Sunday, October 31, 2010

Freewriting Activities

Write your answers as fast as you can.

Freewrite #1 -- Write a blog about the movie that you watched that related to Halloween or the Apocalypse theme. Summarize the movie and give your response. Include pictures.

Remember write as fast as you can. You will have ten minutes for each of these.

Thinking about analysis of Blade Runner
Freewrite #2 -- Write a fictional description of what you think the future could be like if there was an apocalypse. Be creative and show individuality. Then describe how your vision of the future is similar or different to the world of Blade Runner.

Freewrite #3 -- Watch the clip of Deckard and Rachael. Describe in detail dialogue, lighting, or costuming. Then explain how you think they contribute to the themes of the movie.

Freewrite #4 -- Watch the clip of Deckard and Roy. Describe in detail how dialogue, sound, and music all work together to make the audience feel something. What do we feel? What does Roy's audience, Deckard, feel? Could Deckard be crying?

Freewrite #5 -- What is the future for Rick Deckard now that the replicants and Tyrell are dead? Be creative!

Thinking about Argument Proposals

Freewrite #6 -- Write about how your research for your argument is going so far. What is your research question? What information have you found so far? What are the two possible solutions that you have found for your question? Which solution seems best so far? Why?

Sign the Sign-up sheet for peer review.
The rest of the class, work on citing and annotating your bibliography entries.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ash in Evil Dead and Army of Darkness

Cherry in Planet Terror

Shaun from Shaun of the Dead

Tallahasee from Zombieland

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Film Noir- Cinematic term for stylish dramas from the 1940's and 1950's, that involve private eyes, policemen, dark cities, jaded characters, femme fatales, low lighting, heavy dialogue, and crime.

Neo Noir- Term used to describe newer movies that knowingly reference film noir elements.

Science Fiction Noir or Future Noir- Combines elements of science fiction and noir.

Femme Fatales- Deadly, beautiful, usually wealthy, seductive women.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Two more bonus possibilities:

Finally, we have found an inhabitable planet, but how do we get there?

Plus, if you are already going to see The Social Network, write a two paragraph blog giving your reaction. How can you not watch it with this trailer?