Movie homework

Dec 16th, 2013
Price: $20 USD

Question description

Pick 2 of these films you have seen (must be different genres) Ex: 1 from COMEDY and 1 from HORROR and Create a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing your two selected genres and how your two chosen films fit or do not fit the standard model for each of these genres. Also answer questions 1-4 below with at least 50 words per answer.

Include the following:

·  Description of each of your selected genres

·  Description of the following components for each film:

o  Summary of the film’s story

o  Setting

o  Acting

o  Lighting

o  Costumes

o  Makeup

o  Music

o  Sound

·  Discussion of the films as either typical or atypical for their respective genre and how each film’s components support your view

Additionally, address fictional aspects of film by writing the following for inclusion on one Microsoft® PowerPoint® slide:

·  Create your own genre movie character (choose one of the two genres you selected for this week’s assignment) and write a goal for them, a conflict they encounter, and how they resolve their conflict and achieve their goal. 

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Film Genre: Comedy

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) 

Dumb and Dumber (1994) 

Meet the Parents (2000)

Zoolander (2001)

50 First Dates (2004)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Film Genre: Horror

King Kong (1933) 

The Birds (1963)

Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

The Exorcist (1973)

Jaws (1975) 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

I Am Legend (2007)

Film Genre: Science Fiction

THX-1138, 1791

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

Forbidden Planet, 1956

Invasion of the Bodysnatchers,1956

Star Wars, 1977

The Empire Strikes Back, 1980

Questions 1-4

1.  In some instances, genres overlap each other, as in Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead. In your opinion, do you think these movies fall into an existing genre, such as horror or comedy? If so, which one do they fall into? Why did you select this genre? If not, how would you define the genre? What would you call it?

2.  Many science fiction films are set in a dystopian future (meaning a future that is frightening and oppressive). What types of stories and action are typical of these films? What would you do to “break the mold” in this type of film?

3.  When was the last time a film made you laugh? Analyze the type of humor you responded to. Was it slapstick, situational, dark, or another type of comedy?

4.  The author Stephen King is listed as one of the key figures in the horror genre. Why do you think so many of his works have been made into films? In other words, what key aspects of his works translate well to the big screen?


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