Film and TV Production

"Work for the Week" 2007-2008 

Last updated on Monday January 01, 2018

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FIRST QUARTER:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN (ALT)*
Second Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN Regents Exam (ALT)*
Third Quarter:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN (ALT)*
Fourth Quarter:    WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT,    (ALT)*

 

Accommodation for Special Education

      Alternative assignments (signified by an "Alt" in the work for the week) are only provided for students who legitimately do not have access to the media under study or through direct collaboration with resource teachers: they will be accepted in lieu of other work only when a student, parent, or resource teacher has arranged the substitution with the instructor prior to the due date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

 

Work for the Week

  Monday School Closed
September  4 Tuesday Conference Day
5 Wednesday Complete the "Parent and Guardian Information Sheet" due Monday 10th (1.1 Check as done rWe will review class rules and curriculum complete and turn in my "About You" questionnaire (1.2 Check as done r)
6 Thursday Review notes on setting Smart Goals (see page 2 of your agenda book) Create three S.M.A.R.T. Goals for yourself (one for this quarter, one for the year, and one for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T. (1.3 Check as done r)

Copy notes on 8 Key concepts of media literacy and memorize them for a test Wednesday 12th (1.4 Check as done r)

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Friday Begin "Media Log" for Broadway: The American Musical   In your notebooks identify the types of entertainment that were popular as the technology of  Film and TV evolved.   For each of the six episodes provide specific examples of how key concepts 4, 5, or 6 play a role in the development of this form of entertainment-- due Friday 21st (1.5 Check as done r)

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WEEK TWO  
10 Monday Each week you will copy the Work for the week into notebook--include the week number and date! (if you come to class with it you don't have to copy it by hand) Continue "Media Log" for Broadway: The American Musical   In your notebooks identify the types of entertainment that were popular as the technology of  Film and TV evolved.   For each of the six episodes provide specific examples of how key concepts 4, 5, or 6 play a role in the development of this form of entertainment-- due Friday 21st (1.5 Check as done r) If you missed an episode -- go online and read the essays about that period of time you missed (use the link above on the work for the week).  HW Study the 8 Key concepts of media literacy and memorize them for a test Wednesday 12th
11 Tuesday Continue "Media Log" for Broadway: The American Musical   HW Study the 8 Key concepts of media literacy.
12 Wednesday Continue "Media Log" for Broadway: The American Musical  -- 8 Key concepts of media literacy TEST.
13 Thursday School Closed
14 Friday School Closed

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WEEK THREE  
17 Monday Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook. Continue Media Log for Broadway: The American Musical   In your notebooks identify the types of entertainment that were popular as the Technology of Film and TV evolved.   For each episode provide specific examples of how key concepts 1, 2, & 3 play a role in the development of this form of entertainment-- due Friday 21st.(Check as done 3.1 r
  18 Tuesday End of Broadway: The American Musical   Copy notes on the 12 basic advertising techniques for test on Friday (review 8 key concepts too!) (Check as done 3.2r HW- Study five words a night all this week.  Reminder--Bring notebook every day!
 19 Wednesday View "Merchant's of Cool" and in your Media Log respond to the following three questions (Check as done 3.3 r) 1.  identify "Mook" and "Midriff" as used in advertising  2. respond --paragraph format-- in proper English, to the concept that "the merchants of cool kill what they find"   3.  Identify how each of the eight key concepts of media literacy  are represented in the documentary. (Check as done r) If you miss it in class this time you may view it online (follow the link from my webpage) or go to the public library where it is your responsibility to arrange to view the materials.  (ALT:  research, on line, the ways advertisers market to children and discuss in a formal essay)
20 Thursday View end of "Merchant's of Cool"
21 Friday Test on 12 basic advertising techniques and possibly the 8 key concepts too! Begin to View Star Treatment about the creation of Hollywood Stars; In your notebook create two columns (one male and one female) and identify "star requirements" and  techniques used to create the "star" (Check as done 3.4  r)

