Nd-of Term Assignmenta a Django Unchained


This end-of-term written assignment (600 800 words, typewritten) will be an examination and analysis of a selected film clip, and the role of musica and more broadly, the role of sounda within that clip, as it interacts with the filmas visual track. Each student will select a clip between two and five minutes in length (with perhaps some flexibility in length, one way or the other, depending on the clip). A First-come, first-claimedset of sign-up boards is now available. Each student must select a film clip (by title and times) that has not already been claimed. An extensive list of films is provided (below) from which to select a clip.

PLEASE NOTE: You may select a film that someone else has already selected. Two or more of you can select the same film. But you must select a film clip that is uniquely your own. And you must make your selection from one of the films listed below.

Remember you have access to three of the five full-length films in this course. Any clips not addressed in the lessons or discussion boards are fair game. Also, any film on the list is fair game--you simply need to own, rent, or borrow the film.

Your paper provides an opportunity to apply the O.A.R.S model of examination (Observation, Analysis, Reflection, Synthesis), which has been practiced in the discussion boards, and which has been repeatedly modeled in the lessons of this course. The key is to focus, and to examine in detail.

Here are some more tips about writing your paper: You can assume the reader has seen the film, but you still want to orient your reader with a brief introduction of your topic. Similarly, at the end of your paper, you want a conclusion that provides insight and synthesis--stating the sorts of things that come from reflecting on the observations and analysis that make up the Meatof your paper.

Peruse the film list, and select a film from the list and identify a clip between 2 and 5 minutes in length that will be the subject of your paper. Itas possible that the clip could be shorter or longera but check with your instructor about any exceptions.

I choose the film Django Unchained(2012).