. If you can do it and understand that the river, the fish and the whole world are God’s gifts to use wisely, you will have gone the rest of the way.”    In an essay of approximately 2 pages and using this quote above, develop your own thesis as to how this quote applies to any one of the major characters. Try to use as much film terminology and information from the unit on the syllabus as possible. Explain how this quote applies to the character of Paul Mcclean throughout the movie. Use scenes in the movie as examples throughout the film. develop a good thesis statement using his character as an example Use the terms attached in the syllabus when writing this paper I           *Remember that names of films are in italics!

Nov 20th, 2021

Movies

[SOLVED] Finding Joe and the Hero’s Journey

Due Date: January 7 Format: MLA Length: 750-1000 words Finding Joe and the Hero’s Journey: After watching the documentary Finding Joe, explore the hero’s journey pattern of any fictional character (from literature, film, or television) using at least three phases (or sub-phases) from Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey story arc to describe your chosen hero’s progression.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0

Nov 18th, 2021

Movies

[SOLVED] An Ideal Husband

1. Compare Sir Robert Chiltern and Lord Windermere in terms of their “idealness” as a husband. Who is the “ideal husband” of this play’s title? Is it Sir Robert Chiltern, or could it be referring to Lord Goring, who is engaged to be married by the end of the play, or a distant unreachable ideal? Why do you think Wilde chooses to leave this ambiguity?2. How are women portrayed in this play? Give specific events as examples of their fulfilment of stereotype as well as how they demonstrate the fallacy of these assumptions. What status does this text promote for women?3. There is a fair amount of discussion regarding ambition in this play. What does Wilde seem to be telling us about ambition? Does the play lead us to approve of it, or is it shown to be inherently bad? Consider Lord Goring’s comments in particular.4. What commentary do you think author Oscar Wilde is making about secrecy and ideals?

Nov 18th, 2021

Movies

[SOLUTION] A River Runs Through It

Must have seen the Movie A River Runs Through it(1992)           A River Runs Through It           The famous film critic Roger Ebert gave this movie 5 stars and said, “Fly-fishing stands for    life in this movie. If you can learn to do it correctly, to read the river and the fish and yourself, and to do what needs to be done without one wasted motion, you will have attained some of the grace and economy needed to live a good life. If you can do it and understand that the river, the fish and the whole world are God’s gifts to use wisely, you will have gone the rest of the way.”    In an essay of approximately 2 pages and using this quote above, develop your own thesis as to how this quote applies to any one of the major characters. Try to use as much film terminology and information from the unit on the syllabus as possible. Explain how this quote applies to the character of Paul Mcclean throughout the movie. Use scenes in the movie as examples throughout the film. develop a good thesis statement using his character as an example Use the terms attached in the syllabus when writing this paper I           *Remember that names of films are in italics!

Oct 18th, 2021

Movies

[SOLUTION] An Ideal Husband

1. Compare Sir Robert Chiltern and Lord Windermere in terms of their “idealness” as a husband. Who is the “ideal husband” of this play’s title? Is it Sir Robert Chiltern, or could it be referring to Lord Goring, who is engaged to be married by the end of the play, or a distant unreachable ideal? Why do you think Wilde chooses to leave this ambiguity?2. How are women portrayed in this play? Give specific events as examples of their fulfilment of stereotype as well as how they demonstrate the fallacy of these assumptions. What status does this text promote for women?3. There is a fair amount of discussion regarding ambition in this play. What does Wilde seem to be telling us about ambition? Does the play lead us to approve of it, or is it shown to be inherently bad? Consider Lord Goring’s comments in particular.4. What commentary do you think author Oscar Wilde is making about secrecy and ideals?