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WEEK FOUR   *INTERIM REPORTS* ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY Thursday
 24 MONDAY Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook. Test on 12 basic advertising techniques --  Prepare for the Surprise Notebook Test this Week---HW -- Study For Test #2 8 Key concepts of media literacy:  View end of  Star Treatment  and begin In the beginning.
25 TUESDAY Continue-- In the beginning.  Test on 8 Key concepts of media literacy today. 
26 WEDNESDAY View The Seahawk and in your media log identify how Errol Flynn satisfies the star qualities you identified on a chart last week into paragraph format (Check as done 4.1  r) and reflect on the ways the eight key concepts come into play (Check as done 4.2  r). Due Monday
27 THURSDAY View The Seahawk
28 FRIDAY View The Seahawk

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WEEK FIVE  
1 MONDAY Copy Work for week into notes; View end of The Seahawk   Turn in 4.1 and 4.2 Notes on creating a storyboard--  Major Project:  Create a storyboard for a "sales pitch" to the class.  Describe a healthy food you chose to advertise to the class and compare it with at least one other choice.   The storyboard should be sufficient for a one minute minimum commercial.  Use a watch if you must.  You must use  6 of the 12 basic advertising techniques and identify each time you use one of the 12 basic advertising techniques in the story board (Check as done 5.1 r
2 TUESDAY Work on  5.1  Major Project: Create a storyboard for a "sales pitch" to the class. 
3 WEDNESDAY View Super Size Me and in your media log identify examples of Advertising Techniques used and,  in paragraph format, ways McDonalds may have gone beyond those techniques as cited in the film Due Friday  (Check as done 5.2 r).
4    THURSDAY View Super Size Me
5 FRIDAY View Super Size Me

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WEEK SIX  
8 MONDAY School Closed
9 TUESDAY View end Super Size MeViewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron  IMDb HERE reflect in your notebook on the power of the media: What are the author's fears? Do you think that Kurt Vonnegut's fears as represented in the movie are justified?   Explain your reasons. (Rather not watch it? [or ALT] read Harrison Bergeron and respond Vonnegut's "Equality" Plot Summary: "All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so.")
10 WEDNESDAY Harrison Bergeron
11 THURSDAY Harrison Bergeron
12 FRIDAY Meet in room 1102 and work on storyboard for advertising project Use these links--   12 basic advertising techniques --   What is a "Storyboard" ?click here  you may use Microsoft Word or PowerPoint for your project.  Remember, this is worth 20% of your grade for the 1st quarter!  Follow guidelines here: storyboard.   Ideas-- http://www.advertisementave.com/  If you are surfing or visiting sites not related to your project you will not be allowed to use a computer.   HW-- all classes meet on time in room 1102 on Monday be prepared to show me what you have done so far for a participation grade!  VISIT HERE FOR SAMPLE and feel free to Use this template!

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WEEK SEVEN  
15 MONDAY Copy work for week and work in 1102 on storyboard.
16 TUESDAY Last day to work on storyboard in 1102 be sure to follow guidelines and feel free to Use this template!!
17 WEDNESDAY Meet in 1102 to work on  An Inconvenient Truth  Assignment 7.1 [  ] counts as three HW assignments Due Friday 26th.   Use at least one quotation from each of the following sites and respond in a one page essay:  Does Gore deserve the Academy Awards (The Oscars) 2007 award and the Nobel prize (explain the what the Nobel prize is from here) and identify the key concepts of media literacy you feel are most evident in this film--- visit the following sites:  1 Here and read this 2 Here  3 Here and 4 Here  Be sure to identify the website you quote from!  What is Parenthetical Citation?     Here        Web citation format.   Of course.. stuff you know-- Follow the conventions of standard written English: Introduction, Supporting Paragraphs, Summary Conclusion
18 THURSDAY An Inconvenient Truth
19 FRIDAY An Inconvenient Truth

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WEEK EIGHT  
22 MONDAY end of An Inconvenient Truth  complete assignment by Friday 26th.  Advertising storyboard project is due!
23 TUESDAY Notes on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.               View movie and complete Questions 8.1 Part A [  ] by Monday 29
24 WEDNESDAY Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Missed it? Rather not watch it? Read it online here and complete the assignment.
25 THURSDAY Complete questions on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 8.1 Part B & C [  ] for November 1.
26 FRIDAY -- An Inconvenient Truth  Assignment 7.1 [  ] counts as three HW assignments -- Work on questions Questions 8.1 and Prepare for final notebook check next week!

