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DSS 400 Research Paper The Film Life(2017) And I attached the annotated bibliography

  • Write a 12 page (plus References page) research paper.
  • Submit a formal outline.
  • This is a critical analysis of one of the films from the list. Do NOT include a summary of the film.
  • Introduction includes a specific thesis statement, title in italics of film, director, and release year.
  • Body includes examples from film.
  • Include quotes from the film as evidence.
  • Conclusion includes restated thesis, summary, ending, impact, and reflection.
  • You must include at least 10-12 researched sources. You must then incorporate this material into the paper and cite the sources correctly in the paper.
  • The sources should then be listed correctly using the APA or MLA format as a References/Works Cited page.
  • Two of the sources must be from the college library database.
  • No first person “I” point of view.
  • Decide on a specific thesis (approved by Professor) and persuade the reader. You MUST also write about two techniques of the film.
  • Think about:
    • How are the aliens represented? How do the humans react?
    • Key terms and ideas in class.
    • What is the film’s message? Any underlying theme?
    • How does it affect society?

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Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY [Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines] Adam Ghalem Lynn University 1 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 2 [Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines] Alexander, J. (2017). Spider-Man 3 footage is being used in the trailer for the upcoming space movie, Life. Polygon. https://www.polygon.com/2017/3/14/14926538/spider-man-3footage-life-trailer The trailer for the film “Life” apparently featured some scenes from Spiderman 3. This article discusses this possibility including pictures of the alleged scenes. The author pics two scenes from both films and compares them, and it is clear that the trailer indeed used a scene from Spiderman 3. This, as the author suggests, may have brought speculation that the film was a continuation of Spiderman 3. However, Life did not include many scenes from Spiderman 3 as speculations suggested. Couch, A. (2017). 'Life' Screenwriters Share Sequel Details and Offer 'Deadpool 2' Update. The Hollywood reporter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/life-movie-sequelspoilers-plot-shared-by-screenwriters-988776 Couch discussed some of the details shared by Life screenwriters. The film featured Ryan Reynolds who was also the main man in Deadpool. Couch shares a series of comments by leading screenwriters including Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. This article is useful in understanding the reasoning behind the film as well as other aspects that cannot be known by watching the film. D'Alessandro, A. (2016). Warner Bros. Makes 2017 Date Changes To ‘King Arthur’, ‘CHiPS’, ‘Annabelle 2’ & More. Deadline. https://deadline.com/2016/12/warner-bros-makes-2017schedule-changes-to-king-arthur-chips-annabelle-2-more-1201865708/ Life was supposed to air on May 26, 2017, originally. However, the release date was changed to March 24, 2017. In this article, the author discusses the decision by Columbia ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 Pictures to change the release date. The decision was meant to prevent competition with Alien: Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which had also moved their release dates to around May. Debruge, P. (2017). Film Review: ‘Life’. Variety Media, LLC. https://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/life-review-jake-gyllenhaal-1202011545/ In this article, Debruge, a chief film critic, offers his review of the film “Life.” In the review, Debruge criticizes the film for its seemingly poor execution. He says that the characters made poor decisions in the movie. However, he appreciates the fact that the cast was international. He observes that the cast was very inclusive, and this worked in its favor. Debruge also reveals critical aspects of the film throughout his review, and he criticizes and praises them. The review helps to raise focus on aspects of the movie that would otherwise go unnoticed. Fuster, Jeremy (March 21, 2017). "Can 'Power Rangers' Slay Disney's 'Beast' at the Box Office? https://www.thewrap.com/can-power-rangers-slay-disneys-beast-box-office/ In this article, the author discusses some of the factors surrounding the release date of the film Life. According to the author, several other movies were also released about the same time but none of them were capable of dislodging Beauty and the Beast from the top stop. The author claims that the Beauty and the Beast had accumulated so much revenue that even if it dropped by 50%, it would still hold the number one position. This article helps to project and analyze the revenue prospects of Life. Gerritsen, T (2017). “Life” the movie — yes, it sounds like my novel “Gravity.” http://www.tessgerritsen.com/life-movie-yes-sounds-like-novel-gravity/ In this article, Tess