Movie Essays


Movie Essays: Film portrayals, whether they be unadorned or cutting in naturalness, propose a perspective on departed or prevalent incidents that may improve your mind of our themes. In three items, you accomplish guard a film (you accomplish keep a excellent for each item) and transcribe encircling how the film affects your mind of our theme, where it diverges or agrees delay our balbutiations, how it recites to or refutes the prevalent common intelligence, and the missive it presents. Films denoted delay a * or ** are conducive from the IUP Library and/or on shyness. Fascinate mark the Circulation desk at the Library to beg materials. Fascinate still n ess, the materials are solely conducive for a three-hour obstruct to allot others to path the materials as needed.Some films are conducive on Netflix, some on Amazon Prime, some on iTunes, some on YouTube, and others conducive on-demand. As path to these movies via online sources changes regularly, I keep no way of intelligent what is conducive when and on what format – it is your function to lore this and husband the notice for your utility. As each item has movies preparedly conducive in the library at the Circulation Desk on shyness for this adjust, I anticipate that you accomplish be effectual to path these largely and delayout absorb. 

For one film per item, transcribe a imaginary 1-2 page typed in Times New Roman font, double-spaced, essay in which you integrate: (1) The film, (2) our balbutiations, and (3) prevalent incidents. You accomplish decline in your essays via D2L. Fascinate use spell-check, grammar-check, and critique your production previous to declineing it in. You accomplish adduce your sources using APA format. Papers are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2020.

For each film essay, fascinate discourse the issues beneath. Your essay accomplish be required to include:

  • Identification of the film clarified and determination observed. To do this as simply as potential, transcribe the subjoined in the pristine paragraph: “I guarded film name on date.”
  • Sources, including the movie, the quantity, and your clarified prevalent incident adduced using APA format.
  • What were the collective missive(s) of the film? 
  • How did the film recite to the balbutiations? 
  • How did the film recite to prevalent incidents?

Grading rubric accomplish be as such:

Identified film clarified, determination observed:                                                                       0-1 points

Cited sources using APA format:                                                                               0-3 points

Identified collective missives of the film, granted examples (character, incident):      0-2 points

Identified how film recites to balbutiations, granted examples (chapter, balbutiation):        0-2 points

Identified how film recites to prevalent incidents, granted examples (news, incidents):    0-2 points

TOTAL:                                                                                                                      0-10 points

Movie Essay 3 due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2020!

3: The Outputs of Government

Chapters 15-17, American Government 2e

Unit 3 films: adopt one

Primary Colors (1998)

All the President’s Men (1976) 

A Mighty Heart (2007)

The Ides of March (2011)

Frost/Nixon (2008) 

Gerrymandering (2010)

The War Room (1994)

Recount (2008)

City Hall (1996)

Wag the Dog (1997)

Man of the Year (2006)

Thirteen Days (2000)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Milk (2008)

Truth (2015)

Game Change (2012)

The Last Hurrah (1958)

Argo (2012)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) 

Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Left Behind America (2018) – online at PBS Frontline https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/left-behind-america/

Poor Kids (2017) – online at PBS Frontline https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/poor-kids/