Topic: Movies analysis documentary by Bill Nichols

Description

Choose one documentary film or episode of a documentary television programme of your choice.

Discuss the film in relation to the subject matter, treatment and social–cultural context that it mediates.

Then outline the various modes of documentary by Bill Nichols and situate the documentary you have chosen in relation to these modes.

Which mode best describes it?

Does it utilise more than one of the modes Nichols discusses?

How effective is this way of categorising documentaries?

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Essay

Subject: Movies

Pages / words: 8 / 2000

Number of sources: 5

Return to Wilderness: Dead Man movie review

The movie Dead Man by Jim Jarmush tells the story of a clerk who moves to the American West and ends up entering deeper and deeper into a land which appears to be a combination of the American Wild West and the land of the dead and of dreams.

This movie, like Grizzly Man tells the quintessential modern story of a return to the wild. But it tells it in a way that transgresses, not only the traditional narratives of Western conquest but also most of the tales that depict the evils of civilization and a happy return to nature – or, on the other side, those who depict the evils of nature and the attraction of progress.

After describing what you believe to be the gist of the story, give a reading of the film by considering how it subverts (or concurs with) what we have seen as the traditional definitions of nature and civilization. Pay attention to the changing (and somewhat discreet) presence of animals in the film and show what role they play in different part of the movies.

This is a strange movie that may seem a bit opaque at first. Watch it several time and let yourself be taken by its slowness and trance-like atmosphere. It does become more accessible that way.

After the papers are corrected we will have a discussion based on all your interpretations.

Guidelines

The paper should be 5 pages or a bit more.

Use 12pt. font

1 inc margin on each sides

Double space

A few recommendations about research: 

There are few academic articles on Jarmush and Dead man. You might find more things online and in cinema blogs. If you do research, one avenue is to explore the genre of the Western and how Jarmush reinterprets the genre and why. I am not expecting an extended academic bibliography. One or two secondary sources will suffice. They do not have to be about Jarmush or the movie itself but can be about Westerns, Blake, The conquest of the West and its representation in the American psyche, etc. Please do your research before next session (on Tuesday) so we can address issues or questions together.

Employee selection process paper where you conduct a worker-oriented job analysis to determine the knowledge, skill, ability, and other requirements of the job

Homework 2: Selection Battery (10 pts)

Background
The first step in the employee selection process is to conduct a worker-oriented job analysis to determine the knowledge, skill, ability, and other requirements of the job. This will specify the key characteristics that the company should look for in an applicant. In the selection process, the company does not have access to performance data for the applicants. Thus, they must use predictor tests to assess whether the applicant has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. These predictor tests are combined into a selection battery, a series of tests which will be administered to applicants during the selection process.

Instructions
You have already completed a job analysis for the main character’s job title in your selected movie / TV series. Thus, you have a list of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required on the job. Now you must identify predictor tests that can be used to assess whether the applicant has the KSAOs required for the job and combine those predictor tests into a selection battery. Follow these steps:

• 1. List each of the required KSAOs identified in the job analysis.
• 2. Determine the type of predictor test that could best be used to assess each KSAO. A few things to consider:
a. You are required only to indicate the category of predictor test (e.g., general cognitive ability test; overt integrity test; structured interview; high fidelity work sample) not a specific test (e.g., Wonderlic).
b. Remember, not all predictor tests are appropriate for all KSAOs. For example, you wouldn’t use a general cognitive ability test to determine an applicant’s interpersonal skill.
c. In selecting the appropriate category of test, consider practical constraints – time, cost, etc. While you could use a high fidelity work sample (e.g., simulated building fire) to assess for stress tolerance, a paper and pencil personality test would likely be sufficient.
d. While each KSAO needs to be assessed, each KSAO does not necessarily require a different test. When finalizing your battery, again consider practical constraints. Try to assess each KSAO using as few tests in the overall battery as possible. For example, you could administer a personality test to assess interpersonal skill. However, if you are already using an interview to assess communication skills, the interview could be used to assess interpersonal skill as well and the personality test could perhaps be eliminated. There is no “correct” number of predictor tests to use – it depends on the situation.
• 3. Build a battery including all of the predictor tests selected and link the predictors to the KSAOs assessed. A few things to consider:
a. All KSAOs must be assessed by at least one predictor test
b. Predictor tests can and should be used to assess more than one KSAO
c. It is possible (and beneficial) that a KSAO may be assessed by more than one predictor