Gerritsen, the author of Gravity, shares her thought about the apparent similarities between her book and the plot of the film Life. According to Gerritsen, many of her ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 4 fans have been emailing her about the film and asking her if it was based on her novel. Gerritsen shares key similarities between the film and her book. While there are many similarities, Gerritsen cannot confirm whether the film was inspired by her book or it was just a coincidence. The article sort of offers some closure over speculations that the film was based on Gravity. Jaafar, A. (2015). Daniel Espinosa To Direct ‘Life’ For David Ellison’s Skydance. Deadline. https://deadline.com/2015/11/daniel-espinosa-to-direct-life-david-ellison-skydanceterminator-mission-impossible-tom-cruise-jack-reacher-star-trek-1201628859/ This article discusses the decision to select Daniel Espinosa as the director of the film “Life.” This decision came just under two years before the movie premiered. The article also talks about other directors who worked alongside Espinosa on the film and the original scriptwriter. The article also reveals some of the works Espinosa has been involved in. Besides the details of producers and cast, the article also looks at some of the rumors that made rounds about where the film would be set at that time. Kenny, G. (2017). Life. Ebert Digital LLC. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/life-2017 Kenny gives his opinion of the film. He identifies and discusses some of the crucial moments and actions in the film including the major decisions that characters made. He also compares the film with other sci-fi films that have similar aspects such as characterization and timelines. According to Kenny, the film director made a few mistakes. For example, he talks about the decision to pause for character development at the time it was supposed to cruise into its climax. Robey, T. (2017). Life review: Ryan Reynolds's nail-biting alien thriller shows signs of real intelligence. Telegraph Media Group Limited. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/lifereview-ryan-reynoldss-nail-biting-alien-thriller-shows/ ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 5 In this article, the author, a film critic, offers his opinions about the movie. He refers to it as nail-biting since he believes it was very thrilling. The author observes that the film was pretty modern despite a title that could so well misguide people to think it was an old film. The author also gives the plot and the storyline, and the offers his opinion of every major action within the film. His review is positive, and it is encouraging for anyone who might be interested to watch the film. Tiffany, K. and Grush, L. (2017). The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots. The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/25/15047980/life-movie-spacescience-iss-nasa-jake-gyllenhaal The article gives an analysis of the film "Life." Authors explain what the movie is about, and they include the storyline. According to the authors, the film is about six astronauts who are on a fictional mission to Mars. The film is also about human curiosity. Life is about, as the title suggests, the meaning of life. The authors show how this meaning was brought out in the film. In addition to talking about the film and storyline, the authors also give various spoilers to the film. Thesis Research Paper DSS 400 The film Life demonstrates how characters react when uncovering the first evidence of life in mars. Throughout the film, the characters are being used to show how people would react in unknown circumstances, and how that might affect humanity in general. The special effects that are used in the film also make it more interesting and gives the film more suspense. DSS 400 Research Paper 1. Write a 12 page (plus References page) research paper. 2. Submit a formal outline. Final copy submitted in Canvas. 3. This is a critical analysis of one of the films from the list. Do NOT include a summary of the film. 4. Introduction includes a specific thesis statement, title in italics of film, director, and release year. 5. Body includes examples from film. 6. Include quotes from the film as evidence. 7. Conclusion includes restated thesis, summary, ending, impact, and reflection. 8. You must include at least 10-12 researched sources. You must then incorporate this material into the paper and cite the sources correctly in the paper. 9. The sources should then be listed correctly using the APA or MLA format as a References/Works Cited page. 10. Two of the sources must be from the college library database. 