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Mary shelley’s frankenstein touches upon several themes: vegetarianism, the timeless issues of nature versus nurture, a man attempting to conquer nature, sin versus innocence, the potential of science to both save and damn, and the need to come to terms with one’s mortality.

Dear Writer, please answer the following in 2 pages, APA format, 12 font, double spaced
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein touches upon several themes: vegetarianism, the timeless issues of nature versus nurture, a man attempting to conquer nature, sin versus innocence, the potential of science to both save and damn, and the need to come to terms with one’s mortality. One of the most important themes is “The Potential of science to both save and damn”. How relevant is this theme today? How has Mary Shelley addressed that issue in her book? Length for this 1 page.
In the Discussion part: •In two fully developed paragraphs, describe (in detail) the differences between Shelley’s Victor Frankenstein and Branagh’s. Explain why the differences are significant and why you believe Branagh may have made the changes that he did. Length for this 1 page.

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Why do you think the person who made this film used the particular techniques and devices you described in part one?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film writing question and need a sample publish to help me learn.
Sequence Analysis Assignment
This 3-4 pp. project asks you to pick a short sequence (or one of our shorter films, since many of the earlier films we watched don’t contain more than one shot and thus can’t be called a “sequence”) for closer analysis. By “short” I mean about a minute, but there is a certain amount of flexibility in the length of the segment you choose (two minutes is about the upper limit).
You may choose any of the following 9 films as the source for your short sequence;
The Sprinkler Sprinkled (Lumière Bros., 1895, 1′) (OR the 1897 remake)
As Seen through a Telescope (Smith, 1900, 1′)
The Big Swallow (Williamson, 1901, 1′)
What is Seen Through a Keyhole (Pathé Frères, 1901, 2′)
A Trip to the Moon (Méliès, 1902, 15′)
The Mermaid (Méliès, 1904, 5′)
The Great Train Robbery (Porter, 1903, 11′)
That Fatal Sneeze (Hepworth, 1907, 6′)
The Lonely Villa (Griffith, 1909, 8′)
ALL FILMS CAN BE FOUND ON YOUTUBE
Once you have chosen your sequence (or short film), you have a four-part challenge:
Part One: Shot Analysis
(1) to look closely;
(2) to describe your clip precisely;
Part Two: Synthesis and Interpretation
(3) to think about your clip creatively; and
(4) to write up your ideas clearly.
The assignment has two parts. In Part One, you will provide a careful, shot-by-shot description of your chosen sequence. Number each shot [as we discussed in class, sometimes you may need to explain how you have decided what counts as a “shot”], and tell us how many seconds the shot lasts. Then consider the following questions (not every question will apply to every shot, of course):
a) How is the scene composed (what is the spatial relationship of the depicted scene and characters to each other and to the frame)?

b) At what shot scale is the scene filmed (extreme close-up/close-up/medium close-up/medium shot/medium long shot [=”three-quarter shot” or “plan américain”]/long shot/extreme long shot)? See definitions in the Glossary on bCourses. Is there variation between different shot scales, and if so, to what end?
c) Can you say something specific about the style(s) of acting used?
d) At what angle is the film shot?

e) If there is movement in the image, from where does it originate—from the depicted world itself, from a vehicular camera set-up, or from features of the camera itself?
f) If the film contains intertitles, what type are they, and how do they function?

g) Is there staging in depth (foreground/background) that is used in interesting ways to create tension, to point to things we see but that the character “doesn’t know,” or to juxtapose two types of action?
h) Does the light source allow for an image that shows a convincing dimensionality, or does it seem flat and foregrounded? What is the relationship between backdrop and physical props?

i) What forms of editing exist in the film? Does it use intercutting (for simultaneity of action in separate spaces), analytical editing (for visually subdividing a space or showing), or contiguity editing (to create implied relationships between spaces in the fictional world)?
The careful description of your chosen sequence (or short film) in Part One should be about 2 pp. long.
Then in Part Two (“Synthesis and Interpretation”) of this assignment, please write one to two pages in which you interpret your chosen sequence or short film in an interesting and illuminating way, using evidence drawn from Part One. (In Part Two, you do not need to use all the details you came up with in Part One, of course–just the most important details for your particular interpretation and your argument.)
Questions that may be helpful, as you brainstorm for ideas: What interesting observations come to mind when you look at your chosen sequence or short film as closely as you just did in Part One? What do you see that you did not see before? What broader questions do you find yourself asking? What is strange about the way this film or sequence has been constructed? Why do you think the person who made this film used the particular techniques and devices you described in Part One?
For this particular assignment, there is no need to consult outside sources, so you will not need to include a “Works Cited” page or a bibliography (although if you DO refer to an outside source, give us the citation).

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Links and scripts will be provided.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film multi-part question and need a sample publish to help me learn.
5 questions. You need to watch and compare the script from the produced episode and answer questions. Links and scripts will be provided.

