For this final week, your response post and your personal blog entry are both due on Friday, May 10. These will be your final assignments for the course.
(due May 10 by 11:59 pm)
RESPONSE/DIALOGUE: After engaging in the elements of Chapter 11, dive into one or two things that you found interesting or engaging. Explain why, and how this may help you in the evaluation of genre or film in general.
Final Personal Blog Post: As we wrap this semester I’d like you to reflect and think back on what we’ve covered together this semester. Address one (ONLY ONE) of the following questions/writing prompts and post this as your final personal movie blog assignment (on your own site) with the titles listed below. Make sure you add three photos and three links to your post to be consistent with your other original blog posts. This should be a 400-word minimum (no maximum) post.
Option 1: Blog post title: “Exploring Film Criticism with a New Perspective” – questions to consider when writing this: How has your perspective on film criticism changed? Do you approach film viewing differently? Are there elements of filmmaking that you are more in tune with now? Do you appreciate things about film now that you didn’t before? Was there one thing or several things that triggered new thoughts for you?
Option 2: Blog post title: “Film Criticism = Past-Perfect” – Have you found that the issues and topics we covered served as a reminder or reinforcement of what you already knew? If so, touch on those things.
Option 3: Blog post title: “Film Criticism = Critical Thinking in Action” – How can using the elements of film criticism we explored together help you (and others) examine other arts (music, TV, video games, literature, etc.)?
Option4: Blog post title: “Film: Why it Matters.” In a world divided by politics, culture, gender, and societal choices – how can film criticism impact humanity in a positive way?
Option 5: Blog post title: “Why Understanding Film History Should Matter to Film Critics.”
Part 1 and Part 2 should be completed by Friday, May 10 at 11:59 pm.