How does it make you feel when a film is labeled international or when it’s labeled foreign?
Also, consider what international film-watching tells you about a particular nation and its culture? What does it tell us about our own nation and culture? What are the similarities and differences? What are the values you share with the characters? Is the storytelling different than the usual Hollywood film? How?
Post 1: In 3-5 sentences, summarize the film as if you are describing it to someone who has not seen it. Do not give a blow-by-blow report, but convey the main story, characters, and theme(s) in your own words.
In 3-5 sentences, give your personal critique* of the film you may focus on any elements you wish. Be specific dont just say I liked the acting or It was boring tell why you liked the acting and give specific examples, etc. Try to avoid statements starting with I like and instead try statements such as, The first thing I see is or This _ stands out for me because of the (color, composition, sound, movement).
Finally (and most importantly) how does the film support, characterize, or exemplify the content covered on Canvas and/or any assigned readings? (Or not?!) Use specific examples to support your answers.
Post 2:Your third post should be a question of your own about the film. What confused you? Was there a scene you want to know more about from your classmates? Ask your classmates what they thought of a particular scene, sound score, editing technique. Make sure your question includes your insight and isnt completely open-ended. For example: Did anyone also notice that whenever the villain appears in the film, there is a constant drumbeat sound? It made me think of a heartbeat and added to the suspense. What other interpretations do you see? And are there more places in the film that music is used this way?