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BL F 18 330 FILM ANALYSIS MASTER TEMPLATE 8.10.18 WHAT YOU MU ST KNOW ABOUT THE FILMS WE WILL BE WATCHING TO SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE BASIC FACTS: DIRECTOR; DATE; OTHER RELEVANT PRODUCTION INFORMATION; CRITICAL RECEPTION. BACKGROUND: HISTORICAL, SOCIO-POLITICAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC FACTS, ETC. WHEN THE EVENTS TRANSPIRED; WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE; TODAY. THINGS YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT; QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES. WHY SHOW THIS FILM IN THIS COURSE? IT TELLS US SOMETHING ABOUT CINEMA IN A PARTICULAR COUNTRY AND PERIOD. IT IS A SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN THE EVOLUTION OF CINEMA, AESTHETICALLY AND IDEOLOGICALLY. CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION? HOW DO THE FILMMAKERS CONSTRUCT AN IMAGE OF THE PARTICULAR COUNTRY? IS IT POSITIVE? NEGATIVE? DOES IT CONCEAL REALITIES AND THUS PROBLEMS, OR DOES IT FOREGROUND THEM? HOW ARE THE CHARACTERS AND EVENTS CONSTRUCTED? WHAT GRAND NARRATIVES/MYTHS AND UTOPIAS DO WE SEE? (WHICH ARE ENHANCED OR UNDERMINED?) THE TYPICAL TRADITIONAL GRAND NARRATIVE/MYTH OF THE US IS THAT IT IS THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, ETC. THIS IS THE AMERICAN
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