Watch Chinese Movie Case Study Essay
Make a Unit short paper – No limit on pages, write as best as you can.
Each unit will have a short paper asking you to apply all of the material in the unit to a particular film. For this Short Paper, you will use all of the materials in unit #3(include chapter 6,8,9) and ONE of the required films. There is no pages long required. Just write as best as you can in order to complete the assessments below.
Unit 3 required films list: Choose either Dunkirk (2017), or Blade Runner 2049 (2017), or Baby Driver (2017), or The Shape of Water (2017), or Arrival (2016), or Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
For this paper, select one of the required films(Mentioned Above) from this unit and do an analysis of the cinematography, editing, and sound of the film. Use this analysis to support an argument as to why you think it was a good, average, or poor movie. Be sure you are making specific and concrete references to both the readings (in-text citations) and specific scenes (time stamped) to support and explain your analysis.
Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film, Fifth Edition, Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan http://screwybook.com/Looking-at-Movies-Fi-0393265…..
Short Answers (4 questions x 5 = 20): type your answers, each limited to 6 lines (NOT 6 sentences).
Everyone must do numbers 1-2.
Explain how “Big Shot’s Funeral”( movie’s name) makes fun of rampant commercialism in the following two (2) scenes: Tyler’s reincarnation as a black boy; an insane businessman defining who counts as a successful person. What is Feng Xiaogang’s position on commercialism (e.g., supportive, critical, or else)?
Explain how “24 City”(movie’s name) perceives urban transformation in the following two (2) scenes: workers singing together in a large auditorium; Zhao Dao’s character in her Volkswagen beetle car in an empty lot. What is Jia Zhangke’s evaluation of socialist legacy (e.g., nostalgic, critical, or else)?
Everyone must do numbers 3-4.
Describe how you interpret these two (2) details from Plunder of Peach and Plum: the child is abandoned at an orphanage; the old principal visits the imprisoned former student. What message does the film send by ending in a tragic note?
Cite two (2) examples from It’s My Day Off to illustrate how the film emphasizes the importance of everyone helping each other. What reward does the model policeman get in the end and why is it important?