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Parent Permission for Classroom DVD Viewing

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Parent Permission for Classroom DVD Viewing 18 March 2011 Dear Parents or Guardians: In senior literature, composition, and communication, we are finishing the year with studies of various films and mass media. We will be watching clips of a number of films to illustrate the elements of film (photography, mise en scene, movement, editing, sound, acting) and to prepare for an in-depth film analysis. Some films which offer insight into the making of film have an “R” rating. Some movies recommended in the textbook we will refer to are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Godfather and Apocalypse Now . The use of “R-rated” films is never gratuitous. Many films like Citizen Kane , Casablanca , The Gold Rush, and Duck Soup are rated PG and are valuable for various aspects, among them historical importance. For illustrating other aspects of filmmaking our choice of films is based upon quality, technique, and interest level for students. Other “R”-films which may be used in clips include:
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  • Winter '10
  • Jackson
  • English-language films, Roger Ebert, National Film Registry, Academy Award for Best Picture, Chris Weber Language Arts

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