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Learning goal: i’m working on a film discussion question and need support to help me learn.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film discussion question and need support to help me learn.
read a 2-page excerpt from Sidney Lumet’s book, Making Movies
and watch the clip Lumet discusses in the reading from his film The Pawnbroker
imagine a new way of filming and editing this scene that could result in the same emotional outcome for an audience.
Discuss your suggested approach, the types of shots you would include and the timing of the edits.
Suggest alternative styles to those which are used in the scene you watched.
200 words

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Please answer true or false.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film practice test / quiz and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For this quiz, please watch the documentary lecture, the interview part 1 with Producer Doug Blush, and the film, “Icarus” first. Please answer true or false.
all questions are posted under the files uploaded

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What’s the purpose of composition?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
After you finished watching today’s lesson and the film Doctor Zhivago, I’d like you to answer the following questions:
1. What’s the purpose of composition?
2. Gave two examples of the creative techniques in composition?
3. Select two good examples in Composition from Doctor Zhivago(1965), upload the screenshots from the film.
4. Upload 3-5 of your favorite photos that you like and share them here

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Las vegas?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
1. Tony Stark is one of the central characters in the MCU. What are your first
impressions of him in the opening Humvee scene and in the flashback segment in
Las Vegas? Does he come across as heroic? Why or why not?
2. Is Tony Stark a round or flat character (i.e., does he have psychological
complexity/depth or not)? Why? Is he dynamic or static (i.e., does he change
during the story or not)? Why?
4. Discuss the use of sound in this film. In what way(s) does sound contribute to the
cognitive effect or emotional response of the audience? Use at least one specific
scene to support your answer.
5. What is the central theme of this story?
9. Released in 2008, Iron Man successfully launched the MCU franchise, paving the
way for the over 20 MCU films that followed. Why do you think Marvel chose Iron
Man as the character for the first MCU film?
1. On paper Stark seems more like a super villain than a hero. He is an arms dealer,
a narcissist, and a billionaire. He’s irresponsible, vain, and arrogant. So why is he
such a popular character?
AT LEAST HALF A PAGE PER QUESTION, ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS

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Depth of engagement with narrative, characterisation, cinematography, sound, or other relevant cinematic techniques 25%

This essay requires a response to the following question: how do two films from Block II of Global Cinema (i.e. Samson & Delilah, Vai, Waru, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kuessipan) reveal, explore, and/or provide a critical perspective on cultural identities and cultural differences? This question is deliberately broad to allow you to combine different films in original ways.
Criteria:
Depth of engagement with narrative, characterisation, cinematography, sound, or other relevant cinematic techniques 25%
Understanding of the social, cultural, and/or historical contexts for the film(s) chosen, including depth of background research around Indigenous identities 45%
Structure of argumentation, coherence of written expression, and comprehension of chosen task option 20%
Accuracy, consistency, and relevance of scholarly referencing 10%
ONLY USE THE CITATION LIST ATTACHED BELOW!
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ACCESS TO THE CITATIONS
1000 WORDS

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Use textual evidence to support.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2)
1.What ironies do you find in the play?
The love story is really complete by the end of the fourth act. What does the fifth act contribute to the play? Support your answers with textual evidence from the play.
(Please include work count. Post must be between 200-250 words/ Responses between 150-200 words each).
Part two
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1)
Identify two themes in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Write a paragraph explaining each theme, including evidence (try to be as specific as possible: “love” would be too general). Use textual evidence to support.
(Please include work count. Post must be between 250-300 words/ Responses between 150-200 words each ).

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Consider how the cinematography is revealing subtext during that specific scene.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a film question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
first short homework is replying to discussion forum question: Analyze three scenes (one paragraph each) shot during different times of the day/night in which the cinematography is the driving force of the narrative. Describe the lighting, framing, and composition within the context of the story. Consider how the cinematography is revealing subtext during that specific scene.
here is the link to the film you can watch it on SOAP2DAY it is called Winter’s Bone director is debra granik: https://soap2day.to/MczozMzoiMzcxMHx8MTM4LjExMC4yN…
for the second homework please carefully listen to put audio files on this google drive link before you listen to the audio files please watch the what is archaeology video and read the transcript! Then make sure to listen carefully and go through the ppt while you are listening to the audio files. pls click this link to access all material:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IVaxISRAyo…here is “what is archaeology” video:
the prompt for the second hw:
Prompt: How did visual archaeology and teamwork help you understand the significance of the Priest/King sculpture from Indus Valley Civilization? i need u to answer this question after watching/listening to what i mentioned above
here is an example of a classmate’s response which was wonderfully said for guidance!: Through the visual archaeology and teamwork, our group discussed various points about the Priest/King sculpture from Indus Valley Civilization. As we are faced with the limits of history again, we tried to stick to observations and made possible inferences. For instance, the prints on the sculpture’s clothing, the armband, the diadem, the expression of the sculpture’s face (peaceful, meditative, impassive), and even the proportions and posture of the sculpture were discussed. Concerning the ornamentation, we deducted that this figure (real or fictional) was a figure of importance, possibly one of wealth or social/religious/political importance. And we discussed that the expression and posture could convey power, knowledge, and even wisdom. Through the bigger class discussion, the note about the geometry brought in a new perspective that got me thinking about the “ideal” of the culture. Possibly, how the precision, organization, or clean-cut ness, could have represented a figure or symbol of appraise. Though there are obvious gaps within our analysis, it was great to test the possible range of our interpretation as a class and it was surprising to learn the similarities between the visual records of the Indus Valley Civilization and the sculpture.