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WEEK NINE Marking Period Ends Friday -- All work due Friday for credit.
29 MONDAY Listen to excerpts of the original War of the Worlds broadcast by Orson Wells. and begin to view a modern interpretation of War of the Worlds.  Notebooks Checked This Week!  If you are absent it is your job to show me your notebook!
30 TUESDAY In your media log write a proposal in briefly describe the elements that would have to be  in place to fool you today--  as the original Orson wells style broadcast fooled so many on that Halloween so long ago?.  9.1 Part A [  ] (Feel free to listen and compare excerpts of the original War of the Worlds broadcast by Orson Wells.)

And answer the two following question-- If mass media so perfectly reflects the culture that conceived, manufactured and distributed it then-- what are the greatest fears of our culture reflected in this new War of the Worlds?   How might they be different from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ? 9.1 Part B [  ]

Due by the end of class Friday 2nd.

October  BOO!31 WEDNESDAY Work on 9.1 Part A [  ] and 9.1 Part B [  ]
November 1 THURSDAY Work on 9.1 Part A [  ] and 9.1 Part B [  ]
2 FRIDAY Marking Period Ends All work due by end of period. All grades will be mailed home.  No status sheets this week.

 

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SECOND QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  
5 MONDAY View Blade Runner: Answer the questions related to each in complete sentences (Due Friday, check as done 2.1.1r):
1) What is the difference between a Replicant and a Human?
2) Why is it so important to Decker to point out he has "never killed" anybody?
3) What is the role of nature in the world of the future?
4) If discovered you were a Replicant, what would you have done and why?
Extra Credit Assignment: (Due Friday, check as done 2.1.2r):   As we have studied Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, compare and contrast the movies Frankenstein and Blade Runner in a Venn Diagram using the 8 Key concepts of media literacy.
6 TUESDAY  Conference Day
7 WEDNESDAY View Blade Runner: Answer the questions related
8 THURSDAY View Blade Runner: Answer the questions related
9 FRIDAY Introduction to Research Paper/ Web Quest:  View The Wizard of OZ and complete prewriting assignment found in Web Quest (due Monday January 7 2008)

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WEEK TWO  
12 MONDAY School Closed
13 TUESDAY View The Wizard of OZ
14 WEDNESDAY View The Wizard of OZ
15 THURSDAY View the making of The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest.
16 FRIDAY View GONE WITH THE WIND
Take notes in your media log and compare and contrast both Dorothy (from Oz) and Scarlett in a Venn Diagram (2.2.1 Check as done r)) answer the following questions with details from the movies and turn in both by Monday the 26th (2.2.2 Check as done r):
1. Who did Scarlett really love, Ashley Wilkes or Rhett Butler? Why did Scarlett want to love Wilkes rather than Butler?
2. Is it fair to have expected southerners who grew up with slavery in a society in which slavery was tolerated to realize how wrong it was and to do something about it?
3. Some consider Mammy and Melanie to be female role models do you agree?
4. Why isn't Scarlett considered a female role model?
5.  In what ways is this movie preparing for WWII that Dorothy's "over the rainbow" doesn't--explain?
6. Which movie is a more powerful message about life--explain?                              7. Why is it important to see The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind as pre war movies?

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WEEK THREE  
19 MONDAY View GONE WITH THE WIND
20 TUESDAY View GONE WITH THE WIND
22 WEDNESDAY School Closed
23 THURSDAY School Closed
24 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK FOUR  
26 MONDAY Period 4 and 8  meet in 1102 work on the The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest.
27 TUESDAY Period 4 meet in 2118 and 8  meet in 1102 work on the The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest.
28 WEDNESDAY Period 4 meet in 2118 and 8  meet in 1102 work on the The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest.  The last computer lab time provided is December 17 and 18.
29 THURSDAY View GONE WITH THE WIND answer questions from Friday the 16th due at end of film.
30 FRIDAY View GONE WITH THE WIND answer questions from Friday the 16th due at end of film.

