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ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 1 An

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ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 1 An


Evolving Industry
ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 2
Narrative and Storytelling
ENG 225 Week 1 Quiz
ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 1 Actors
and Acting
ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 2 Tools of
Cinematography
ENG 225 Week 2 Assignment
Elements of Design
ENG 225 Week 2 Quiz
ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 1 Frame
by Frame

Evolving Industry (Ash)

An Evolving Industry.
How are the Internet and
other technologies
currently affecting the
ways in which movies are
produced, distributed, and
exhibited? Are the
changes having an impact
on the quality or depth of
the films? Provide specific
examples as you explain
your point of view.

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ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 2 Narrative


and Storytelling (Ash)

Narrative and Storytelling.


Explain the difference
between a films story and a
films plot. Use a specific film
to illustrate your point of
view. In the film you chose,
are the events presented
chronologically or are they
presented non-linearly? What
might a filmmakers
intentions be when he or she
chooses to present events
chronologically or in nonlinear order?

ENG 225 Week 1 Quiz (Ash)

1.
Question :
What
is the most important role
of a film critic?

2.
Question :
What
is the most likely reason
that theatrical movies
have survived competition
from television and various
home video formats?

3.
Question :
In a
scene from Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid, the
title characters are holed.

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ENG 225 Week 2 Assignment
ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 1 Actors
Elements of Design (Ash)

Elements of Design.
During the process of
envisioning and designing
a film, the director,
production designer, and
art director (in
collaboration with the
cinematographer) are
concerned with several
major spatial and
temporal elements. These
design elements
punctuate

and Acting (Ash)

Actors and Acting. The


text defines five types of
actors: Impersonator,
Personality, Star, Wild
Card, and Character.
Come up with examples of
each type of actor (in
addition to those identified
in the text) and explain in
detail why you think they
fit each particular
category.

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ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 2 Tools
of Cinematography (Ash)

Tools of Cinematography.
Choose any film clip from
Movieclips.com (preferably
from a film with which you
are familiar). After reviewing
your chosen scene, explain
how cinematography is used
within that scene. How does
the cinematography inform
the setting? How does it
inform the characters?

ENG 225 Week 2 Quiz (Ash)

1.
Question :
Which
special effects technique is
being used in television
weather reports in which
meteorologists stand in
front of moving maps?

2.
Question :
Which
of the following is true of
the differences between film
acting and stage acting?

3.
Question :
What
is another name for the
cinematographer?

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ENG 225 Week 3 Assignment
ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 1 Frame
by Frame (Ash)

Final Film Critique Draft (Ash)

Reflective Paper Draft.


Review the final Paper
instructions in Week 5 of the
online course or in the
Components of Course
Evaluation section of this
guide. Then, visit the Ashford
Writing Center located under
the Learning Resources tab
on the left navigation tool
bar in your online classroom.
The outline must contain:
a. Introduction with thesis
statement

Frame by Frame. Choose


one of the following video
clips for the discussion:

Psycho (1960)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Considering one film is from


1960 and the other produced
in 2001, there are clearly
differences in what the
filmmakers were able to do.
Describe the style of editing
that is used in the film clip you
chose. What types of shots are
used?

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ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 2 Music
and Soundscapes (Ash)

Music and Soundscapes.


Using the video clips,
below, identify and
describe the three basic
categories of sound in film
as described in the text.
Which of the three
categories is prominent in
each of the clips? How
does the use of sound
inform the mood of the
scene? Does it complement
or work against the scene?

ENG 225 Week 3 Quiz (Ash)

1.
Question :
What
is the name of the process
used to create everyday
sound effects in films?

2.
Question :
What
is the correct technical name
for the music that plays in
the background of a scene
while the action takes place?

3.
Question :
According to scholars, what
is one way the advent of
talking pictures changed the
behavior of movie
audiences?

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ENG 225 Week 4 DQ 2
Cinematic Auteur (Ash)

The Cinematic
Auteurist. Much in the
same way people have
favorite authors who
create certain
expectations from their
writing, we have the
auteurist theory in film.
Explain why the auteurist
theory has become so
important to film analysis.
What are some arguments
against auteurist theory?

Elements of Genre (Ash)

Elements of Genre. After


watching three of the five
movie clips listed in the
Multimedia section, above,
describe how they fit into a
specific genre (or subgenre)
as explained in the text.
What elements of the film
are characteristic of that
genre? How does it fulfill
the expectations of that
genre? How does it play
against these expectations

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ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 1 Focus

ENG 225 Week 4 Quiz (Ash)

1.
Question :
Which
of the following films is an
example of the classic
screwball comedy?

2.
Question :
Which
critic is best known for
opposing the auteur theory?

3.
Question :
What is
a term for cheap, quick
westerns that were churned
out in large numbers?

4.
Question :
Why
was The Birth of a Nation such

on Society (Ash)

Focus on Society. Just as


some books are preserved and
regarded as having had
obvious effects on society
(such asLolita, Lord of the
Flies, and Orwells Animal
Farm and 1984), there have
been a number of films that
we look back upon which have
clearly had cultural resonance,
or became part of a social
dialogue were perhaps still
engaged with today (see
Figure 9.1 of the text).

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ENG 225 Week 5 Final Film

ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 2 Criticism


and Commentary (Ash)

Criticism and Commentary.


Reviews for movies are readily
available through newspapers,
magazines, blogs, and other
print sources. Metacritic.com
provides full reviews for a
multitude of movies. Find a
review for a film, preferably
one that you have seen.
According to the distinctions
made in Chapter Ten, how is
the reviewer approaching the
film. To what degree does the
review acknowledge

Critique (Ash)

Focus of the Final Film


Critique

Review the critical analysis


questions in the Conclusion
and Critics Resource section
of your textbook. Write an
eight to ten page film critique
(excluding the cover and
reference pages) of an
American feature film of your
choosing. Use the list of critical
analysis questions provided in
your textbook as a guide while
writing your paper.

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