Need these answered
in complete sentences. No specific word count, just answer each part of the
question in complete sentences
1. Imagine you are a character in a
Western. What sounds do you hear? What sounds do you not hear, but the audience
does? From these, discuss how sound manipulates audience reaction in Westerns.
Name some other characteristics one finds in all Westerns. How do they
contribute to Westerns?
2. Name some characteristics one will
find in all documentary films. How do they contribute to the documentary? Can
documentaries and their components be measured the same as other film genres,
such as Westerns or comedies?
3. Chapter 10 of the text discusses
how Invasion of the Body Snatchers
and High Noon can be understood as
reactions to the practices of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
What are other examples of films that address controversial issues or political
events in indirect ways?
4. Chapter 10
discusses the changing depiction of people of color in the movies, and how this
change developed from African-Americans and Latinos driving the means of
production themselves and depicting themselves in a positive light. Outside of
African-American and Latino-directed films, do you see more positive portrayals
of people of color in mainstream movies in the past 10 years?