Tuesday, 15 September 2009M

Mass Comm I, II, II

Opener “Yoostar” – http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/

The blog situation... You are required to blog a minimum of twice each week. The official blog counting period began on September 7, which means that you must have completed and posted four blogs by the end of this week, September 14. Each week’s blog grade is based on a 10-point all-or-nothing scale: no blogs = zero; 1 blog = 50, etc. Your blogs will also be graded regularly on quality. I have yet to establish the interval, but I’m leaning toward a monthly measure, or sooner if progress reports dictate. Does that mean you can write one single blog — however brilliant — out of a monthly eight-pack and expect to get a 100 for quality? No. Without consistency, there is no such thing as quality. Luck, perhaps, but not quality. So by not blogging, you’re taking down two grades and digging yourself a hole.

I will list each blog that I’ve placed in my reader. Please let me know if I’ve overlooked you.

Mass Comm II, Period Two

1. We have not yet watched the conclusion to the film Syriana. Before we do, you will write your own personal  version of the film’s ending… Explaining will happen to Bob (Clooney), the Prince (who wishes to reform his nation and is plotting a rebellion against his father),  Bryan (Matt Damon), who assisting the prince, and the young Arab men who have been trained to use the Stinger missile?

2. Let’s watch the end of Syriana

3. What was this film about?

4. Do you think it was true to life?

5. What was the motivating Clooney and Damon as characters?

Handout — “Writing a film Review”

  • What is meant by a hook?
  • What is meant by genre
  • Please write a review of Syriana, based on the handout. I will answer questions.
  • Keep this handout, because each movie we watch, we will use this handout as a style sheet.
  • You will hand it in at the bell.

Wednesday is a short day. We will begin looking at the directing career of Stanley Kubrick, and we will watch and review one his movies Friday.

Mass Comm I

Last week we watched a documentary called “Sicko,” which some people have described as a mockumentary. Today we will watch a more traditional documentary made by National Geographic entitled, “Guns, Germs and Steel.” Be prepared to review this documentary. Here is a handout.

Handout — “Writing a Film Review”

  • What is meant by a hook?
  • What is meant by genre
  • Please write a review of “GGS,” based on the handout. I will answer questions.
  • Keep this handout, because each movie/documentary we watch, we will use this handout as a style sheet.
  • You will hand it in at the bell.

Wednesday is a short day. We will begin looking at the directing career of Stanley Kubrick, and we will watch and review one his movies Friday.

Kurzweil – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5gIj3jz44

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