11. No first person “I” point of view. 12. Decide on a specific thesis (approved by Professor) and persuade the reader. You MUST also write about two techniques of the film. 13. Think about: a. How are the aliens represented? How do the humans react? b. Key terms and ideas in class. c. What is the film’s message? Any underlying theme? d. How does it affect society? How to Develop and Write a Research Paper Research Paper Assignment Identify what the assignment requires: 1) topic possibilities 2) number of sources 3) type of sources (journal, book, Internet) 4) citation requirements (MLA, APA, Chicago) 5) presentation requirements (oral or written) 6) length of paper 7) due date Research Paper Assignment This assignment requires: 1) topic debatable issue 2) number of sources – minimum of ten 3) type of sources – college databases, book, other 4) citation requirements – MLA/APA format 5) presentation requirements - written 6) length of paper – 2000-2500 words 7) due date – Starting Your Research ➢ Decide what kind of information that you need based on your research assignment. ➢ The information will be determined by your topic and assignment requirements:      Current or historical or both Biographical or background information Criticism and analysis Data and statistics And More Annotated Bibliography  All sources must be on the annotated bibliography  Must include correct citation  Must include paragraph with summary and usefulness of each source  A separate document from the References/Works Cited page Finding Information in Books ❑ ❑ ❑ Find Books – Check the library on-line catalog. Locate if the book is in the Library. Ask a research librarian for help. Decide on the Usefulness of a Book ▪ How to Evaluate a Book for the Assignment: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Scan table of contents Search for key terms in book index Read title as clue to content Investigate e-books in the database Finding Information in Journals * Find Journal Articles in college electronic databases. Decide on the best databases to search on your topic:  InfoTrac, Expanded Academic, Gale – Decide on the Usefulness of Journal Articles  Evaluate usefulness of journal articles for assignment:    Read title and subtitle as clue to content. Read/scan article for pertinent information Check key terms at end of article for related links to further explore topic. Finding Information Using Internet Resources ❑ Internet resources should be from credible websites: ending in .edu, .org, .gov ❑ Sites like Wikipedia or Ask _______ are not appropriate for academic research and are not to be used. Decide on the Usefulness of Internet Site Information 1. Evaluate Internet site: a. Find source of the site and information ➢ ➢ b. c. Who is responsible for the website? Who provided the information?  a person who is known in the field of study.  an organization that is reputable, i.e. American Cancer Society. Note currency of site – when was it last updated? Assess relevance of information to the assignment. Ask a Librarian for Support  A research librarian can assist you with the process of finding information sources for your assignment.  Stop by the library. How to Avoid Plagiarism  Review your documentation section from the text for citing sources of information. ◦ ◦ ◦ How to quote, paraphrase, summarize. How to cite an in-text citation. How to cite sources for the References/Works Cited page. Taking Notes  Organizing Your Research by taking notes ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Read source actively by highlighting important information. Record quotes that may want to use later and include source and page number in note. Create paraphrases and summaries in notes directly from your research. Record the author’s name and page number for later reference. Compile all needed information for the works cited page. Start the References/Works Cited page first. Drafting       Follow your outline. Begin to incorporate research material into each paragraph. Cite your source for each quote, paraphrase, and summary. Check with your instructor about which documentation and format style (APA, MLA) to use. Be sure to include your opinion and comments on the research (but not in first person, I). Write your conclusion based on your answer to your research question (your thesis). Preparing the Final Version of Your Research Paper 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Revise draft based on comments from your instructor, peer review, and/or tutor. Check content sources for accuracy and APA or MLA Style or another style format. Revise your work carefully. Verify in-text citations and References/Works Cited page. Check title page, if needed.
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Life Movie Analysis
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Introduction
LIFE is a film directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by David Ellison and Dana
Goldberg. The film life was released on March 24, 2017, and the distribution rights of the film
were assigned to Sony Pictures. According to D'Alessandro (2016), the release date was moved
up to avoid competition from a movie of the same genre titled Aliens: covenant. The film Life
demonstrates how characters react when uncovering the first evidence of life on Mars.
Throughout the film, the characters are being used to show how people would react in unknown
circumstances and how that might affect humanity in general. The special effects that are used in
the film also make it more exciting and give the film more suspense. The film depicts the human
curiosity when faced with unexpected and unfamiliar circumstances.
