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In the slides that follow, you will find descriptions of 16 differentUtopia movies.Choose one movie, watch it,and write a report on that movie thatdiscusses its relationship to our culture here in the United States.Do not summarize or retell the plot.I have seen the movies and know the stories.Instead, use concepts from the next slide that apply to your filmand discuss how they work in the story.Then, at the end, you will explain how this is a cautionary tale,warning us about scary elements of our own culture.Utopia Movie Essay
Possible ideas to discuss in your essay:Needs of the Individual versus the Needs of the Society/State.The Dangers of an All-Powerful State - Fear and Punishment.The Use of Technology to Control Society (entertainment versusdomination).The Consumer Society – work to get money to spend on things wedon’t need.Evolution and GeneticsProgress means better tech, not necessarily improvements in science.Social Status and PrivilegeRecreational Sex and DrugsSubstitutes for religion.Control of education/history text books.Information versus truth.The Incompatibility of Happiness and Truth.What warning does it contain for our culture’s future?
Requirements:Identify the name of the film.Provide a brief summary of the main theme of themovie.Discuss in detail several of the concepts listed on theprevious slide, focusing on how they are used to oppressindividuals.Conclude with a paragraph or two identifying how itapplies to our culture today.Must be at least three (3) pages.No outside research.I just want to see what you think.
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned ToStop Worrying And Love The BombPG1964Fantasy/Comedy1h 43mA film about what could happen if the wrong personpushed the wrong button -- and it played thesituation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General JackRipper goes completely insane, and sends hisbomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks thatthe communists are conspiring to pollute the"precious bodily fluids" of the American people.Available on:YouTube,itunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, & Vudu.
A Clockwork Orange1971Drama/Mystery2h 17mIn an England of the future, Alex (MalcolmMcDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nightsgetting high at the Korova Milkbar beforeembarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence,"while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain."After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Ladyto death, Alex submits to behavior modificationtechnique to earn his freedom; he's conditionedto abhor violence. Returned to the worlddefenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his priorvictims.

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