SSS Film Unit I- Understanding Film
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by Jennifer Hoban
| 13 Questions
Note from the author:
Script, Stage and Screen work
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Using Google, type in the phrase "what is a film" and copy down the definitions. (You can ignore the verb for "to cover over")
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List at least five major reasons for the popularity of film and give a brief discussion/example of each. Use the website below for help.
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic54070.html
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Use the following website to explain the dangers of popular film.
https://theconversation.com/thinking-through-popular-film-50206
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What is a frequent moviegoer and what a moviegoer? Use the 4th page of this document to help! https://www.mpaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MPAA-Theatrical-Market-Statistics-2016_Final-1.pdf
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What do the Film Ratings mean? This link will help!
https://gizmodo.com/a-brief-history-of-the-movie-rating-system-1676334900
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Who makes up the MPAA Rating Board?
Use this link- the last few paragraphs are the most helpful.
https://www.mpaa.org/film-ratings/
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Think about the purpose and use of the rating system. What impact can a rating have on a fim? (this one comes from your brain!)
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Do you feel there is a difference between popular films and good films?
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2
Who comprises the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
http://www.oscars.org/academy-story
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Who votes for each catergory for the Academy Awards?
http://www.oscars.org/academy-story
http://www.oscars.org/about/become-new-member
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Do you or your family really pay attention to the film rating when you choose a movie to watch? Do you think you will be more concerned about the rating a film receives as a parent?
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What makes a good film? What criteria should be used to decide? Does each element of the criteria need to be met? Use the following links to helpfind the answer.
https://nofilmschool.com/2016/02/6-elements-great-film
http://dslrguide.tv/the-elements-of-a-great-film/
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/what-it-takes-to-make-a-great-movie
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Discuss the following statment: "Film shows us what it is like to be human"
the following links may help with ideas:
http://www.filmsite.org/dramafilms.html
https://www.criterion.com/lists/49477-what-it-means-to-be-human

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