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WEEK FIVE    **Interim Reports**  
December 3 MONDAY View end of  GONE WITH THE WIND answer questions from Friday the 16th due at Tuesday.
4 TUESDAY (2.5.1 Check as done r)  Begin Casablanca-- read notes distributed and answer questions as directed on notes.
5 WEDNESDAY Continue Casablanca-- read notes distributed and answer questions as directed on notes.
6 THURSDAY Continue Casablanca-- read notes distributed and answer questions as directed on notes.
7 FRIDAY Continue Casablanca-- read notes distributed and answer questions as directed on notes due at end of film.  Reminder-- continue to work on your own on  Research Paper/ Web Quest.

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 WEEK SIX  
10 MONDAY Continue Casablanca-- read notes distributed and answer questions as directed on notes due at end of film.  Reminder-- continue to work on your own on  Research Paper/ Web Quest.  

(2.6.1 Check as done r) Begin Red Dawn  and in your Media Log identify the "insurgents (rebels) values" is defending their way of life enough reason to behave the way they do? Identify the fears that the filmmaker wanted the audience to face.
Compare and contrast Casablanca and Red Dawn in a Venn diagram
(2.6.2 Check as done r) due at end of movie and include a response (paragraph format) to the following, which "pre war" film did you enjoy more with an explanation of why with evidence from the film.  What implications are there for today's world?

11 TUESDAY Red Dawn
12 WEDNESDAY Red Dawn
13 THURSDAY Red Dawn

View excerpts from News Wars "What's Happening to the News" and "Stories from a Small Planet" (2.6.1 Check as done r) Respond in your notebook with examples from the media presented to the following questions: What is the role of fear in news media today?  Is news in the entertainment business or the information business? 

14 FRIDAY Work on 2.6.1  due Wednesday 19th --  HW. Meet in 1102.

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WEEK SEVEN  
17 MONDAY Period 4 and 8  meet in 1102 work on the The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest. Monday read or print notes about The Challenges of Writing About Film and select and Ideological Papers or Cultural Studies / National Cinemas perspective to write a brief response appropriate for the film we will view later this week due when we return from break.
18 TUESDAY Period 4 and 8  meet in 1102 work on the The Wizard of OZ documentary, complete prewriting assignment found in the Research Paper/ Web Quest.
19 WEDNESDAY The Challenges of Writing About Film Assignment --Film TBA
20 THURSDAY The Challenges of Writing About Film
21 FRIDAY The Challenges of Writing About Film  Enjoy the break!  Research Paper/ Web Quest due next year!  Happy Solstice! See you next year!

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WEEK EIGHT  
31 MONDAY School Closed
1 TUESDAY New Years Day -- Closed
JANUARY   2 WEDNESDAY View The Thief of Bagdad (1940)  What stereotypical qualities are pare of the Arab world based on this film:  Identify as many as you are able (10) minimum Due after film assignment 2 8 1 (use complete sentences).
3 THURSDAY View The Thief of Bagdad (1940)   work on assignment 2 8 1
4 FRIDAY View The Thief of Bagdad (1940)   work on assignment 2 8 1

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WEEK NINE Due to changes inn available media this weeks work for the week is as follows:
7 MONDAY Research Paper/ Web Quest Due Date Extended To Thursday 1 8 2007  End of The Thief of Bagdad (1940)   turn in  2 8 1  Read "'Lawrence of Arabia' Offers Lessons Too Real"  And use the article to write a notebook response on the relevance of  Lawrence of Arabia in the shaping of our understanding the Arab world due at the end of the film assignment 2 9 1 counts as three HW assignments use proper English.  Begin Lawrence of Arabia.
8 TUESDAY View  Lawrence of Arabia work on 2 9 1 counts as three HW assignments
9 WEDNESDAY View  Lawrence of Arabia work on 2 9 1 counts as three HW assignments
10 THURSDAY Research Paper/ Web Quest Due  at start of class.  View  Lawrence of Arabia work on 2 9 1 counts as three HW assignments
11 FRIDAY View  Lawrence of Arabia work on 2 9 1 counts as three HW assignments

