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Film Studies

Instructor
Bret Polish
Term
2016-2017 School Year
Department
Independent Study
Description

Welcome to Film Studies with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Thursday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is bpolish@champscharter.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.  

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History of Film Semester 2 Essay Final

What can we learn from watching old films?   Using examples from at least six of the films we have seen this semester write a five-paragraph essay explaining what old films can offer us today.  Be sure to cite no less than six examples from the class to support your analysis. 

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/pans-labyrinth-2006) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Pan's Labyrinth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJpIktx42k) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Ed Gonzalez's review (http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/hard-boiled) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Hard-Boiled was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-do-the-right-thing-1989) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Do the Right Thing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVQHkq3Tk7E) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-el-norte-1983) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not El Norte (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DDO308) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-blade-runner-the-final-cut-1982) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Blade Runner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyz9bnKITY) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-annie-hall-1977) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Annie Hall (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b3TFR_7gDo) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-taxi-driver-1976) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Taxi Driver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCtgtUFMJCg) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-godfather-1972) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Godfather (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdQi6Ebjm8c) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-chinatown-1974) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Chinatown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20FfiP7g4tU) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-1968) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZjyfOwyue8) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-graduate-1967) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Graduate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1eZjGhN8oo) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bonnie-and-clyde-1967) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Bonnie and Clyde (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4WH6DICXUM) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-8-12--eight-and-a-half-1963) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not 8 1/2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coIAjD-RxUw) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-dr-strangelove-1964) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Dr. Strangelove:  Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=her67M_clPc) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-manchurian-candidate-1962) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Manchurian Candidate (http://www.hulu.com/watch/1000349) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-victim-1961) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Victim (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rVGmhWK24c) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-psycho-1960) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Psycho (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GF_A6K9TwI) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-400-blows-1959) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The 400 Blows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjUhgtn_-U) was a great movie.

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History of Film Essay Final

Are old films worth watching?  Using examples from the films we have seen this semester write a five-paragraph essay explaining whether or not old films have any value.  Be sure to cite no less than six examples from the class to support your analysis. 

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Invasion of the Body Snatchers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n541A3Q7xFw).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Singin in the Rain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYQfaNMTsi0).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Sunset Boulevard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRObt8mE3kY).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Seven Samurai (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI2vfWsQKww).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Diabolique (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BijV29_1eAA).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Bicycle Thieves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LpQ-mqNsbM).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to It's a Wonderful Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jrzugs9a3w).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Casablanca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KGOB1WIjRs).  Was this a great movie?  Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Citizen Kane

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2LTo4SIsZE).    Was this a great movie? Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to Modern Times

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Write a 10 sentence journal entry on your reactions to I Was Born But 

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDy4RsxDuy4).    Was this a great movie? Why/why not?

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Write a 10 sentence paragraph about the films we saw in class today by next Thursday.  Were A Trip to the Moon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FrdVdKlxUk )
and Sherlock Jr. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlJmtedcnp4 )
great films?  Why/why not?