English – film review

C‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌an I have writer 338388 do this work? Select and view one of the films listed on the Film Selections page. Make notes as you view, pausing frequently to consider various elements of the film’s topic and presentation. Your Response: Consider the following elements in your response to the film: Interview Style: In what ways does the filmmaker choose to interview his/her subjects? Whose perspectives does the film present and what is the effect of giving voice to these speakers? Who are the key speakers and are they credible? What do they reveal? Content: What key themes does the film explore? What is the broader social context in which the film is set? In what ways does the film uphold or challenge commonly held beliefs? Which ethical questions does the film explore? Are there revelations that the filmmaker has not anticipated and how are they dealt with? What is the film’s contribution to its subject matter? Structure and Technique: Consider the film’s organization. How does this structure contribute to the film’s meaning and effectiveness? Does the director manage the sequencing in such a way that it shapes your understanding? Explain. Consider how the film blends image, narration, music, and dialogue to convey its core themes. Style & Formatting: Write in full paragraphs of carefully edited sentences. Use examples from the film to illustrate each of your points. Include an introduction and a conclusion. In the body of the response, you can use the headings above in italics to organize the material. You may include a thesis statement if you wish. Your response should be at least two pages, double spaced, 12 point font. Film Selections Select one of the following films to view and analyze for the Film Response assignment: 1. Sicko Filmmaker Michael Moore examines America’s healthcare crisis and why millions of citizens are without coverage. Moore spotlights the cases of several ordinary citizens whose lives have been shattered by bureaucratic red tape, refusal of payment, and other healthcare catastrophes. He explains how the system has become so problematic, and he visits countries where citizens receive free health care, as in Canada, France and the .. Release date: June 29, 2007 Director: Michael Moore (Links to an external site.) Length: 2 hours 2 minutes Trailer: Criterion link to full video: https://media3-criterionpic‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌ to an external site. 2. Icarus When filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Dirty urine, unexplained death, and Olympic gold are all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history. Initial release: January 20, 2017 Director: Bryan Fogel (Links to an external site.) Length: 2 hours 1 minute Trailer: Currently available on Netflix 3. There’s Something in the Water Community activists embark on a crusade to protect the environment from landfills and pollutants in Nova Scotia. Initial release: September 8, 2019 Directors: Elliot Page (Links to an external site.), Ian Daniel (Links to an external site.) Based on: There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities (Links to an external site.); by Ingrid Waldron (Links to an external site.) Length: 1 hour 11 minutes Trailer: Currently available on Netflix. 4. Before the Flood From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and . Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Initial Release: 2016 Director: Fisher Stevens Length: 1 hour 35 minutes Trailer: Criterion link to full movie: to an external site. 5. Disclosure Examining Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact it’s left on both the transgender community and American culture. (Just a heads-up, there are a couple of quick moments of nudity in clips from TV shows/movies, but I think as we’re all adults here we can handle this.) Initial release: January 27, 2020 Director: Sam Feder (Links to an external site.) Length: 1 hour 47 minutes Trailer: Currently available on Netflix. Note: Three documentaries are available ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌on Netflix.