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WEEK TEN  
14 MONDAY Complete 2 10 1 as assigned by Substitute on Lawrence of Arabia  OR complete a five paragraph essay following the directions for WRITING ABOUT FILM.
15 TUESDAY Begin Aladdin and in your notes, identify the specific qualities that make Aladdin appeal to a diverse and modern audience.  Compare and contrast in a Venn Diagram the world of THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD with Aladdin and in a sentence or tow below the venn diagram identify ways did the creators of Aladdin borrow from this early film? Be specific. Didn't see THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD  then use Lawrence of Arabia  (2 10 2  Due Friday).
16 WEDNESDAY Continue Aladdin
17 THURSDAY Continue Aladdin
18 FRIDAY Continue Aladdin :  "View Diamond in the Rough"

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REGENTS WEEK  
21 MONDAY School Closed
24 TUESDAY  
25 WEDNESDAY  
26 THURSDAY  
27 FRIDAY  

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THIRD QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  
28 MONDAY View Pride and Prejudice in your notebook, identify at least 10 ways that this historical fiction is made accessible to a modern audience  (3.1.1 Check as done r)
29   TUESDAY Pride and Prejudice
30   WEDNESDAY Pride and Prejudice
31 THURSDAY Begin Bride and Prejudice  Compare the Bollywood interpretation with the Hollywood version 10 items per category for full credit (Complete Venn Diagram 3.1.3 Check as done r)
February    1 FRIDAY Continue  Bride and Prejudice

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WEEK TWO  
4 MONDAY Continue  Bride and Prejudice
5 TUESDAY Begin Much Ado About Nothing and as you view the film have your three ring notebook out and answer the following questions-- (Complete questions 3.2.1 HERE  due14th  Check as done r)
6 WEDNESDAY Much Ado About Nothing
7 THURSDAY Much Ado About Nothing
8 FRIDAY Much Ado About Nothing  Complete the questions due at the end of class surprise notebook check be ready to show me your notebook etc....

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WEEK THREE  
11 MONDAY Turn in Much Ado questions. Work on Local Scholarship application in class. Review Wisdom in Reflection assignment--Rough Draft Due Monday 25th 

Financial Aid Info  HERE

12 TUESDAY Hitch, Respond in your notebook to the treatment of the following themes: the role of women, men, social class, arranged marriage (matchmaking) with two of the period (historical) movies we have explored recently and respond in multiple paragraphs to the same themes revealed in this week's movie.  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 3 1)
13 WEDNESDAY Hitch
14 THURSDAY Hitch Happy Lupercal! 
15 FRIDAY Work on Local Scholarship application in class. Review Wisdom in Reflection assignment--Rough Draft Due Monday 25th  ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!!!!!!! 

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WEEK FOUR  
25 MONDAY

View The American Combat Film and The American Western and, from the documentary, identify the "essential elements" in creating each type of film for an American audience (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 4 1).

26 TUESDAY View The American Combat Film and The American Western and, from the documentary, identify the "essential elements" in creating each type of film for an American audience.  Work on Local Scholarship application in class. Review Wisdom in Reflection assignment--Rough Draft Due Monday 25th  Financial Aid Info  HERE  Reminder Due date is 14th!  Show me this week!
27 WEDNESDAY As we view these two episodes  "Enter The Lone Ranger" September 15, 1949    Episode # 1  "War Horse"  October 20, 1949  Episode # 6 rewrite the Lone Ranger's Creed (Here) 3.4.1   for a modern hero (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 4 2).
28 THURSDAY Provide specific examples from from the list you created describing the essential elements that go into a western for  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 4 3).
29 FRIDAY The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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WEEK FIVE  
March 3 MONDAY The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  View excerpts of The Lone Ranger in "War Horse"  October 20, 1949 take note of how the Indians are portrayed.
4 TUESDAY   Begin Little Big Man In your notebook try to identify as many examples of the American Dream and  "The Native Indian Dream" as you can find in Little Big Man (a satirical look at the American Dream).  Then compare and contrast, in a Venn Diagram, the "Indians" of the Lone Ranger with the "Indians" of Little Big Man 
5 WEDNESDAY Little Big Man
6 THURSDAY Little Big Man 
7 FRIDAY Little Big Man  Lone Ranger's Creed Due (Here) 3.4.1

