(Ch. 1& 2) Story Matters: Films for Consideration

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To explore why story is important and why it matters, I encourage you to visit (or revisit) any of the following WGA or Oscar-winning/nominated films. Each of these won (or received a nomination) from the WGA the Academy Award for screenplay (some original and some adapted). As you watch the film, explore this question: Based on what you’ve learned so far about “story” – Why is this film worthy of an Oscar win for story? If you feel differently, ask yourself why?

For your first evaluation this semester – you may select one of these films or one from “Hollywood and History.” 

The rubric and expectations are located here. 

 

 

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40+ Years of Film Story

2018 -Greenbook, A Quiet Place, Vice

2017 – Get Out

2016 – Manchester by the Sea

2015 – The Big Short

2014 – The Imitation Game

2013 – 12 Years a Slave

2012 -Argo

2011 – Midnight in Paris

2010 – The Social Network

2006  – Little Miss Sunshine

2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2001 – A Beautiful Mind

2000 – Almost Famous

1998 – Shakespeare in Love

1998 – Gods and Monsters

1997 – Good Will Hunting

1997 – L.A. Confidential

1996 – Fargo

1996 – Sling Blade

1995 – The Usual Suspects

1994 -Pulp Fiction

1994 – Forrest Gump

1993 – Schindler’s List

1991 – Thelma & Louise

1991 – The Silence of the Lambs

1990 – Dances with Wolves

1990 -Ghost

1989 – Dead Poets Society

1989 – Driving Miss Daisy

1988 – Rain Man

1986 – Hannah and Her Sisters

1985 – Witness

1984 – Places in the Heart

1983 – Tender Mercies

1982 -Gandhi

1981 -Chariots of Fire

1980 – Melvin and Howard

1979 -Breaking Away

1978 – Coming Home

1977 – Annie Hall

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