Final Discussion Board 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 REQUIRED) of the following questions/writing prompts, and submit to the discussion board. You may also decide to record this final response in the form of a podcast or a youtube video as well. This should be a 400-word minimum (no maximum) post. If you choose the podcast or YouTube option, this response should be 4-6 minutes (post the link for this option in the discussion board).
(due May 3 by 11:59 pm)
Option 1: Response 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: Response 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: Response 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: Response 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: Response post title: “Why Understanding Film History Should Matter to Film Critics.” – How has this semester and its blended approach to incorporating film history provided a pathway to learning and engaging film criticism in a more meaningful way. How does (or should) this be important to film critics? How does understanding the history of filmmaking add value to understanding the present and future trends of film studies?