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WEEK SIX  
10 MONDAY Be sure to get local scholarship applications into guidance by Friday!  Remember to give me a copy of your essay as well as guidance.  I do not accept your applications-- It's your money!  View end of Little Big Man and submit notes taken as  assigned Week 5 to me at end of class.  Introduction to 3rd Quarter Project:  we meet in the computer lab after the Holiday break (I will post the room assignments)
11 TUESDAY View Harvey (1950) and in your notebook, define the term "Frankenstein's Monster"  What types of things can be "Frankenstein's Monsters" list five and respond to the idea that sometimes the monsters we create don't even have to exist (Check if done r).
12 WEDNESDAY View Harvey
13 THURSDAY View Harvey
14 FRIDAY End of Harvey begin What about Bob? In your notebooks, compare and contrast "Bob 'Bobby' Wiley" with "Elwood P. Dowd," specifically on the following topics: as Frankenstein's Monsters; as Dr. Frankenstein (or is Harvey the Frankenstein's Monster?);  the way they are treated by everyone not their Doctor r; their need to be liked r; their "insanity r;" the use of dramatic irony r.  (Check if done r)

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WEEK SEVEN  
17 MONDAY View What about Bob?
18 TUESDAY View What about Bob?
19 WEDNESDAY View What about Bob?  Notebook Check!  Turn in both Harvey and Bob assignments!
20 THURSDAY School Closed
21 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK EIGHT  
24 MONDAY School Closed
25 TUESDAY Meet in 1211 Mr. Galanaugh work on 3rd Quarter Project  How to cite sources HERE
26 WEDNESDAY Meet in 1211 Mr. Galanaugh work on 3rd Quarter Project  How to cite sources HERE
27 THURSDAY Meet in 1211 Mr. Galanaugh work on 3rd Quarter Project  How to cite sources HERE
28 FRIDAY Meet in 1211 Mr. Galanaugh work on 3rd Quarter Project  How to cite sources HERE

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Week Nine  
 31 MONDAY Continue with The Corporation and complete the worksheet as distributed in class here (3 10 1 Due Monday 7th) Absent? watch chapters on youtube at home with parental permission Here is Chapter 1.
APRIL 1 TUESDAY Continue with The Corporation and complete the worksheet as distributed in class here   PROJECT DUE
2 WEDNESDAY Continue with The Corporation and complete the worksheet as distributed in class here
3 THURSDAY Continue with The Corporation and complete the worksheet as distributed in class here
4 FRIDAY View I, Robot (website HERE) as an extension of our study of the Frankenstein's Monster concept we have been studying this year.   In your notebook define a Frankenstein's monster as we have studied it and identify and consider the three laws-- Explain in no fewer than three paragraphs how such laws can or can not prevent technology from becoming a Frankenstein's Monster provide examples from the film and a technology of your choice (3 9 2 Check as done due wed 9th r).

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Week TEN  ASSIGNMENTS
7 MONDAY View I, Robot  Progress reports distributed for weeks 1-9.
8 TUESDAY View I, Robot Remember if you turn in the Three Laws with the I Robot assignment you get extra credit! 
9 WEDNESDAY View The Stepford Wives -- Reflect in your notebook on the role of women as portrayed in this movie--  Respond in paragraph format to the following: What similarities are there to Frankenstein's Monster evidenced in the film? Are the roles we play as men and women a kind of creation?  3 10 1  turn in 3 9 2
10 THURSDAY View The Stepford Wives Notebook check in class:  if you are absent, arrange to leave me your notebook for grading.
11 FRIDAY View The Stepford Wives  All late work is due.  End of 3rd quarter. Notebook check in class:  if you are absent, arrange to leave me your notebook for grading.

