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Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Blog

Narrative/Storytelling

  

Throughout this course, you will   be creating and maintaining a blog. Before beginning your blog post for this   week, review the following links: General Instructions WordPress Quick Start Guide Support: Videos (WordPress) ENG225 Sample Blog

Our textbook sets up a distinction   between story and plot, stating that story is what happens in a movie, and   plot is how   it happens. The distinction may   seem minor; however, throughout this course, we will be scrutinizing the   various aesthetic choices and cinematic techniques that work together to   create meaning in any movie. With that in mind, we can understand that the   way a film presents action can be as important as the action it is   presenting.
 

For your initial blog post Select a full-length film and identify the title,        writer, director, major actors, and the year it was released. Summarize the story and plot of your chosen movie. Discuss whether your film is presented chronologically        or non-linearly. In your discussion, address the following:  How did this aesthetic choice contribute to the         general effect on the audience? How are elements like character development or         foreshadowing impacted by the choice of storytelling methods? If the film had followed a different presentation        style, how would the general effect on the audience have been different?

You must use at least two outside sources, in any   combination of embedded video clips, still photos, or scholarly sources. All   sources should be documented in APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.   To submit this blog, you will be required to post a link to the specific blog   entry in the discussion forum. You are encouraged to explore your classmates’   blogs, but no replies are required.
 

Please note that if you opt to   write about the same film in your Final Film Critique, applicable entries   from this blog can be used to write that assignment. Please also note that   you should reflect on and revise this blog material based on the instructor’s   feedback before you incorporate it into the Final Film Critique.
 

Responses

Responses are listed below in the following order: response, author and the date and time the response is posted.

  

                   

 

Response 

Author 

Date/Time 

         

 

Blog One Week One 

Heather Duff   

5/21/2015 12:39:16 PM

     

http://wp.me/p6eocs-4 

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Blog One Week One 

Instructor Vineski   

5/22/2015 11:49:03 AM

     

Hi Heather, your blog       link goes to a page that is unavailable. Make sure you check the link to       be sure that it is working properly so that you can get credit for your       efforts. 

      

 

RE: Blog One Week One 

Heather Duff   

5/28/2015 12:02:28 PM

     

https://introtofilmblog1.wordpress.com/       

     

 

Week 1 – Blog 

Trudie Harris   

5/21/2015 6:09:30 PM

     

Here is link for my blog.
      https://trudieeng225.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/eng-225-week-1-blog/  

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Week 1 – Blog 

Instructor Vineski   

5/22/2015 11:47:01 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:22 AM 

  

Hi Trudie, I think you do a good job of       summarizing the movie, and giving us a sense of how the characters are       developed and their relationships to each other. You only briefly       mention, though, that this movie was done in a chronological order. I       would have liked some discussion about how this effected your experience       of the film. How would the movie, and your experience of it, have changed       if it were told in a more non-linear fashion? How do the ways in which       the movie develops influence the ways in which the characters develop?       Any thoughts? 

     

 

Blog 

Donna Geathers   

5/21/2015 7:37:23 PM

     

https://donnag717wordpress.com       

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Blog 

Instructor Vineski   

5/22/2015 11:48:29 AM

     

Hi Donna, your blog link goes       to a page that is unavailable. Make sure you check the link to be sure       that it is working properly so that you can get credit for your       efforts.  

      

 

RE: RE: Blog 

Donna Geathers   

5/24/2015 9:45:14 PM

     

I will check it again to       ensure that it is working well, and I am able to get credit. I am not       sure where it went wrong. Thamk you 

     

 

RE: Blog 

Donna Geathers   

5/22/2015 1:10:35 PM

     

Hello

I will fix the problem

Thank you

      

 

RE: Blog 

Donna Geathers   

5/22/2015 5:32:26 PM

     

Hello

My blog address was created       over to 

https://[email protected]  

Thank you 

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Blog 

Instructor Vineski   

5/25/2015 10:19:40 AM

     

HI Donna, your new blog link goes to the create a website page.       Make sure you check the link by clicking on it to       be sure that it is working properly. 

     

 

Blog One 

Willis Torrence   

5/21/2015 8:13:47 PM

     

https://whatwillisistalkingabout.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/eng-225-week-1-blog/       

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Blog One 

Instructor Vineski   

5/22/2015 11:47:30 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:25 AM 

  

Hi Willis, you do a good       job of summarizing the film you chose and I like your use of images, as       well. I am wondering though, if this film was told in a non-linear       manner, as you mention, how did that method of telling this story effect       the ways in which the characters found each other and the changes that       entailed? What actions gave us insight into who these characters were and       that they were meant to find each other? Would this movie have been as       interesting if it were presented in a more linear manner? Any       thoughts? 

     

 

Goodie wk1 Blog 

Christopher Goodie   

5/22/2015 2:29:54 PM

     

https://goodienuff72.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/hello-world/       

      

 

Blog 1_ Week 1 

Khadijah Lockett   

5/22/2015 3:36:58 PM

     

Hello Class/Instructor, 

Here’s my link:

Hello world! The Help

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Blog 1_ Week 1 

Instructor Vineski   

5/23/2015 8:47:59 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:28 AM 

  

Hi Khadijah, you do a good job       of summarizing the movie you chose, and you mention that it was presented       chronologically. Although you do mention that the chronological order       helps the audience to understand the characters and to follow the       characters as they grow and learn, I am wondering: how does this orderly       following of characters as they develop in the film affect your       experience of it? Do you think the film would have been as interesting to       you if it had gone back and forth between past and present, for instance?       How are the characters effected by the way in which the story is told?       Any thoughts?  

     

 

Blog 1 – Week 1 

Bryan Young   

5/22/2015 4:03:39 PM

     

Here is my blog for week       one.  
 