Oct 16th, 2021

Movies

[SOLUTION] Finding Joe and the Hero’s Journey

Due Date: January 7 Format: MLA Length: 750-1000 words Finding Joe and the Hero’s Journey: After watching the documentary Finding Joe, explore the hero’s journey pattern of any fictional character (from literature, film, or television) using at least three phases (or sub-phases) from Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey story arc to describe your chosen hero’s progression.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0

Oct 16th, 2021

Movies

[ORDER SOLUTION] Business in Movies

1. Please share your reactions to Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane in relation to the concepts of Individualism and Collectivism. 2. What is the effect of telling the story of Charles Foster Kane from so many different angles and perspectives? 3. What is the primary conflict in the narrative, or are there more than one? 4. Why is Charles Foster Kane conceived so differently compared to the protagonists in the earlier movies you watched? 5. What is the significance of viewing the protagonist as a unique individual motivated by his own set of personal desires and ambitions? 6. What aspects of melodrama can be seen in this film? 7. Where does your sympathy lie in the film, and why? 8. To the degree that the film is about self-fulfillment, how easy does it appear for that goal to be achieved? What is involved? What are the impediments?

Aug 25th, 2021

Movies

[ORDER SOLUTION] Short Movie Reviews

Video/Film Review CriteriaThe quality of your paper depends on the level of organization you implement. Never underestimate the importance of well-structured outline, regardless of the type of paper you have to write. Outlines help you focus on the subject and contribute to a logical flow.Here’s how to organize your video/film review:Introduction (title, release date, background information)Summary of the video/filmOpinion (supported with examples and facts from the video/film)Conclusion (announcing whether the filmmaker was successful in his/her purpose, re-state your evidence, explain how the video/film was helpful for providing a deeper understanding of a course topic) INCLUDE 3 THINGS YOU LEARNED OR “TOOK AWAY” FROM THE FILM(S)Video/Film Review ElementsThe title of the film/documentary– just because your headline features the name of the video/film it doesn’t mean you shoulskip mentioning it in the text. Always name the feature you’ve watched in the introductory paragraph. This may seem like a stupid thing to point out, but it’s one of the most common mistakes that students make.Summary– the whole point of the review is to summarize the video/film for people who haven’t watched it yet. To make this as effective as possible, always assume that your professor hasn’t seen it either (as mentioned above). Why is this important? You won’t leave out some important details thinking he/she watched it already so they won’t bother. As a reviewer, your job is to explain what happened in the video/film and express whether the filmmaker failed or succeeded. Again, saying you liked or disliked it isn’t a viable comment. Your opinion has to be supported by specific reasons and examples from the feature itselfSignificance to the class– How does the content of the video/film fit into your course topic? Including 3 things you learned while viewing.Checklist / Outline for a Good Video/Film ReviewIntroduction (title, topic, release date, background information)Accuracy of depictionUse of sources in the filmYour opinionConclusionDid I include 3 things that I learned?Mistakes to AvoidNot focusing on the video/film – strive to avoid writing about unnecessary details or introducing irrelevant information Inserting yourself – you’re the one who’s writing the review. The paper reflects your understanding and opinion of the video/film you’ve seen and there is no need to write in first person all the time: I noticed this…, I saw that…, I liked this…, I disliked that…, Giving out your opinion without mentioning any reason why you think that wayTalking about irrelevanciesWriting a review without a structureWriting generalities such as great acting, cool effects, a good video, it was bad,…  Writing a review without substance or analysis of the video/film** Assignment adapt from: https://edusson.com/blog/how-to-write-movie-review (Links to an external site.)

Aug 23rd, 2021

Movies

[ORDER SOLUTION] If Beale Street Could Talk

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with and expands upon your chosen genre. Consider using the Ashford Writing Center Thesis Generator (Links to an external site.) to help develop your thesis. Review the Week 2 sample paper, which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition. In your paper, Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 3 of the text as a reference, describe the conventions and attributes of the genre you have selected which is the DRAMA. Identify the feature-length film, “If Beale Street Could Talk” in which fits the selected genre and briefly summarize the movie. As you develop this summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot and be sure to highlight specific genre elements. Interpret at least two genre conventions exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help classify it in the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific example of each convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component). Provide an example of a third convention from your chosen feature-length film and explain how this convention expands the boundaries of the specified genre. The Genre and Genre Theory paper Must be 900 to 1200 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted

Aug 22nd, 2021

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