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Film Appreciation

Instructor
Bret Polish
Term
2017-2018 School Year
Department
Independent Study
Description
Welcome to Film Appreciation with Mr. Polish! Your class will meet every every Wednesday from 11 am - 1 pm. 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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Students need to read Seongyong Cho's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/far-flung-correspondents/a-south-korean-zodiac) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Memories of Murder (https://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Memories-of-Murder/70035995) was a great movie.

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Film Appreciation Essay (Second Semester Final)

How have old films influenced the films of today? Using examples from the films we have seen this semester write a five-paragraph essay explaining how the films you have seen in this class have influenced today’s films. 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 (https://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.

Past Assignments

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/memento-2001) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Memento (https://www.netflix.com/title/60020435) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/amores-perros-2001) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Amores Perros (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3F8TwPbwcY) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/city-of-god-2003) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not City of God (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/city-of-god-2003) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-schindlers-list-1993) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Schindler's List (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEY0dQAF4k4) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-grave-of-the-fireflies-1988) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Graveyard of the Fireflies (https://www.vudu.com/movies/#!overview/13168/Grave-of-the-Fireflies) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-raging-bull-1980) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Raging Bull (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tETBw4dNg) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-network-1976) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Network (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzr4BaNU-A) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-conversation-1974) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Conversation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOM73aguxMA) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-dont-look-now-1974) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Don't Look Now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zhWEjW2qc) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-battle-of-algiers-1967) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Battle of Algiers (https://lapl.kanopystreaming.com/video/battle-algiers-0) was a great movie.

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

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://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=s2xUteY_emM&t=2264s) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-jules-and-jim-1961) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Jules and Jim (https://lapl.kanopystreaming.com/video/jules-and-jim) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-the-seventh-seal-1957) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Seventh Seal (https://lapl.kanopystreaming.com/video/seventh-seal) was a great movie.

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Students need to read Roger Ebert's review (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-rear-window-1954) and write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Rear Window (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cej4mcm2cAU) was a great movie.

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Mr. Polish will be showing several R-rated films in Film Appreciation this semester.   Students need permission from a parent/guardian to see these films.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Seven Samurai (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI2vfWsQKww) was a great movie.

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Film Appreciation 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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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not La Strada (https://lapl.kanopystreaming.com/video/la-strada) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The Third Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28QoPxa-vE) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Macario (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQiyQacK4oA) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Le Corbeau (https://iomovies.net/movie/le-corbeau-ovaVRQNK) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Notorious (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXM7dC9PoQ) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Mon_wODYc) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Rules of the Game (https://lapl.kanopystreaming.com/video/rules-game-1) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Night at the Opera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Ab97r1xu0) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not King Kong (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu6CQ9P0_Ns) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3rWLm_PAbc&t=211s) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not The General (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2X58JcO9G4&t=12s) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Un Chien Andalou (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=054OIVlmjUM) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not City Lights (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkF1we_DeCQ) was a great movie.

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Potemkin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TgWoSHUn8c) was a great movie.

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Write a paragraph about your favorite movie (at least 10 sentences).  Why is this your favorite movie?  What makes it a great movie?

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Students need to write a paragraph (10 sentences) explaining whether or not Haxan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59lNmbfDtA) was a great movie.