Film Analysis 2

Film analysis 2 consists of two short answer (mini-essay) questions.

Craft well-articulated paragraphs that fully address the question. Use specific and relevant film examples AND explain how those examples support your answer.

Each question contains a rubric. You do not need to write an intro and conclusion. Just answer the question.

Question 1:

Review the 5 faces of Oppression from lecture notes. Choose 2 faces of oppression that Alike and/or Laura face in the filmPariah. In your answer, identify the 2 faces of oppression and explain how they are portrayed in the film through the character(s) of Alike and or Laura.

Your answer must be at least 4 paragraphs in length and include at least two scene examples from the film.

Rubric

(A+) 50 = Synthesis and analysis: Shows thoughtfulness and independent thinking by developing response beyond lecture, readings, discussion.; Two specific and relevant examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are thoughtful and articulate in 4 paragraphs.

(A) 45-49= Understanding: Shows a clear understanding of the material presented in lecture, readings, discussion.; Two specific and relevant examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are thoughtful and articulate in 4 paragraphs.

(B) 40-44= Memorization and repetition: Shows the ability to correctly REPEAT the basic material as presented in lecture, readings, discussion.; Two examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are UNCLEAR in 3-4 paragraphs.

(C) 35-39= Awareness: Shows some familiarity with course material but does not accurately refer to material from lecture, readings, discussion.; One example is cited; Explanations that support the answer are UNCLEAR in 3 paragraph.

(D) 30-34 = Effort: Attempted work but does not demonstrate basic awareness of material from lecture, readings, discussion; One example is cited; Explanations are underdeveloped in 2 paragraphs

(E) <30 Lack of Effort: Attempted work. Does not address material from lecture, readings, discussion; No

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Question 2 :

Analyze TWO of the ways that the women in the film Fried Green Tomatoes, use FOOD to reproduce, resist, and/or rebel against gender constructions and other social/cultural expectations of the time.

Your answer must be at least 4 paragraphs in length and include at least two scene examples from the film.

Hint: consider how food is politicized and helps to illustrate the issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation that Ruth, Idgie, Evelyn Couch and the other women struggle with.

Rubric

(A+) 50 = Synthesis and analysis: Shows thoughtfulness and independent thinking by developing response beyond lecture, readings, discussion.; Two specific and relevant examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are thoughtful and articulate in 4 paragraphs.

(A) 45-49= Understanding: Shows a clear understanding of the material presented in lecture, readings, discussion.; Two specific and relevant examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are thoughtful and articulate in 4 paragraphs.

(B) 40-44= Memorization and repetition: Shows the ability to correctly REPEAT the basic material as presented in lecture, readings, discussion.; Two examples are cited; Explanations that support the answer are UNCLEAR in 3-4 paragraphs.

(C) 35-39= Awareness: Shows some familiarity with course material but does not accurately refer to material from lecture, readings, discussion.; One example is cited; Explanations that support the answer are UNCLEAR in 3 paragraph.

(D) 30-34 = Effort: Attempted work but does not demonstrate basic awareness of material from lecture, readings, discussion; One example is cited; Explanations are underdeveloped in 2 paragraphs

(E) <30 Lack of Effort: Attempted work. Does not address material from lecture, readings, discussion; No