(Repose due: Nov. 14 before 11:59 pm) Read all materials from Chapter 11 (The Ten-Minute Film Review, Top Ten Things ‘Not” To DO As A Film Critic, Tips for Reviewing DVD/Blu-Ray, Film Screenings & Junkets, The Brief History of the Western, and The Western A-Z).
After exploring each section answer (2) two of the following questions (your post should reflect something different and original from other student posts in the strand):
- Why has the Western genre continued to survive for over a century on film since it is but a snapshot of American history?
- Based on the Western hybrid formulas mentioned – can you name two other films you feel would fit one (1) of these categories (other than a Western/Comedy or Western/Musical)? Why? (You must give examples that are congruent with what you’ve learned about Western themes, ideas, storylines, etc.).
- After viewing the James Cromwell video package (produced after attending a Junket) share two things you thought were interesting about his life in film.
- After listening to the interview with S. Craig Zahler (writer & director) of the Western/Horror film “Bone Tomahawk” – share some things that you found interesting about his approach to filmmaking and the Western.