      Enjoy.
 

      Bryan
 

      https://bcyoung.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/blog-1-week-1/ 

      

 

pavlocks blog 

Scott Pavlock   

5/22/2015 4:49:34 PM

     

My blog is       Army152.wordpress.com 

  

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: pavlocks blog 

Instructor Vineski   

5/23/2015 8:48:10 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:30 AM 

  

Hi Scott, you do a good job of summarizing the film       you chose, and you describe the general elements of character and plot       clearly. You only briefly mention, though, that the film you chose was       presented in chronological order. There is no discussion of how this       contributed to the effects on the audience. How did it contribute to your       experience of the film? What if it had been told in a non-linear fashion;       how would that have changed that experience? I would also like more       discussion of the character development, and any foreshadowing in the       film itself. How did the ways in which the characters were developed       effect your experience? What did the foreshadowing you mention add to       that experience? Any thoughts? 

     

 

WK1 BLOG 

Christine Caparla   

5/22/2015 10:05:03 PM

     

Christine’s Blog 

 Quick Notes.one 

      

 

RE: WK1 BLOG 

Christine Caparla   

5/22/2015 10:06:10 PM

     

caparla.wordpress.com 

 

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: WK1 BLOG 

Instructor Vineski   

5/25/2015 10:15:12 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:33 AM 

  

Hi Christine, this link goes       to the instructions for using One Note in Microsoft and not to a blog.       Please use the wordpress site for creating your blog, and check it by       clicking on it to be sure that it is working. If you run into trouble,       you can, in a pinch, copy and paste your blog into this forum; but please       do not use Quick Notes. Thanks! 

     

 

Week 1 Blog 1 

Abbie Martinez   

5/23/2015 12:23:35 AM

     

Hello Everyone:
 

      Here is my link:
 

      https://flowers1857.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/week-1-blog-1-frozen/

      

 

Narrative/Storytelling 

China Samuel   

5/23/2015 2:19:46 PM

     

Hey everyone. I chose the same       thing as the sample because it is one of my kids and I favorite movie.

Up

     

 

Week 1 Blog 1 

Alexander Feenaughty   

5/24/2015 6:24:41 PM

     

Please click the link
https://alexanderfeenaughty.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/forrest-gump/ 

      

 

Homerding- WK1 Blog Post 

Conniemarie Homerding   

5/25/2015 12:28:34 AM

     

Here go:
 

      https://wheredogsartandbeautyreside.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/week-1-imitation-game/       

      

 

RE: Homerding- WK1 Blog Post 

Conniemarie Homerding   

5/25/2015 12:32:57 AM

     

Hello, Instructor Vineski
      I am just letting you my time stamp is wrong and it is an hour ahead. I       am on Pacific Standard time, I prefer not to be penalized for be       submitting my assignment before midnight, but it is shown differently on       my post. Thank you.
      Regards,
      Conniemarie  

 

(an instructor response)

   

 

RE: Homerding- WK1 Blog Post 

Instructor Vineski   

5/25/2015 10:14:52 AM

     

Modified:5/25/2015 10:41 AM 

  

Hi Conniemarie, although you do a nice job of talking       about the elements of the film you chose (lighting, etc.) you make       no real mention of whether the story in the film was told chronologically       or in a non’linear manner. Do you think that this is a movie that needs       to be told chronologically in order to be fully understood? Is there any       place in the film where the chronology becomes more non-linear? What       about the main character’s thoughts and feelings? Do you think that       because we are getting his view of these things that we feel his fear and       determination as a result? Any thoughts? 

      

 

RE: Homerding- WK1 Blog Post 

Conniemarie Homerding   

5/25/2015 3:37:41 PM

     

Hello,       Instructor Vineski
      I think when I was editing my work I took that part out. Due to the       constant flashbacks it would be advised that film was told in a       non-linear manner. I do not think it is necessary to tell the story       chronologically to convey the story. I think, using the non-linear       execution of the film gave the story of the individual and the events       deeper meaning. We understand war as people fighting and blowing things       up causing mass devastation. To think there is more to the war efforts       and how someone or rather a group of people came together that had no       military background contributed to ended a war. It was suggested in the       film that if it wasn’t for them the war would have gone on for another       four or more years.
 

      Throughout the movie it seems there was two distinctive timeline flowing       the time of WWII and Post WWII, in a way chronological time was present.
      The main character had many secrets and internal conflict that influenced       the way he viewed the world and people in it, which is why he kept to       himself and engrossed himself to building Christopher and even keeping       Christopher after the war ended. He didn’t feel connected with people and       the only thing he knew and understood was puzzles and his machine       (Christopher), in turn he questions whether or not he is a person or a       machine as he plays the imitation game with the Detective. Of course the       detective has not righ to judge who Alan is as a person, and in response       Alan told him he is useless to help him. 

     

 

Narrative/Storytelling 

Donna Geathers   

5/25/2015 1:10:10 PM

     

Hello

This is my wordpress website       for the blog lesson.

Blended Movie

Thank you

      

 

Week 1 Blog 1 

Jonathan Green   

5/25/2015 1:08:11 PM

     

https://jogree0639.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/guardians-of-the-galaxy/       

     

 

week 1 blog 

Andrea Clark-Martin   

5/26/2015 6:59:41 PM

     

Blog at:
      https://andreainpuna.wordpress.com
      Unable to download picture, will edit in.
      Andrea
      Thought this was already submitted… 

      

 

Blog 

Danielle Washington   

5/26/2015 7:58:07 PM

     

       dwashington7780.wordpress.com 

     

 

week 1 blog 

Tavii Pearl   

5/26/2015 9:48:04 PM

     

https://taviipearl2015.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/week-one-blog/ 

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