Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China
500 words answer the question
Please answer the question about the reading that are provided below. Your work will be checked for originality.
There is no upper limit to how many words you write, however you must write a minimum of 500 words total.
Answer the questions as well as you can. The goal is to demonstrate that you have done the readings carefully. The better you demonstrate your genuine engagement with the readings, the better your grade will be.
Please remember to use quotes from the readings in your answer. When you insert a quote from the readings, don’t forget to note exactly where the quote comes from. Please use footnotes or endnotes, and include the author, title, and page number of the source of your quote.
Read one of the following and summarize it in your own words:
Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China, Lucetta Yip Lo Kam, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012. Introduction + any chapter.
Red Balloon movie review
1. Carefully watch the opening and closing shots of The Red Balloon (Lamorisse, 1956), making notes of any important visual or narrative elements (ie. What is happening in the shots, and how is it being shown?).
2. Consult the terminology section of this week’s Course Notes, Chapter 2 of A Short Guide to Writing About Film, and the Yale Film Analysis website (http://filmanalysis.yctl.org/) to select the best terms with which to discuss the observations from your notes.
3. Write a 1 paragraph description of the film’s opening shot, using at least 3 film analysis terms.
4. Write a 1 paragraph description of the film’s closing shot, using at least 3 films analysis terms. You may use either the same or different terms than the ones used in the opening shot description.
5. Submit your answer as a Microsoft Word or compatible document
When writing your description, keep in mind the following:
1. A shot is any uninterrupted sequence of images. The easiest way to lose points in this assignment is to describe either less or more than a complete shot. Pay careful attention to any cuts that end and begin the shots you are describing.
2. Your description should include a discussion of how the shot looks. Avoid a simple summary of the events in the shot.
3. This week’s Writing Spotlight focused on the active voice, therefore that is what your facilitator will be looking at in your writing. Be sure to think about constructing your sentences in the active voice.
4. Describing a shot in detail requires noticing more than the surface level of the images. Be sure to watch the scene in question at least twice before starting your review, and then re-watch it at least once after writing the review to be sure you got all the details right.
5. Expand your description beyond the terms given in the Course Notes. Use terms from the textbook and Yale Film Analysis website as well. It will make your description more interesting.