In today’s society most of our decisions, beliefs and values are based on what we know, our assumptions and our own experience.

In today’s society most of our decisions, beliefs and values are based on what we know, our assumptions and our own experience.

Critical Response: Conventions of Cinema

Critical Response: Conventions of Cinema

In today’s society most of our decisions, beliefs and values are based on what we know, our assumptions and our own experience …

In today’s society most of our decisions, beliefs and values are based on what we know, our assumptions and our own experience. We rely on the media to get the current news and facts about what is important and how the entertainment industry influences our views through music, documentaries, fictional movies and TV shows. We often place our trust in the media as an authority to give us news, entertainment and education. However, the influence of mass media on society is an important factor in shaping what we believe.

During the course we are addressing discrimination, biases, cultural differences and racism.

  • Select a movie or scenes from a movie that includes cultural and diversity issues.
  • Provide a brief summary of movie in one or two paragraphs specifically detailing the multicultural issues it includes or questions.
  • Describe the basic theme of the film and your personal reaction to the film in another paragraph
  • Discuss the cultural and diversity issues raised in the movie and how it relates to multicultural interaction in society to include at least one current event in two final paragraphs.

THE PAPER:

Cover page:

With the following identifiers: Assignment 1, Student’s Name, Course Name, Instructor’s Name, and Date.

Header:

Single-spaced, aligned to the right.

Body of the paper:

Double-spaced, normal margins.

Font:

12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial, black print.

Paper length:

Minimum of two full pages. This does not include your cover page or reference page.

Below are some movies that have been used in prior classes.

  • The Help Blindside
  • Freedom Writers
  • Gentlemen’s Agreement Invictous
  • Precious
  • Gran Torino Crash
  • Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
  • Akeelah and the Bee Antwone Fisher
  • Chicken Little
  • Good Night and Good Luck Men of Honor
  • Pursuit of Happiness
  • Million Dollar Baby Remember the Titans
  • Elizabeth the Golden Age
  • Glory Road Miracle
  • Rudy
  • Great Debaters Slum Dog Millionaire
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Invincible Lord of the Rings
  • Independence Day
  • Field of Dreams Sophie’s Choice
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Patriot Schindler’s List
  • World Trade Center
  • United 93 August Rush
  • Green Mile
  • John Q Dead Poets Society
  • Pride
  • Radio Pitch Perfect
  • 42