(Ch 4) Response Assignment:

 Due September 26, 11:59 pm:

  • This week’s online response post will offer you three options:deepwaterhorizonposter

After reading Chapter 4 materials

  1. Understanding Adaptations

B.Drama, Reality & Documentary

  1. The Camera
  2. and After listening to the interview with film critic Matt Brunson

 

Option 1: Share what element of the readings or the interviews that you found most intriguing and why. Post those here.

Option 2: Take any story song and break down the lyrics by identifying characters, inciting incident, setting if you have one, conflict, and resolution. Post this onto your personal film blog (and post response link here).

Option 3: Go visit “Family Video” store in Shelby, NC and address (at least) the following oquestions (in a simple report/personal narrative format) and post it onto your personal film blog with link posted here:

  1. How does this experience differ from scanning films on Netflix, RedBox, or Amazon Prime (etc)?
  2. How do you think a physical video store like this still survives? Is it still relevant?
  3. What were your personal evaluations/reactions of looking for possible film choices the “old school” way?
  4. Any other relevant thoughts or comments?
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  1. Option 2: Take any story song and break down the lyrics by identifying characters, inciting incident, setting if you have one, conflict, and resolution.

    http://filmsarefriends.weebly.com/home/story-song-analysis-american-dream-by-casting-crowns

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks Christian. Good choice. Just wanted you to know that your embedded films (Vimeo) isn’t working on your site. You may want to redo that to YouTube. Thanks

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  2. Mallory Moore says:

    There were two elements that I found really intriguing from this group of readings/ interviews. First, from “Understanding Adaptations,” I really liked the brother/ sister analogy. A source of some kind, like a book, and its movie adaptation have the same parent, but they are like two different people that you just can’t compare. I think this explains the idea of different media really well. While we really want to compare books and movies, ultimately the comparison doesn’t work.
    I also was very intrigued, and also encouraged, by the fact that Matt Brunson said that theaters probably aren’t going away soon. I saw a post the other day about all the things that millennials are “killing,” and one of those things was movies/ movie theaters. This post was meant to be silly, but I have heard a lot of people speculate about how long movie theaters will stick around as a big form of entertainment. That really worries me. I can’t imagine a season of life where I don’t take at least one trip to the theater. So, I was really encouraged by Brunson’s opinon.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks for your feedback Mallory. I, too, hope that theaters will find a way to survive.

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  3. alicebyrd20 says:

    Hey y’all! I chose to do the story song option. Here is the link to my blog: https://byrdseyereviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/story-song/

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  4. kmanning2 says:

    I chose option 2. Here is a link to my blog. http://theredheadreviewer.weebly.com

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Great. Thanks Kathryn – Please tell Earl hello for me.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      wonderful story breakdown

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Good selection Brittany.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Always loved this tune Tanner … and the Beatles

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Great choice with Charlie Daniels

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  5. Option 1. Share what element of the readings or the interviews that you found most intriguing and why.
    All of the work that goes into just camera was fascinating to me. I did not realize that sometimes studios will use very low budget cameras to create fantastic films. Or all the work that went into getting a shot just right. Lighting and the camera are so inter-twined that it is impossible to separate the two of them. How much other equipment is needed caught me off guard. Jigs, booms, dolleys, tracks, etc. I had only a vague idea of. The extent of their usage was fully lost on me. I was especially interested in the clip from “the assassination of jesse james…” and how light and camera became one to change the feel of the clip.

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