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FOURTH QUARTER:

 

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WEEK ONE  
14 MONDAY View the making of the The Stepford Wives.  Respond in paragraph format to the following: What similarities are there to Frankenstein's Monster evidenced in the film? Are the roles we play as men and women a kind of creation?  4.1.1 Due today.  Begin, The Terminal
15 TUESDAY In many ways The Terminal is a metaphor for our own search for the American Dream.  Compare and contrast Viktor Navorski's quest for your own quest for your personal version of the American Dream-- of course you will have to identify your dream in order to do this 4.1.2 due Monday
16 WEDNESDAY The Terminal
17 THURSDAY The Terminal
18 FRIDAY The Terminal  work on 4.1.2    SPRING BREAK BEGINS!

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WEEK TWO  
28 MONDAY Continue to compare and contrast Chris Gardner (Pursuit of Happyness) with Viktor Navorski.  Complete Venn distributed in class 4 2 1 due May 2.
29 TUESDAY Continue to compare and contrast Chris Gardner (Pursuit of Happyness) with Viktor Navorski.  Complete Venn distributed in class.
30 WEDNESDAY Begin The Graduate  And explain your answers to the following questions in paragraph format counts as three HW assignments 4 2 2 due May 7:

1) At what point does a teenager become an adult in today's society? Is this different from the setting of The Graduate?

2) "Plastics" plastic was thought to be a new and cheap substitution of material for all kinds of products.  Is this true today?  Is it better to have real wood/ metal or a cheap plastic reproduction? (Explain)

3) In what way are the people "plastic" in The Graduate?  Are their lives (dreams) real or plastic?

4) Benjamin Braddock is facing his future as a college graduate-- what would have been the best advice someone should have given him?

5) Compare and contrast the "real life" Ben pursues with the "plastic" life he is encouraged to be a part of--- is there a moral difference?

MAY 1 THURSDAY Continue The Graduate
2 FRIDAY Continue The Graduate

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WEEK THREE INTERIM REPORTS  (Due in last Friday)
5 MONDAY Complete The Graduate; For HW work on questions due 4 2 2 due May 7  We continue to examine the phenomenon of a Frankenstein's monster as applied to the idea of "the American Dream" through cinema 4 3 1 View Raising Arizona and identify the elements that go into the American Dream in light of the following quotation,


"... And it seemed real. It seemed like us. And it seemed like well ... our home . . . If not Arizona, then a land, not too far away, where all parents are strong and wise and capable, and all children are happy and beloved.... I dunno, maybe it was Utah"

- H.I. Mc Donnough
 

6 TUESDAY Raising Arizona
7 WEDNESDAY Raising Arizona
8 THURSDAY  Introduction to the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade)
9 FRIDAY

Begin Mr. and Mrs. Smith a couple who live the 'perfect' married life and seemingly the modern American dream: he's a successful engineer, she's a successful stockbroker, they have a huge white house in the suburbs, they have two cars, and they have just bought new curtains. Right down to their first names (John and Jane) the film is intent on showing us a picture-postcard stereotype of humdrum domestic bliss.

4 3 2 THIS ASSIGNMENT IS WORTH FOUR HW ASSIGNMENTS  In what ways do the Smith’s represent the American Dream? Explain in an formal English essay with examples from the movie-- you must refer to the 8 Key concepts of  Media Literacy to support your view (Hint: consider the ways media tells us who we are).  Due Friday 16th

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WEEK FOUR  
12 MONDAY Continue Mr. and Mrs. Smith; questions answered on the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade)
13 TUESDAY 5/13 - A thru L - Periods 3 & 4 Auditorium --- But enough about the Hollywood version of the American dream, now we look at a foreign film with an Americanized counterpart: First the American version City of Angels then Far Away So Close (In weiter Ferne, so nah!)/ What is lost in translation between the settings of pre unified Berlin and L.A.??? View these two films and first create a Venn diagram for the two 4 4 1 (counts as test grade), then explain, in essay format, what had to be done to Wim Wenders' film to bring this to an American audience-- Please, do not focus on getting rid of the subtitles in French and German!... if you can't read the subtitles or miss the film... read the following reviews/ scholarly articles to fill in the gaps and complete your assignment worth four HW assignments:

Any of the Articles HERE (you may wish to view other POV-- Film Journal issues)

"What is Peter Falk Doing in Wings of Desire ? " Frazer Wahington Post

or this may help too

WRITING ABOUT FILM

U2's Far Away So Close

Trivia:

  • Willem Dafoe's character is named "Emit Flesti," which is "Time Itself" spelled backwards.

