Topics & Assignments

*Each week students will be a part of a Q&A and verbally share evaluations about the films they screened for the previous week’s assignments.b4dbd8ced45dc538f1fc74c37c9ef177

Jan 12 – Introductions, expectations, schedule, blogs, assignments

Jan. 19 – Topics: Overview of topics & expectations, final project overview, film evaluation outline, and Hitchcock “The Master of Suspense.” Assignment: Respond to online response post of Hitchcock readings & videos, write film evaluation on a select Hitchcock film, post up to three ideas for your final project.

Jan. 26 – Topics: Why do awards matter? The impact of the script. Finalize your filmmaker project/topic before the end of class. Assignment: Respond to online response post of Woody Allen readings & videos, write evaluation on a select Woody Allen film (or a final project film).walt-disney-disney-35619887-492-492

Feb. 2 Topics: Francis Ford Coppola and/or Martin Scorsese. Assignment: Respond to online response post of Francis Ford Coppola and/or Martin Scorsese readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film).

Feb. 9 – Topics: Tim Burton and/or Stephen King. Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film). Final Project notes due today: Identify and turn in 3-5 (three to five) strong sources for your biographical sketch. Print, online articles, audio, video sources, interviews with filmmakers, writers, actors, etc. are acceptable. The links or the initial sources should be shared with me via email.stephen-king-legacy

Feb. 16 – No face to face class. Online topics: Alfonso Curon. Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film). Final Project notes due today: Have draft of the introduction for final paper. This should be turned in to professor for grade and feedback.

Feb. 23 Topics: Spike Lee and/or Robert Redford . Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film).

March 2 Topics: John Hughes and/or Cameron Crowe.  Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film). Final project notes due today: Have draft of biographical sketch complete and turn it in to the professor for grade and feedback.spike-malcolmx

March 9 Topics: Meryl Streep and/or Kenneth Branagh. Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film).

March 16 – Spring Break –no class –enjoy your break

March 23 Topics: Morgan Freeman and/or Daniel Day Lewis. Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, write evaluation on a select film (or a final project film).unknown

March 30 Topics: Jennifer Lawrence and/or Jodi Foster. Assignments: Respond to online response post of featured readings & videos, finish final project.

April 6 – Final Project due (should be emailed in proper format). Topics:  –  Clint Eastwood

April 13 – Easter Break – no class – celebrate the gift of life

April 20 – Final Presentations –

Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Stanley Kubrick

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April 27 – Final Presentations –

Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Leonardo Dicaprio, Judd Apatow,

May 4 – Final Class Film Viewing with open evaluation

**Schedule and topics subject to change

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