Daily Film Responses

SCIENCE FICTION

Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis (1927)

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker represent futuristic ideas without using sound? How can the absence of sound help tell a story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker explore the theme of humanity? What is the message of the film?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Star Wars Episode IV (1977)

Star Wars: Episode IV (1977)

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker build/develop the world of the characters (world-building)? How do special effects help the audience understand how the world works?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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DOCUMENTARY

Nanook of the North (1922)

Nanook of the North (1922)

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit living in the Arctic Circle.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell a story with so few characters? How does he make the characters relatable?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Grey Gardens (1975)

Grey Gardens (1975)

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How do documentary filming styles change depending on the topic? What does the filming technique reflect the film’s subjects?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use reenactment to to communicate with the audience? Do you think this is effective?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent’s beauty and investigate the characters living there.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How can documentary films tell stories in unique ways? How does the filmmaker explore a non-fiction topic in an unexpected way?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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FANTASY

Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker develop the different characters? What do their appearance/actions reveal about their character? How do they relate to one another?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker make mythology seem real? How do you make a fantastical story relatable?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth (1986)

A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the use of music help advance the story’s plot and develop the story’s chracters? How do musical numbers help tell the story in a unique way?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | AMAZON CLOUD  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: Is the film created for children, adults, or both? How do you know and what are some examples?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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ACTION & ADVENTURE

Seven Samurai (1954)

Seven Samurai (1954)

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • PART 1: BAIDU
  • PART 2: BAIDU
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How do the filmmakers create an epic adventure? How are scope/scale used to develop both story and characters?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker make action relatable? What is the role of comedy in an action movie and what effect does it have on the audience?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: What is the role of CGI special effects in action/adventure films? How is it used? What benefits does it bring to the storytelling? What are the dangers of using CGI?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker build suspense within a limited space? How does the filmmaker make an everyday space seem interesting?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo (1958)

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use the camera to communicate certain emotions/feelings/sensations? How do these filmmaking techniques help tell the story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use camera movement and shot selection to communicate a character’s motivations? How does the filmmaker use camera techniques to foreshadow events that will occur later in the story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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The Birds (1963)

The Birds (1963)

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use sound to communicate suspense/mystery? Would the visual imagery be as convincing without such sound design? Why or why not?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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COMEDY

Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup (1933)

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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SPORTS  IN FILM

The Hustler (1961)

The Hustler (1961)

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker represent futuristic ideas without using sound? How can the absence of sound help tell a story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Rocky (1976)

Rocky (1976)

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker explore the theme of humanity? What is the message of the film?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Hoosiers (1986)

Hoosiers (1986)

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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SUPERHEROES

Fleischer/Famous Superman Cartoons (1940s)

The Fleischer/Famous Superman Cartoons (1940s)

The Fleischer & Famous Superman cartoons are a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films released by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman, marking the character’s first animated appearance. The pilot and first eight shorts were produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942, while the final eight were produced by Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer Studios, from 1942 to 1943.
  • Trailer: BAIDU
  • Studios: Fleischer Studios, Famous Studios
  • Writers: Various
  • Unrated  |  |  Action, Adventure  |  1940s

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Superman and the Mole Men (1951)

Superman and the Mole Men (1951)

When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Superman (1978)

Superman (1978)

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
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    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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SILENT STORIES

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d’Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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The Red Baloon (1956)

The Red Baloon (1956)

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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The Bear (1988)

The Bear (1988)

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker represent futuristic ideas without using sound? How can the absence of sound help tell a story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Wall-E (2008)

Wall- E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker explore the theme of humanity? What is the message of the film?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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WAR IN FILM

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Paths of Glory (1957)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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MONSTERS IN FILM

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Gojira (1954)

Gojira (1954)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker represent futuristic ideas without using sound? How can the absence of sound help tell a story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker explore the theme of humanity? What is the message of the film?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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MUSICALS

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story (1961)

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Grease (1978)

Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia! (2008)

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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WESTERNS

Stagecoach (1939)

Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: What is the role of cliche in Western films? What are some examples?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How is the Spaghetti Western different than other western films? What is the difference in the way violence is depicted?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How is comedy/humor different or similar in a western to that of films from other genres? Compare this film to another example from the unit.
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Rango (2011)

Rango (2011)

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does this film reflect those that came before it?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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ROMANCE

City Lights (1931)

City Lights (1931)

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: What are x2 examples of how romance is uniquely depicted in this silent film? How are humor and romance linked?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Casablanca (1941)

Casablanca (1941)

Set in Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use the “bigger context” as a tool for commenting on the relationships in the film? What are the similarities/differences between the personal struggles and the large-scale struggles?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday (1953)

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: What is the role of the setting (city) in portraying a romance? How does the film take advantage of the setting in order to demonstrate character development?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Titanic (1998)

Titanic (1998)

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the film use tragedy in order to communicate romantic relationships? How are they (un)related or juxtaposed?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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EXPERIMENTAL NON-FICTION

Man With A Movie Camera (1929)

Man With A Movie Camera (1929)

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker represent futuristic ideas without using sound? How can the absence of sound help tell a story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Baraka (1992)

Baraka (1992)

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Life in a Day (2011)

Life in a Day (2011)

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Leviathan (2012)

Leviathan (2012)

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker explore the theme of humanity? What is the message of the film?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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ANIMATION

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker tell the story in a visual way? What is the role of sound/music in communicating emotions?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Animal Farm (1954)

Animal Farm (1954)

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use animation to make a serious/important point? How can animation be used in different ways?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How do advances in animation technology change the ways we can tell stories? How does the inclusion of live actors change the way we experience the story?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away (2001)

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

  • STEP 1: Select a streaming platform from the links below.
  • BAIDU  | YOUKU  | YOUTUBE  | GDrive  | VIMEO 
  • STEP 2: If necessary, create an account (e.g. Baidu) to view.
  • STEP 3: Watch the entire film. You may stream or download.
  • STEP 4: Click on the “Film Reviews” tab.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions.
  • STEP 6: Click on the “Film Response” tab.
  • STEP 7: Follow the instructions to submit your post.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Read REVIEW #1 and REVIEW #2
  • STEP 2: Do you agree or disagree with the reviewers? Why?
  • STEP 3: Choose (x2) two quotes to include in your Response Post.
  • STEP 4: Be prepared to discuss the reviews in class.

Due before next class (every class)

  • STEP 1: Watch the film.
  • STEP 2: Login to MrBoling.com.
  • STEP 3: Write a 3-paragraph post in response to the film.
  • PROMPT: How does the filmmaker use animation to explore fantastical ideas? How would this film be better/worse if it was filmed with live actors?
  • STEP 4: Remember to include ALL of the following:
    • (x1) one “Featured Image”
    • (x3) three different screenshots (Windows/Mac) from the film
    • (x2) two dialogue quotes from the film
    • (x2) two quotes from the film’s reviews
    • Categories: Classes, Film Studies
    • Tags: Film Studies,  Film Response, Movie Title (e.g. Metropolis)

Due before next class (every class)

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Film Responses