Com 128 A: Film Appreciation

Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 11: 20 am

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August Calendar

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Master Syllabus

Etiquette of Email

MLA Format Handout

Review #1

Film of your life response

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Icebreakers

Discussion: Good vs. bad movies

Chapter 1 reading postponed due to textbook shortage @ bookstore.

Go to Rotten Tomatoes & IMDB

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Review #1 due - 25 pts

Respond to internet sites

Role of film?

Top 10 List

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Late reviews due--not accepted after today

Top 10 List Due - 25 pts.

Basic literary analysis terminology

Taking Notes

Homework: Read chapters 1&2 in text by Sept. 8th

Email contact information

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September Calendar

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Film: The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan)
NO ENTRY TO CLASS ONCE FILM HAS BEGUN: take notes as view

Homework:  Read 3 reviews of The Dark Knight from IMDB Make copies or take notes (include title & author in summary)

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Film: The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan) NO ENTRY TO CLASS ONCE FILM HAS BEGUN

Complete notes and take the final minutes of class to clean up notes and make final comments.  Clean up notes for class on Tuesday.

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Labor Day
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Notes over film due at beginning of class

Bring in reviews / notes from reviews over Dark Night

Discussion: The Joker

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Re-view key scenes from The Dark Knight & Discuss
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Comparison Film: Batman (Alternate versions of The Joker)

Read portion of chapter 3 devoted to Characterization: pages 59-70  Apply content from chapter and notes to your analysis

Character Analysis: Due next Tuesday, 100 pts.

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Finish Batman & discuss. 

Re-view final Dark Knight scenes we didn't get to last week

One-on-one conferencing for Character Analysis

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Character Analysis:  Moved to Thursday

Lecture notes from The Dark Knight for analysis

Additional terms for quiz and upcoming film  From pages 54-56

 

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Character Analysis Due: 100 pts

Quiz: The Dark Knight, Batman, character, & plot

Homework: Read pages 41-52 What Makes a Good Story, 71-80 Symbolism

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Film:  Memento (dir. Christopher Nolan)

 

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October Calendar

 

 

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Film:  Memento (dir. Christopher Nolan)

Homework: Respond to the film - is it a good story?  Incorporate info. from text readings in response.  1/2 page due Tuesday.

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Memento responses due

Unravel Memento

 

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Class Canceled
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College Closed - Columbus Day
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Resume:

Quiz: Memento & text material (open note)

Homework:  Read Chapter 14 - Genre Films

 

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Group Work Genre Films

Student samples of Memento responses - pay attention to the way each incorporates information from the text.

 

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Get corrected grades

Finish group work from 10/15

Genres: film 20 min (take notes - info will be on quiz Thursday)

Genres: IMDB

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Quiz: Genres

Visual composition & camera techniques

Homework: Chapter 5 pgs 127-141

 

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Film: Psycho

Take notes to use on essay / quiz

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Film: Psycho

Read article

Homework: Analysis of Psycho due next Thursday

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November Calendar
 

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Review & discuss scenes in Psycho; discuss article

 

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CLASS CANCELED

Homework: Chapter 10, pgs 322-347
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Homework:
Analysis of Psycho due

Final Project Assignments

Film: Metropolis

Metropolis Synopsis:  http://www.kino.com/metropolis/intro.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/synopsis

 

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Film: Metropolis

Metropolis responses due next Tuesday

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Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Metropolis responses due

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Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Homework: Chapter 12, pgs 404-423

Cuckoo's Nest responses due December 1

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Project work day: Final projects due the 10th of December
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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December Calendar
 

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Comparison War Film Clips:

Das Boot (Convoy attack / Johann looses it) & Apocalypse Now (Helicopter attack / Ride of the Valkyries)

Be prepared to compare the two film clips on your final exam - take notes.

Cuckoo's Nest responses due

Late Metropolis responses due - none accepted after today

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Overview of Final Exams

Q &A over final projects

Chapter 12 notes

War Clips Reviews & Notes

Film Clips: Blade Runner & The Matrix

 

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Film: This Film is Not Yet Rated (will be a major part of your final exam)

Late Cuckoo's Nest responses due - none accepted after today

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Film: This Film is Not Yet Rated (will be a major part of your final exam)

Final projects due

Sci Fi Reviews
 

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FINAL EXAMS
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FINAL EXAMS: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
 
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FINAL EXAMS - SEMESTER ENDS
   

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