Life is a sci-fi horror movie that talks partly about the meaning of life (Tiffany & Grush,
2017). The film also illustrates a violent space creature named Calvin. The creature was initially
small, but it bet all odds and grew speedily. The violent creature caused chaos onboard the ISS.
Calvin was referred to as a new form of life whose main objective was to destroy human life.
The creature held onto life and eventually wreaked havoc. Upon discovering its objective, the
crew put in all efforts and tried to fight the creature to no success. Ultimately, Calvin attacked
the crew and killed them. From this illustration, it is obvious that the quality of human life is
often threatened by incomprehensible forces (Tiffany & Grush, 2017). Such forces, at times, are
within human grasp. However, people lack the means of protecting themselves against
formidable forces of nature.
Some people have criticized the film for its poor execution; nonetheless, the plot was
well-articulated and executed (Debruge, 2017). The plot revealed the violent nature of the

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creature that was initially protected by the astronauts. Therefore, violence is among the central
themes in the film. The violence centers on the strength of the creature. Calvin possessed
immense strength that it overwhelmed the majority of the crew, leaving only two behind. The
film illustrated acts of violence when Calvin killed crew members. Initially, Calvin became
violent and crushed Hugh's right hand. The creature then devoured a lab rat through absorption,
and this made it increase in size (D'Alessandro, 2016). Also, the creature was feeding on one of
Rory's legs, and this caused his untimely death. It eventually entered his mouth and devoured
him from the inside, thereby killing the poor guy — the creature by then grew in size.
The significant theme of the film revolves around the human quality of curiosity. Indeed,
curiosity is one of the essential traits any human being could possess. The six-member crew
astronauts aboard the International Space Station were on a mission to retrieve a soil sample
from Mars and were headed to Earth. Hugh Derry, the biologist, discovered and revived a
dormant cell from the soil sample. He was quite intrigued by the cell, which grew rapidly into a
multi-celled organism. Hugh's curiosity was heightened, and he started playing around with the
cell (D'Alessandro, 2016). The cell twitched as he moved his fingers around, unknowing to him,
the cell intelligence was also increasing. Many a time, humans are taken aback by new things,
and their curiosity leads them to explore new circumstances unaware of the lurking danger.
Calvin had caused extinction on Mars, and it was also threatening the lives of all humans on
Earth.
The film demonstrated its ability to outline the quality of life at some point (Robey,
2017). The film is about the decisions human beings make to cling on to survival. On the other
hand, Hugh conducted random experiments on the creature. There were occasions where Hugh
changes oxygen and temperature levels in the box to awaken the creature. Hugh was protecting

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the creature's life at all costs, oblivious to the danger posed by the creature. High and other crew
members watched the creature grow into “all muscle, all brain, and all eye” (Robey, 2017). The
astronauts were less suspicious about what the little creature from Mars could do on human life.
The astronauts' decision to keep the creatures on board the ISS was one of the wrong decisions to
have ever been made while in the line of duty.
Most humans hold their lives in high regard. They frequently go out of their means to
ensure their survival. The quality of human life is one of the most important aspects (Kenny,
2017). Life outlined that people valued their lives, and they would fight all odds to survive. This
is illustrated in the film when the crew tried to burn Calvin, a creature that was undermining their
quality of life. Life on Mars was affected by the presence of the creature.
Similarly, the quality of life on Earth was soon to be threatened by the presence of the
creature. One of the surviving astronauts tried to warn his rescuers not to open the enclosed pod
that had Calvin. However, the rescuers opened the pod, and the rest is history (Kenny, 2017).
Back on the ISS, the crew fought extremely hard for their safety, notwithstanding, the creature
overpowered them and took away one thing they all valued the most; life.
Curiosity can make people explore new things to unimagined lengths. Nonetheless, the
crews’ curiosity was incomparable as they were eager to ex...


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