CH. 5 Writing Assignment (Due March 18)

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Due March 18 (11:59 pm) For this week’s writing assignment, you have three options (You only need to select one):

Option 1: “Great Acting” Based on all the engagements within this chapter, write an original post examining who you feel is a great acting talent. Your post should be titled: “A Film Talent Worth Honoring.” You must defend reasons why this person deserves to be recognized. After you examine the videos, interviews and readings from this chapter, you should be able to offer a strong defense of your choice. Remember, it has to be more than “I just like her/him;” you need to back it up. Your writing, in part, should be based on these topics explored within this chapter including: natural vs. non-natural acting, Evaluating Acting and Listening to the Actors, Tips from Actors, and the Interviews on the response page.

This post should be 400-600 words and should also be based on your personal viewing and critical analysis, research you’ve conducted, or a combination of those.

As always, post to your site with tags, photos, and links.

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Option 2: “Exploring Music”

Write film review (550-650 words) on a music-driven film (from this list).   Load onto your film journal blog & post the link here or email me. Use this rubric as your guide: musical-evaluation-rubric-2

SPECIAL NOTE: You must also address how music, sound and silence are used in your selected film. Find the examples here.

As always, post to your site with tags, photos, and links.

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Option 3: “Best Acting Ever Review”

You may also choose to review a film (550-650 words) from 20 Great Performances Every Actor Should Watch or from this list featuring some of Hollywood’s best ever acting talent (talent and films listed here).  Use this 600-word-evaluation-rubric-2 if you select an “Acting-driven” film.

As always, post to your site with tags, photos, and links.

 

** When you’ve completed the assignment, post your blog link here or email it to me.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jessica, Share some thoughts about Lana Parrilla as it relates to the following:
      Examples of vulnerability? Do you find that exists in her roles?
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Zach – Share some thoughts about Kevin James as it relates to the following (from the chapter):

      Examples of vulnerability? Do you find that exists in her roles?
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jackson – Thanks for your feedback and engaged examination of Brie. Share some thoughts about her as it relates to the following (from the chapter):

      Examples of vulnerability? Offer an example
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Rileah – Good exploration of the emotions of Cage. Share some thoughts about her as it relates to the following (from the chapter) and Nicholas Cage:

      Examples of vulnerability? Offer an example
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel Manning

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  1. sugarymango says:

    https://mangoreview.movie.blog/2019/03/18/music-driven-film-oh-brother-where-art-thou/
    ~Lucy Holland *Also I tried my hardest to make the word count but I went over*

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Peter– Leonardo DiCaprio has been around for quite a while, and is versatile as well. Share some thoughts about her as it relates to the following (from the chapter) and Leonardo DiCaprio :

      Examples of vulnerability? Offer an example
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Ethan Blake Powell – Perfect understanding and examples of :
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      What about “Examples of vulnerability?” Offer an example …

      Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Katherine Stone – Great dissection of Emily Blunt and her roles in QP and MPR. What are some examples of her “vulnerability” and her “surprising” you?

      Nice work on this one. Noel

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Josh, Good exploration of the “natural” approach to acting. You mentioned his “over the top” performances at times and how that felt real with the character. Do you think that those performances would venture into “non-naturalistic” based on the chapter explanation?
      Noel

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jahseim Merritt – Good call back to some of the quotes and comments from the chapter. But let’s get specific with some film scenes from Mr. Washington that speak to the following:

      Reactionary Acting – listening (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Is D. Washington more Realistic or Non-Realistic with his approach?

      What about “Examples of vulnerability?”

      Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Travis – Some really good thoughts and exploration of Tom Hardy (all the way back to BoB and Bronson). What are some scenic examples of :

      Reactionary Acting – listening (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Do you feel any of his roles fit into the Non-Natural Acting?

      What about “Examples of vulnerability?”

      Noel Manning

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  2. https://realizationsbehindthereel.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/a-film-talent-worth-honoring/
    Sorry, I had accidentally replied with my assignment link to (Ch. 5) How does a Film Critic Tell Good Acting from Bad Acting?
    -Nathanael Leclercq

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Nathanael Leclercq – You had a great understanding of Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting.

      Would you share some specific film examples where Will Smith offered:

      Vulnerability? Not in real life, but on screen in a performance.
      Reactionary Acting – listening (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)?
      You mentioned films, but examples in scenes would be beneficial.

      Thanks – Noel

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Yunique, Share some thoughts about Taraji as it relates to the following (as explored in Chapter 5):
      Examples of vulnerability? Do you find that exists in her roles?
      Natural vs. Non-Natural Acting
      Reactionary Acting (Tips from Actors and Michael Caine)

      Thanks – Noel

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  3. Gluna0303 says:

    https://filmzblogger.home.blog/2019/03/19/the-greatest-showman-review

    I turned in my link on blackboard too and on time but im posting it here just in case.

    -Gabby Luna

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