    The human name Cassiel chooses is Karl Engel. "Engel" is German for "angel."

    Mikhail Gorbachev only appears because his secretary was familiar with the movies of Wim Wenders and was a great admirer. She talked Gorbachev into giving up a couple of hours to do the cameo as he was on a trip to Germany anyway.

    When Cassiel walks through the underground after becoming a human, there's a poster of Lou Reed in the background. Lou Reed plays himself in the movie.

    Wim Wenders cut nearly an hour out of the film to get it to its release running time.

Summary:

Far Away So Close: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel dreams of "crossing over" to the human world.

And he does, as Karl Engel, a man who perhaps knows too much, perhaps like in many of Hitchcock's films, some harmless citizen who gets involved in an affair to which he is not up to. In fact, there is no one as kind and harmless as this newborn citizen of the Earth.

We will follow Cassiels's adventures into a "thriller." This story which gets mangled with his own life is about weapons, more precisely about a weapon deal where the weapons - or INSTRUMENTS of violence -- are traded for IMAGES of violence.

 

14 WEDNESDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels
15 THURSDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels
16 FRIDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels

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WEEK FIVE  
19 MONDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels
20 TUESDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels
21 WEDNESDAY Far Away So Close/City of Angels    H.W. Have rough drafts of the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade) prepared for computer lab after we return from holiday!
22 THURSDAY School Closed
23 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK SIX  

26

MONDAY School Closed

27

TUESDAY School Closed
          28 WEDNESDAY Meet in 1102 see sample and then work on final drafts prepared for computer lab  the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade) 
29 THURSDAY Meet in 1102 see sample and then work on final drafts prepared for computer lab  the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade) 
30 FRIDAY Meet in 1102 see sample and then work on final drafts prepared for computer lab  the fourth quarter “Branding Project” due Friday June 6 (makes up 20% of your quarter grade) 

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WEEK SEVEN  
June  2 MONDAY End ---of Far Away So Close  Complete assignment (TEST GRADE) from week four due Friday June 6
3 TUESDAY Period 4 Meet in 2118 --Period 8 Meet in 2120  --Computer lab to complete assignments.  HW -- Review 8 Key concepts of media literacy  for final.
4 WEDNESDAY Pan's Labyrinth  Take notes on film using the 8 Key concepts of media literacy and turn in at the end of the film as part of a notebook grade.
5 THURSDAY Pan's Labyrinth HW -- Review 8 Key concepts of media literacy  for final.
6 FRIDAY Pan's Labyrinth Final Exam distributed in class! ONLINE HERE Notes on Pan's Labyrinth due at end of film.

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WEEK EIGHT  
9 MONDAY End  Pan's Labyrinth     There Will Be Blood  Turn in notes on Pan's Labyrinth.  Final Exam distributed in class! ONLINE HERE is due at start of class.
10 TUESDAY For a last chance opportunity at extra credit--  Identify the novel the film is based upon and discuss the role of literature in film--  Be sure to explain the quote, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
11 WEDNESDAY There Will Be Blood
12 THURSDAY

There Will Be Blood  All assignments are due.  Your senior academic year is over.  Congratulations!  I hope you continue to live life as if you were on a mission and not by some crazy accident of happenstance.

13 FRIDAY  

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WEEK NINE  
16 MONDAY  
17 TUESDAY  
18 WEDNESDAY  
19 THURSDAY  
20 FRIDAY  

 

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WEEK TEN    
23 MONDAY  
24 TUESDAY  
25 WEDNESDAY Grades Due
26 LAST DAY THURSDAY Conference Day
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