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movies

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Film Review

Review of book, film, critical, or other work (1,500 words)
The aim of this exercise is to develop skills of writing for and communicating with a non-academic audience. You should select a book, film, critical work, or similar Tolkien-inspired work or activity to review for a particular audience.
The review should consist of three parts: target publication, review proper, and commentary.
Target Publication
Explain which publication you are writing for. This may be The Guardian, New York Review of Books, Total Film, New Zealand Herald, a particular academic or popular journal, an online site, and so on, and on. How should you adapt your writing style for this publication? Who is likely to read the review? What assumptions can you make about their prior knowledge of Tolkien and their own frames of cultural reference? What are you trying to achieve in the review? (Suggested about 250 words)
Review Proper
The review as it should appear. You may wish to include suggested illustrations or cross-references, title and pull-quotes, and even optional cuts (the Times Literary Supplement, for example, used to have a reputation for simply cutting the final paragraph of over-long reviews – so if you don’t want to lose your conclusion, you could suggest another paragraph that could go). (Suggested about 1,000 words)
Commentary
Reflections on how writing a review differs from academic work. This may include how you have adapted your writing style, how you cope without references, and/or how you have responded to the expectations of your audience. (Suggested about 250 words)

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Assessment Criteria
depth of understanding of basic concepts and issues
relevance to the essay topic
Structure and consistency of argument
logical organisation and linking of ideas
knowledge of the relevant contexts of the subject
originality of examples used
clarity of expression
accuracy of grammar and punctuation
use of critical material

Course Reading List:
http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/TRU3025/2019-0/

This is a film review for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’.You can also use your own sources if they are more appropriate. The target publication is ‘The Guardian’ and the target audience is obviously its readership. The word count is 1500 with a 10% word leeway over and under.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: book review

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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Topic: American Graffiti (1973) film reaction paper

The film is American Graffiti (1973) Writing a film reaction paper of between 1000 to 1250 words (with a typical font and spacing this will be between 4 and 5 pages) that fulfills the requirements listed on this page. You should structure your final project to address the items listed below, but you should also draw on other concepts you have learned throughout the semester to show your mastery of the diverse aspects of American cinema discussed in this course. Remember to: Use technological and critical language correctly. Discuss the specific genre of the chosen film. Summarize key aspects of the film (plot, characters, themes, etc.) Identify the period during which the film was made and the period it portrays. Identify any pertinent economic issues regarding the making of the film. Determine the cultural features of both the time period depicted and the time period during which the film was made and comment on the interplay of these elements with the film itself. Explain the impact that this film has had on American popular culture.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movies

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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Topic: Media technology from the 1990s-the camcorder

Description

the essay should be a minimum of 10 pages, and develop an argument around a particular group of texts or media objects relevant to the 1990s;

2 options
1 – Object/tool analysis: Select a piece of media technology from the 1990s (e.g. the camcorder), and examine its importance on cultural habits of that time. In other words, how did this piece of technology affect how people made or consumed media? What did that object make possible that wasn’t an option before the 1990s? How has that object changed or mutated over time – does it still exist? has it become obsolete? or has it taken on a new, radically different form?

2 – Select a work from the 1990s and a work from 2010s that discuss similar themes or ideas, or use similar styles or technologies, and compare and contrast them. What aspects of each work reflect their respective decades? What elements of each would only be possible or only make sense in the decades in which they were made? (Compare 2 episodes of the Simpsons)

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movies

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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Topic: Gone Baby gone film

