Posted: August 6th, 2022
Writing Assignments: 3 Papers Midterm Paper (APA Format) By Week 4 you will have read the introduction and first five chapters in the text. Please watch one of the movies listed below and write a 4 pages (excluding cover and reference) paper applying at least one of the concepts discussed in the first five chapters to one of the movie conflicts. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable either watching one of the movies listed below or writing about it, please contact me directly and you may do an alternate assignment for which your grade will not be impacted. Please contact me by the conclusion of Week 2 if you are choosing to do an alternate assignment. Requirements: 4-6 pages; double-spaced; 10-12 point font. (Including Cover and Reference Page) APA style citations of sources may be as footnotes or endnotes; please include a bibliography. Note that this is a graduate level academic paper. To the extent possible remove your personal politics from the assignment. The structure of the paper is up to you but remember to write to academic and/or professional standards. Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford’s novel The Short Timers (1979). The films story line follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their training and the experiences of two of the platoon’s Marines in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War The film’s title refers to the full metal jacket bullet used by soldiers. The film was released in the United States on June 26, 1987. Shackleton’s Captain; Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antartica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley’s seamanship and navigation skills saves them all. IMDB.com Director: Leanne Pooley Gandhi “is a 1982 period biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Raj during the 20th century. A co-production between India and United Kingdom, it is directed and produced by Richard Attenborough from a screenplay written by John Briley. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. The film covers Gandhi’s life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off from a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film) L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced, and co-written by Curtis Hanson. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is loosely based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same name. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of Los Angeles Police Department officers in 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush. Selma:Directed by Ava DuVernay and Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Cameron McCracken “Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Joh
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