As promised, see the post below for your blog assignment. Remember, tomorrow is the first part of the film section. Please have Rodman’s chapter read.
Take the notes of your TA, and use them to guide you on your work. Keep improving!
First and foremost!! Hope you like the movies.
Gattaca (1997) and Pump Up The Volume (1990) – yep. Old school. At least they’re not black & white.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!
Your Blog Assignment(s) are as follows:
BLOG DUE: GATTACA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th BEFORE 2pm
Word Count – 1000+ words.
For the film GATTACA (1997) a personal favorite, directed by Andrew Niccol:
Did you like it, why or why not. Which characters did you like? Why? Always think of why.
Important note – know the character names, and info. It’s not Ethan Hawke, it’s Vincent. Etc.
This movie was made 20+ years ago — does it hold up? If released today, would this movie work? Be successful? Give me reasons. Anything else you want to add? Go for it! Use Rodman’s text or anything else so far in the semester if you want.
I will give you a wide berth here so discuss the film how you want.
The only unacceptable answer is: I don’t like/watch these kind of movies.
I don’t like romantic comedies yet I saw Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail! And they’re so good.
BLOG DUE: PUMP UP THE VOLUME
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th BEFORE 2pm
Word Count: 1000+
Compare the two films. Are they comparable? You can use the above questions but see below for required work.
React, review, use Rodman’s Chapter 2 for this film or films.
There are several theories in chapter 2, see if you can get them or maybe even surprise me on some! This is required.
But also a review and give some reactions… be honest… if you loved it — try to figure out why. If you hated it — why.
What do you think happens after the movie ends?
Both films will be sent in MP4 format, so you can watch them on your iPhone, iPad, etc.
Both films are about 1 hour 40 minutes.
If you haven’t received the wetransfer email from your TA, please let Brittany know Thursday.
Looking forward to lecturing on film history and BOTH films next week.
Extra Credit: Really go to town on these, and extend the work. I will consider extra credit for it.
Have a good one!