Provide a clear and concise response in a 3-5 page paper (750-1250 words):
At the end of Gone Baby Gone movie, Patrick decides to call the police and return Amanda to her biological mother. Evaluate this decision using at least ONE theory from EACH of the following two groups:
[GROUP A:Virtue Ethics/ The Ethics of Care] [GROUP B:Kantianism/Utilitarianism.]
Explain whether (and why) you think that Patrick’s decision is morally legitimate, anticipating and addressing at least one significant potential objection to your view.
Construct an original argument that assumes the reader is in opposition to your view.
– You are not required to use textual citations for this assignment, and given its nature, I strongly encourage you to rely less on quotes than on your own expository prose. If you do choose to use quotes or paraphrases, it is imperative that cite them explicitly. Failure to do so will be considered plagiarism.
– No particular writing format (MLA, Chicago Manual, etc.) is required.
– paper will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Organization, Clarity, Concision, Substantive Accuracy, Critical Comparison, Originality of Argument, Coherence of Argument, and Successfully Anticipated/Addressed Objection.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movie review

Pages / words: 4 / 1100

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: MLA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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From the movie 13th Using conflict theory and functionalist theory, you will be exploring ideas of racism and social inequality

From the movie 13th Using conflict theory and functionalist theory, you will be exploring ideas of racism and social inequality. In a 5 paragraph essay, you will apply these theories to help explain systemic and institutional racism with examples seen in the documentary. -Essay focus: Explain how racial inequality is rooted in institutional organizations/policies and part of the human condition. What are possible changes that may repair and correct the issues discussed in the 13th? checklist: 1- identifies central ideas of conflict theory and functionalism making connections between ideas expressed in 13th/ 2- 5 specific examples from the movie 3- Explores possible changes to correct issues discussed in 13th 4- Course content terminology (social stratification, LICO, caste/class/slavery system, etc…) & social movement.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movie review

Pages / words: 4 / 1100

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: MLA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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Topic: The Class Divided Paper

Description

In preparation for this assignment watch the video “A Class Divided” located at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/class-divided/ (Links to an external site.).

Prepare a 750-1,000-word paper in which you address the following:

What stage of Piaget’s development are the children in this video in. Give some evidence (other than the children’s age) to support that children are functioning in this stage. Is this a good way to teach children in this age group? Why or why not?
How do you see self-fulfilling prophecy and learned helplessness portrayed in this video?
How was the self-esteem of the children effected by participating in this study? Why do you think the children’s test scores rose after participating in this experiment?
Give an example of how operant conditioning, classical conditioning and social observational learning were shown in this video. Be specific in your discussion. For the discussion of classical conditioning, please write out the process.
How can you use Piaget’s theory and Kohlberg’s theory to explain the different reactions of the adults and children during this study?
Which theory (theories) of personality can help us understand the behavior of the students in this video. Support your answer with a strong discussion of that theory
Note: Your paper should follow APA format and include a title page and a reference page.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: movie review

Pages / words: 4 / 1100

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: MLA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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Topic: History of Film : Every week movie and book report

Description

In a 12-point font with no more than two lines of heading – per week. This is the equivalent of a short paper each week, in which you respond to one or more aspects of that week’s course material: the reading, the film. Of these, the reading is most important – refer to it specifically as often as possible. Each week just one page.
week 10
Movie: House of Usher – Roger Corman, USA, 1960

Reading: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher” (any edition)
week 11
movie: Shoeshine aka Sciuscià – Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1946
Reading: Dixon & Foster, Short History of Film, pp. 159-161, 168-170
Pauline Kael, “Shoeshine (1946).” KPFA (1961)

week 12
Movie: A Taste of Honey – Tony Richardson, UK, 1961
Reading: Dixon & Foster, Short History of Film, pp. 264-269
Colin MacCabe, “A Taste of Honey: Northern Accents.” Current (23 August
2016)

week 13
movie: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t aka L’Une chante, l’autre pas – Agnès Varda,
Venezuela/France/Belgium/Soviet Union, 1977

Reading: Dixon & Foster, pp. 225-233, 239-255
Amy Taubin, “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t: Bodies and Selves.” Current (28
May 2019)

week 14:
Movie: Throne of Blood aka Kumonosu-jô – Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957
Reading:Watson, Throne of Blood
Dixon & Foster, Short History of Film, pp. 203-206
Also recommended: William Shakespeare, Macbeth (any edition).

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: english

Pages / words: 4 / 1100

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: MLA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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