Movie Critique

There are many wonderful films to view that chronicle historical events.   Hollywood has a strong “history” in producing them.   Recently, there was the film about Harriet Tubman.   This genre of film is issued on a regular basis.  Here is an opportunity to view a film and write a critique.

Actions   Please follow the simple guidelines.    Your paper is due 9/20.

The paper is an ESSAY.   You will provide an introduction, a body and a conclusion.    DO NOT respond in separate prompts.  I want an essay.   You will tell a story and you will use the prompts to explain the movie and your thoughts about it.   You briefly retell the story.   You examine its historical accuracy citing at least one source.   Simply state your source that you consulted.   How would you improve the movie; this is your conclusion and shall be thorough.

I want you to look at films that start with the post Civil War through the present.   Some ideas:  Milk, Kill the Messenger, Ishi, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Erin Brockovich, Come See the Paradise,  The Grapes of Wrath, Zoot Suit, Cesar Chavez, Fruitvale Station … there is a long list.   If you have a question, just let me know.

Movie Critique

The media shapes the culture of the nation.  There is much to suspect in this consumer and pleasure seeking culture.  Nevertheless, we can find redeeming qualities by just exercising some caution and discernment.  Hollywood has and continues to produce some outstanding films.  In this assignment you are going to look for and find some examples of films worth watching.  You will enjoy and learn from the experience.  Your assignment is to watch a movie that is based upon some historical event.  Watch, evaluate and critique the film.  Here are the guidelines:

1. Discuss by describing what the story is about and critique it: story, plot, characters, etc.
2. Evaluate the accuracy based upon your readings, lectures or other sources.  Cite in the body of paper
3. How would you improve the story?  It cannot be perfect!

This is a 25-point assignment that is typewritten and double-spaced.   The paper is due per the calendar and I will not accept late papers.  The movie you select covers the time frame of the course.  If you are not clear about the movies available, please ask for assistance.